Daily Archives: November 2, 2015

Steve Apfelbaum, “Emulating Nature”, October 16th


Biodiversity for a Livable Climate

Published on Nov 2, 2015

Emulating Nature

Steve Apfelbaum explains how restoring biodiverse landscapes can be the most effective way to manage stormwater, as demonstrated in projects such as Seneca Meadows in New York state.

Presented at the Restoring Water Cycles to Reverse Global Warming conference October 16th-18th, 2015 at Tufts University.

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Walter Jehne, “The Natural History of Water on Earth”, October 17th


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The Natural History of Water on Earth

Australian soil and climate scientist Walter Jehne discusses how the five kingdoms of life have created water cycles, moving water through sea, soil and air, navigating tumultuous changes through geological ages to the present, and how the human presence has brought earth’s systems into a crisis in which water is also the potential vehicle for stabilization and renewal.

Presented at the Restoring Water Cycles to Reverse Global Warming conference October 16th-18th, 2015 at Tufts University.

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This Is The Lexicon Of Sustainability – Douglas Gayeton At Work

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Kim Fox Johnson’s documentary profile of information artist Douglas Gayeton, featuring animations by Pier Giorgio Provenzano and music by Rumplefarm.

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Lexicon of Sustainability – SHORT FILMS – Lexicon of Sustainability

“The Lexicon of Sustainability, in its photographic form, was real-food-dictionary as art; through their film series they’ve managed to translate the essence of those works into succinct films that provide further insight into the meaning of sustainability. I watch every one.”

See:   https://vimeo.com/lexiconofsustainability

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Lexicon of Food | Inform & Activate

WHO NEEDS A LEXICON OF FOOD?

Our food system is opaque. Consumers have no idea what’s in the food they eat, who makes it, or where it comes from. But if they are given transparency—a window into how that food is produced—they can shop according to their values. When consumers shop according to their values, they transform our food system. All because they learn a few words.

Here is just one example: When consumers learned that a growth hormone (rBST) was being administered to dairy cows, they decided to pay more for milk without this growth hormone. As a result, dairies across the USA stopped using rBST. The same story can be told for Cage Free eggs.

Imagine if these consumers learned 20, 50 or even 100 new concepts: what would our food system look like?

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Judy Schwartz, “Water and Climate: An Overview”


Biodiversity for a Livable Climate

Published on Nov 2, 2015

Water and Climate: An Overview

Journalist Judy Schwartz, author of the groundbreaking book, Cows Save the Planet, gives the perspective of a concerned citizen seeking to understand how water fits into the complex workings of climate change.

Presented at the Restoring Water Cycles to Reverse Global Warming conference October 16th-18th, 2015 at Tufts University.

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Rajendra Singh, “River Regeneration in Rajasthan”, October 17th – YouTube


Biodiversity for a Livable Climate

Published on Nov 2, 2015

Rajendra Singh, the “Waterman of India”, is winner of the 2015 Stockholm Water Prize. He has led a decades-long successful campaign to reclaim degraded and mine-scarred landscapes using the traditional water harvesting methods such as the johad earthen dam. Local people have mobilized around these methods to restore water abundance in the driest state of India.

Presented at the Restoring Water Cycles to Reverse Global Warming conference October 16th-18th at Tufts University.

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Michal Kravick, “The New Water Paradigm”, October 17th


Biodiversity for a Livable Climate

Published on Nov 2, 2015

Michal Kravčík guides us through the concepts of the New Water Paradigm in greater detail, showing how water cycles can be supported to enhance local climates and biodiversity, and how this understanding can broaden and enhance our strategies for addressing climate change.

Presented at the Restoring Water Cycles to Reverse Global Warming conference, October 16th-18th at Tufts University.

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Michal Kravcik, “The New Water Reality” October 16th


Biodiversity for a Livable Climate

Published on Nov 2, 2015

The New Water Reality

Innovative Slovakian hydrologist Michal Kravčík gives an introduction to his New Water Paradigm and the critical importance of regional or “small” rainwater cycles. The result is a set of empowering ecological concepts that enable people everywhere to secure clean and adequate water, prevent floods and drought and moderate local climate, simply by harvesting rainfall. Since the 1990s he has demonstrated these concepts in his native Slovakia.

Presented at the Restoring Water Cycles to Reverse Global Warming conference at Tufts University, October 16th-18th, 2015.

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Vile Koch Brothers Indoctrinating College Kids


The Ring of Fire

Published on Nov 2, 2015

The Koch Brothers are tired of the perceived “liberal agenda” of colleges, so they’ve decided to pour millions of dollars into hundreds of colleges to force them to teach Libertarian policies. This is going to be a disaster for college students who actually want an education.

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