Doing Well by Doing Good: The Case for Corporate Sustainability

The movement toward starting greener, more sustainable, businesses isn’t new, because ecopreneurs have been making waves in the sustainable business world long before the word sustainable was used to describe them, but taking an existing business, especially a big one, and transforming it a company that values and supports environmental stewardship is something of a rarity. However, it can be done, as Ray Anderson demonstrated with his company, Interface, the world’s largest maker of carpet tile, which has made huge…

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Bee People

This Film About Bee People Might Give You Hives

“For 100 million years, bees have provided sustainability on earth… yet these glorious pollinators are facing challenges and fading from our planet. Did you know the honeybee is responsible for one third of the items on your dinner plate? BEE PEOPLE is a groundbreaking film about bees and the people who keep them.” Find out more about this film at Bee People.

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Cowspiracy film

Cowspiracy Reveals Inconvenient Truth about the Most Destructive Industry on the Planet

What’s the most destructive industry facing our planet today? You can be forgiven for thinking it’s fossil fuel production and consumption, with all of its attendant pollution and GHG emissions, along with its destructive extraction processes and the all-too-frequent oil spills in our oceans and waterways, because most environmental organizations focus on that. However, according to a new documentary, the industry that’s most responsible for global warming, water scarcity, species extinction and habitat loss, deforestation, and marine pollution and “dead…

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Passive House Documentary Chronicles Rise of Extremely Efficient Homes

Imagine a building that uses 80 to 90% less energy for heating and cooling, simply because of its design features, and along with offering considerable cost savings, can greatly reduce the carbon dioxide emissions associated with homes or commercial buildings. Sound too good to be true? It isn’t, because those kinds of buildings, built to a different building standard, that of the passive house, are already being adopted in Europe (and have been spreading there for the last 20 years),…

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Call for Entries: Short Films about Food, Farming, and Sustainability

If you’re a filmmaker or aspire to be one, and you’re interested in sustainable food and farming, here’s an opportunity to get one of your short films noticed. The Real Food Media Film Contest is looking for captivating short films that can spark action and inspire change in the way we think and talk about and work on food system issues. This short film contest is taking submissions that range in length from 30 seconds to 4 minutes long, using…

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Crowdfunding Platform: Fracking Puts Colorado's Organic Farmers Under Seige

We should be growing our own food! All of us should; as a society why did we stop? Our agricultural construct is a problem everyone refuses to acknowledge because we like bananas in Colorado or we want oranges in the winter. We don’t think about the fact that those tropical fruits came from…well, the tropics. Importing and exporting and transporting food is expensive, especially because it’s something we need daily and always.
want to share a video with you that’s very special to me and everyone who worked on it because it marks the beginning of an incredible journey. This is the first teaser we put together for Holy Terror; before gas drilling was even an issue in the North Fork Valley. We fell in love with an inspirational tale on a breathtakingly beautiful farm in the Rockies:

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WAMU: Take Big Oil's "Vote-4-Energy" Sponsorship Ads Off the Air!

Urge NPR to remove the American Petroleum’s “Vote-4-Energy” sponsorship ads from all future broadcasts. This ad is politically charged and comes dangerously close to the electoral campaign advertisements from candidates who advocate rampant exploitation of fossil fuels regardless of their environmental costs.

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The High Price of Materialism: Would Eco-Entrepreneurs Encourage "Buying Less"?

In The High Price of Materialism, Tim Kasser offers a scientific explanation of how our contemporary culture of consumerism and materialism affects our everyday happiness and psychological health. Other writers have shown that once we have sufficient food, shelter, and clothing, further material gains do little to improve our well-being. Kasser goes beyond these findings to investigate how people’s materialistic desires relate to their well-being. He shows that people whose values center on the accumulation of wealth or material possessions face a greater risk of unhappiness, including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and problems with intimacy—regardless of age, income, or culture.

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