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How Shall We Live, With the Earth in Crisis? with Carolyn Baker
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When we actually face what's happening on the planet, the picture isn't pretty. Author Carolyn Baker (Speaking Truth To Power) is concerned by rapidly-unfolding climate change, and the fragile Fukushima reactor situation. Systems thinker Dave Pollard (How To Save the World) sees endgames for three inter-related systems--economic, energy and ecology--any one of which could lead toCollapsing Consciously civilizational collapse.

We're in a predicament we can't fix, but we can choose how we respond. Published on Nov 19, 2013

To order her book from Amazon, click on the image or visit your local bookstore.

EarthSayers Carolyn Baker; Dave Pollard
Date unknown Format Interview
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Climate Justice More Details
Sustainability and Global Grand Challenges by Jeffrey Sachs
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Jeffrey Sachs presents the key note presentation on sustainability, most particularly sustainable development (environmental and economic) for the first Global Grand Challenges Summit 2013 in London.  The lectures is on how sustainable development must occur and how countries are not doing enough to meet this in either terms of energy and the economy. Published on Mar 30, 2013

In an October 15th 2013 article in the Financial Times in response to the climate catastrophe of Typhoon Haiyan, he notes "People need to see credible energy plans, pathways for each country and region to a prosperous low-carbon future. Such pathways can be found, but aside from excellent work in a handful of places, such as the UK, Denmark and California, such long-term planning has not been done...The basic elements of a pathway include four key pillars: more electricity from low-carbon technologies rather than coal; replacing fossil fuels with electricity as the fuel source for sectors such as cars and household heating; greater energy efficiency in industry and the home; and the end of deforestation (which emits carbon).


EarthSayer Jeffrey Sachs
Date unknown Format Lectures
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Climate Change More Details
What is Sustainability? Jill Savery, Sustainability and Sport
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Jill Savery explains what sustainability means to her America's Cup team, emphasizing zero waste and carbon neutral objectives, and to sporting events now and into the future. She is the Head of Sustainability for the America's Cup Event Authority. Her professional experience includes supporting sporting organizations such as the United States Olympic Committee, the London 2012 Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, the Chicago 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid team, the England 2018 FIFA World CupTM bid team, and several municipalities in the United States to embed sustainability into operations.

Savery speaks frequently on the topic of sustainability and sport to national and international audiences. Her new book co-edited with Dr. Keith Gilbert, titled Sustainability and Sport, is a first of its kind look at this emerging field. Click image to order from Amazon or visit your local bookstore.

Jill was interviewed by Ruth Ann Barrett of EarthSayers.tv with the support of David and Mary Kay Okimoto in September, 2013 at the finals of the America's Cup races in San Francisco, California, USA.

Resources: (pdf)

America's Cup Sustainability Plan

Sustainability Final Report

 

 

EarthSayers Keith Gilbert; Jill Savery
Date unknown Format Interview
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection What is Sustainability? More Details
Sustainability at the 34th America's Cup Finals by Jill Savery
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An interview with Jill Savery the Head of Sustainability for the America's Cup Event Authority at the 34th America's Cup at the finals held in San Francisco, September 2013. Ms. Savery talks about how sustainability was embedded into all the roles at this major sporting event from power and fuel to public transportation and partnering with organizations such as Sailors For the Sea, the official Clean Regattas partner, and with Offsetters, the Official Carbon Credit Supplier and their Great Bear Forest Carbon Project.

Sailors for the Sea, the only ocean conservation nonprofit focused on the sailing and boating community, is proud to announce that the 34th America's Cup earned a Sailors for the Sea Platinum Level Clean Regattas certification, the highest level possible.
Interviewed by Ruth Ann Barrett of EarthSayers.tv with the support of David and Mary Kay Okimoto.



EarthSayer Jill Savery
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Why is Coal So Angry?
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Coal has good reason to be so angry, desperate, and increasingly belligerent: He's the nation's oldest and dirtiest energy source, and now he's becoming obsolete as cleaner alternatives come online. More info at Beyond Coal. Published on Oct 23, 2013

Date unknown Format Cartoon and Animation
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Last U.S. Nuclear Test by Konstantin Kakaes
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Konstantin Kakaes is a Future Tense fellow at the New America Foundation, where he is studying the causes and consequences of technological innovation. Here, in a well organized minute, he provides a review  of U.S. nuclear testing, the last one being twenty one years ago, and brings the viewer up to date on the status of the 1996 ban on all nuclear weapons testing.

EarthSayer Konstantin Kakaes
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Frac Biocides DeepLife by Sandra Steingraber
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Methane Emissions killing the atmosphere, and frac-well injection of biocides killing 'Deep Life'. How Long Is This New Bridge To Doom Town?

Sandra Steingraber is an acclaimed ecologist, cancer survivor, and author of "Living Downsteam" and "Raising Elijah". She gave a fascinating account of extremoophileapos; bacteria that feed in the hydrocarbon rich shale layer which are responsible for fouling up the works when the shale is fracked. Biocides are one constituent of fracking fluid that poses an unacceptible risk to our health. What is the ecological relationships of the subterranean biota to the rest of life on the planet? No one knows.

Full 41 minutes presentation here

Published on Mar 1, 2014

EarthSayer Sandra Steingraber
Date unknown Format Appeal
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection High Risk Energy Sources More Details
Sierra Nevada Snow Pack & Snow Melt
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Snow melt from the snow pack in the Sierra Nevada mountain range provides drinking water to about 30% of California's residents, irrigates key crops in the San Joaquin valley, and runs hydroelectric power plants that supply at least 15% of the state's electricity. Scientists Martha Conklin and Tom Harmon of the University of California, Merced are conducting research at the Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory, using wireless sensor technology to more accurately measure snow pack and snow melt so that state water managers can make better decisions on how to allocate this precious resource. Published on Jul 12, 2013

EarthSayers Martha Conklin; Tom Harmon
Date unknown Format Series
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Sustainability:Water by NBC Learn and NSF More Details
Spill by photograper Daniel Beltra
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Daniel Beltra gives us insight to his experience documenting the Gulf oil spill and his motivation for continuing his efforts to capture our changing environment. Uploaded on Aug 4, 2010. His interview on "ICE" is here.

Short listed for the Prix Pictet, The global award in photography and sustainability for his series, Spill.

 

EarthSayer Daniel Beltra
Date unknown Format Interview
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Artists and Musicians More Details
Nuclear Power Plants and Global Warming by Helen Caldicott
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On March 14, 2013 Dr. Helen Caldicott spoke to over 150 people at an event Sponsored by the Princeton Coalition for Peace http://www.peacecoalition.org/ and several other organizations at the Princeton United Methodist Church.

In this her passionate 60 minutes discussion Dr. Caldicott touched on areas of abolishing all nuclear weapons and power plants, the dire impacts of global warming, new updates on the effects of radiation releases at Fukushima, Japan and the need for people to become more politically active.Published on Mar 15, 2013

EarthSayer Helen Caldicott
Date unknown Format Speech
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection High Risk Energy Sources More Details
 

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