Jae Rhim Lee: My mushroom burial suit

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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 infinityburialproject.com

Greenpop Reforest Fest at Platbos Forest – 1000 trees in 1 day

In June 2011, Greenpop took 100 volunteers to Platbos Forest for a weekend of planting, festivities, dirty hands and fun!
Parts of the ancient forest have been deforested over the years and we wanted to make a change – we managed to plant 1000 indigenous trees in 1 day!

The Urban Rambler

A rural ramble is a nice idea on a Sunday afternoon – a quiet stroll into the country and into a pub. But what about mid-week, mid-work, mid-mayhem? How does the stressed-out city dweller escape and unwind? Our new film, narrated by London to Brighton star Sam Spruell with music by Matthew and the Atlas, follows a city man looking for freedom… who finds it on two feet.

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Your Street Challenge

The Your Street Challenge invites creative proposals for how an aspect of Cape Town street life can be enhanced through the power of design.

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Danny MacAskill Plays Capetown

See Cape Town through the eyes of a street trials pro rider. For Danny, the city is one enormous playground!

Robert Hammond: Building a park in the sky

New York was planning to tear down the High Line, an abandoned elevated railroad in Manhattan, when Robert Hammond and a few friends suggested: Why not make it a park? He shares how it happened in this tale of local cultural activism.

www.thehighline.org

Where is Away: Solving Plastic Pollution in 4 Minutes

Where Is ‘Away?’: Solving Plastic Pollution in 4-minutes, is the fourth short movie in professional surfer, Kyle Thiermann’s Surfing For Change series. It tracks a plastic bag that Kyle uses in his hometown of Santa Cruz California, all the way to the north shore of Oahu, demonstrating both the destruction and solutions along the way. Famous musician Jack Johnson, and Story of Stuff’s Annie Leonard join Kyle in this fast-paced journey to highlight the power we all have to end plastic pollution.[/twocol_one]

Website: Surfing for Change

All it takes is exposure

A beautiful film from Caroline Day.

The lifelong gift of Nature is still free but a seed must be planted. Only then will children run with it, cherish it as a resource, protect it. Facts, about the sustainability of our future, do not inspire a passion to act.

Top 5 Surprising Vegan Super Heroes

You don’t need to eat meat to be a super hero! This great video from Planet Green’s Planet 100 series, shows top celebrities choosing vegan lifestyles.

“For Love of Water” – the song

It is World Water and Cape Town is beating to the sound of a gentle summer rain! In the spirit of this celebration of water, life and planet a group of International and South African artists (Zolani Mahola, Loyiso Bala, Stef Bos – to name a few) have gathered to create an original piece of music called ‘For Love Of Water’.

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