Jonathon Porritt, is an eminent writer, broadcaster and commentator on sustainable development.  He is Co-Founder of Forum for the Future, the UK’s leading sustainable development charity. He is Co-Director of The Prince of Wales’s Business and Sustainability Programme, was formerly Director of Friends of the Earth (1984-90) and co-chair of the Green Party (1980-83). In 2009 he stood down as Chair of the UK Sustainable Development Commission after nine years providing high-level advice to Government Ministers. Jonathan’s books include Capitalism As If The World Matters (Earthscan, revised 2007); Globalism & Regionalism (Black Dog 2008); and Living Within Our Means (Forum [More]
Published on 2 Sep 2015 There are various signs in earth past which point at rapid climatic developments. Renowned international climate specialist Prof. James Lovelock explains based on his modelling potential implications. White talked about ice core records which point to similar circumstances.
“Because of hidden subsidies and skewed regulations, food from the other side of the world tends to cost less than food from a mile away”. How much longer can we let his go. The world is currently facing its biggest threat for mankind and we blithely ignore the truth for the sake of profit. This short video clip really sells the message.
What if we could use existing technologies to provide Internet access to the more than 4 billion people living in places where the infrastructure can’t support it? Using off-the-shelf LEDs and solar cells, Harald Haas and his team have pioneered a new technology that transmits data using light, and it may just be the key to bridging the digital divide. Take a look at what the future of the Internet could look like.  
NASA forecasts a “megadrought” — or a prolonged drought lasting two decades or longer — coming to the U.S. NASA predicts a drought longer and more severe than any we’ve seen in the last 1,000 years. If greenhouse gas emissions continue at their current pace, NASA gives the drought an 80 percent change of happening between 2050 and 2090.
You wouldn’t believe it in the movies. Gary Harrington man has spent 10 years fighting a crooked stacked governmental deck against him for collecting rainwater on his own land. Here, in this video, his lawyer tells you why. It’s abominable. What will it be next – air?
Published on 10 Apr 2014 James Lovelock talks to David Freeman about his book A Rough Ride to the Future on 29 March at the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival at the Oxford Martin School. Independent scientist and futurist James Lovelock, originator of Gaia Theory, explores our future on the planet through two new, key ideas. The first is that we are now subject to ‘accelerated evolution’, a process which is bringing about change on our planet roughly a million times faster than Darwinian evolution. The second is that as part of this process, humanity has the capacity to become [More]
Published on 11 Feb 2014 How do you push back centuries of desertification? Through planting trees in the desert, of course! Learn how KKL-JNF helps trees survive in the desert. Find out more about ‘Green Sunday’, a JNF Australia initiative that encourages Jewish Australian youth to get involved in planting a green belt around Beer Sheva.
Published January 2012 In coordination with the release of our 2011 Corporate Sustainability Report, we shared a video from Dr. Alan Taub where he explained the future of transportation from GM’s perspective. Today we are sharing another video, this time from John Bradburn, GM’s manager of waste reduction efforts. In it, he talks about how GM’s landfill-free projects relate to real world situations, focusing on specific projects the company has installed to reduce waste. About General Motors General Motors, one of the world’s largest automakers, traces its roots back to 1908. With its global headquarters in Detroit, GM employs 209,000 people in [More]
Gordon Robertson looks at Israel’s remarkable agricultural innovation, with special focus on the role of the kibbutz in Israel’s agricultural success, growing crops and orchards in desert, rocky land and swamps with hard work and ingenuity. This is the way to do it!