August 20, 2010
I’m not the biggest Facebook user in the world, I can’t seem to work out whether it’s a good or a bad thing. And brands using it seems a bit strange as well but it makes more sense when something like Ecover gets together like-minded people to talk about the environment and related issues.
You can find the page here and there are a few interesting bits and bobs on there, not least a video featuring Natalie Imbruglia…
August 13, 2010
Fantastic male grooming company Bulldog has releases season two of it’s equally fantastic David Mitchell’s Soapbox.
Comedian Mitchell is probably best know for the awesome Peep Show but I’m quite enjoying him in Would I Lie To You on BBC1 at the moment. Anyway Bulldog has again filmed him ranting about environmental subjects and er basically anything. If you go to the page there’s much enjoyment to be had, competitions to enter and even a coupon code to get 25% off Bulldog products.
While you’re waiting for the 3D episode to come, I advise working your way through the back catalogue, start with Trains, it’s a cracker.
September 11, 2009
A quick video all shot with “found” words in aid of Oxfam’s Climate Action.
August 4, 2009
Grains of Change (warning auto=playing video!) is a new web documentary series from the Sundance Channel about the way our food choices impact the environment, our bodies and our communities.
It “showcases community leaders who help connect people with the food they eat – from a “renegade lunch lady” in California, to a farmer who opened the Center of Discovery for disabled citizens in New York. Each Grains of Change vignette focuses on an organization that asks us to examine our food choices and way of living.
You can watch clips on the website, or on YouTube. The one below is Paul Maschka from the San Diego Roots Sustainable Food Project. He’s a gardener with a cause – or several of them to be exact. As Chief Educator for San Diego Food Not Lawns, Paul is not only a fountain of knowledge where urban agriculture is concerned, but also a champion for food security, and one of the urban farmers involved in the San Diego Roots Sustainable Food Project. He was one of the urban farmers involved in creating the community at San Diego City College. The farm teaches students and the community about sustainable permaculture, agriculture, nutrition and leadership.
June 26, 2009
A one minute advert for Oxfam trying to promote a petition that is aiming to put pressure on world leaders for the Copenhagen climate change summit later this year.
June 12, 2009
A Decade Behind Bars: Return to the Farm is airing on June 16th at 8 pm ET/PT on National Geographic. The original film, which can be seen in its entirety at natgeotv.com/farm, documented life inside the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola — commonly known as The Farm — with a notable lack of sentimentality and melodrama, even as it presented the violent and morally ambiguous perspectives of six “lifer” inmates.
This documentary takes place ten years after the original Oscar Award-Wining The Farm where 6 prisoners’ lives were followed during their stay at Louisiana’s the farm. The same 4 (2 are recently deceased) are followed. However, under warden Burl Cain the facilities and environment have drastically changed: 5 churches and a bible college reside on the grounds, the grounds are an almost completely self-sustaining agricultural community (raising vegetables as well as beef sold in supermarkets), and prisoners have instituted their very own television station. Thus, here we see one of the most dangerous prisons in the world transformed into a total rehabilitation center that addresses vocation as much as physical and spiritual health.
Below you can watch a preview clip of the show:
A Decade Behind Bars: Return to the Farm is airing on June 16th at 8 pm ET/PT on National Geographic.
June 5, 2009
A quick video for you where Saturday Night Live’ Michaela Watkins plays mother nature in the fight between man and nature. Pretty amusing (sponsored by Absolut).