Biomimicry

Biomimicry, the practice of looking deeply into nature for solutions to engineering, design and other challenges, has inspired a film about it’s ground-breaking vision for creating a long-term, sustainable world. This film covers how mimicking nature solves some of our most pressing problems, from reducing carbon emissions to saving water. The film, titled “Biomimicry” features Janine Benyus, is brought to you by Leonardo DiCaprio, Executive Producers Oliver Stanton, directed by Leila Conners, produced by Mathew Schmid and Bryony Schwan, created by Tree Media with Executive Producers Roee Sharon Peled and George DiCaprio. For more information on Biomimicry: http://www.biomimicry.org For more on the film: http://www.treemedia.com

Timoci Naulusala at the High-Level Opening of COP23

Timoci Naulusala, 12-year-old class seven student from Tailevu province in Fiji, won the Fiji National Climate Change Speech Competition. He performed his speech for world leaders at the High-Level Opening of COP23. Video via UNFCCC.

There’s no app for that

Post Carbon Institute

Technology and Morality in the Age of Climate Change, Overpopulation, and Biodiversity Loss

Technology has grown with us, side by side, since the dawn of human society. Each time that we’ve turned to technology to solve a problem or make us more comfortable, we’ve been granted a solution. But it turns out that all of the gifts technology has bestowed on us have come with costs. And now we are facing some of our biggest challenges: climate change, overpopulation, and biodiversity loss. Naturally, we’ve turned to our longtime friend and ally—technology—to get us out of this mess. But are we asking too much this time?

Visit http://noapp4that.org to learn more.

The Story of Solutions

The Story of Solutions, released in October 2013, explores how we can move our economy in a more sustainable and just direction, starting with orienting ourselves toward a new goal. In the current ‘Game of More’, we’re told to cheer a growing economy – more roads, more malls, more Stuff! – even though our health indicators are worsening, income inequality is growing and polar icecaps are melting. But what if we changed the point of the game? What if the goal of our economy wasn’t more, but better – better health, better jobs and a better chance to survive on the planet? Shouldn’t that be what winning means?

Learn more – http://storyofstuff.org/movies/the-story-of-solutions/

Post-truth – Oxford dictionary word of the year for 2016

Oxford Dictionaries announces the Word of the Year for 2016, as well as our shortlisted words adulting, alt-right, Brexiteer, chatbot, coulrophobia, glass cliff, hygge, Latinx, and woke. Script provided by guest writer and cultural commentator Neil Midgley.

Read more about the Oxford Dictionary word of the year here.

Earth: The Operators’ Manual

Alaska, Baltimore and Kansas are moving ahead, even without a national energy policy. Here are some ways people in their local communities are taking steps toward a more sustainable future. Earth: The Operators’ Manual is an objective, accessible assessment of the Earth’s problems and possibilities that will leave viewers informed, energized and optimistic.