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The Story of Change

28 September 2012

“Can shopping save the world? The Story of Change urges viewers to put down their credit cards and start exercising their citizen muscles to build a more sustainable, just and fulfilling world.”

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Help Yourself, Help Nature

28 September 2012

By understanding how our behavior affects our bodies, we are able to understand the affect our actions have on nature. Gunter Pauli will be one of the many speakers at the Sustain Our Africa 2012 Conference held in Cape Town from 24-26 October.

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Trailer: Beasts of The Southern Wild

27 September 2012

“I’m a little piece of a big, big universe.” That line says it all. We’re all connected to nature.

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Trees for Zambia

26 September 2012

Deforestation is a sad result of the consumerist world we chose to live in. Countries and corporations profit greatly through harvesting the forests of the world. But when you hear the stories of the people who have no choice but to cut and saw, it becomes difficult to draw the line when there are people who need to survive.

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Small Actions = Big Changes

25 September 2012

Every singe product you purchase is like casting a vote that says you’re okay with how that product was harvested, produced and packaged. All for your convenience. But you can make a difference without having to make effort that will change your current lifestyle. Just look for the frog logo on some of the products you purchase and you’ll know that whatever you’re buying, comes from a sustainable production practice. This way your vote is for sustainability.

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Catalonia

25 September 2012

There’s nothing like enjoying nature. Roman and Audran explore Spain.

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Just Follow the Frog

20 September 2012

Simply follow the frog

Follow The Frog means buying rainforest aligned certified products to help ensure the future of our rainforests.

www.rainforest-alliance.org

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Everything is Incredible

18 September 2012

Agustin ravaged by Polio has set out to over come his poverty and disease by building a helicopter. Please help the creators of this film to spread this profoundly inspiring message.

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Go Plant – Spekboom

14 September 2012

We live in world where everything we consume leaves a carbon footprint. You can offset your carbon footprint by simply planting a spekboom (Portulacaria Afra). This amazing plant is waterwise and fire-resistant, but the best part is that one hectare of spekboom captures about four tonnes of carbon annually.

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Life.Nature.You

12 September 2012

A great little film reminding us of how connected we are with nature.

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What the economic crisis really means. Can we build a sustainable world?

9 September 2012

It’s no secret that we’re in an energy crisis that translates into an economic crisis, but what does this mean? There are so many arguments and counter arguments out there that for the average person it can be a very overwhelming. Take a look at this animation that gives us a clear and concise understanding of what it all means. But more importantly, it leaves you with a little bit of hope.

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Nikon – Why

5 September 2012

Technological advances allow us to see nature in unique ways. Filmed with the Nikon D4, ‘Nikon – Why’ is a film that aims to capture why some of the best athletes do what they do. Humble heroes Dane Jackson (free style kayaker), Rebecca Rusch (professional mountain-biker) and Alex Honnold (big wall free solo climber) are beautifully filmed by Cory Rich and his talented camera crew to bring as an inspiring peace.

Think to yourself: Why?

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The Ocean Is My Playground

3 September 2012

Swimming. Playing. Running. Exploring. These guys take to the calm waters of the North Shore of Oahu in Hawaii for some fun. It seems as though you play best when immersed in nature.

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The Pleasure of…

2 September 2012

A simple video about the simple pleasures of life…

By Vituc

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Personal Energy Orb

31 August 2012

Sometimes we work so hard that we forget how important exercise is. The Personal Energy Orb is a highly motivating, albeit annoying, innovation that forces you to exercise. Let’s face it, we all need it.

Using this device as a reminder to not only exercise but to exercise out in nature compounds the physical and mental benefits you’re going to reap.

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Go Gather – Nettles

29 August 2012

Go Gather is a series of short films, aimed at inspiring people to source food sustainably from nature.

Nettles are often view as just a prickly weed, but in fact they are a great source of protein, and hold high amounts of vitamins, iron, calcium, potassium and zinc. They  help to detoxify the body and keep your hair and skin healthy.

To make a nutritious nettle soup – Pick, Cook, Pour, Blend, Enjoy!

To view another in our Go Gather series, check out Go Gather Mussels.

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Your Vote = Your World

28 August 2012

“Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the type of world you want.” – Anne Lappe

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Highway Memorial

21 August 2012

312 Rhinos have been killed during the first seven months of 2012. Frustrated by the rampant poaching of South Africa’s rhinos, the Green Renaissance team wanted to generate awareness for this cause.

Armed with steel wire scrubbing brushes, and cut out stencils, we created reverse graffiti images along the side of the N2 highway, near the Cape Town Airport. A total of 312 crosses were scrubbed – each cross a mark for one rhino killed. This activation will be an evolving reminder, updated monthly to raise awareness for the plight of Rhinos.

Reverse graffiti is an art form that removes dust or dirt rather than adding paint.

If you would like to make use of these stencils to create your own reverse graffiti images, contact us and we will gladly send you electronic copies of our stencils.

Thanks to Head On Design, Sharon Boonzaier Design, and Love Design for their help in designing and cutting the stencils.

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Colombia – Timelapse

20 August 2012

An amazing timelapse with some great nature shots of Colombia.

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Irrationality and Beauty

19 August 2012

Human beings don’t always make rational decisions. But making irrational decisions is precisely what makes us human. These decisions, based on an impulse or a feeling, often lead us to those perfect moments when it feels great to be alive.

“The Beauty of the Irrational” follows Ryan Sandes, a South African Ultra-Runner, as he returns to the Fish River Canyon to run the 5 day, 84km, Fish River Canyon Hiking Trail.

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