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Earth Day: A Reminder To URI For The Need For Education, Planning, Policy, & Management to Heal The Earth Last Updated on 2014-03-12 17:44:37 The first Earth Day in 1970 took place in the form of educational activities across the nation. It was chaired though not by educators by two politicians, Democratic Senator Gaylord Nelson from WI, and Republican Congressman Pete McCloskey from CA. The event united both political parties, labor and business, the rich and the poor, urban and rural populations, and student movements across the land. Remarkable results were achieved through this educational consciousness raising including the creation of the U.S. EPA, passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Act, and laid the foundation for many environmental initiatives still active today. At the time I was the Religious Activities Coordinator for California Lutheran University (CLU). I created a little bit of controversy back then using religious activities funds for Earth Day. Back then many in the religious... More »
Share the Land Last Updated on 2014-02-19 13:28:55 An important song about sharing and humanities, by the wonderful band, the Guess Who. 1970   More »
Conservation biologist: Environmental consequences of Keystone ‘epic’ Last Updated on 2014-02-05 15:45:59                   Conservation biologist Dr. Reese Halter is asked by MSNBC host Craig Melvin to respond to House Speaker John Boehner's call to build the Keystone XL pipleline. Dr. Halter shares what he thinks would be the environmental dangers the Keystone XL pipeline.  Dr. Halter also responds to the water crisis caused by the West Virginia chemical spill.     More »
The Story of Solutions Last Updated on 2014-01-04 11:22:53     The Story of Solutions explores how we can move our economy in a more sustainable and just direction, starting with orienting  ourselves toward a new goal. In the current 'Game of More', we're told to cheer a growing economy -- more roads, more malls, more Stuff! -- even though our health indicators are worsening, income inequality is growing and polar icecaps are melting. But what if we changed the point of the game? What if the goal of our economy wasn't more, but better -- better health, better jobs and a better chance to survive on the planet? Shouldn't that be what winning means? More »
Sacred Economics Last Updated on 2014-01-04 11:14:52 Directed by Ian MacKenzie http://ianmack.com Produced by Velcrow Ripper, Gregg Hill, Ian MacKenzie READ THE BOOK http://sacred-economics.com HELP ADD SUBTITLES http://tinyurl.com/6qm37p9 Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth. Today, these trends have reached their extreme - but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being. This short contains some visuals from the upcoming feature doc Occupy Love http://occupylove.org   FULL CREDITS Directed & Edited by Ian MacKenzie Producers: Ian MacKenzie, Velcrow Ripper, Gregg Hill Cinematography: Velcrow Ripper, Ian MacKenzie Animation: Adam... More »