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Steve Eggleston reports:

Hippity Hip Hooray for Seed Sovereignty

Sandwiched between Thanksgiving and Christmas last year, a wonderful thing happened. On December 17, 2018, 121 members of the United Nations showed some courage and foresight: they approved (over 8 nays and 52 abstentions) the Declaration of the Rights of Peasants and other People Working in Rural Areas.
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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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What a great idea!

Source: https://mashable.com/2017/06/15/diy-girls-solar-powered-tent-homeless/?europe=true&fbclid=IwAR2a_0nCjP5GgS-B0L0YoKYhwXNPizo8oF2HUw6Z6RxZZArUrTvCPyxeK2g#VdSNTeZ1GSqy

As Daniela Orozco picks off excess plastic bordering a 3D-printed box, she recalls how many homeless people she saw on her way to school when she was a high school freshman.
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Its a start lets hope other airlines follow suit.

Source: https://brightvibes.com/1068/en/the-worlds-first-plastic-free-flight-just-took-to-the-skies-but-will-other-airlines-follow-suit?fbclid=

HI FLY LEADS THE WORLD WITH PLASTIC-FREE TRIAL FLIGHT

In a global first for the airline industry, and a defining moment for the sustainability of the planet, Portuguese carrier Hi Fly took to the skies with the first ever jet-age passenger flight with not a single-use plastic item on board.

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We love these wood sculptures in Copenhagen Forests.

 

Thanks to source https://mymodernmet.com/thomas-dambo-giant-wood-sculptures/?fbclid=IwAR1a-ckj6U-tnADTWBoQwp_n0LVJtfGde3RtszzuuFlHNk0043d8ZhGv7-s
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We at Positive TV love this Otherworldly Gallery in Talum, Mexico.

IK LAB, a new contemporary art gallery set to open in Tulum, Mexico, is a fitting addition to the wellness-and-spirituality-loving beachside town. Set within the grounds of the eco-friendly Azulik resort, the space boasts a truly unique character: its walls are curved, its floors undulate, and its massive glass windows and doors are circular, like new moons. Every surface is covered with saplings and vines, sourced sustainably from local jungles, or swaths of smooth faux-concrete whose texture recalls the interior of a shell; living trees and plant life sprout from walls, the ceiling, and the floor. The experience demands mindfulness—you must be barefoot inside, and if you’re not careful, you could lose balance, or worse, trip over a work of art.

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Herman Hesse on Trees:

For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness, but like great, solitary men, like Beethoven and Nietzsche. In their highest boughs the world rustles, their roots rest in infinity; but they do not lose themselves there, they struggle with all the force of their lives for one thing only: to fulfill themselves according to their own laws, to build up their own form, to represent themselves. [continue reading…]

We here at Positive TV are loving the latest series of films from Satish Kumar and The Resurgence and Ecologist Magazine.

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Satish Kumar, long-term peace and environmental activist and Editor Emeritus of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine, shares his wisdom on Peace and Nature.

“We must make peace with Nature. If we fight a war with Nature, we will be the losers,” says Satish Kumar.

If you enjoyed this film, please share it! #ChangeTheStory

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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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Source: Green Matters – BY CARLY SITZER  

After setting a record in 2015 for the most consecutive days of using solely renewable energy, Costa Rica has bested themselves and beat their own record by going 300 straight days using only renewable energy.
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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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