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David Attenborough: Environmentalism is a duty, not an interest



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David Attenborough at the WEF in Davos 2019 "'the Garden of Eden is no more"



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Thriving 23-Year-Old Permaculture Food Forest - An Invitation for Wildness

In the small town of Riverton at the bottom of New Zealand’s South Island is Robert and Robyn Guyton’s amazing 23-year-old food forest. The 2-acre property has been transformed from a neglected piece of land into a thriving ecosystem of native and exotic trees where birds and insects live in abundance. Robert and Robyn are a huge inspiration to us, not only for their beautiful approach to healing the land and saving heritage trees and seeds, but for the way they’ve impacted on their local community. They’ve operated an environment center in their town for over 20 years, where the community comes together to learn and discuss, buy produce and sit by the warm fire over a cuppa. We’ve even heard of folk who’ve up and moved to Riverton because they’re so inspired by the Guytons!




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Our Future | Narrated by Morgan Freeman




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Wendell Berry on Climate Change: To Save the Future, Live in the Present

In this selection from his new book, the poet and farmer Wendell Berry connects the dangers of the future to a failure to live fully in the here and now.


There is in fact much at hand and in reach that is good, useful, encouraging, and full of promise, although we seem less and less inclined to attend to or value what is at hand. We are always ready to set aside our present life, even our present happiness, to peruse the menu of future exterminations. If the future is threatened by the present, which it undoubtedly is, then the present is more threatened, and often is annihilated, by the future.“Oh, oh, oh,” cry the funerary experts, looking ahead through their black veils. “Life as we know it soon will end. If the governments don’t stop us, we’re going to destroy the world. The time is coming when we will have to do something to save the world. The time is coming when it will be too late to save the world. Oh, oh, oh.” If that is the way our minds are afflicted, we and our world are dead already. The present is going by and we are not in it. Maybe when the present is past, we will enjoy sitting in dark rooms and looking at pictures of it, even as the present keeps arriving in our absence.

Or maybe we could give up saving the world and start to live savingly in it. If using less energy would be a good idea for the future, that is because it is a good idea. The government could enforce such a saving by rationing fuels, citing the many good reasons, as it did during World War II. If the government should do something so sensible, I would respect it much more than I do. But to wish for good sense from the government only displaces good sense into the future, where it is of no use to anybody and is soon overcome by prophesies of doom. On the contrary, so few as just one of us can save energy right now by self-control, careful thought, and remembering the lost virtue of frugality. Spending less, burning less, traveling less may be a relief. A cooler, slower life may make us happier, more present to ourselves, and to others who need us to be present. Because of such rewards, a large problem may be effectively addressed by the many small solutions that, after all, are necessary, no matter what the government might do. The government might even do the right thing at last by imitating the people.

Only the present good is good. It is the presence of good—good work, good thoughts, good acts, good places—by which we know that the present does not have to be a nightmare of the future.





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Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things (Official Trailer)

How might your life be better with less? MINIMALISM: A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE IMPORTANT THINGS examines the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life—families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former Wall Street broker—all of whom are striving to live a meaningful life with less.


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Dutch ocean crusader Boyan Slat awarded top global environmental prize for Inspiration and Action


Boyan Slat becomes the youngest winner of the United Nation’s Champions of the Earth Award for inspiring efforts to cleanup the oceans.


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How the oceans can clean themselves: Boyan Slat at TEDxDelft

18-year-old Boyan Slat combines environmentalism, entrepreneurism and technology to tackle global issues of sustainability. After diving in Greece, and coming across more plastic bags than fish, he wondered; "why can't we clean this up?" While still being on secondary school, he then decided to dedicate half a year of research to understand plastic pollution and the problems associated with cleaning it up. This ultimately led to his passive clean-up concept, which he presented at TEDxDelft 2012. Working to prove the feasibility of his concept, Boyan Slat currently gives lead to a team of approximately 50 people, and temporarily quit his Aerospace Engineering study to completely focus his efforts on The Ocean Cleanup.


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Healing Self, Healing Society - Shaykh Hamza Yusuf


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The fog catcher who brings water to the poor


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Kathleen Dean Moore on climate change, moral integrity, and hope


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Zygmunt Bauman: Behind the world's 'crisis of humanity' l Talk to Al Jazeera


One of the most prominent philosophers of our time is Zygmunt Bauman. Born in Poland 90 years ago, he has thought and written extensively about the modern era, and what it is doing to us, coining the phrase, "liquid fear" - a tangible feeling of anxiety that has only vague contours but is still acutely present everywhere. We sit down with Zygmunt Bauman on Talk to Al Jazeera and take a step back to discuss what is happening in the world.


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Save Water Doing Eco Wudhu - Project #GreenUmmah

What is Project #GreenUmmah? Project #GreenUmmah is a go-green campaign with the objective of promoting green practices to reduce the use of water and also cut down on waste by starting to take a more active role in caring for the environment and in following the sunnah of Rasullah SAW. Ever wondered how you can do your part to save our dying planet? Do you feel as if your contributions are insignificant to this big blue globe? We're here to tell you, every little effort counts. Rallying Muslims all over the world to a single proactive unified cause to save the environment... We bring you: Project #GreenUmmah. Rasullullah SAW practiced life in moderation. Never one to waste, he is the exemplary human being we should all aim to emulate. In Project #GreenUmmah, we aim to further emphasise the need to save water and reduce waste - something which has already been reiterated before by many other organisations. This will serve as a reminder to all that caring for the environment, is a continuous cause and not a one-off solution. One where we can empower and educate our future generation to carry on and lead the change toward better lifelong habits. This Eco Wudhu video - brilliantly directed by the prolific and illustrous Mr Sanif Olek, is the first step to many more efforts we aim to launch - in the hope to promote greater awareness towards caring for our environment. In this video, we demonstrate how one can save up to 10litres of water per wudhu, simply by switching the tap to a smaller stream. We are sure many of you out there have already been practicing this good habit - but it is always useful to have such a platform to keep the efforts going.


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On Permaculture: Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah


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Wendell Berry Farming Program

Wendell Berry, the 81-year-old award-winning poet, fiction writer and essayist, has continued throughout his life to care for the Kentucky farm that generations of his family have tended. Seeking to pass on their farming legacy to a new generation, Berry and his family have formed an alliance with Saint Catharine College, a small Catholic liberal arts school run by the Dominican Sisters of Peace. Correspondent Judy Valente talks with Mary Berry, Wendell Berry’s daughter, and with nuns, students, and faculty members at the college about the lessons and values that spring from having a spiritual kinship with the land.


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Why humans are so bad at thinking about climate change

The biggest problem for the climate change fight isn’t technology – it’s human psychology.


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