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Happy 2013!?

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The new Year will start with some treetastic news!

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Let the sunshine in!

Soldier 1:
We starve-look
At one another
Short of breath
Walking proudly in our winter coats
Wearing smells from laboratories
Facing a dying nation
Of moving paper fantasy
Listening for the new told lies
With supreme visions of lonely tunes

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Want to help someone? Shut up and listen!

Ernesto Sirolli got his start doing aid work in Africa in the 70’s — and quickly realised how ineffective it was.

Why you should listen to him:

Ernesto Sirolli is a noted authority in the field of sustainable economic development and is the Founder of the Sirolli Institute, an international non-profit organization that teaches community leaders how to establish and maintain Enterprise Facilitation projects in their community. The Institute is now training communities in the USA, Canada, Australia, England and Scotland.

In 1985, he pioneered in Esperance, a small rural community in Western Australia, a unique economic development approach based on harnessing the passion, determination, intelligence, and resourcefulness of the local people. The striking results of “The Esperance Experience” have prompted more than 250 communities around the world to adopt responsive, person-centered approaches to local economic development similar to the Enterprise Facilitation® model pioneered in Esperance.

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Jewels of the Jungle

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Jewels of the Jungle takes audiences on a worldwide journey of scientific exploration, trekking throughout the forests of Australia, Bolivia and Peru, and into laboratories throughout the United States, presenting viewers with a first glimpse of what may become humanity’s next generation of wonder drugs.
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Glencore – Commodities speculation has a very human cost.

 

Commodities speculation has a very human cost.

This video was produced for the documentary series HungryBeast on Australia’s ABC1.

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97% owned present serious research and verifiable evidence on our economic and financial system. This is the first documentary to tackle this issue from a UK-perspective and explains the inner workings of Central Banks and the Money creation process.

When money drives almost all activity on the planet, it’s essential that we understand it. Yet simple questions often get overlooked, questions like; where does money come from? Who creates it? Who decides how it gets used? And what does this mean for the millions of ordinary people who suffer when the monetary, and financial system, breaks down?

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Gas Gas Gas

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China’s environment has been affected in the wake of two decades of economic growth. And many farmers have been left behind in a growing gulf separating rich and poor. Now the central government hopes to reduce both rural discontent and greenhouse gas levels with one act – by getting farmers to turn animal manure into energy.

This feature documentary is produced by the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development.


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The Next Industrial Revolution

 

Chris Bedford and Shelley Morhaim made this award winning 56 minute long film on the sustainability revolution in materials and manufacturing. “The Next Industrial Revolution” tells the story of architect William McDonough’s and chemist Michael Braungart’s work to resign the industrial material economy to “work with Nature, not against it.” TNIR has been translated into four languages and is in use around the world to promote a transition to sustainable material systems.

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Figure 1.1 Waves of innovation of the first and the next industrial revolution

 

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