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Second Ground for Hope by Leif Wenar: People Own the Oil
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Excerpt of Professor Leif Wenar's presentation in Seattle, Washington on January 27th, full speech here. Leif is author of the book, Blood Oil: Tyrants, Violence, and the Rules That Run the World.In this excerpt from his presentation of January

He holds the Chair of Philosophy & Law at Kings College London. After earning his Bachelor degree from Stanford, he went to Harvard to study with John Rawls, and wrote his doctoral thesis on property rights with Robert Nozick and T.M. Scanlon. He has worked in the UK since 1997. This excerpt was produced by Ruth Ann Barrett of EarthSayers.tv, Voices of Sustainability as part of a blogpost, Sustainability Advocate. Visit the site, Clean Trade (http://cleantrade.org/) to become involved in this movement.

EarthSayer Leif Wenar
Date unknown Format Lectures
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The Kimberley Process by Boite D'Or
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The Biote D'Or experience with the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS). It is a control system established in 2003 to authenticate the provenance of diamonds. After it became known in the late 1990s that warring parties were abusing the trade with rough diamonds to fund their conflicts, this initiative was founded to put an end to the sale of so called blood or conflict diamonds. Today, more than 49 countries are part of the Kimberley Process, the European Community being counted as one member. The members commit themselves to strict rules and regulations to verifiably track the legitimate provenance of each diamond. Further detailed information about the Kimberley Process here.


RJC (Responsible Jewellery Council)
The Responsible Jewellery Council is a not-for-profit, standards setting and certification organisation. The RJC's Chain-of-Custody Certification for precious metals supports these initiatives and can be used as a tool to deliver broader Member and stakeholder benefit. Published on Nov 22, 2013

Date unknown Format Instructional
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Ecuadorian Indigenous Peoples opposed to oil development
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Published on Feb 2, 2016

On January 28, the leaders of different indigenous nationalities directly affected by the contract between Ecuador and Andes Petroleum held a press conference in Quito to publicly announce their position that the government process of consultation has been illegal and illegitimate and that they reject the plans for oil exploration and exploitation in blocks 79 and 83 and reject plans for additional oil development in the South-Central region. Read more here on the Pachamama website, the publishers of this video on their YouTube channel.

This is the testimony of Manari Shigua of the Sapara people of the Ecuadorian Amazon.His testimony addresses the designation of the Sapara peoples culture a masterpiece of the Oral heritage of humanity by UNESCO which acknowledges that all resources in t heir territory (trees, mountains, oil +) are the world's heritage. The Ecuadorian government wants to exploit these resources and must understand they are required to consult the world as no resources can be exploited in their territory especially those the people oppose.

EarthSayer Manari Ushigua
Date unknown Format Testimony
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Its your city: Stop complaining and start fixing by V. Naresh Narasimhan
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DIT - Do It Together

In his talk, Naresh Narasimhan talks about making the city livable by being aware of your environment, make an effort to know your city’s past and at last take responsibilities. He also say’s that paying taxes does not entitle a person to complain. We need to stop complaining and start fixing.

Naresh V Narasimhan is well known for his long-term association with Venkataramanan Associates (VA), an award-winning architectural firm. What resonates when you talk to him, is his enthusiasm and his role as an urbanist, activist, and creative entrepreneur in Bangalore.
Some of Naresh’s most recent initiatives include Cobalt, a vibrant co-working space in central Bangalore that uses spatial and social strategies to trigger serendipity at work.  Published on Mar 11, 2015

EarthSayer V. Naresh Narasimhan
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What Do Oregonians Care About in 2013 with Adam Davis
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Published on Oct 7, 2013

Speakers: Adam Davis, founder and principal at DHM Research and Dave Miller, host of Think Out Loud

Results of the Oregon Values & Beliefs Study conducted every 10 years by DHM Research and sponsored this year by the Oregon Community Foundation, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Oregon Health & Science University, and Oregon State University.

Adam Davis, DHM co-founder and John McConnell of OSHU will join Think Out Loud's Dave Miller and a diverse group of community members to discuss how Oregonians value education, healthcare, the environment, religion and a host of other issues. With over 30 years of experience in all phases of public opinion research, Adam Davis' expertise ranges from survey research design to focus group moderating. He has conducted projects throughout the United States and on-site in Europe and Japan.


John McConnell is the director of OHSU's Center for Health Systems Effectiveness. Dr. McConnell is a health economist and an associate professor in OHSU's departments of emergency medicine and public health & preventive medicine.

EarthSayers Adam Davis; Dave Miller
Date unknown Format Speech
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The Children's Climate Crusade
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The very agencies created to protect our environment have been hijacked by the polluting industries they were meant to regulate. It may just turn out that the judicial system, our children and their children will save us from ourselves, Mary Christina Wood, a legal scholar, tells Bill Moyers this week.

EarthSayers Bill Moyers; Mary Christina Wood
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The Children's Climate Crusade
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The very agencies created to protect our environment have been hijacked by the polluting industries they were meant to regulate. It may just turn out that the judicial system, our children and their children will save us from ourselves, Mary Christina Wood, a legal scholar, tells Bill Moyers this week. Published on Jan 2, 2015

EarthSayers Bill Moyers; Mary Christina Wood
Date unknown Format Interview
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Climate Justice More Details
TN House Votes to Legalize Hemp by Jeremy Faison
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The Tennessee House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on March 31 to approve a bill directing the state's Department of Agriculture to set up a licensing program for people to legally grow hemp. The bill's sponsor, Cosby Republican Jeremy Faison, said the cannabis plant has a long history in American of being used for productive, beneficial uses. Faison noted that in the recent U.S. Farm Bill, signed by President Obama back in February, permission is granted for states to regulate hemp production and allow universities to study it. After the bill passed on an 88-5 vote, Faison handed products made from hemp to the chamber's leaders of both parties. Among the items were breakfast cereal, soap, cooking oil and twine. Published on Mar 31, 2014

EarthSayer Jeremy Faison
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The Possibilities for a Public Bank in Seattle (Public Forum Panel)
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What is Public Banking and how can residents of Seattle benefit from the concept. 
Public Forum: The Possibilities for a Public Bank in Seattle recorded December 10, 2014 at University Temple United Methodist Church in Seattle. Published on Dec 13, 2014

Moderator is Way ne Lau, Executive Director, Rainier Valley Community Development Fund.
Introduction by Senator Bob Hasegawa, Washington State 11th District. The Senator emphasizes that we aren't going to fix all of these problems overnight, but what we do today is for our children and grand children, or it had better be. 
Panel members:
Council member Licata: Championed paid sick leave and safe time for all fulltime employees of businesses in Seattle. Publisher of local papers and services.
Karl Beitel, Director, Public Bank Project.  Mr. Beitel gives an amazing summary of the historical context of the public bank concept and the underlying decisions that weighted privatization over public interests. Exceptional presentation. 
Dr. Thomas Keidel, Federation of German Banks.
Gwendolyn Hallsmith, Executive Director of the Public Banking Institute and author Creating Wealth: Growing Local Economies with Local Currencies.  Click on image to order from Amazon or visit your local bookstore.

 

EarthSayers Karl Beitel; Gwendolyn Hallsmith; Dr. Thomas Keidel
Date unknown Format Panel
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Investing and Sustainability More Details
The Collective Evolution III: The Shift
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Official Release 2014 by the Collective Evolution.

Synopsis:
The Collective Evolution III is a powerful documentary that explores a revolutionary shift affecting every aspect of our planet. As the shift hits the fan, people are becoming more aware of the control structures that prevent us from experiencing our full potential. CE3 uses a different level of consciousness and scientific facts to bring clarity about the shift while dispelling myths about our true nature. It offers practical steps that we can implement right now to transition out of survival mode and into our more natural state of peace and co-operation . CE3 includes fascinating interviews with revolutionary speakers and people who are already opting out of the current socioeconomic system. The film examines hidden technologies and exciting alternatives for a bright limitless future. This is the most exciting time in the history of our world.

Date unknown Format Documentary
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection The Sustainability Mindset More Details
 

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