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Important film from The Inspiration Journey with narration by Jane Goodall

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” Jane Goodall

Source: The Inspiration Journey

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How incredible.

 

Source: https://www.newsclick.in/gender-justice-over-3-million-women-form-womens-wall-across-kerala?fbclid=IwAR15vGadzROjc-pU1heDHQDIHHj7X9XEn3xGvtVBdiSjJ7AUTgy-4AX1UKk

More than three million women formed an over 600-km long unbroken human chain ‘Vanitha Mathil’ (Women’s Wall) on Tuesday linking Kasargode in North Kerala to Ayyanakali square near the Governor’s residence in Thiruvananthapuram, to defend gender justice and values of renaissance in the society. Men formed another human chain parallel to the Women’s Wall throughout the state in solidarity.

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Positive TV loves Resurgence and Ecologist Magazine. Here is a lovely way to start your New Year in this journey of transformation.

#CHANGETHESTORY

Change the StoryResurgence & Ecologist, the longest-running environmental magazine in Britain, publishes positive, informed and original perspectives on ecology, activism, social justice, ethical living, and the arts. Satish Kumar, who features in these films, edited the magazine for 43 years sharing his unique perspective and wisdom through its pages. These ideas continue to flourish in this unique magazine today.

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WHERE DO HUMAN RIGHTS BEGIN? IN SMALL PLACES CLOSE TO HOME. Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. [continue reading…]

A love letter to conservation, our changing climate, and the difference one person can make in a great big world. This is the quiet story of Sonam Phuntsho, a forest caretaker in the Kingdom of Bhutan, who has spent the last 60 years planting over 100,000 trees by hand.

A film by Matthew K. Firpo
Produced by Finn Harries
Cinematographer | Jeremy Snell (JeremySnellDP.com)
Editor | Stephen Michael Simon (StephenMichaelSimon.com)
Colorist | Carlos Flores (Flores.film)
Original Score | Gavin Brivik (GavinBrivik.com)
Associate Producer | Jack Harries
Sound Design & Mix | Sean Higgins
Assistant Camera | Gary Bardizbanian
Local Guide | Sangay Wangchuck
Special Thanks | Richard Edwards, Rachel Bloodworth, Tenzin Rabgye, Dechen Dorji, and Nima
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British Barrister calls for new Criminal Law

to protect People and Planet

COP negotiations cannot address climate breakdown until

Ecocide is recognized as an international crime.”

On the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, British Barrister, Polly Higgins says it’s now time for a new Criminal Law of Ecocide to protect the rights of the Earth. As COP24 negotiators squabble and fail to accept the recent IPCC report that they themselves commissioned, Ms Higgins proposes a more muscular approach to the global environmental crisis.

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We were very blessed to meet Philip last year and his wonderful project Otepic.

Philip needs some help buying some bricks at 1$ a brick for his amazing project Otepic in East Kenya.
OTEPIC was established in 2008 as a grassroots community project in Kitale, a city in Western Kenya.
From the start, @Philip Odhiambo Munyasia mobilized young people and women’s groups from Kitale’s slums. The aim was to grow their own food, plant trees for reforestation, ensure sustainable water supply, use renewable energies, develop community building and to find peaceful solutions for (tribal) conflicts.
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When the Rome Statute, one of the possibly most powerful and important documents in the world was drafted, environmental crimes where on the list of possible crimes against peace and security of mankind.

But it was removed without vote and without any reason given. This was possible because it has not been in the public domain. But these times have changed. 

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Since the 1970’s Majuli islander Jadav Payeng has been planting trees in order to save his island. To date he has single handedly planted a forest larger than Central Park NYC. His forest has transformed what was once a barren wasteland, into a lush oasis.

Humble yet passionate and philosophical about his work. Payeng takes us on a journey into his incredible forest.

A co-production between:
Polygon Window Productions: polygonwindowproductions.com
Title Media: http://www.titlefilms.be

Tree Conference founder Suzi Martineau talks to Campfire Convention’s Pete Lawrence and reflects on this year’s conference, shifts in thinking, social change, politics and tree hugging. www.campfireconvention.com www.thetreeconference.com

Lovely film here from Sustainable Human taken from Suzanne Simard’s Ted Talk.

Trees don’t actually compete with each other. They are super-cooperators! Many thanks to Ecosia for sponsoring this video. Learn more about how you can plant trees simply by searching the web: https://info.ecosia.org/?tt=772d982b To learn more about how trees talk, check out the full TED talk by Suzanne Simard: http://bit.ly/2a95Uwk Or read her scientific studies: http://bit.ly/2gtMEhI Find out more about sponsoring a Sustainable Human video: https://chrisagnos.com/sponsor-a-story/ Help us caption & translate this video! https://amara.org/v/bvE4/

Taking place at the Merlin Theatre in Frome on Sunday 21 October (10am-5pm), The Tree Conference 2018 will promote the message that it is possible to halt deforestation and indeed increase forest cover worldwide.

The event will share practical solutions for preserving and renewing our trees and forests, strengthen support for people working with trees and highlight practical strategies for citizen-led tree planting. The day’s programme aims to illustrate that large-scale reforestation and re-greening of deserts is possible, and that we can halt the destruction of the last of the Earth’s ancient growth forests.

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