This is the first of six videos in the series "Bringing the Social to Rio+20". As the world prepares for Rio+20 - marking 20 years since the landmark 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, UNRISD asks the question "Where is the Social in Green Economy?". This video project is part of the UNRISD project "Social Dimensions of Green Economy and Sustainable Development". For more info, please see: http://www.unrisd.org/greeneconomy
Footage is based on recordings and interviews from the UNRISD conference "Green Economy and Sustainable Development: Bringing back the Social Dimension" (2011).
Film-maker & producer: Giora Kariv. firstname.lastname@example.org
Photography: Uri Ackerman
Contact for the bike: email@example.com
For more information and content about this project: http://erb.co.il/en/cooperations.asp
By providing sustainable and affordable housing designs, Enviu wants to improve the overall quality of life in urban areas of emerging countries. Through an online platform, around 3,100 architects joined the competition and shared their designs for everybody to use. For more info, checkout the OS House project page.
Agenda 21 explained very well. Including implications it will have on humanity. Opinions within the video come in some cases from those that were in on the negotiations, other cases from critics or activists against Agenda 21. Truly an interesting watch.
Co-originator of the permaculture concept, David Holmgren, presents the design principles as thinking tools that when used together allow us to creatively redesign our environment and our behaviour in a world of less energy and resources.
Founded by Marcin Jakubowski in 2003, a lesser known group called Open Source Ecology is, in their own words, “focusing on hardware that can change human life” and working towards a sustainable industrial economy through their Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) project. It is what they call making a better world through open source hardware.
The Most Versatile and Economical building design in the world.
An Earthship is a radically sustanable building made of recycled materials.
An Earthship is defined by the following 6 principles:
- Thermal/Solar Heating & Cooling
- Solar & Wind Electricity
- Contained Sewage Treatment
- Built with Natural & Recycled Materials
- Water Harvesting
- Food Production
An Earthship is a new kind of building, a new kind of architecture. It is so new, we call it Biotecture. However, we have been doing this for 40 years.
An Earthship is a building that will take care of you, while still being sustainable, affordable, strong and logical.
If you've been in a restaurant kitchen, you've seen how much food, water and energy can be wasted there. Chef Arthur Potts-Dawson shares his very personal vision for drastically reducing restaurant, and supermarket, waste -- creating recycling, composting, sustainable engines for good (and good food).