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The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons (trailer)
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On the 7th of July 2017, 122 countries voted in favour of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Countries that don’t have nuclear weapons but live under their threat voted for a ban. Without the knowledge of most of their citizens, the governments of the world’s nuclear powers didn’t vote, and yet the ban went ahead. Something new is happening. This documentary film about efforts to bring a nuclear weapon ban treaty into international law and the role of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, ICAN, is told through the voices of leading activists from several different organizations and countries and the president of the negotiating conference. This 56 minute documentary film takes the viewer through a brief history of the bomb and the anti-nuclear activism that has pushed to eliminate them ever since their invention. It moves into a consideration of the humanitarian initiative that successfully challenged the dominant security narrative and the historic steps taken since 2010 to turn the treaty from a dream into a reality. Finally, the film shows what can be done by anyone to help bring the treaty into force and to stigmatise nuclear weapons until they are finally eradicated. Extracts of fourteen interviews are woven into the story that will leave you feeling inspired

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Ending Nuclear Weapons by Alice Slater (2019)
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Following a screening of inspiring new film "The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons" at a meeting of Peace Action New York State (PANYS) a discussion led by Alice Slater of World Beyond War who is featured in the film and is a UN NGO Representative of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, a member of the Global Council of Abolition 2000, and who works with International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). August 1, 2019 video by Joe Friendly

EarthSayers Joe Friendly; Alice Slater
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How the oceans can clean themselves by Boyan Slat
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Published on Oct 24, 2012

18-year-old Boyan Slat combines environmentalism, entrepreneurism and technology to tackle global issues of sustainability. After diving in Greece, and coming across more plastic bags than fish, he wondered; "why can't we clean this up?"  His 2017 speech announcing a design breakthrough is here.

While still being on secondary school, he then decided to dedicate half a year of research to understand plastic pollution and the problems associated with cleaning it up.
This ultimately led to his passive clean-up concept, which he presented at TEDxDelft 2012.
Working to prove the feasibility of his concept, Boyan Slat currently gives lead to a team of approximately 50 people, and temporarily quit his Aerospace Engineering study to completely focus his efforts on The Ocean Cleanup.

The progress of The Ocean Cleanup can be followed here.  On Facebook and Twitter.
Boyan Slat, born 1994 in Delfit, Netherlands, is an inventor, entrepreneur and aerospace engineering student of Croatian origin. His father is an artist who currently resides in Istria County, Croatia. 
EarthSayer Boyan Slat
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Water Ethic: C.Meine with Josephine Mandamin
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Published August 30th by Humans and Nature

Josephine Mandamin an Anishabaabewe grandmother with a copper pail of water in one hand and a staff in the other, took on a sacred walk, traversing over 10,900 miles around each of the Great Lakes. She is known as the “Water Walker.”

According to the Michigan Sea Grant, the Great Lakes shoreline is equal to almost 44% of the circumference of the earth.  “When you see someone walking with a pail of water, you wonder, where is she going with that water.”

So the message is, water is very precious, and I will go to any lengths to and direction to carry the water to the people.”

“As women, we are carriers of the water. We carry life for the people. So when we carry that water, we are telling people that we will go any lengths for the water. We’ll probably even give our lives for the water if we have to. We may at some point have to die for the water, and we don’t want that,” said Mandamin.

EarthSayers Josephine Mandamin; Curtis Meine
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The Importance of a Water Ethic by Elder, Barnett, Schmidt et.al.
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If you think technology is going to be the big fix to address the availability, use and conservation of water, you might want to give a close listen to the idea of a Water Ethic.

From the Center for Humans and Nature's Fostering a Water Ethic project, contemplate the many compelling reasons as to why a water ethic is essential for helping do the right thing by each other,by the generations that follow us, and by the whole community of life. For more information on the Water Ethic visit Humans and Nature here.
Viewpoints from Dorene Day Midewaunnikwe (Water Woman); Jane Elder, Executive Director, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters; Cynthia Barnett, Environmental Journalist and Author; Jeremy Schmidt, Assistant professor, Carlton University; Rick Kyte, Director, D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership; Christiana Peppard, Associate Professor, Fordham University; and Josephine Mandamin (Ojibwe), Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve.
Published on Mar 16, 2016
EarthSayers Cynthia Barnett; Doreen Day; Jane Elder
Date unknown Format Interview
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Painted Nails Documentary (trailer)
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We witness the American dream crumble when Van Nguren, a Vietnamese nail salon worker, discovers her health problems, including two miscarriages, are the result of toxic chemicals in the products used in her salon. Van courageously becomes the first worker to testify in Congress against the cosmetic industry in over 30 years.

Painted Nailsenters the rich culture of Vietnamese-American Van Hoang's bustling nail salon in the Mission District of San Francisco. The salon caters to a diverse clientele, women of African American, European, Latino, and Asian ethnicities, who come not only for the acrylic nails with original design each a miniature painting that might include gold stars, glittering palm fronds, or frolicking blue dolphins, but also for the caring environment. The salon clients beam as they hold up their vividly colored talons for the camera, in a proud display of their identity as women. Produced and directed by Dianne Griffen. Associate producer and translator is Nhung Pham.

Website here. Published on Feb 9, 2016

EarthSayers Triet Dang; Dianne Griffen; Van NGuren
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Flint Michigan Water Crisis - with Rep. Brenda L. Lawrence, D-MI
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Published on Feb 10, 2016

Recorded 2/6/2016 at the Progressive Congress 2016: Rep. Brenda L. Lawrence says the Flint water crisis is another symptom of infrastructure crisis that is being ignored -- because it affected the poorest communities in our country.
EarthSayer Brenda Lawrence
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Update on Circular Economy by Ellen MacArthur Nov. 2015
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Published on Nov 6, 2015

A special presentation by Ellen MacArthur on the circular economy. BSR Conference 2015.November, 2015 in San Francisco, California.
EarthSayer Ellen MacArthur
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Nibi (Water) Gathering at Turtle Lodge
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Water is an element that can unite our Nations to serve a common purpose. 
     We are making an International Call to attend the Nibi Water Gathering at the Turtle Lodge, on the Shores of Lake Winnipeg, one of our most endangered lakes, where the four rivers meet, on June 4 and 5, 2015.
     At the Water Ceremony the Original People of Turtle Island (North America) will formally establish their leadership. The Nibi Water Gathering will coincide with the honouring of leaders in Earth stewardship, those who have been spiritually guided in their leadership, and the honouring of Youth completing their rites of passage to adulthood.
     It is our hope that People of all cultures will attend and make their gifts and offerings to the Water!

Video Produced on Location by Erica Daniels at Turtle Lodge and Manitou Api, copyright Turtle Lodge 2015. Water Song Credit to Mary Maytwayashing. Thunderbird Artwork Credit to Norval Morrisseau. Published on Jan 21, 2015

Nibi Water Gathering
A Gathering of All Nations was held on June 4 and 5th 2015 in the 
Ogimakamik Lodge of Leadership at Turtle Lodge, On the Shores of Lake Winnipeg
Sagkeeng First Nation, Manitoba, Canada



EarthSayers Dave Courchene; Erica Daniels
Date unknown Format Documentary
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Greenwashing by Tryo
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Published on Jul 6, 2012
More information on the Tryo group here

You don't need to speak the french language to get the point of this animated short on greenwashing. 
Members: Guizmo, Christophe Mali, Manu Eveno, Daniel "Ito", Bibou

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EarthSayers Manu Eveno; Christophe Mali
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