I haven’t been blogging much, or adding many videos to my “I like to watch” feed because I have been caught up in vlogging on YouTube. This is likely to continue for a while. Here’s a celebration of that community and a few videos about what is happening over there…and how it is different than other online communities….The first is me asking a few questions…
Do you want the people that bring you the mainstream media controlling what you can see on the internet?
Do you want video on the internet to cost more than words?
Do you want to pay extra for 'premium' content and be blocked from independant content?
I didn't think so. But some members of congress seem to think that is OK.
Please join the fight – people from all over the political spectrum and the non-political are coming together on this – we NEED you to get involved and spread the word.
So the struggle at South Central Farm continues and Darryl Hannah keeps us up on the latest, gnomes show you how to hunt for oyster mushrooms and Julia Butterfly-Hill talks about all the things that we are forgeting to globalize!
Big Picture | Julia Butterfly Hill
Wonderful chat with Julia Butterfly Hill, on how to be most affective in the service of community and sustainability.
Hard not to love the folks at Treehugger.TV. Here's look that the calcars.org folks converting Pruis' to Plug-in Hybrids. Send this one to your folks, you know, the one's you already talked into buying the Prius.
Update on the campaign to save the South Central Garden!
Net Impact Conference – Social Innovation – Stanford Graduate School of Business
A bounty of speaches from the 2005 Net Impact Conference. Just take a look at the line up. I can't tag them individually so please go to the site and view what you are interested in. Highlights include an Al Gore kickoff and Amroy Lovins on Conservation
self sufficient ish dot TV the Urban Video Guide to Almost self sufficiency
Sticky Question – Google Video
HILARIOUS…and not quite work safe for very conservative workplaces.
And the rest is via the feed:
Well the response has been pretty great so far, but I can still use everyone's help in passing this on to their networks – I'm a third of the way to my goal!
Read more about The Show Me Experiments here.
If you web wired majordomos have any more suggestions – hit me!
I LIKE TO WATCH is an RSS feed of video content I find provocative, proactive, prescient or practical. Most of these will feature sustainability leaders talking about solutions. I will publish videos for projects that are worthy of support, people worthy of encouragement, and most important – items that will give you hope and spur you to join in making with us – the bright green future! I am also partial to bringing you speakers that you may not have heard of before, presenting ideas that are maybe a little strange. On a personal note I also like odd vids teaching odd skills, so there will be a few howtos. Last, laughter is critical to our immune systems and we need strong immune systems these days so I will throw in things that make me laugh.
There are a few ways to use the feed. I try to pass on pieces that cover issues at different levels of understanding. So I might pass a vid along because I think it makes the point well to an unititiated audience – in the hope that you will pass it on to an friend who needs motivation. Other pieces are in-depth lectures on aspect of sustainability that I barely understand. I pass those on in hopes of raising the level of discussion across the board.
I hope you enjoy what I curate! And by all means if you find a video out there that you think I should pass on – let me know!
Please support the creative people that do this sort of work!
From the movie [of the book] Being There – by Jerzy Kosinsky
President “Bobby”: Mr. Gardner, do you agree with Ben, or do you think that we can stimulate growth through temporary incentives?
Chance the Gardener: As long as the roots are not severed, all is well. And all will be well in the garden.
President “Bobby”: In the garden.
Chance the Gardener: Yes. In the garden, growth has it seasons. First comes spring and summer, but then we have fall and winter. And then we get spring and summer again.
President “Bobby”: Spring and summer.
Chance the Gardener: Yes.
President “Bobby”: Then fall and winter.
Chance the Gardener: Yes.
Benjamin Rand: I think what our insightful young friend is saying is that we welcome the inevitable seasons of nature, but we’re upset by the seasons of our economy.
Chance the Gardener: Yes! There will be growth in the spring!
Benjamin Rand: Hmm!
Chance the Gardener: Hmm!
President “Bobby”: Hm. Well, Mr. Gardner, I must admit that is one of the most refreshing and optimistic statements I’ve heard in a very, very long time.
President “Bobby”: I admire your good, solid sense. That’s precisely what we lack on Capitol Hill.
To Shea Gunther over at Musings of an Eco-Entrepreneur for mentioning phase two of the Show Me Experiments on his witty and wise blog.