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An Incredibly Insightful YouTube Video

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If you have 3-minutes to spare out of your busy day, we encourage you to check this video out. Edited by David Bayliss, the clips are taken from various documentaries about the earth. We’ve created a list of important eco films you should see when you get the chance, so consider this a sneak peak at the beauty you’ll discover by watching them.

5 Eco Films You Need To Watch Right Now

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You probably think you know quite a bit about our planet, but the truth is, you really don’t. These five films will blow your mind (which is such a cliche phrase, but totally applies in this case). Check it: Earth This BBC documentary is a long one to be sure, but definitely worth the time to sit down and take an adventure around our planet. Narrated by an epic cast including Patrick Stewart, James Earl Jones, and Ken Watanabe, ‘Earth’ is one documentary to remember. March of The Penguins Follow the annual journey of Emperor Penguins to their breeding grounds…. read more

There’s A Grand Canyon Under Greenland

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The Grand Canyon in Arizona is one of the world’s oldest and largest natural marvels. Measuring 277 miles long, 18 miles wide at certain points, and a mile deep, the Canyon is mind-blowingly massive. Brace yourselves for yet another gigantic natural wonder; a newly discovered canyon under Greenland at least twice as long as the Grand Canyon. Buried under at least two miles of ice, this canyon was found while performing routine studies on the ice sheets to measure glacier melting.  

Visualizing a Breathing Earth

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Sometimes we get wrapped up in our own little corner of the world, and forget about the Earth as an organism. But this GIF, from data visualization expert John Nelson, uses hi-res satellite imagery of the Earth from NASA to show the seasonal transformations of our world, which could go a long way toward putting things in the proper global context. “Here’s a view looking at one year of seasonal transformations on Earth. Made possible by the tremendous folks of the NASA Visible Earth team, I downloaded the twelve cloud-free satellite imagery mosaics of Earth (“Blue Marble Next Generation”) at… read more

Artificial and Natural Alterations to the Earth

Artificial and Natural Alterations to the Earth

The earth’s water and land surfaces have changed over time, some by natural means and some by the exact opposite. Some distinctive formations are conversation striking structures, and whether they are geologically produced by Mother Nature or synthetically constructed by man, the source that can cause such a physical presence can be just as astounding. Covered in ice during cold months, the Ekati Mine in Canada operates even under completely frozen road conditions. The mine is a diamond bonanza, and so far it has birthed 40 million or so carats of them. Though mines can be major sources of income, when they are… read more

Biodegradable Designs Made From The Earth

TERRA: BIODEGRADABLE OBJECTS MADE FROM EARTH

Tel-Aviv based sustainability designer, social-entrepreneur and teacher Adital Ela enjoys getting her hands dirty. A graduate from renowned Design Academy Eindhoven, in The Netherlands, she produces fantastic objects made from soil and fibers. Her collection is called “Terra” and includes stools (for children and adults) and lampshades, and she will soon unveil a new and bigger object: an earth bedside cupboard. Made from soil and dry plants fibers, that give the mix a long lasting quality and structure, the Terra collection is entirely craft by hand. Ela collects her raw materials from a site nearby her Tel-Aviv studio, mixes it… read more

‘Spaceship Earth’ And Our Dwindling Resources

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Spaceship Earth. A term not heard everyday, but one with great implications behind it. In short, it is a phrase used to express concern over the Earth’s dwindling resources, and to define our part as a collective to work for the planet’s greater good. The term was first coined by Barbara Ward in her book Spaceship Earth after a speech by her good friend, Adlai Stevenson, to the U.N. Stevenson was a politician in the Democratic party of the U.S., as well as the 5th U.S. ambassador to the U.N. In his speech, he said, “We travel together, passengers on… read more

Top 5 Must-See Films With An Environmental Message

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Every now and again, we need to be reminded that the earth is still worth saving. Sometimes we need that message to come via a medium we all know and appreciate: the movie theater. Once in a blue moon, a film will come through that we’d hardly consider an “environmental film”, because in all honesty, unless it’s “An Inconvenient Truth”, we probably wouldn’t pay to see it. This is why some filmmakers insert a slightly undertoned message about saving the planet. This list represents those silent voices, and are definitely worth viewing for both the entertainment value, and the message… read more

The Human Race Is Doomed, Unless…

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We all know the Earth has an expiration date. Sooner or later, our sun will die, and when that day comes, one of several things will occur; it could go supernova and destroy us all, it could become a Red Giant and swallow the earth with it, etc. Whatever the case, science tells us it’s bound to happen. Unfortunately, we’ve got bigger and sooner problems. British physicist Stephen Hawking, famous for his theories on time travel, wormholes, the ‘Big Bang’, and others, has come out with a recent statement informing us that we’ve got less than a millennia to get our… read more

Seeing with Fresh Eyes

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Sometimes it takes just one event to change the way we see the world. In the mid-90s, I was working in the Australian music industry, frontline entertainment marketing for an independent record company that was part of a mega-giant. The clichéd “sex, drugs, rock n roll” was not too far from the truth of my lifestyle. Hectic. Superficial. Expensive. A producer and consumer of an image-making industry, I was not particularly concerned about the people, plants and animals of the Earth. But I was concerned about myself. I wasn’t happy. Despite the flash car, fancy-pants clothes and cool job, I was… read more