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Planet Earth: Our Loving Home

Find out the many ways to protect and care for the precious resources of our beautiful planetary home. Each and every one of us can make a difference in preserving our environment and the Earth.

Matthew Podolsky: Conserving Wildlife through Film, Part 3 of 3

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Matthew Podolsky: Conserving Wildlife through Film, Part 3 of 3

On today’s show, we’ll learn about two of Mr. Podolsky’s new documentary film projects, which address other critical wildlife issues. The first examines the plummeting population of bats in North America, and the second concerns the decline of the Helmeted Hornbill bird in Borneo. Mr. Matthew Podolsky believes that films are highly effective tools for informing people about various issues, as they can quickly reach large audiences and also have a powerful impact. Having witnessed the threat of extinction for many birds and other animals, Mr. Podolsky is deeply concerned about the future of our planet. If we wish to protect and save the Earth as we know it, Mr. Podolsky believes we need to make a global effort. We need 100%.
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2019-11-18   31 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2019-11-18

Matthew Podolsky: Conserving Wildlife through Film, Part 2 of 3

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Matthew Podolsky: Conserving Wildlife through Film, Part 2 of 3

On today’s show, we’ll learn about his third award-winning conservation documentary about the Vaquita, an endangered species of porpoise. “And at the time we began the project it was considered the world’s most endangered marine mammal. And at that time, the population estimate was about 100 individuals but it was declining at a very rapid rate.” “And we premiered it at Sundance this past January where it won the Audience Award in the international documentary category. And then it got picked up for distribution by National Geographic at the end of the festival. So, now we’re on this whirlwind tour and the film is getting a ton of exposure, which means the issue is getting a ton of exposure.”
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2019-11-13   68 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2019-11-13

Matthew Podolsky: Conserving Wildlife through Film, Part 1 of 3

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Matthew Podolsky: Conserving Wildlife through Film, Part 1 of 3

On today’s program we’ll hear from internationally acclaimed documentary filmmaker Mr. Matthew Podolsky, whose works include the 2019 National Geographic documentary, “Sea of Shadows,” and the Emmy-nominated “Bluebird Man.” Mr. Podolsky is also Co-founder and President of “Wild Lens,” a non-profit video production company that is raising awareness about wildlife conservation issues. After his first wildlife conservation film, Mr. Matthew Podolsky discovered a 92-year-old man from Southern Idaho, USA who, over the course of 35 years, had raised more than 27,000 nestling bluebirds.
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2019-11-06   94 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2019-11-06

Eco-friendly Inventions

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Eco-friendly Inventions

The UK company, Skipping Rocks Lab, based in London, has developed a packaging alternative for drinking water and other beverages that eliminates the need for plastics. The process encapsulates drinking water in a flexible membrane or blob made of brown seaweed that is completely biodegradable, edible, and vegan. Besides eco-friendly inventions that reduce waste on land, brilliant inventions have been created to remove trash from bodies of water. Mr. Trash Wheel is a trash interceptor invented by Mr. John Kellett in 2008 that removes trash from the Jones Falls River at Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The waste collected is recycled or goes to waste-to-energy facilities.
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2019-10-21   146 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2019-10-21

Practical Ways to Save Earth's Precious Water

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Practical Ways to Save Earth's Precious Water

Around the world, approximately 700 million people in 43 countries suffer from water scarcity, and by 2025 two-thirds of the world's population may face water stress. Moreover, climate change is accelerating the scale of water shortages and increasing the size of affected areas. Governments and individuals need to change their attitudes about water, and overall resource management systems need to be improved. Today, we'll learn about how we as individuals can conserve water we use each day. Think and be inventive in your daily activities, use, and try to minimize, or replace, or cut out completely what we can to have a more simple, healthy, and gentle way of living for yourself as well as for the world.
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2019-10-16   197 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2019-10-16

Eco-conscious Indoor Gardening: 24:45 Organics, Part 2 of 2 (INT)

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Eco-conscious Indoor Gardening: 24:45 Organics, Part 2 of 2 (INT)

In the case of children, planting and nurturing their own produce can have a profoundly positive effect. We found out that it’s therapy for people with addiction problems. People are able to grow their own food again. It gives them purpose and a sense of being. If every country started growing their own food, it’s a healthy motive of cutting it fresh and consuming it right here, you’re getting the most nutrients out of it. And we’re going to be healthier people needing less medical expense in the time to come.
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2019-10-08   185 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2019-10-08

Eco-conscious Indoor Gardening: 24:45 Organics, Part 1 of 2 (INT)

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Eco-conscious Indoor Gardening: 24:45 Organics, Part 1 of 2 (INT)

Mr. Andy Maslin is the founder and CEO of 24:45 Organics, a company that has developed the Super Grow System, a convenient and inexpensive way to grow vegetables and herbs indoors. Using this technology, individuals, restaurants, schools, and institutions can grow highly nutritious fresh produce right in their own homes or facilities. Super Grow System, a single planting of seeds can yield several harvests. Lettuce, you could harvest four times. You cut it and it grows back. And tomato plants you can pick off from them for six or seven months.
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2019-10-01   160 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2019-10-01

Living Simply: The Zero-Waste Lifestyle

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Living Simply: The Zero-Waste Lifestyle

Today we’ll examine the problem of global waste and learn how to live a zero-waste lifestyle. Everyone sees we have a problem with plastic, and everyone knows we need to solve it. And it’s urgent. Everyone knows that if we don’t do something about this, plastic will suffocate our oceans, will cause ever-worse health problems for human beings.We need to do something about this. We cannot keep giving poison to the Earth because it will stay in the soil forever and keep building up generation after generation. We should do what we can to minimize harm to the environment because that’s our duty. We should do that, we should be kind.
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2019-09-25   427 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2019-09-25

Giving Back to Earth: Organic Farmer Mr. Iain Tolhurst (INT)

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Giving Back to Earth: Organic Farmer Mr. Iain Tolhurst (INT)

Mr. Tolhurst is a highly innovative farmer. As such, Tolhurst Organics was the first farm in the world to be awarded Stockfree Organic certification by the UK-based Vegan Organic Network. Mr. Tolhurst loves the soil and devotes much of his time to improving its quality. He has learned that careful soil management greatly enhances crop yields. The most important aspect of our work is to manage the soil. This is critical. So, most of what we do is really geared towards improving the soil, maintaining carbon in the soil, which is really important, and maintaining the biological diversity of the soil.
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2019-09-18   133 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2019-09-18

Conservation Agriculture - Growing into a Brighter Future: Interview with Dr. Amir Kassam, Part 2 of 2 (INT)

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Conservation Agriculture - Growing into a Brighter Future: Interview with Dr. Amir Kassam, Part 2 of 2 (INT)

Conservation agriculture is a new method of farming with a wide range of environmental benefits. That, if on a large-area basis, all the farmers convert to conservation agriculture, that means that we have agriculture which is not a net emitter of greenhouse gases, but it becomes a mitigator of global warming. And also, farmers find that instead of polluting the atmosphere with carbon dioxide, it gets locked into the soil, it improves their soil health and soil productivity. And that means that the whole soil function changes. And in the long term, we have to change our education system. And also, the institutions, research and extension systems which are there to help the farmers must begin to align themselves behind this new paradigm.
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2019-09-10   271 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2019-09-10

Conservation Agriculture - Growing into a Brighter Future: Interview with Dr. Amir Kassam, Part 1 of 2 (INT)

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Conservation Agriculture - Growing into a Brighter Future: Interview with Dr. Amir Kassam, Part 1 of 2 (INT)

No soil erosion should be taking place. And now we can achieve that with conservation agriculture, the new paradigm of agriculture about which farmers are beginning to learn and are adopting more and more, which is a no-till agriculture. It is farming which basically emulates as closely as possible what happens in the natural world, how nature takes care of the land. In nature there is no plowing. In nature soil health is being looked after through biomass, a return of biomass. And also, the third aspect of conservation agriculture is diversification.
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2019-09-09   152 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2019-09-09

Living Sustainably Off the Grid

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Living Sustainably Off the Grid

Living off the grid is an evolving lifestyle that reduces an individual’s environmental impact and saves money by eliminating utility bills. It also offers a sense of mental and physical independence and the satisfaction that one’s own efforts are benefiting the environment. Now let’s look at some examples of off-the-grid living. In the 1970s US architect Mr. Michael Reynolds designed an off-the-grid house called Earthship. Since then, Earthship has become well-known and is being built around the globe.
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2019-08-14   1579 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2019-08-14

Nations Declare Climate Change as a Global Emergency Part 3 of 3: Interview with Ms. Polly Higgins

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Nations Declare Climate Change as a Global Emergency Part 3 of 3: Interview with Ms. Polly Higgins

On today’s program, Ms. Higgins explains why additional laws need to be enacted to address the urgent issue of climate change. Ms. Higgins has a special message for governments and corporations. We each carry a duty of care for ourselves, for our families, for our communities, but also, we do actually have a duty of care, a moral duty of care that extends to our Earth. Our Earth is ultimately our universal home. And that moral duty of care can be translated into law. Scientists have concluded that raising livestock is one of the most significant contributors to global warming.
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2019-08-12   1297 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2019-08-12

Nations Declare Climate Change as a Global Emergency Part 2 of 3: Interview with Mr. Wouter Veening

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Nations Declare Climate Change as a Global Emergency Part 2 of 3: Interview with Mr. Wouter Veening

Governments, especially the leaders of the Government, the prime ministers or the presidents should really speak out and add their face to the cause of climate change. And They should speak up and stand up for climate change, which by definition is an international issue; it’s a global issue, international issue. And you have to plant trees and protect the tropical rainforest, protect the mangroves; plant more mangroves. They all suck the CO2 out of the atmosphere. Meat from animals is one of the major factors which causes global warming and climate change, etcetera. For the individual citizens, just be vegetarian (vegan), then everything else will become clear and the planet will be saved. That is the most effective and fastest way to save our planet.
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2019-08-07   1886 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2019-08-07

Nations Declare Climate Change as a Global Emergency Part 1 of 3: Interview with Dr. Peter Carter

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Nations Declare Climate Change as a Global Emergency Part 1 of 3: Interview with Dr. Peter Carter

On today’s program, we’ll hear from Dr. Peter Carter, a physician and highly respected climate change expert and speaker. I call climate change “the crime of all time.” It’s hurting everything. It’s hurting people everywhere. Climate change is not a thing in the future anymore, It’s here right now. it’s harming and killing and dispossessing people all over the world. The best one to improve their health and the health of the planet and allow the planet to survive and future generations have a future, the most rapidly acting one would be to change your diet and go on to a vegan diet.
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2019-08-05   2239 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2019-08-05

Melati and Isabel Wijsen: Making Bali Plastic Bag Free

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Melati and Isabel Wijsen: Making Bali Plastic Bag Free

In 2013 the sisters Melati and Isabel Wijsen, aged 12 and 10, started the Bye Bye Plastic Bags movement to minimize plastic waste on Bali and around the world. After gathering volunteer teams from schools all over the island, they started signature petitions, offered educational presentations at schools, met with people at markets and festivals, and organized beach clean-ups to raise awareness, and distributed reusable bags. This is our vision. We want Bali to be a free-of-plastic-bags island. We can do it, definitely. Yes!
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2019-07-29   2769 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2019-07-29

Tiny Houses: An Eco-friendly Way of Living

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Tiny Houses: An Eco-friendly Way of Living

Many eco-conscious people choose to live in tiny houses. They require fewer materials to build than traditional houses and so are highly economical. They also use less energy to run, require fewer resources to maintain, and help minimize household clutter, which in turn reduces the time needed for cleaning and organizing. Therefore, tiny homes offer owners more time and freedom to relax, travel, or partake in other beneficial activities. What’s more, some tiny houses are small and light enough to tow, having wheels rather than foundations, and others can float.
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2019-07-01   3998 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2019-07-01

The Joys and Benefits of Organic Farming: Interview with Mr. Helmut Butolen, Part 2 of 2

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The Joys and Benefits of Organic Farming: Interview with Mr. Helmut Butolen, Part 2 of 2

There are a lot of people who say, “I’d love to try that, too.” It’s not as difficult as it looks. You have to start the whole thing slowly and with a sense of what is appropriate. We also do small courses here. That is, everyone who is interested is invited at any time and can learn how to grow vegetables efficiently here. To extend the season for growing vegetables, Mr. Butolen has constructed a homemade greenhouse.
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2019-06-12   4240 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2019-06-12

The Joys and Benefits of Organic Farming: Interview with Mr. Helmut Butolen, Part 1 of 2

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The Joys and Benefits of Organic Farming: Interview with Mr. Helmut Butolen, Part 1 of 2

The greatest challenge for an organic farmer is always the climate. We live here in a cold temperate climate. But has changed a lot in the last 20 years and it comes again and again to bigger dry periods and then to strong rain again. It’s not as it was 20 years ago. You have to cope with it. You have to make sure that you select your plants correctly and choose what you grow correctly. The second big challenge is of course that we have no plant growth in winter. But the customers also want to be supplied in winter. This means that you always have to make sure you have good storage facilities and a sufficient variety even in winter.
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2019-06-10   4491 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2019-06-10

Heavenly Messenger: How One Small Siberian Crane Transformed Taiwan (Formosa), Part 4 of 4

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Heavenly Messenger: How One Small Siberian Crane Transformed Taiwan (Formosa), Part 4 of 4

Due to global warming and climate change, the water level gets too high or too low in the habitat, so the White Cranes can’t find enough eelgrass to eat. Then they move out of their habitat center to look for food, causing conflict between humans and the cranes. This might be the reason their appearance has been newly recorded in the last two years in Japan, Taiwan (Formosa), and Hong Kong. In Spring, the cranes start to fly to the north, leaving Poyang Lake as their winter habitat and flying for 2,000 km towards the northeast to Momege Nature Reserve in Jilin Province of Northeast China.
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2019-05-22   5189 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2019-05-22
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