Founded in 1990, Bioneers is a nonprofit organization that promotes practical environmental solutions and innovative social strategies for restoring the Earth and communities.
"It's All Alive, It's All Intelligent, It's All Connected."
Bioneers offers pragmatic solutions that honor the living web of the natural world as the most fertile source of inspiration and models. It's all alive.
One of the beauties of biology is that its facts can become our metaphors, and these underlying codes serve as inspiring parables for how we can organize a more just, humane and authentically sustainable society. It's all intelligent.
Interdependence also teaches us that there are no single issues because it's one whole that can be addressed only by bringing together all the parts. Bioneers gathers people at the crossroads of ecological restoration, human health and social justice. It's all connected.
The bioneers span all fields, cultures, ages and walks of life. The work ranges from science to spirit - local to global - academia to the grass roots - farm to city - business to public service - art to engineering. We celebrate the gift of life in all its diversity and mystery, conjuring a change of heart to renew our empathic connection with the web of life and the Earth, our home. It's all relatives.
Campus Moviefest the world's largest student film festival . Created in 2001 by four Emory University students, and originally called iMovieFest, Campus MovieFest utilizes Apple Computer Laptobs, iMovie, and Final Cut Pro, to give college and university students with all levels of filmmaking experience the opportunity to create short filmsThe equipment is provided to students for free for one week to create a 5-minute film.
CSRwire is the leading source of corporate social responsibility and sustainability news, reports and information. CSRwire members are companies and NGOs, agencies and organizations interested in communicating their corporate citizenship, sustainability, and socially responsible initiatives to a global audience through CSRwire's syndication network and weekly News Alerts. CSRwire content covers issues of Diversity, Philanthropy, Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) Environment, Human Rights, Workplace Issues, Business Ethics, Community Development and Corporate Governance.
CSR is defined as the integration of business operations and values, whereby the interests of all stakeholders including investors, customers, employees, the community and the environment are reflected in the company's policies and actions.
Our mission is to help Americans consume responsibly to protect the environment, enhance quality of life, and promote social justice.
The Center for a New American Dream is a non-profit organization located in Takoma Park, Maryland, just over the border from Washington, DC. (We have a nice view of the Washington Monument from our windows.)
What we do
We work with individuals, institutions, communities, and businesses to conserve natural resources, counter the commercialization of our culture, and promote positive changes in the way goods are produced and consumed.
Click here for info on New American Dream campaigns and programs.
Why a "new" American Dream?
For past generations of Americans, the American dream stood for opportunity—a promise of attainable comfort and security. More recently, however, the traditional dream has been displaced by a much crasser version. Relentless marketing and an exclusive, myopic focus on growth have created a “more is better” dream that promotes, not comfort and security, but rather the unbridled production and consumption of stuff.
By shifting the prize from well-being to stuff, the “more is better” version actually harms the very things we cherish. It is unsustainable personally, as it draws American families into a work and spend treadmill that clutters our lives and depletes our savings. It is also unsustainable for the planet and its people, as it requires an endless churning out of cheap goods, with little regard for who made them and how, the strain on precious natural resources, or where it all goes in the end.
The Center for a New American Dream is dedicated to helping support and nurture an American dream that upholds the spirit of the traditional dream—but with a new emphasis on sustainability and a celebration of non-material values. We envision a society that values not just “more” but more of what matters
The Huffington Post is an online news website and aggregated weblog founded by Arianna Huffington and Kenneth Lerer, featuring hyperlinks to various news sources and columnists. The site covers a wide-range of topics, including sections devoted to politics, entertainment, media, living, business, and the green movement. The Huffington Post was launched on May 9, 2005 as a news and commentary outlet. Its roster of bloggers includes many people from Arianna Huffington's extensive network of prominent "friends." It is ranked the most linked-to blog by Technorati and the most visited news weblog by Alexa Internet and the most influential blog in the world by The Guardian. The Huffington Post's OffTheBus is a citizen-powered online news organization which is a collaboration between The Huffington Post and NYU and Jay Rosen's NewsAssignment.Net.
Flavorpill loves culture. We embrace the high-brow, the underground, the low-brow, and the mainstream, and everything in between – as long as it's good.
A city guide for those who like to go out, Flavorpill publishes a daily update of worthwhile cultural event listings, from art exhibits and readings to concerts, plays, and festivals. Every day our teams of editors comb through stacks of emails, sites, papers, and magazines looking for the must-see happenings in their city -- and then get off their computers and go out. We only write about events we personally vouch for and have seen, or plan to go to, ourselves.
Many of our writers and readers are in their 20s, the founders, Sascha Lewis and Mark Mangan, are in their 30s, and some of our biggest fans are older still. Flavorpill is for all of us. It exists to help us to get to know our cities better, to find and experience brilliant artists, musicians, groups, and spaces we weren't aware of – while helping us avoid the derivative, always seeking out the things that inspire us.
We started in New York in 2000 with a love of our city's culture, a home office (read: kitchen), and a few hundred subscribers. We are now in five additional cities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami, and London. All our listings are by local writers, who only write about events because they've got the "flavor", never for money from the organizers or as a favor.
We invite you to give the site a good pass, subscribe to our weekly email(s), read the listings, and check out the pictures – we think you'll find something worthy, maybe even discover something new.
Get started by looking at today's events.
Focus the Nation: This January nearly a million people at more than 1,900 Focus the Nation events began a conversation on global warming solutions with 64 members of Congress, 15 governors and countless local and state politicians. Colleges and Universities, K-12 schools, community and faith groups and businesses came together for a day of education and action.
Building on the success of January, Focus is continuing to empower young people to accelerate the transition to a just and prosperous clean energy future in four ways:
1. Community education on clean energy
2. Sustained engagement with elected officials
3. Networking youth initiatives
4. Developing clean energy leaders
Finally, after 50 years of television broadcasting, there now exists a national television channel that reflects the diversity of our society, provides perspectives that are under-represented or ignored by the mainstream media, and shines a national spotlight on engaged citizens working for progressive social change.
Our Structure: Free Speech TV is a publicly-supported, independent, non-profit TV channel that is a project of Public Communicators, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization. It is available nationally, 24/7, on DISH Satellite Network. Selected programs are available on 172 community access cable stations in 35 states. Click here to see the members of the Free Speech TV Advisory Board
The Vision: Seizing the power of television to expand social consciousness, FSTV fuels the movement for progressive social, economic, and political transformation. By exposing the public to perspectives excluded from the corporate-owned media, FSTV empowers citizens to fight injustices, to revitalize democracy, and to build a more compassionate world.
Programming: Free Speech TV broadcasts independently-produced documentaries dealing with social, political, cultural, and environmental issues; commissions and produces original programming; develops programming partnerships and collaborations with social justice organizations; provides special live broadcasts from remote locations; and maintains an adjunct Web site that hosts one of the Internet's largest collection of progressive audio and video content.
TV's a fantastic thing, and we're on a mission to make it even better. We're combining the best things about television – great shows, great picture quality, something that everyone knows how to use – with the incredible power of the internet to bring people together and deliver entertainment on demand. In the process, we're creating a new way to watch TV that does something amazing for everyone involved.
What's Joost? It's free TV, with the choice to watch alone or with friends. Joost is packed with internet tools such as instant messaging and channel chat, allowing people to really share the TV experience. It's a completely secure platform for content owners that respects their rights, while protecting and enhancing their brands. And it's an incredibly flexible way for advertisers to reach a truly global audience, in ways that really work. Joost isn't just video on the internet – it's the next generation of television for viewers, content owners and advertisers everywhere.
Link TV broadcasts programs that engage, educate and activate viewers to become involved in the world. These programs provide a unique perspective on international news, current events, and diverse cultures, presenting issues not often covered in the U.S. media. We connect American viewers with people at the heart of breaking events, organizations in the forefront of social change and the cultures of an increasingly global community.
Link TV is committed to:
Educating American viewers by offering in-depth programs on issues of regional and world importance. We expose our audience to people they would never meet, to cultures they might never understand and to issues they have yet to consider.
Providing a global perspective on world issues and culture offering alternate viewpoints that are not U.S.-centric. Through the presentation of other nations' newscasts we offer diverse perspectives on world events. Through personal stories told in Link TV documentaries we humanize the 'other' and counter the tendency to make enemies out of the unknown.
Giving voice to people without a voice, from communities under-represented in conventional media and unknown to most Americans. Our programs connect viewers not only to the 'movers and shakers' but also to the 'moved and shaken'-- people affected by the news. We cover U.S. domestic issues, showing their connection to global affairs.
Encouraging action on the part of the viewer. Our programs counter the cynicism and resignation that can result from watching conventional television news. Program trailers and the website gives viewers access to tools and connections to take action on social issues.
Promoting cross-cultural dialogue through innovative television formats. Live call-in programs provoke discussion on global issues by participants that may be separated by ideological differences and thousands of miles.
Fostering collaboration through coalition building with partner organizations and grassroots organizations around specific issue programs.
Plains Justice is an public interest environmental law center working for environmental justice and sustainable communities in the Northern Plains region of the U.S., including eastern Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa. Our docket includes Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and energy policy work.
Quarterlife is the Internet series from Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick, the creative team behind “My So-Called Life,” “Thirtysomething,” “Legends of the Fall,” and “Blood Diamond.”
NBC aired one episode of quarterlife as an hour-long drama series on Tuesday, February 26, which marked the first time a major TV network broadcast an Internet series. After disappointing ratings, NBC decided to move the show to its BRAVO network. BRAVO will air a marathon of quarterlife on Sunday 9th, March starting at 8am/7am central
Quarterlife also marks the first time that an independent project of this kind has been owned and controlled by its creators – as well as the first occasion that an Internet series has been created alongside a social network, quarterlife.com.
Quarterlife initially launched on MyspaceTV.com and on quarterlife.com in November 2007. The Internet series includes 36 eight minute webisodes, with two new episodes airing each week. The show is also available on other sites such as YouTube, Facebook, and Imeem, as well as NBC.com.
Known for their incisive portrayals of relationships and experience during life’s key passages, quarterlife takes on the crucial years between 20 and 30, when so many of life’s important decisions are made. quarterlife tells the ongoing stories of six creative people in their twenties. As with Herskovitz and Zwick’s earlier series, at the center of quarterlife is a commitment to realism, and the recognition of universal human themes through the truthful depiction of the way young people speak, work, think, love, argue, and just have fun.
The cast stars Bitsie Tulloch as Dylan (“Lonelygirl15,” “LOST,” “West Wing”), Maite Schwartz as Lisa (“Medium,” “Dexter,” “House of Grimm”), Scott Michael Foster as Jed (“Greek,” “The Horrible Flowers”), David Walton as Danny (“Heist,” “Cracking Up”), Michelle Lombardo as Debra (“Click,” “Entourage,” “October Road”), Kevin Christy as Andy (“Love Don’t Cost a Thing”), and Barret Swatek as Brittany (“Seventh Heaven,” “40-Year-Old Virgin”).
Starting with Dylan (Tulloch), a young woman whose overly truthful video blog (on quarterlife.com of course) spills the closest secrets of her friends, the show’s characters – filmmakers Danny (Walton) and Jed (Foster), actress-bartender Lisa (Schwartz), geek-extraordinaire Andy (Christy), and still-tied-to-her-parents Debra (Lombardo) – chart the sometimes excruciating, sometimes comic, often emotional experiences that comprise coming of age in the 21st Century.
Quarterlife series co-creator Marshall Herskovitz is directing various episodes, as is Eric Stoltz, John Sacret Young, and Catherine Jelski. In addition to Herskovitz, Devon Gummersall and Lucy Teitler are also writing for the series.
Quarterlife.com is home to an accompanying social network devoted to facilitating that same coming of age as the series. This generation of twentysomethings defines itself more than any in history by its creativity, and within its first few weeks quarterlife.com established itself as a community of creators, thinkers, and doers. In keeping with the authentic nature of the series, the members of the quarterlife community – by their willingness to share their feelings, creative passions, and deepest concerns – are redefining what a social network can be.
Melanie Hall is Chief Operating Officer of quarterlife.com
Think is your community where you, your friends, and your favorite celebrities can get informed, get heard and take action on the issues that matter to you most.
MTV has launched Think to give young people everywhere the opportunity to make your life, your community and your world better. The Think community provides the tools so you can do just that.
Think is for the sunny-day volunteer, the die-hard activist and literally everyone in between. To any and every young person who's done with standing around when they see injustice, welcome home. This is your place - a connector and organizer of college students, high school dropouts and people on both sides of the political spectrum. So, whether you're all worked up over the environment, global poverty or education rights, you can use Think's one-of-a-kind tools and resources to get a crew together and change the world for the better. Your cause. Your effect.
So sign up, create a profile, and get busy making change. Here, we'll get you started:
- Get Connected: Find and meet other activists who share your world-changing passions
- Get Educated: Learn about a wide range of issues that matter to you, ranging from Politics, to Education, to Relationships and Sex, to the Environment and beyond
- Get Heard: Express yourself by creating, viewing, commenting on, or rating video, audio, images, blogs, forums or games
- Get Active: Take action on your own or with a group, whether it be registering to vote, contacting your elected official, volunteering, or creating a Group or Action Project on issues important to you
- Get Rewarded: Get recognized by earning Action Badges, prizes and other cool swag for taking action to make your life, your community or your world better
Vimeo is a thriving community of people who love to make and share video. From simple moments to masterpieces, Vimeo is the perfect home for you to upload, store and share all the video you create. Your video's quality and security is important to us, and that is why we've built advanced privacy options, sharing tools, and high quality video encoding. So whether you are an amateur filmmaker, proud mom, restaurant critic, or just a guy with a cellphone, connect with Vimeo today. Our team is based in New York and Portland
The Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival sits apart from the hundreds of festivals around the world by leaving you feeling INSPIRED and MOTIVATED to go out and make a difference in your community and the world.
It’s a festival for activists by activists. The event is organized and hosted by the South Yuba River Citizens League. For 25 years this grassroots environmental organization has been bringing the community together around the protection of the Yuba Watershed.
At the festival, you’ll LEARN new ideas from a selection of inspiring environmental films with hardhitting topics including bioengineering, water issues, wilderness preservation, citizen activism, and more. You’ll EXPERIENCE the adrenalin of kayaking the wildest rivers, climbing the highest peaks, and trekking across the globe with adventure films around the world. You’ll EXPLORE the issues and movements with leading environmental activists and professionals, filmmakers, and celebrities. And you’ll CELEBRATE the natural and wild world with 9+ venues of films and workshops, children's Saturday morning cartoons, art shows, wine tastings, VIP parties, and awards ceremony.
All this and more at the largest (and most unique!) film festival of its kind in the US and in one of the most charming towns in the Sierra Nevada, NEVADA CITY, California.