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Damian Aspinall’s Extraordinary Gorilla Encounter on Gorilla School

A Heartwarming Gorilla Story

Today we bring you the story of Kwibi and conservationist Damian Aspinall.

Apart for five years, Damian goes to the forests of Gabonhttp://positivetv.tv/wp-admin/post-new.php to visit his now adult gorillal friend.

A lovely and emotional reunion….and a conservationist success!  Well done.

PTV salutes Kwibi and Damian Aspinall!

From our great friends at “Do The Green Thing” comes:-

Ninjin – The Vegetable Assassin, is a phantom-like, elusive figure that some only speak of in whispers. Some have not heard of him, perhaps because the people were whispering in the first place.

Some maintain he is an illusion, a modern myth. But he is more than real.

Visit dothegreenthing.com (please!)

This concept really fascinated PTV, see what you think..

The Solar Roadways project is working to pave roads with solar panels that you can drive on.

Co-founder Scott Brusaw has made some major steps forward since our first visit back in 2007, so we visited him again earlier this year for an exclusive update on the project, including the first ever video recorded of the Solar Roadways prototype!

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1 minute to save the world is a short film festival that PTV really admires! See this example! (It won Third prize!)

About the festival and it’s aims:

Advertisers and multi-nationals have long known the value of even just one minute of film. With the help of our international Partners we will use your entries as a platform to carry your voices far and wide in a global campaign for the planet rallying public and political support in the lead up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference and continuing until CO2 targets have been met.  To take part all you need to do is creatively respond to the challenge of climate change using film as your medium.

WorldShift Movement is a new global initiative for The People of the World to come together to co-create the foundations of a new world built upon Peace, Justice, Sustainability, Social Innovation and Conscious Evolution.

This video introduces us.

Join the Movement!

This film features an interview with Peter Joseph, the hugely successful director of the internet film phenomenon Zeitgeist: The Movie which has had millions of online views. We also speak to Jacque Fresco the architect of the Venus Project.

The Zeitgeist Movement (TZM) is a worldwide grassroots organization that serves as the communication and activist arm of The Venus Project, founded by industrial designer and social engineer Jacque Fresco.

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Here’s a brief glimpse of Volkswagen’s new E-BIKE! It’s a clever new take on City mobility. Shown here at Auto China 2010, this fun and eco-friendly bike is apparently going to become an available accessory for your VW too, and not just a concept design!

The documentary film, Vanishing of the Bees, narrated by Ellen Page of “Juno” fame, takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, political and ecological implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee.

Directors George Langworthy and Maryam Henein present not just a story about the mysterious phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder, but a platform of solutions, encouraging audiences to be the change they want to see in the world.

www.vanishingbees.com

A wonderful short film that says it all..

As economist Herman Daly once commented, he would accept the possibility of infinite growth in the economy on the day that one of his economist colleagues could demonstrate that Earth itself could grow at a commensurate rate.

Whether or not the stumbling international negotiations on climate change improve, our findings make clear that much more will be needed than simply more ambitious reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. This report concludes that a new macro economic model is needed, one that allows the human population as a whole to thrive without having to relying on ultimately impossible, endless increases in consumption.

read the report here

Visit the NEF website here

Climate Kid is the world’s first environmental mutant superhero.

Or at least he will be in a few million years if we don’t find ways to adapt to climate change. Watch this fabulously futuristic film we made with UNICEF narrated by broadcaster Jon Snow about an ordinary kid evolving extraordinary body parts to adapt to extreme climate changes.

To help UNICEF help kids deal with climate change please visit http://www.unicef.org.uk/climatekid-youtube

The inaugural United States Peace Index, created by the international think tank, Institute for Economics and Peace is the first-ever ranking of the fifty U.S. states based on their levels of peace. The U.S. Peace Index (USPI) shows Maine is the most peaceful U.S. state, while Louisiana is ranked the least peaceful.

The USPI report reveals that peace in the United States has improved since 1995 primarily driven by a substantial decrease in homicide and violent crime.

Key Findings

  • First-ever ranking of peace in the U.S. shows the nation has become more peaceful since 1995

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Today, PositiveTV lends its voice to the Herbal Medicine debate!

This is a short film created by The Alliance for Natural Health on the Subject of THMPD or Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive.

Watch this video, make up your own mind.

If you feel that this directive will impinge on your life, then follow the link to sign the Avazz petition which is already 650,000 strong.

www.avazz.org

Thank you!