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

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