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Brooklyn’s Eagle Street Rooftop Farm

An organic, 6,000 square foot green roof in Brooklyn: Eagle Street Rooftop Farm is the nation's first commercial green roof vegetable farm with benefits that include fresh organic food with a super low carbon footprin...

How nomads put together a ger (or yurt)

The nomadic people of Mongolia don’t stay in one place for long. That’s why they live in gers (which American’s know by the Russian name, yurt), a home that is fast and eas...

The Landfill – Different kinds of trash as harvestable resources

The Landfill is a three minute film by documentary filmmaker Gary Hustwit and director Jessica Edwards about how our different kinds of trash can be used as harvestable resources. The Unite...

CleanSpace One – a Swiss satellite to tackle space junk

More than half a century of sending objects into space has left the Earth surrounded by junk. Bits of long-dead satellites, spent rocket stages and other debris orbit the planet at almost 1...

Moving Windmills: The William Kamkwamba story

William Kamkwamba's story is already out there as a book, a young readers book, a Kickstarter documentary film project, not only one but two TED Talks, and luckily for us, the six minute story in video form. A descrip...

The time lapse assembly of wind-power turbines

We’ve always loved the super tall wind-power turbines while speeding by on a train or in a car. Reaching tall into the sky, they are a marvel of sustainable kinetic power and so the kid often asks for videos of...

Handmade Portraits: Wild Hive Farm

"Consumers making a choice to buy a loaf of bread made with local flour has a lot of power… It enables the consumer to directly effect their neighbors, whether it’s the farmer that grew the grain, the clea...

Go Beyond Oil (Greenpeace UK Campaign)

We’ve watched this video quite a few times in the last few weeks… it’s surfaced as a kiddo-favorite. Not only is it a beautiful animation (by Toronto-based Smart Bubble Society, “a not-for-pro...

In.gredients: Austin’s Package-Free Grocery Store

In.gredients is a new package-free grocery store that is opening in Austin, Texas in the Summer of 2012. Its mission as the US’s first zero-waste, package-free grocery store will support...

How to use a paper towel – Portland TEDx

At a Portland TEDx event, Oregonian Joe Smith demonstrates how to use a paper towel, and moreover, demonstrates how easy it is to be mindful. Everyone should see this! via Kottke.

Energy 101: Wind Turbines

An Energy 101 video from the US Department of Energy: the modern wind turbine and how it generates clean electricity using physics and technology. Watch more videos about wind.

The World Wildlife Fund: We Are All Connected

What do we have in common with wildlife? What do we share with nature and the landscapes of our Earth? From the World Wildlife Fund: We Are All Connected. via Most Watched Today.

24/7 Concentrated Solar Thermal Power + Molten Salt Storage

Turning light into heat 24 hours a day, Concentrated Solar Power plus molten salt storage technology (CSP+) works like a typical steam turbine/electrical power generator system on the inside, but on the outside, it is...

The NY Sunworks Science Barge & teaching sustainability

Powered by wind turbines, solar panels, and a biodiesel generator, the NY Sunworks Science Barge (now in Yonkers, New York) is a model for energy-efficient, sustainable urban farming. Using a hydroponic system that re...

The Impact of One Cotton T-Shirt

In collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund, National Geographic just released a video explaining the impact of a cotton t-shirt: how much water it takes to make just one, how much energy it takes to grow, manufactu...

The Perennial Plate: Kunming, China’s organic food movement

Lifen Yang is owner and chef of Tusheng Shiguan, a small farm to table restaurant in Kunming, a city in Yunnan Province, China. In the wake of so many food-safety scandals in her country, Lifen is working to bring org...

Turning plastic bottles into football jerseys

This Nike Better World promo video from 2012 shares the manufacturing process of how plastic bottles can turn into “the most advanced football jerseys on the planet.” (And by the way, that’s soccer/...

What is a Gyre?

What is a gyre? And how does this natural phenomenon demonstrate the impact of our plastic trash? Anna Cummins and Marcus Eriksen of 5 Gyres Institute explain how we can understand the intern...

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