Saturday, June 19, 2010

Where Can We Walk (Pune, India)

The film was conceptualised and shot by Susan Michet, an American student intern during her time in Pune in May 2009. The Alliance for Global Education funded Susan's stay and work in Pune, Janwani provided the office space and infrastructure, while Parisar provided the inputs regarding the content of the film. We also acknowledge Hema Gadgil's contribution of her voice-over to the film.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Black Lungs: Hidden Cost of Coal Mining in China

It is well established that the coal mining ravages the land and leads to immense ecological damage, estimated by some to coast china ~7% of GDP. There is yet another hidden toll: the health hazards suffered by millions of coal miners. At least a quarter million have died in the last six decades as result of mining. Here is a trailer and see the full video @ Asia Society.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Trees on Tap (Water Channel)

Every year we spend billions of dollars on pumping and purifying water for the world's ever-expanding cities. But why bother building a desalination plant, when a forest will do the same job for a fraction of the price? Nature Inc goes to New York, Ecuador and Jordan to see how the authorities are waking up to the potential: how they are protecting ecosystems, saving a fortune and safeguarding two of our most precious assets: water and biodiversity.