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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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The Man Who Lived On His Bike

14 August 2012

This man’s father has clocked over 120 000km on his bike, so he decided to make a very fun and brave little film.

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Beach Art

14 August 2012

Beach art is non-destructive and free for everyone to enjoy the beauty.

Created by Samual Dougados

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Elephant Slaughter

13 August 2012

In early 2012, a heavily-armed band of foreign poachers slaughtered over 300 elephants for their ivory in Bouba N’Djida National Park. Since the incident Cameroon has increased protection at its park and announced plans to hire 2,500 new rangers to be deployed across the country.

Help us end wildlife crime: panda.org/wildlifecrime
Production by Green Renaissance - greenrenaissance.co.za

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Garbage Warrior

13 August 2012

Shot over three years in the USA, India and Mexico, Garbage Warrior is a feature-length documentary film telling the epic story of maverick architect Michael Reynolds and his fight to introduce radically sustainable housing. An inspirational tale of triumph over bureaucracy, Garbage Warrior is above all an intimate portrait of an extraordinary individual and his dream of changing the world.

Trailer:

Full film:

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Go Play – Trees

8 August 2012

Today the Green Renaissance team cleared alien vegetation, to aid the ecosystem of Table Mountain. This helps to save water, prevents fires and erosion, and protects our local plants and trees.
Go Play. Be inspired by Nature.

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Fuel

7 August 2012

Energy really is abundant and everyone counts.

http://thefuelfilm.com

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Habana Outpost – New York’s First Eco-Eatery

6 August 2012

Habana Outpost is New York’s first Eco-Eatery and is also the city’s first solar powered restaurant. This kind of innovation is a beautiful beacon of sustainable hope.

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The Landfill

5 August 2012

Solid waste has a resource potential. It’s not just something we should get rid of.

A small county landfill in Upstate New York uses a system of composting, recycling, and methane capture technology to operate sustainably while producing electricity for 400 homes in their area.

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