Green-minded architect and designer William McDonough asks what our buildings and products would look like if designers took into account "all children, all species, for all time.", April 2007, Running Time: 20:03
The 21st Century Corporation: The Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability
focuses on the second pillar - setting new standards and expectations
for business leadership. It is a guide to companies on their journey
to comprehensive sustainability - from the boardroom to the copy
room - and throughout the supply chain.
The Sustainable Procurement of Wood and Paper-based Products Guide and Resource Kit, updated in July 2011, is a toolbox designed to help corporate managers understand and find the best advice on how to purchase products originating from the world's forests.
Clean fresh water is essential to life. Unfortunately, since the Industrial Revolution, most of Europe's rivers have been treated unwisely as a convenient way of transporting waste to the sea, affecting the biodiversity of thousands of kilometers of waterways, harming human health, and in the end polluting coastal and marine waters.
The Water Data Centre provides the European entry point for water related data as part of the Water Information System for Europe (WISE). It contains downloadable European datasets, interactive data- and map viewers and more..The data are typically reported by countries according to EU water directives or under the EEA regulation through the Eionet. The data are further compiled and used in indicators, assessments and policy developments that are accessible through the thematic links in WISE.
Since 1997, the WBCSD has managed to raise the profile of water on the corporate agenda and has increasingly been recognized as the leading business voice on water.
A free and easy to use tool for companies and organizations to map their water use and assess risks relative to their global operations and supply chains.
The International Society for Industrial Ecology promotes industrial ecology as a way of finding innovative solutions to complicated environmental problems, and facilitates communication among scientists, engineers, policymakers, managers and advocates who are interested in better integrating environmental concerns with economic activities. The mission of the ISIE is to promote the use of industrial ecology in research, education, policy, community development, and industrial practices.
The Energy Problem and the Interplay between Basic and Applied Research
The situation facing our planet could hardly be more dire: There's increasingly dangerous competition among nations for ever scarce energy resources, and climate change is racing ahead of predictions. Although Steven Chu believes "We are getting close to where it's very nervous time," he also sees "reason for hope."
12 May 2009 1:10:00
The Story of Stuff will take you on a provocative tour of our consumer-driven culture-from resource extraction to iPod incineration-exposing the real costs of our use-it and lose-it approach to stuff.
12 July 2008 21:16
The 11th Hour is the last moment when change is possible. The film explores how we've arrived at this moment -- how we live, how we impact the earth's ecosystems, and what we can do to change our course. Featuring ongoing dialogues of experts from all over the world, including former Soviet Prime Minister Mikhail Gorbachev, renowned scientist Stephen Hawking, former head of the CIA R. James Woolsey and sustainable design experts William McDonough and Bruce Mau in addition to over 50 leading scientists, thinkers and leaders who discuss the most important issues that face our planet and people.
10 July 2007 2:20
Close to one billion people are starving worldwide. But the food we are currently producing could feed 12 billion people. An eye-opening documentary about scarcity and plenty which traces the origins of the food we eat, taking us to France, Spain, Romania, Switzerland, Brazil and Austria. Those interviewed are not only the UNs Jean Wiegler and corporate executives of the worlds largest food companies, but also struggling fishermen, farmers and livestock growers, the very people who put food on our plates. WE FEED THE WORLD lays bare a globalized food industry in which the constant pursuit of profit takes precedence over preserving livelihoods or sustaining natural resources.
31 October 2008 0:56
Raised in Vancouver and Toronto, Severn Cullis-Suzuki has been camping and hiking all her life. When she was 9 she started the Environmental Children's Organization (ECO), a small group of children committed to learning and teaching other kids about environmental issues. They were successful in many projects before 1992, when they raised enough money to go to the UN's Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. Their aim was to remind the decision-makers of who their actions or inactions would ultimately affect. The goal was reached when 12 yr old Severn closed a Plenary Session with a powerful speech that received a standing ovation.
29 May 2007 7:53