Nahko Bear (Medicine for the People) ღ Aloha Ke Akua

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Nahko Bear (Medicine for the People) ღ Aloha Ke Akua

A must watch – with haunting lyrics and spectacular visuals Nahko exposes the scars of cultural wounds, environmental wrongs, and social injustices weaving together a powerful message that will remain etched into your soul.
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Powered by Bike

Ever wished that you could put your pedal power to good use, by charging your mobile phone while your ride? Now you can thanx to the team at  Siva Cycles who have designed the ATOM –  a lightweight, highly efficient bicycle generator. Apart from being a green minded, modern commuter’s dream, the Atom also has great potential to transform the lives of people living without access to electricity, enabling them to power their mobile devices and even lights by riding their bicycles.

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DIY Smartphone Speakers

This has to be the easiest way to boost the speaker sound on your ipod, iphone or smart phone. Don’t expect it to sound like a high-end audio system, but the volume does increase a few decibels! Follow our DIY steps and hear for yourself.

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Films for Action – Wall Of Films

I just stumbled across this amazing collection of  400 of the best social change documentaries FREE to watch online, all via one massive wall of films on a single page. This is one resource that is set to change the world by making essential knowledge available to everyone. So do share and help Wake Up the World

Wall of Films is created by  Films For Action , a community-powered alternative news center and learning library for people who want to change the world they provide citizens with the information and perspectives essential to creating a more just, sustainable, and democratic society.

Designing a Bicycle Culture

“The City on Bike” is a series of talks by the Bicycle Innovation Lab around urban design, lifestyle and bicycle culture. This video features interviews with Danish designer Jens Martin Skibsted and Mikael Colville Andersen (Copenhangenize/Cycle Chic).

Gravity Powered Lamp

GravityLight is a revolutionary new approach to storing energy and creating illumination that is powered soley by gravity. The lamp uses no batteries or fuel and has no operating costs after the initatal purchase price of $5 making it a fantastic alternative to the expensive and hazardous kerosene lanterns, which are widely used in developing countries.

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Re-gifting

This festive season the internet is full of creative ideas for eco- conscious gifting. The one that stood out the most was re- gifting. To put it simply re-gifting is giving people gifts that you have received that you don’t want or need and that you know they would love! Thanx to the creative team at Brain Pickings and their Regifting API , re-gifting is fast becoming a socially acceptable and cool way of gift-giving and leaving it’s stigmas behind.

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Grow – DIY Moss Graffiti

Moss graffiti is the eco-warrior’s answer to traditional chemical laced spray paint! Click the arrows to see Show Me How‘s illustrated, easy to use guide to making your own living, breathing work of art. Not only is Moss graffiti perfect for environmental messaging, it is also a fun form of guerrilla gardening.

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Sight – a glimpse of the future?

A while back I got interested in gamification (or use of  game mechanics or game dynamics) as a way of driving participation and engagement in projects and campaigns. There are many great examples that show how the use of gamification can generate positive change, from encouraging people to recycle or engage with their communities.

However there is also a lurking dark side to gamification as people become more and more reliant on technology to run their lives, and nothing puts it as clearly as this film.  Created by Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo, Sight  takes us into a wild, dark future where gamification has taken over every aspect of society from cooking food to dating!

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DIY GMO Labeling

In the USA activists have come up with this brilliant “decentralized, autonomous grassroots campaign” Label It Yourself  that encourages citizens to take it upon themselves to label GMO foods at local shops!! For more details on how to “sticker bomb the local grocery store” and GMO labeling guidelines check out their website. (Found on:  Treehugger).

CURRENT STATUS OF SOUTH AFRICA’S GM LABELING LAW (read on)

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