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First Light

EPISODE 3 OF TRANSITION SA: In South Africa there are about 2,5 million households without electricity. First Light – takes a look at a Rural Solar Initiative in KZN South Africa, where 50 impoverished households are fitted with solar lighting kits, many of them receiving electricity for the very first time.

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Mother Trees Connect the Forest

It is often said that reality is stranger than fiction. In this video Professor Suzanne Simard shares her latest research regarding forest ecosystems. She reveals that in a forest, trees communicate with each other to ensure resilience and regeneration of the forest as a whole (almost like James Cameron’s film Avatar).

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Steve speaking at the Occupy COP17 Event

Exciting stuff is happening parallel to the United Nations Climate Talks taking place in Durban, ordinary people are coming together to call for action on climate change and a system of earth justice. In solidarity with the other Occupy Movements across the world, OccupyCOP17.

Pablo Solon: Occupy movement is a source of hope

Pablo Solon, former lead negotiator of Bolivia, speaks to OneClimate at an Occupy COP17 ‘General Assembly’ meeting outside the UN Climate Talks in Durban, South Africa.

Project 90 by 2030 Youth Forum 2011 – short version

This is the 4.30 minute version of the Youth Forum video from 2011.

This video gives an overview of our environmental leadership program which took place in 2011, in view of the need to influence the outcome of COP17, commencing in Durban in November 2011.

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Sea Change

Espidose 6 Transition SA: The Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town, is passionate about inspiring in its visitors a love of and respect for the oceans and educating them about the issues of climate change and pollution. In 2011, together with Project 90 x 2030 they embarked on a truly ground breaking project – to become a green energy demonstration site and install the first grid tied wind and solar PV system in the City of Cape Town. This project is set to change the way we view energy generation and hopefully lead the way for similar green energy projects in the city.

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Flying Rhinos

Dramatic film from Green renaissance about the WWF Black Rhino Range Expansion Project where 19 of the critically endangered animals were moved from the Eastern Cape to a new location in Limpopo province. A relatively new capture technique was used to airlift some of the rhinos out of difficult or inaccessible areas by helicopter.

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Eastern Arc Mountains Refuge

While working with different communities in eastern and southern Africa, ResourceAfrica UK has produced a number of short documentaries depicting the local perspective on climate change. Tanzania is already experiencing the impacts of climate change. The Eastern Arc Mountains remain as a natural refuge to some of these changes.

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Making the Connection

Making the Connection presents the benefits of a plant based diet in a contemporary and upbeat style, showing that you can lead a healthy, fun, modern lifestyle that is fair, sustainable, compassionate. Episode 1 explores the delights of gourmet vegan food. The other 7 chapters are all here too – they explore issues of fitness, nutrition, global food security, environment, ethics and farming. Click Read more to watch them.

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Jae Rhim Lee: My mushroom burial suit

Here’s a powerful provocation from artist Jae Rhim Lee. Can we commit our bodies to a cleaner, greener Earth, even after death? Naturally — using a special burial suit seeded with pollution-gobbling mushrooms. Yes, this just might be the strangest TEDTalk you’ll ever see … Check out