December 8, 2013

National Geographic's Great Nature Project / @NatGeo

National Geographic invites you to share plants and animals from your world with the whole world. Get outside and snap a photo of a plant or animal in your area, then upload and share it using the hashtag #GreatNature. Add the hashtag #animal to animal photos. Join the Great Nature Project today!

ESA Euronews: When weather becomes climate / @esa

We constantly track our weather as it fluctuates day-to-day, but determining patterns over time can help us differentiate exactly when 'weather' becomes 'climate'.

Climate change may be visibly changing our world, but it cannot be charged with every meteorological peculiarity given the inherent chaos of the atmosphere. The only way to make sense of these changes is by looking for trends, and these days we have a perfect vantage point from space.

The world of weather watching is ruled by an armada of satellites, and Eumetsat in Germany owns and runs Europe's fleet of high-precision machines.
These hugely powerful devices are capable of mapping both high resolution temperature and humidity measurements, and different images of Earth in near real-time.

Thanks to these technological behemoths, we now know more about our weather than ever before; but understanding climate is a different matter.

What is EEIP / @GreenCogEU

Energy Efficiency in Industrial Processes is EEIP. But what is that all about? Simply put EEIP is the fastest growing industrial energy efficiency platform in the world. You can join us anywhere simply because... "We are were the people are"

The Water Cycle / @theawkwardyeti

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July 12, 2013

Envirometer / @ IngenioComun

Make, an animation studio in Minneapolis, has launched "Envirometer", a short film exploring the tension between conservation and industrialization. A simple act of recycling rubbish becomes the inspiration for both environmentalists and developers, leading to a fight regulated by the fantastic measuring contraption known as the Envirometer. As the conflict escalates and the situations become increasingly more destructive and selfish, the vengeful and godlike Envirometer may be the only hope to unite the opposing viewpoints and create a progressive world where everyone can live in harmony.

May 18, 2013

Be the change - @Connect4Climate iChange competition

7 billion people, one world. A video created by Laura Lidia Lopez Garcia 
from UNAM university, Mexico

April 16, 2013

Plan it Green: The Big Switch! Game trailer

Plan it green! - is a fantastic ecological city-builder. The main idea of the game is to create the cleanest and safest city, using eco-technologies. General Electric, the great American company, in common with National Geographic declares the contest for the "Greenest city". 

All technologies are already available for the player: environmental clean building materials, power-saving lightning devices and many more. The player is able to play with his friends, using his Facebook account.


WATER WAR!? The growing FEARS of water scarcity - Fact of fiction?

March 22, 2013

World Water Day, 22 March 2013 / @UN

United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) - Video in English created by United Kingdom based students at the University of Creative Arts in Farnham, for World Water Day. 

The contribution is part of UNRIC's partnership with Fabrica.

To help promote a series of UN International Days, prestigious European design schools and academies produce short videos part of a partnership between UNRIC and Fabrica, the Benetton research centre on communication.

The schools belong to a network established by Fabrica to promote youth creativity. Video content produced by the students is promoted by the UN and showcased on Benetton storefront Live Windows.

Author: Rory Tatton
Tutor: Craig Burston
Institute: UCA Farnham, United Kingdom
Cover: Gastón Lisak (Fabrica resident)
Music: Jhon William Castaño (Fabrica resident)

Summer 2012 "There Is" / @TravelAlberta

(remember to breathe) Alberta / @TravelAlberta

Shot on location throughout Alberta. This spot features some of the breathtaking landscapes and authentic experiences from across the province.

March 20, 2013

Wings of Life / @DisneyNature

Wings of Life presents the unsung heroes of the global food chain. You will witness, as never before, fantastic journeys that are full of wonder, drama and beauty. Theirs is a fragile ecosystem, essential for sustaining life on the planet. Now threatened by mankind, this is a chance to see their world as never before. Visually stunning and emotional, the story is told from the flower's point of view. For the first time ever, you will witness a world hidden from the naked eye—and it will be an experience you will never forget.

Loud Voices Together Are Heard / @NRDC

Plastic Packaging / @NRDC

Plastic packaging is wasteful and ultimately damaging for the environment as most of it ends up in landfills and our oceans.

Acid Test: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification / @NRDC

This groundbreaking NRDC documentary explores the startling phenomenon of ocean acidification, which may soon challenge marine life on a scale not seen for tens of millions of years. The film, featuring Sigourney Weaver, originally aired on Discovery Planet Green.

TRASHED (2012) Environmental documentary with Jeremy Irons

Trashed - No Place For Waste with the participation of Jeremy Irons, looks at the risks to the food chain and the environment through pollution of our air, land and sea by waste. The film reveals surprising truths about very immediate and potent dangers to our health. It is a global conversation from Iceland to Indonesia between the film star Jeremy Irons and scientists, politicians and ordinary individuals whose health and livelihoods have been fundamentally affected by waste pollution. Visually and emotionally the film is both horrific and beautiful: an interplay of human interest and political wake-up call. But it ends on a message of hope: showing how the risks to our survival can easily be averted through sustainable approaches that provide far more employment than the current 'waste industry'.

(C) Blenheim Films 2012

Winter 2012-2013 In Review / @NOAAClimate

In this Climate Monitoring video, Deke Arndt, Chief of the Climate Monitoring Branch at the National Climatic Data Center, discusses snowpack in the mountainous western United States from December 2012 through February 2013. In the upper Colorado River Basin, snowpack was about average this past winter and is not going to alleviate last year's low snowfall nor the drought conditions that have persisted since March 2012. In the Sierras and the western Great Basin, drought is emerging due to low snowfall conditions.

Growing Up in the Tiger Family / @BBCEarth

David Attenborough observes a group of tigers in the Indian jungle. The male and female cubs are growing fast, and they develop their fighting skills by sparring with each other. Incredible footage from Tiger - Spy in the Jungle.

WWF Together / @WWF

Experience the world's most amazing animals in one app — together. This interactive experience brings you closer to the stories of elephants, whales, rhinos and other fascinating species. Discover their lives and the work of WWF in a way you've never seen before. Fold up each animal's story into origami and share it with the world. It's one way to help build a future in which people live in harmony with nature. 

It may seem small, but sharing these stories can make a big difference. Thank you in advance for helping us spread the word — our success depends on the support of friends like you. 

Learn more about WWF:

LIFE OF PI is helping @WWF save the tigers

Join LIFE OF PI to help WWF double the number of tigers in the wild by 2022.

HOME a film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand / @Yann_A_B

HOME has a very clear message. We have a greater impact on the Earth than it can bear. We over-consume and are depleting the Earth's resources. From the air, it's easy to see the Earth's wounds. So, HOME simply sets out our current situation, while saying that a solution exists.

The film's subtitle could be It's Too Late To Be A Pessimist. We have reached a crossroads; important decisions must be taken to change our world. Everybody knows about what the film says, but nobody wants to believe it. So HOME adds its weight to the argument of environmental organizations that we need to revert to a more commonsensical approach and change our consumer way of life.

This visually dramatic special illustrates the planet's fragile state entirely from a birds-eye view in stunning high definition. With spectacular aerial views from more than 50 countries, viewers will see the extent of human impact on our landscapes. And not a moment too soon: In the past 50 years -a single lifetime - the Earth has been more radically changed than by all previous generations of humanity.   

Watch the movie

The Ship That Belfast Built / @NatGeo

Unna, from the Belfast Titanic Society, 
shares the untold story behind the building of the Titanic.

Protect Sharks and Manta Rays at CITES / @pewtrusts

Sharks and manta rays are critical to the health of the ocean, but their populations are in decline due to international trade. In March, countries will have a chance to protect vulnerable shark and manta ray species at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Delegates should vote to regulate the international trade in porbeagle, oceanic whitetip and hammerhead sharks (scalloped, great, and smooth) and manta rays by adding them to Appendix II of CITES. CITES is widely recognized as one of the most effective and best-enforced international conservation agreements.

What if wild animals ate fast food / @FMX_Conference

Nepal: Striving For A Healthy Future / @UN

Nepal - It's home to some of the most beautiful scenery on earth. But millions of Nepalese don't have enough to eat and many children are desperately malnourished. But efforts are underway to change all that ... and it seems to be working. Here's our story.

Introducing the @GlobalSCP Clearinghouse

January 26, 2013

One Day in Yosemite / @YosemiteNPS

On Tuesday, June 26th, 2012, thirty filmmakers spread throughout Yosemite National Park to create this portrait of the park and the people who visit and work there.

10 Civilizations You've Never Heard Of / @alltime10s

Lost languages and mysterious disappearances are just some of the interesting things about these 10 lesser known civilizations.

10 Epic Expeditions That Changed History / @alltime10s

Some were feats of endurance, others changed the world forever. but all 10 of these expeditions were epic in nature.

What's Happening in our Forest? / @ACESaspen

An animated short by Aspen Center for Environmental Studies exploring how forests affect, and are affected by, the forces around them.

Wood Reduces the Environmental Impact of Buildings / @reThinkWood

When evaluating building materials, it is important to consider their environmental impact across their life cycle. This video highlights how wood products have less embodied energy, are responsible for lower air and water pollution, and have a lighter carbon footprint than other commonly used building materials. Visit reThink Wood's website to learn how wood delivers more and has a lower cost to the environment.

10 Strange Ways To Save The Environment / @alltime10s

With the rainforests disappearing and global warming melting the ice caps, people will try anything to save our Earth. Find out 10 strange ways to save the environment.

January 25, 2013

Spruce Wants to Live Too

The importance of the high seas / @WWF

WWF's Global Marine Programme is working to increase international attention for the conservation of vast expanses of ocean, and immediately protect the high seas. Around 64% of the oceans - an area covering half the planet - lie beyond the national jurisdiction of any country. Known as the high seas, these international waters are open-access common areas for everyone.

Cause an Uproar / @NatGeo

Big cats are quickly disappearing. Now is the time to act.

Leopard vs. the World / @NatGeo

You've got to strike a delicate balance when you're a leopard lugging prey two times your own weight up a tree.

How Sinkholes like Guatemala happen / @OasisHD

The gigantic sinkhole at Guatemala shocked the world. How are sinkholes formed? Watch the mystery unfold behind one of the largest sinkholes in Guiana Highlands.

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