1 February 2012
In an effort to preserve their Pacific Ocean resources and wildlife, sailors called the Pacific Voyagers from various Polynesian islands are sailing solar powered canoes called “waka” across the seas.
To reinvigorate ancient traditions, and to re-emphasize the importance of conserving our oceans, this documentary trailer gives a sneak peak at the feature film that will be released in 2013.
31 January 2012
We all know that bicycles are a significantly lower carbon form of transport, but what if the infrastructure in your city doesn’t allow for easy biking?
In cities like Bogota in Colombia, the concept of ciclovía, or “bike paths” encourages city residents to ride their bikes by having designated bike lanes, and days when roads are blocked off exclusively for bicycle use.
Is this something we could do in South Africa too?
30 January 2012
Maybe it’s our close association with air-conditioning in the summer heat, but we’ve been attracted to images of winter lately- perhaps in an effort to cool ourselves down mentally.
Here’s another video about winter, but instead of outdoor sports, it focuses on the frosted beauty of leafless trees.
29 January 2012
The ocean around the Pacific island of Palau is a Marine Protected Area (MPA), and is home to some bizarre and interesting creatures, like the ones in the video below.
28 January 2012
It’s always incredible to see how nature provides a space for outdoor sports, especially one that’s less common on our side of the Southern Hemisphere.
Snowboarder Kristofer Fahlgren has clearly made the most of his winter season, something evident from his varied snowbound travels.
27 January 2012
Zambia has one of the highest deforestation rates in Africa, so Greenpop is going there to plant trees as part of their Treevolution initiative.
If you’re eager to make a difference and get your hands dirty a stone’s throw from Victoria Falls, volunteer to take part in this project, which takes place in July.
26 January 2012
According to Greenpeace Africa, our continent is going to be severely affected by climate change, a pressing topic that they’ve addressed in the filming of their documentary- “The Weather Gods”.
25 January 2012
Imagine what a difference it would make to the environment if we could all grow our own food?
The One Million Gardens project aims to encourage people to grow their own gardens, not only as a means of creating a sustainable source of food but also to reduce the amount of carbon emissions given off by large scale agricultural production.
24 January 2012
As global infrastructure grows and populations continue to expand, it’s becoming more and more difficult to find places that are free of manmade noise.
Some people, like researcher Gordon Hempton, are determined to find these places though, places like the One Square Inch of Silence, also in the Pacific North West area of the USA.
23 January 2012
It’s incredible to think how old some of trees are in the old-growth forests of the Pacific North West in the USA.
What’s even more incredible is that some trees can even continue to live once they fall down, like The Old Man of the Lake, a tree stump that has apparently been floating around Crater Lake in Oregon for over 100 years.
Find out more about The Old Man of the Lake here.
22 January 2012
Rico is a man with a past, a past he is trying to resolve, avoid, but ultimately, deal with.
Although many of us feel sheltered in our urban/suburban existence, this film is a sobering reminder of the people who do have to endure the elements on a daily basis.
21 January 2012
Stop motion films require a huge amount of effort, patience and tedious rearranging of objects.
However, this film is definitely one of the most complex we’ve ever seen- and a great marketing effort too!
20 January 2012
Rwanda is a country with a well publicized past- and unfortunately not in a positive way.
However, almost twenty years after the violent conflict that put Rwanda on the world map for all the wrong reasons, here is a film that celebrates a different, positive perspective.
19 January 2012
We just posted a film on our Facebook page today about the floods in the Kruger National Park, but all over the world similar devastation is taking place.
From typhoons in the Philippines to drought in Texas, we’re being constantly reminding of the forceful power of nature, as reported in this episode of Green TV’s “Extreme Weather”.
18 January 2012
In the media saturated world that we live in, there’s often a lot of talk, but when it comes to issues of sustainability, how much of this talk do we really understand?
To address the problem of increasing jargon, two researchers have travelled the USA to help define what they call The Lexicon of Sustainability- documenting inspiring projects and people along the way.
17 January 2012
In the frenetic, urban lives that many of us live today, it’s sometimes hard to imagine the places on earth that aren’t disturbed by infrastructure and noise.
This beautifully shot film about the fauna and flora in Malaysia gives us some indication of this pre-modern world, and is a glimpse into a pristine part of the planet that needs to be conserved.
17 January 2012
To investigate the issue of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking”, the Unearthed team began work on an independent documentary a year ago.
In light of the upcoming expiration of the moratorium on fracking in South Africa though, the Unearthed team will be releasing a mini-version of their full length documentary soon, as a prequel to their full length production which is due for release this year.
Read more about the documentary read the latest update on their website.
16 January 2012
We’ve heard of reverse graffiti, and urban guerilla gardening, but what about street art that adds a living element to bland, concrete and brick walls?
Mosstika has been putting up stencils for a while now, but we’d thought we’d share this one with you- a living stencil that reminds us to connect with the natural world we live in.
Image Source: Mosstika
16 January 2012
We all know that it’s high time we started thinking differently about manufacturing, and how we use our finite natural resources.
In this experiment, called the Solar Sinter Project, sand and sunlight are used to make glass objects with the help of 3D printing technology- a process that aims to make us think differently about the potential of desert manufacturing.
15 January 2012
Now that the COP17 buzz has died down a little, we thought we’d invigorate the ongoing climate change debate with a different perspective.
Instead of doom and gloom, companies like IDEO aim to incorporate climate change into our daily dialogue, and use our respective skills to find “optimistic solutions in a real world way”.