It’s a plastic world

It’s everywhere. We need and want it. We find it in places where we wouldn’t expect it. A world without plastic is inconceivable. But do we know the consequences of our self-indulgent plastic consumption? This film shows various problems associated with plastic and looks at possible solutions.

For more information visit itsaplasticworld.com

Six ways mushrooms can save the world

Paul Stamets, an expert Mycologist who has been passionately studying mycelium for the past decades, explains in the brief time of 18 minutes during his TED talk,  six ways in which the astonishing fungus can help save the world!

According to Paul Stamets’ studies mycelium can:

– Help clean toxic chemical waste

– Serve as vaccinating agents protecting us from virus

– Protect our homes from termites

– Help us grow trees and vegetables

– Provide us with eco-friendly fuel

 

Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction

Human beings are on the verge of causing a mass extinction of life on Earth. A majority of the world’s biologists now believe that if current trends continue, half of all species of plants and animals living today will be extinct by mid-century. The general public, however, is almost entirely unaware of this crisis. To learn more about the issues discussed in this important video, visit the speciesalliance.org website.

Groundbreaking evidence of the massive damage being inflicted on ocean life emerged in January 2015, in an analysis of data from hundreds of sources. A team of scientists definitively concluded that humans are on the verge of causing unprecedented damage to the oceans and the animals living in them. You can learn more about this particular aspect of the extinction acceleration by reading this article on the New York Times website.

The Forest Man Of India

Since the 1970’s Majuli islander Jadav Payeng has been planting trees in order to save his island. To date he has single handedly planted a forest larger than Central Park NYC

Forest Man

Since the 1970’s Majuli islander Jadav Payeng has been planting trees in order to save his island. To date he has single handedly planted a forest larger than Central Park NYC