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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Red Sand Project is an activist artwork created to raise awareness of modern-day slavery. Participants are invited to fill sidewalk cracks with red sand or other materials, and then share an image of their transformation with the global community using the #RedSandProject.
These installations remind us that we can’t merely ‘mind the gap’ and walk over the most overlooked and marginalized populations in our communities – those who fall through the metaphoric cracks. These populations are most at risk of being enslaved, spending their lives being exploited for the profit of others.
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
Diana shows us how to plant a tree:
Diana Bernadette Beresford-Kroeger is an Irish botanist, medical biochemist
She is known for her extraordinary ability to bring an understanding and appreciation of the scientific complexities of nature to the general public.
“Diana Beresford-Kroeger is one of the rare individuals who can accomplish this outwardly simple but inwardly complex and difficult translation from the non-human to human realms,” E.O. Wilson wrote in the forward to Arboretum America, a Philosophy of the Forest by Beresford-Kroeger
To find out more about Diana’s work visit :
Call of The Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees
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/