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Kenya’s newest eco-friendly housing entrepreneur

Availability of modern and affordable housing continues to be elusive to many aspiring home owners in Kenya. Cost of construction materials and high mortgage lending rates are some of the main concerns. Eye on Kenya caught up with an entrepreneur who is providing high quality and environment-friendly building blocks for more on his venture.

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How climate-damaging are plastic bags?

Everywhere in the world shopping almost automatically ends up in plastic bags. The bags are light, tear-resistant and often free of charge. But how much do plastic bags harm the climate?

Guatemala builds eco-friendly school

A unique project is helping to clean up the local environment in western Guatemala.It is also educating people and creating much-needed jobs.

Among Giants

Risking injury and incarceration, an environmental activist disrupts the clear-cutting of an ancient redwood grove by sitting on a tiny platform a hundred feet up in the tree canopy. Already three years into the tree-sit when filming begins, AMONG GIANTS blends vérité cinematography with intimate personal reflection to remarkable effect.

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Water in the Anthropocene

Water in the Anthropocene is a 3-minute film charting the global impact of humans on the water cycle. Evidence is growing that our global footprint is now so significant we have driven Earth into a new geological epoch — the Anthropocene.

Human activities such as damming and agriculture are changing the global water cycle in significant ways. The data visualisation was commissioned by the Global Water Systems Project for a major international conference (Water in the Anthropocene, Bonn, Germany, 21-24 May, 2013). 

As datasets build upon one another, the film charts Earth’s changing global water cycle, why it is changing, and what this means for the future. The vertical spikes that appear in the film represent the 48,000 large dams that have been built. The film was produced by Globaïa and the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme.

Where Does Your Sewage Go?

Visit the Becton Sewage Treatment Works—one of Europe’s biggest plants—which processes sewage from 3.4 million Londoners into water clean enough to return to the Thames.

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