Robert Swan: Let’s save the last pristine continent

Here is a great TED Talk we like to share. As he says in the video: “A survivor sees the problem, and does not go ‘whatever'”. A really good way to look at this!


2041 will be a pivotal year for our planet. That year will mark the end of a 50-year agreement to keep Antarctica, the Earth’s last pristine continent, free of exploitation. Explorer Robert Swan — the first person to walk both the North and South Poles — is on a mission to ensure that we extend that treaty. With passion and vigor, he pleads with us to choose the preservation of the Antarctic for our own survival.

Robert Swan has explored both poles, and wants to make sure that Antarctica, the world’s last great wilderness, is never exploited.

Source: TED TALK Robert Swan


Light bulbs, what should we choose?

A few months ago, for a production job I was working on, I had to pick up some light bulbs for one of the oldest theaters in Tennessee. I went to a store that specializes in light, since I was looking for a kind of antique hardware. In the shop I noticed a display and […]

Trade off for building green

What choices matter most? Not the ones you think

In a short, funny, data-packed talk at TED U, Catherine Mohr walks through all the geeky decisions she made when building a green new house — looking at real energy numbers, not hype.

Catherine Mohr
Catherine Mohr works on surgical robots and robotic surgical procedures, using robots to make surgery safer — and to go places where human wrists and eyes simply can’t.


I recycle, reuse, refill!

I decided over a year ago to really pay attention to what I was consuming and the waste it produced. I decided to sort everything and learn how to dispose of things and reduce waste. Here is what I am changing everyday… Friday was my day to clean out my garage and I headed to […]

ORIGINS documentary movie

Origins – worldwide premiere

Ecogal is excited to share with you this exclusive worldwide premiere of the Origins film The movie can also be accessed online at for free until November 22nd 2014. Four years, 19 countries, and 24 experts in anthropology, medicine, ecology, and health have exposed the roots of our DNA and how to prevent the […]

Organic Agriculture at WSU

Washington State University – College of Agricultural. Human and Natural Resource Science

Recognizing its unique land-grant research and education mission to the people of Washington and the state’s increasing global involvement, the college provides leadership in discovering, accessing, and disseminating knowledge through high quality research, instruction and extension programs that contribute to a safe, abundant food and fiber supply; promote the well-being of individuals, families, and communities; enhance sustainability of agricultural and economic systems; and promote stewardship of natural resources and ecological systems.

Find more videos at CAHRNS Youtube Channel

SOIL not DIRT – Dr Elaine Ingham talks Soil Microbiology

Dr. Elaine Ingham talks about soil fertility and the role of soil microbial life. In this video, Dr. Elaine Ingham, an energetic, easy-to-understand speaker, explains what life in the soil is all about.

Behind this “user-friendly” approach lies a wealth of knowledge gained from years of intensive research into the organisms which make up the soil food web. Elaine also offers knowledge on how to ensure a healthy food web to promote plant growth and reduce reliance on inorganic chemicals.

For more info visit Soil Food Web