The Elder Brothers' Warning -- This documentary film (52:27 min.) shows the values, beliefs, and ways of living of the Kogi tribe in Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia, nearly five miles high, on the Caribbean coast. The mountain is quite literally a micro-cosmos, a mirror of the planet on which every ecological zone is represented, and the Kogi seek to protect not only this area, but the entire world.
Aluna -- Learn about the movie documentary sequel to the above 1990 feature-length BBC TV film.
One Plastic Beach -- There’s a Texas-sized island of plastic floating in the ocean and over 46,000 pieces of visible plastic per square mile of water. This couple is doing something unique with the plastic they find on one California beach. (video, 8 min.)
Under the Namibian Sky - This 13-minute film gives you a mesmerizing view of our celestial neighborhood as we so rarely see it. If you can, adjust your settings to the largest resolution, sit back and be humbled.
Intolerable Beauty - Thought-provoking, action-promoting, and shockingly beautiful, Chris Jordan's art implores us to care for our planet.
Moral Ground -
Kathleen Dean Moore, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Oregon State University, offers encouragement for facing the challenges of our times: Could scientific research and discovery be moving faster? What groundswell of moral affirmation will turn us away from lifeways that are barren and unjust, and move the world toward a future that is rich in possibility and promise? What does our personal integrity require us to do?
The Living Bridge - Generations of people living in Meghalaya, India ("the wettest place on earth") have built - and taught their chilren how to build - bridges from fig trees that weather any storm and last for hundreds of years.
Earth Video from Space Station - Appreciate our amazing planet through a new lens through
science educator James Drake's time-lapse video from the perspective of the International Space Station as it flew over North and South America.
Wind Map -
This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US. An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us—energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future. (Wish we could see these fascinating patterns for the whole world!)
Solar Roadways - The Prototype - Imagine millions of miles of asphalt replaced by
steel-strength glass with solar panels that you can drive on, providing not only durable roads, but electricity as well!
In Search of an Environmental Policy - Inquiring philosopher and author Sam Keen offers a radical diagnosis and vision of environmental health.
Global Social Change Film Festival - Support social activists to be engaging storytellers and have the time of your life in Bali April 13-17, 2011, watching films and taking part in cross-cultural experiences.
2020 Fund -We have an opportunity to work together with deliberate intent to build a Sustainable Earth by 2020.
The Last Voyage of the Space Shuttle Discovery - NPR's Weekend Edition guest-host
speaks with Capt. Mike Coats, director of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, about the last voyage of the Space Shuttle Discovery. When you see our beautiful, living Earth from space, says Capt. Coats, "you want to put your arms around this little planet that we all live on and protect it." (audio 4:16)
Nature by Numbers - This short video on geometry in nature reminds us of how mind-boggling creation is and how worthy of our care. For more information about the theory behind this movie,
see Cristobal Vila's site.
Sacred Fire Foundation -
Promotes listening – to the ancestors, to nature, and to people alive today who sustain traditional teachings – in order to bring balance back to the world.
One Woman's Quest for World Peace - This 27-minute film, conveniently divided into four parts, shares the travels of Vijali Hamilton to cultures around the world, working together with communities to address their deepest social and ecological concerns through art, architecture, wells, ceremony, and other creative solutions to problems.
Home Project -
This gorgeous 93-minute video, narrated by Glenn Close, tells the story of life on earth from the beginning until the present. Through reminders of Earth's subtle, fragile harmony, it draws us back to our responsibility to care for our home planet.
"Lets Do It 2008" / Teeme Ära 2008 - A tiny group of people in Estonia had the outrageous idea to clean up 10,000 tons of illegal waste in one day. In this video, learn how this feat was accomplished.
Practicing Spirituality in Nature -
Come on a retreat conducted via email and explore all the ways you can discover and celebrate the Divine in nature. You will receive 40 emails, each with a short quotations and a related practice suggestion.
12 Steps to Practical Problem Solving, by Paul Polak
A few simple, basic steps help us come up with solutions to just about any complicated social problem, according to these insightful guidelines.
Positive Futures Network -
Through extensive online resources, networking, education, lectures, and their publication Yes!, this organization helps you to become part of a global community of change makers creating a just, sustainable, and compassionate world.
Earth 911 - For centralized information and resources on recycling and products
that empower consumers to act locally, live responsibly and contribute to sustainability.
Joanna Macy video: In this four-minute video, Joanna Macy, Ph.D. - a scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and
deep ecology - counsels the embracing of pain about the
world as a way of deepening our connection to it.
Making Waves and Riding the Currents: Activism
and the Practice of Wisdom, by Charles Halpern
(foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama).
This is a memoir and honest account of Charles Halpern's contemplative journey into how to see the wholeness in any situation. It acts as a spiritual and grounded guide for practicing wisdom in the world of service, sustainability and social justice.
Here is an environmentally-oriented search engine, forum and directory.
Enjoy thousands of simple, practical tips for living a healthier, greener life.
Humanity is the greatest challenge. This BBC viewpoint piece by John Feeney calls us out on the importance of walking our talk. In gratefulness for the gifts Earth freely gives us, we need to embrace the difficult truth of our ecological crisis, reduce personal resource consumption, transition to clean renewable energy, and address overpopulation humanely.
How Green Is My Garden? This article by Thomas C. Cooper talks about the potential of biomass fuels and how raw materials for this free, sustainable resource are right at our fingertips in our home gardens.
Business Alliance for Local Living Economies - Read how this burgeoning organization supports local business networks
that are working toward
sustaining healthy community life and natural life as well as long-term economic viability.
Snow Riders of the American Indian Nations -
Read stories of how earth-honoring practices - magnificent dances, mountain blessings, sustainable wisdom and snow gratitude ceremonies
can create winter harmony on our earth.
Free Rice - In this
vocabulary game, each word you get right means 20 grains of rice are donated to the United Nations World Food Program. If you get a word right, you get a harder word. If wrong, you get an easier word. Have fun and serve a good cause!
The Cloud Appreciation Society - Morning Glory Clouds; Crepuscular Rays & Cloud Showers; Clouds That Look Like Other Things. Explore the endless array of clouds and marvel at their glory.
The Green Rule - Ecological wisdom from many faith traditions, exclaiming the beauty and holiness of the natural world.
Climate Options for a Greener World - BBC news reports on what we can do keep Earth habitable: through an animated guide for understanding the greenhouse effect, a video laying out two scenarios for the year 2100, and a vote about future choices.
David Suzuki Foundation -
Seeking out the best research available, this foundation communicates ways to balance human needs with the sustainability of all life on earth.
The Good Earth -
This combination of images of the Earth, atmospheric music, and words from Genesis read by astronauts makes a powerful statement about caring for our world.
by Day (523K) photo offers a breathtaking view of our exquisite planet. See also west (579K) view.
Earth at Night (386K) photo
tells us so much, about population patterns, about light
pollution, and about the beauty we wish to preserve.
Are you interested in helping to create a healthy, nurturing environment for life on this planet? This site can inform and guide you.
Water Crystals -
The gorgeous photos on this German site give us yet another reason to be grateful to the water which sustains our life.
Make Poverty History -
Caring for Earth includes caring for her people, especially the poorest among us.
Environment, and the Human Prospect
This article by David
Orr describes perils in the movement to preserve a habitable
planet. How we might rethink our actions close to home?
Portal – This marvelous resource site shows how real individuals and organizations
help and heal the earth every day.
Conservancy – Learn about preserving earth’s remaining wild places.
Dance – This art gallery and reading room focuses on the beauty of
the natural world from many different angles, ranging from work in
refugee camps and soup kitchens to the quiet of wilderness.