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Sound and Sustainability by Michael Spencer
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A TEDx presentation made at TEDxWWF in Geneva for WWF International (13 October 2011) by Michael Spencer, communications consultant, who holds the position of Visiting Fellow at the Music and Culture Research Centre of Ueno Gakuen University (Tokyo). Here he talks about the world of song.

EarthSayer Michael Spencer
Date 1/17/2012 Format Speech
Length 15:43 Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Culture and Consciousness More Details
How the West Has Won by Derrick Jensen
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Peak Moment 200: "Is the world a better place because you were born?" asks author Derrick Jensen. He contrasts sustainable indigenous cultures who enrich their habitat with the current "dominant culture destroying everything." He explores how industrial civilization is inherently violent, turning people into objects and the earth into stuff. His books include A Language Older Than Words, Culture of Make Believe, and Endgame.

EarthSayer Derrick Jensen
Date 8/28/2011 Format Interview
Length 27:59 Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Peak Moment More Details
Green Collar Future
Static PreviewPresentations by leading Tasmanian advocates on Sustainable Development including Peter Boyer, Margaret Steadman, Corey Peterson, Phil Pullinger and Vica Bailey as part of an effort to seek a meeting with the Prime Minister to ensure Australia has a sustainable green collar future.
EarthSayers Vica Bailey; Peter Boyer; Margaret Steadman
Date 7/8/2009 Format Speech
Length 9:41 Keywords Sustainability More Details
" Globalisation from the bottom up " - Jaipur, India
Static PreviewPresentation by Mrs Faith Singh, Founder Trustee, Jaipur Virasat Foundation, from The Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment's Annual Conference 2009. Chowkri Modikhana, Jaipur, India
EarthSayer Faith Singh
Date 2/10/2009 Format Length unknown Keywords Sustainability More Details
The Key to Integral Sustainability
Static PreviewKen Wilber dis­cuss­es some of the ob­sta­cles the world faces in bring­ing any sort of re­al change to our cur­rent eco­log­i­cal cri­sis. The para­dox is that it takes a fair­ly so­phis­ti­cat­ed per­spec­tive to per­ceive the prob­lem—and the more in­clu­sive per­spec­tives be­come, the few­er peo­ple there are in­hab­it­ing them. Some green ap­proach­es to sus­tain­abil­i­ty might in­sist that all we need to do is to sim­ply re­spect the "Great Web of Life," but how can we when the vast ma­jor­i­ty of peo­ple can't even per­ceive it? As our en­vi­ron­men­tal prob­lems are in­deed glob­al in scale, re­quir­ing a glob­al re­sponse, which in turn re­quires tru­ly glob­al per­spec­tives, how can we be­gin lead­ing more peo­ple to­ward be­com­ing part of the so­lu­tion? In this di­a­logue, Ken gives us some sug­ges­tions.
EarthSayer Ken Wilber
Date 6/21/2008 Format Lectures
Length 14:24 Keywords Sustainability More Details
On Cultural Preservation by Fantastic Negrito
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Oakland Musician Fantastic Negrito on Cultural Preservation in interview, published by World Bank. He celebrates and preserves African-American culture through music. Published on Aug 20, 2015

EarthSayer Fantastic Negrito
Date unknown Format Performance
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Artists and Musicians More Details
Seven Serious Jokes About Climate Change by Marcus Brigstocke
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Performance by comedian Marcus Brigstocke. Climate change is no laughing matter, but when all else fails, perhaps it's time to take humour a bit more seriously? Humour has long been a powerful tool in the social-change arsenal, but is it powerful enough to help us break through the static on this colossal issue? Is 'laughing-it-off' just about evasion, or is it the key to transforming public perspective at scale, in time?

With the climate clock ticking we witness a seemingly endless cycle of public talks, journalistic comment pieces and debates on old turf, mostly reinforcing what we already know and fear. 

Published on Jan 30, 2015

RSA Spotlights – taking you straight to the heart of the event, highlighting our favourite moments and key talking points.

In a bid to generate a new dialogue that sparks enduring change, the RSA is embarking on a series of climate events with a difference, starting with a comedy night.

EarthSayer Marcus Brigstocke
Date unknown Format Performance
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Climate Change More Details
Marcelo Bonta of the Center for Diversity & the Environment
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Portlander Marcelo Bonta is founder and Executive Director of the Center for Diversity & the Environment. He was interviewed at the 2014 Annual Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) by Andrea Huggins of AASHE in Portland, Oregon on October 28, 2014. Produced by Portlanders Ruth Ann Barrett of EarthSayers.tv with Barry Heidt of Geospirit.tv.

EarthSayer Marcelo Bonta
Date unknown Format Interview
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Portland Sustainability Leaders More Details
Fostering a Culture of Sustainability: The Role of Cultural Indicators by Doug Worts
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This workshop examines how society has institutionalized the notion of culture and placed it within a leisure-time, tourist-oriented and academically-based niche of the world's economy. It also includes a discussion of the Critical Assessment Framework tool for envisioning programs and indicators designed to help foster a culture of sustainability. Participants identify and reflect on assumptions, insights and blind spots in society. Presenters: Douglas Worts, Culture and Sustainability Specialist, World Views Consulting and Dr. Lynne Teather, Professor, Master of Museum Studies Program, University of Toronto. Uploaded on Dec 29, 2010

EarthSayers Dr. Lynne Teather; Douglas Worts
Date unknown Format Panel
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Culture and Consciousness More Details
Faith in Women by Reverend Lucy Winkett
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Walk into any church or cathedral today and you might hear women singing, preaching, praying publicly. In a society where the relevance of the church is constantly questioned, has this change made any difference and does it matter?  Transcript of Reverend Winkett's thoughtful and inspiring lecture is here.  Finding your voice in today's church.

EarthSayer Lucy Winkett
Date unknown Format Lectures
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Equal Rights for Women and Girls More Details

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