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)
One Man, one bicycle, 40 countries, 4 continents – an environmental pilgrimage to highlight the bike as a positive tool in the battle against climate change. Watch the trailer created for an upcoming documentary on South African solo adventurer Kayden Kleinhans’ epic bicycle journey around the world all in the name of carbon reduction and environmental awareness.
“Halt the sale of De Beers operations until they fix our area”, says Cape West Coast community
The imminent sale of De Beers’ diamond mining operations on the Cape West Coast must be halted until full disclosure and proper consultation with all affected parties has taken place, says the community of Hondeklipbaai. The department of Mineral Resources (DMR) is expected to make a decision on the approval of the amended environmental management programme, and the transfer of mining rights to Tranx Hex, within weeks. The community launched an awareness campaign this week, to urge DMR to postpone their decision.
Dr Jane Goodall is a woman who has marched for a cause her whole adult life. In this woman’s day edition of 50|50, Dr. Jane Goodall talks of her work to save chimpanzees and to empower people — young and old — to do what they can for a better world.
Oscar nominated director Josh Fox (Gasland) gives his powerful support to the Tar Sands Action, a two week sit-in at the White House to show President Obama he has the support of the people to stand up to Big Oil. If you haven’t yet heard about this exremely destructive process of extracting fossil fuel then this video is a must see.
Green Renaissance has just launched the second in a series of three videos, which were filmed in collaboration with the Save Mapungubwe NGO Coalition to fight against the granting of a coal mining license outside of the Mapungubwe World Heritage Site.
This video focuses on a character from the opposite side of the Limpopo River- Vanessa Bristow- who lives on a farm called Sentinel in Zimbabwe, and feels deeply connected to the land and variety of life in the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area.
The GMO Film Project (Untitled) tells the story of a father’s discovery of GMO’s through the symbolic act of poor Haitian farmers burning seeds in defiance of Monsanto’s gift of 475 tons of hybrid corn and vegetable seeds to Haiti shortly after the devastating earthquake.
Grocery stores around America are filling their dumpsters with food. Not rotten, spoiled food, but billions of pounds of good, edible food. Why? Because the expiration date is nearing? Because it costs less to simply throw away excess food rather than do something helpful with it? Follow filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and his circle of friends as they “dumpster dive” in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of L.A.’s supermarkets. In the process, they uncover thousands of dollars worth of good food and an ugly truth about waste in America: grocery stores know they are wasting and most refuse to do anything about it.
Gaye van Hasselt is an organic farmer in Prince Albert in the Karoo, who feels strongly that pure, clean water is essential for our survival, and that fracking is not an option.
With a deep connection to the land she feels has enriched her life, and an appreciation for our vital natural ecosystems, Gaye feels that there needs to be another way to fuel our energy needs.
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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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