July 16th, 2012
Visions of a sustainable world

A short film of voices from India, South Africa, Bangladesh, and Ethiopia, giving their answers to the question ‘What is your vision of a sustainable world?’

Made by InsightShare facilitators with the involvement of Participatory Video hubs in northeast India and South Africa, at the request of the BRAVE collaboration.

The film was designed for screening at Planet under Pressure conference sessions, to bring different voices into the room, to inspire new ways of looking at the world, to create an atmosphere for some radical visioning of the future.

See InsightShare’s work with participatory video at insightshare.org

July 16th, 2012

Responses to ‘Visions of a sustainable world

In this film, speakers from the worlds of science, arts, international development, and the private sector give their responses to the film ‘Visions of a Sustainable World’.

The first film heard voices from India, South Africa, Ethiopia and Bangladesh and was shown at the international conference on science and global sustainability, Planet under Pressure.

The result is a strong call for a sharing of knowledge across north-south divides; for understanding different perspectives, for finding ways to engage the mainstream in a popular movement towards sustainable living, and towards a vision of sustainability that brings opportunities rather than constraints.

July 16th, 2012

Brave challenge submitted online

How can we persuade a consensus of humanity that we must save civilization and the planet together, all 7G of us? Can we write brave stories of the possibilities? Imagine, for example, connecting the globe on a single power grid and always having solar power available somewhere. How cool would that be? Bucky Fuller, and others, left tons of achievable objectives…

May 31st, 2012

Whenever we do something by ourselves - think of others who will be affected by your actions. That’s my message. Whenever we are getting richer and richer, the poor are getting poorer and poorer.”

Liyu is a member of the Ethiopian National Youth Coalition on Climate Change, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She is also a British Council Climate Champion. Here she answers the question ‘What is your vision of a sustainable world?’, for the BRAVE collaboration.

May 29th, 2012

Brave challenge submitted online:

Increasing wealth and increasing happiness don’t add together.

If we all reassessed what really makes us happy, most would find it isn’t consumption; but people and relationships. Therefore we need to find ways to encourage spaces for dialogue and real discussion about life and how to be fufilled - this is missed out in education.

Life is full of too much small talk - we need to awake souls and only through this will we find action for sustainability.

May 25th, 2012
May 23rd, 2012

Brave challenge: Professor Anne Glover, EU Chief Scientist:

My brave challenge for science is to communicate the evidence, illustrate the solutions and work with others to translate that into a compelling reason for all of us to change.”

May 23rd, 2012

My vision is a world where we maintain growth, and everyone shares from the growth - not only products and GDP but real happiness is increased.’

Kumsa Dandena Deme is a Project Officer at the Woliso Youth Development Association in Ethiopia. He answers the question ‘What is your vision of a sustainable world?’, for the BRAVE collaboration.

May 23rd, 2012

More and more funds are available for climate change-related issues… but we hardly focus on the population growth issue.”

Lubna Seal is a Researcher and British Council Climate Champion from Dhaka, Bangladesh.

She answers the question ‘What is your vision of a sustainable world?’, for the BRAVE collaboration.

May 23rd, 2012

Who is to blame? In fact it’s us, and our generation needs to act immediately.

Daniel Kharkongor is a professor of social work in Shillong, Meghalaya, India.

Here he answers the question ‘What is your vision of a sustainable world?’, for the BRAVE collaboration. Filmed in North-eastern India by a team of indigenous youth from the East Khasi Hills.

May 23rd, 2012

Jacenta is a mother and farmer from Nongtraw village, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, India. She is an active member of the women’s development committee, and believes that the local youth should learn the traditional knowledge and skills of agriculture.

Here she answers the question ‘What is your vision of a sustainable world?’, for the BRAVE collaboration. Filmed in North-eastern India by a team of indigenous youth from the East Khasi Hills.

May 23rd, 2012

Bah Richard is a farmer, school teacher and traditional healer from the Khasi village of Nongtraw, Meghalaya, Northeast India. He is a member of the village development committee, who are using participatory video to encourage the local community to return to sustainable agricultural practices, including growing millet.

Here he answers the question ‘What is your vision of a sustainable world?’, for the BRAVE collaboration. Filmed in North-eastern India by a team of indigenous youth from the East Khasi Hills.

May 23rd, 2012

Bah Priak is a teacher and secretary of an NGO for the development of the Khasi people in East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya India; Khatarshnong Socio-organisation (KSO).

Here he answers the question ‘What is your vision of a sustainable world?’, for the BRAVE collaboration. Filmed in North-eastern India by a team of indigenous youth from the East Khasi Hills.

May 23rd, 2012

Teilang Khyriem works for the Meghalaya Rural Development Society in Shillong, Meghalaya, Northeast India. He answers the question ‘What is your vision of a sustainable world?’, for the BRAVE collaboration.

Filmed in North-eastern India by a team of indigenous youth from the East Khasi Hills.

May 23rd, 2012

Syed Izaz Rahman is a student of accounting, in Shillong, Meghalaya, Northeast India. He answers the question ‘What is your vision of a sustainable world?’, for the BRAVE collaboration.

Filmed in North-eastern India by a team of indigenous youth from the East Khasi Hills.

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