I am always amazed how much practical knowledge we have lost over the years as we rely more and more on technology to provide for our solutions. This exciting project by Jihyun Ryou seeks to uncover the oral traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation (particularly focusing on the food preservation) and uses design to bring this knowledge back into everyday life.
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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
A magical tale of adventure and discovery showcasing some of the extraordinary species recently found around the world. ‘Astonish Me’ has been created by acclaimed writer Stephen Poliakoff and director Charles Sturridge to celebrate our 50th anniversary.
For more on ‘Astonish Me’ and the new species featured in the film visit: wwf.org.uk/astonishme
The Pachamama Alliance’s mission is to empower indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest to preserve their lands and culture and, using insights gained from that work, to educate and inspire individuals everywhere to bring forth a thriving, just and sustainable world. Website: The Pachamama Alliance
Two Paragliders have a life changing experience when they fly with the threatened Cape Vulture and discover the wealth of knowledge and freedom that these birds can pass on the the human race…
Artist and activist Yann Arthus-Bertrand, is one of the most celebrated aerial photographers in the world. He uses beautiful imagery to highlight deeper environmental and social issues. In 2009 he created the movie HOME – Spanning 54 countries and 120 locations, all seen from the air, this film captures the Earth’s most amazing landscapes, showcasing its incomparable beauty and acknowledging its vulnerability. HOME is a compelling emotional reminder of what is at stake: the Earth, in all its beauty, and the people who live on it.
A few years ago I read an intriguing book – the *Secret Life of Plants* by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird. It analysed the relationship between humans and plants, exploring the idea that plants may actually be sentient!! Well 37 years on scientists are still exploring these issues with some exciting discoveries!