Early Bird Special – Join us on April 5 for Golden Rule Day a global broadcast that celebrates the Golden Rule. Over the course of 24 hours, people from many corners of the world will ponder “Why the Golden Rule Matters Now” as they shared how people, organizations and governments can use this Common Principle to create a better world for everyone.
In partnership with the Charter for Compassion, we will talk to Dr. David Korten best-selling author, political activist, co-founder YES! magazine and former professor of the Harvard Business School, Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox, author and founder of Creation Spirituality, about how the Golden Rule principle applies to Planet Earth. Get ready to shift your frame from individual “me” to the collective “we” as we discover earth as a super organism that utilizes cooperative self-organization to create and maintain the conditions essential to our existence as interconnected living beings on an immensely beautiful planet.
April 10: Metamorphosis – A Poem for the Planet. Listen to the interview with award-winning filmmakers Velcro Ripper and Nova Ami as we explore the metamorphosis symbolism for humanity during this time of epic transition. Learn about the cultural shifts that are inspiring this creative Canadian duo. Metamorphosis. Discover how our personal and collective metamorphosis produce a butterfly effect that changes our world. Learn how the documentary is bringing people together through its community workshops. Find out how you can be part of the Metamorphosis story and conversation.
Film Synopsis: Nova Ami and Velcrow Ripper’s film Metamorphosis takes the pulse of our earth and bears witness to a moment of profound change: the loss of one world, and the birth of another. Metamorphosis captures the true scale of the global environmental crisis. Forest fires consume communities, species vanish, and entire ecosystems collapse. Economic growth, tied to increased speed of resource extraction, has created a machine with the capacity to destroy all life. But this crisis is also an opportunity for transformation. Through a tidal flow of stunning images, Metamorphosis carves a path from the present to the future, and offers a bold new vision for humanity and the world. Watch our Trailer
April 13: Living in the Future’s Past by Director Susan Kucera and producer/narrator Jeff Bridges, winner of the 2019 Golden Globes Cecil B. DeMille Award. The Cecil B. DeMille Award is bestowed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to honor “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.”
In this beautifully photographed tour de force of original thinking, Academy Award™ winner, Jeff Bridges shares the screen with scientists, profound thinkers and a dazzling array of Earth’s living creatures to reveal eye-opening concepts about ourselves and our past, providing fresh insights into our subconscious motivations and their unintended consequences. Bridges reveals the keys we need to move into the future wisely. Watch our trailer Review here.
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April 16: Albatross Your destination – Midway Atoll. Join internationally acclaimed artist Chris Jordan as he takes you to the Midway Atoll in the Hawaiian chain of volcanic islands. Albatross will open your eyes to the unfathomable world of the Albatross – a world that Chris and his team spent eight years documenting. Take a deeper look at the devastating effects of plastics over-consumption on the exquisite harmony of nature and wildlife. Chris’s profound artistic mastery allows nature to speak to us in a way that is emotionally compelling and completely unexpected. Watch our Trailer
Chris Jordan quote: “My intent is to help viewers reconnect on a universal level with living beings. My time with these magnificent beings was an internal experience as much as an external one, infused with often-overwhelming levels of beauty, lyricism, mystery, reverence, grief, and joy. Midway felt to me like a kind of acupuncture point on the globe, emanating a transformative healing energy that if honored in its full depth and breadth, could reach far out into the field of human collective consciousness. I felt it was vital to integrate all of these elements as a holistic approach to the documentary art form.”
Facts: Three million seabirds have chosen this circular atoll with three coral islets as their somnolent rookery, and 250 different marine species populate the nearby reefs and lagoons. Located at the apex of the Pacific Garbage Patch, the small cluster of islands that make up Midway Atoll are protected by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, but the rangers can do little to prevent animals from finding the teeming mass of pollution just off shore. This plastic pollution is dire for bird species, which confuse it with food: Albatross chicks alone in the Midway Atoll eat 5 tons of plastic per year.
April 19: Living Soil – directed by Chelsea Myers and Tiny Attic Productions, captures the background of the current soil health movement and its momentum, beginning with images of the Dust Bowl which transition to personal experiences of innovative women and men who are managing their land to enhance soil health. We are featuring additional free streams of Unbroken Ground, The Regenerative Secret, The Soil Story, The Compost Story, as well as content from the Savory Institute. Watch our Trailer
Are climate solutions right under our feet? Ryland Engelhart co-founder at Kiss the Ground and Josh Whiton, founder of MakeSoil.org say yes! Soil is a living organism and there is a strong connection between soil, human, and planetary health. Watch complimentary content from Kiss the Ground and join the interview with Josh and Rylan to learn how your food choices as well as personal and community action can transform your health and spirit while healing the planet. Discover how you can be part of a citizen soil movement that elevates your consciousness by the simple yet profound act of making soil together.
Facts: The world will run out of top soil in 60 years. Our soils support 95% of all food production, and by 2060, our soils will be asked to give us as much food as we have consumed in the last 500 years. Soil filters our water. Soil is one of our most cost-effective reservoirs for sequestering carbon. When cared for properly, soil has the potential to sequester much of the carbon dioxide that humans have emitted into the atmosphere.
Soil is our foundation for biodiversity. Millions of tones of food and waste accumulate in our landfills each year that could turned into nourishing life-giving soil. Learn how we can “sequester” (store) carbon from our atmosphere, where it is harmful, and pull it back into the earth, where it belongs, through regenerative agriculture, composting, and other land management practices.
Be part of the solution by joining with scientists, farmers, ranchers, activists, and policy makers in a global movement toward a new type of agriculture called “regenerative farming” that increases soil life, stores water and sequesters CO2.
Join us in discovering fresh perspectives and the weaving together of regenerative solutions.
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