Posts Tagged ‘green’

Kyoto Now!

February 2, 2009

I knew enough about Bad Religion to like their music. What I didn’t knew about is that they are putting politics in their lyrics.

The Kyoto Protocol is a protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC or FCCC), an international environmental treaty produced at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), informally known as the Earth Summit, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 3–14 June 1992. The treaty is intended to achieve “stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.”[1] The Kyoto Protocol establishes legally binding commitments for the reduction of four greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, sulphur hexafluoride), and two groups of gases (hydrofluorocarbons and perfluorocarbons) produced by “Annex I[wikipedia]

Green Porno

October 18, 2008

Isabella Rossellini‘s bizarre and hilarious look at sex in the natural world as she explores the mating habits of animals.

You can find more green pornos on the sundance channel.

The urgency of becoming an activist

July 18, 2008

An Eco-Storm production-Exposing government tactics in reaction to environmental protests. Tactics shown in the film include arresting journalists and environmental protesters, Espionage, news manipulation and legal threats.

Melting Point looks at the escalating battle between direct action protest groups and those they accuse of failing to act on climate change.

How It All Ends: Risk Management

June 21, 2008

In the past I made a post about great video episodes of a chemistry teacher talking about climate change and why it is important and logical to try to do something against it.

The next episodes are about how to find out which resources are credible and how to work with probabilities.
In sum, about Risk Management.

Read further for the other parts of this episode. (You can watch the videos with miro too).

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Green your life…

May 23, 2008

GreenYour.com is a new website that aims to create an easily accessible database of simple ways to make your everyday choices more environmentally friendly. This is accomplished through a listing of broad categories – appliances, personal care, clothing, etc. – with a variety of sub-categories – air-conditioning, face wash, shoes, etc. – that contain professional ‘green’ tips. All the tips are licensed under a CC BY-NC-SA license and users are encouraged to contribute comments, feedback, and even their own tips to the site’s database.

Source: CreativeCommons.org

Rockin’ Eco Hero

March 20, 2008

Steve TrashOver the past 25 years, “illusionist, eco-entertainer and kid comedian” Steve Trash has been sharing tips with kids about what we can do to make the world just a little bit greener.

CreativeCommons.org reports that Steve Trash released his book The Magic of Ecology as an E-Book… licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works license.

The Magic of Ecology offers 22 magic tricks that illustrate ecological principles of science. Steve says the tricks are great for teachers and kids (both little and big)

I think its a great idea to combine the art of illusions to attract children and in the same time teaching them being green is cool.

Source: CreativeCommons.org

How do you deal with climate change?

February 22, 2008

I often discuss about climate change with people. Sometimes it is hard because I’m no scientist and scientific facts about how the world CAN’T be changed this massive by humans is given a lot.
And there is one thing which is true, nobody can be SURE of anything.

Not the skeptics, not me and no single person on this world. Which lead me to the argument what harm can be done if you are a skeptic and climate change happens or the other way round, if you are an activist like me and the climate change doesn’t happen.

For me, taking the risk of economic stagnation is much easier to take than the risk of creating social, economic, environmental, … disasters.
Happily I found that there are other people with this arguments.. Even one who created a bunch of videos explaining the arguments….
If you have 10 minutes.. watch it.. it explains the matter much better than I can do..

More information…

Green architecture?

January 25, 2008

See architect and activist Edward Mazria’s compelling presentation, which calls on buildings to be carbon neutral by the year 2030. Mazriahas been speaking to leaders from the building industry and government on practical ways to reduce buildings’ carbon footprint.

This is a web episode from e2 | pbs. I’m a little suspicous because of the sponsoring of big firms like Shell and others. But nevertheless an interesting video.

You can add their videos to watch it comfortably in miro.

Where comes and goes all the stuff?

December 10, 2007

If you have ever wondered where the stuff you buy comes from and where it goes.. Watch this.. The video is great in
explaining complicated issues in simple but true terms.

If you want to see the movie in a better quality visit their homepage and watch it there online or download
the video
from there.

There is even a Internet Archive page for the video.

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How green is the iPhone?

October 19, 2007

Beside my continuing efforts to explain why the iPhone is bad concerning users freedom, even greenpeace has taken off to bash the iPhone

Source: netzpolitik.org