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(2008) Percy Schmeiser has been growing canola for 40 years. He's been experimenting, developing his own varieties, using his own seed. Then Monsanto, the giant multinational agro-chemical company that is at the forefront of developing genetically modified foods, accused him of patent infringement and demanded restitution for its seeds. They stole his plants, seeds & research because of cross pollination with GMO plants that other people had planted within pollinaton range. "I never put those plants on my land," says Schmeiser. "The question is, where do Monsanto's rights end and mine begin?"
I am from Costa Rica. Here I outline my idea to rebuild trust by redesigning cities. After Copenhagen, we need to rethink our cooperation and create new alliances. I propose to bring together countries of 4 million people (Costa Rica, Norway, Singapore, New Zealand, and Lebanon).
Soy de Costa Rica y soy especialista ambiental aquí expongo mi idea para repensar, rediseñar y reconstruir la confianza para el beneficio de las personas y el planeta. Propongo un proyecto entre paises de 4 millones como Costa Rica, Noruega, Nueva Zelanda, Singapur y Líbano.
Earthsayers.tv: Journalist and best selling author Amy Goodman of Democracy Now speaking at the Green Festival, June 6th, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. Ms. Goodman's speech, "Drilling, Spilling, Killing: From Oil Wells to Oil Wars," includes her first-hand experience in Louisiana covering the Gulf of New Mexico oil spill, the humanitarian aid mission to Gaza, and why she has filed a lawsuit against city and state officials of St. Paul, Minnesota, accusing police of wrongfully arresting her during the Republican National Convention two years ago. The speech is in seven parts on Youtube. This speech was recorded by Ruth Ann Barrett, Producer, EarthSayers.tv, the voices of sustainability.
Restoring our Waters is the story of how people around the country care about The Chesapeake Bay and are turning this caring into citizen action at the State (Maryland) and Federal level.
Like most of the bodies of water on the planet, it is the engine of a regional economy important and is a National Treasure, worthy of protection and deserving of the iconic status of the Florida Everglades, the Great Lakes, or the Mighty Mississippi. Americans who care about clean water, economic security, and national history are asked to sign petition, and then contact their legislators to demonstrate how important the Chesapeake is to our nation. To participate visit the Restoring Our Waters Website.
Excerpt of an interview with Wilson Justin (Althsetnay, Athabascan): Justin shares his view of what entails true leadership, and he cites the need for a new generation of leaders at all levels of society. People who illuminate issues and have moral courage and speak out.
This clip is part of a series exploring the meaning of sustainability from the perspectives of indigenous leaders from the bioregion of Salmon Nation. See the Native Perspectives on Sustainability project .
In this video, Barry Heidt interviews Rebecca Moore of Google of Outreach at the 2009 Bioneers Conference. Ms. Moore discusses her project, the Google Earth Outreach Program and the importance of her project as a Global "Community Watch." It brings mapping to the people and is already changing the world by supporting non-profits, communities and indigenous peoples around the worldd in applying Google's mapping tools to help create a sustainable society.
Rebecca Moore is a computer scientist and longtime software professional. Her personal work using Google Earth was instrumental in stopping the logging of more than a thousand acres of redwoods in her Santa Cruz Mountain community. Rebecca also initiated and leads the development of Google Earth Engine, a new technology platform which supports global-scale data-mining of satellite imagery for societal benefit. Rebecca received a bachelor's degree with honors from Brown University in Artificial Intelligence, a master's degree from Stanford University, and is currently on leave from the Stanford Ph.D. program in Computer Science.
We live on a finite planet and sometimes our impact on it is greater than we realize. The seemingly isolated actions we take every day, from our choice of morning beverage to our choice of business practices, are often links in a chain of unusual connections we would never have imagined.
The bottom line: The health of business is directly connected to the health of the natural world. And both can grow and flourish—together.
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