The many efforts of groups around the world are converging for justice, peace, the end of poverty, the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, and the restoration of a healthy planet.
Got Bomb? is a student project by (then) Drexel University filmmakers Bunker Seyfert and Heather Craig, by screenwriter Corey Jacobs – starring a Philadelphia-based cast.
Dr. Craig Eisendrath, formerly Chairman of the Project for Nuclear Awareness (PNA), speaks about the grave risks of nuclear weapons if they are placed in earth orbit by the US as proposed.
My friend and alter ego Pierre presents the great ‘Sustainable Lawrence’ community design event in 2006. The late and very amazing, inspirational Ralph Copleman was one of the leaders of the event. The community used a ‘Future Search’ format that engaged
Attorney Jim Olson, Esq., the Founder/Director of the NGO Flow for Water, describes how people can protect their Commons using laws at the core of western legal systems. He describes how the Public Trust Doctrine is a crucial element of
Ideas That Bring People Together A message of greeting and hope from renowned traveler and humanitarian Paul Osimo – also a Rotary International member and Past District Governor (PDG) heavily involved in humanitarian relief efforts to Madagascar, India, central Asia
Professor Leo Burke of the University of Notre Dame describes the commons and the benefits of a commons viewpoint in this interview recorded in Berlin, Germany at the commons conference sponsored by the Heinrich Boll Stiftung (Heinrich Boll Foundation) in
Rotarians help people. In this short introduction for kids, Carol Metzker of the Rotary Club of West Chester Downtown in Pennsylvania, in the United States, shares the work of the global Rotary International organization. I have long admired the work
What if the President of the United States said everything you always wanted?
There is a wonderful new program by Pesticide Action Network that appears very helpful for bees, pollinators and habitat: Honey Bee Haven: http://www.honeybeehavens.com/content/honey-bee-toolkit? Download the guide here. http://pierreterre.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/BeeToolkit_Reduced_0.pdf
This great article in two parts, from Australia, details the mass die-offs around the world, of many species – including the beautiful Ladybird Beetle that is surprisingly important to the web of life: Original Articles at: Part One: http://hydroponics.com.au/free-articles/where-have-all-the-ladybirds-gone and
We filmed at the Occupy Wall Street protests recently. One of the wonderful things to emerge in these protests has been the Consensus Democracy approach: broad, highly inclusive, community-focused and introspective – everyone has a voice. This form of decision-making
This wonderful game made by Shawn Caza in Ontario, Canada is a terrific way of learning about the issues surrounding the die-off of honeybees. Most importantly, it encourages critical thinking about the issues surrounding the entire matter. Please play the
Prerna Girls School is a part of the Study Hall School in Lucknow, India. It serves the largely impoverished girl children of the surrounding slums, by providing educations to 540 girls from kindergarten through 12th grade (as of June 2010).
Pierre meets a coral, and asks how a colonial animal can be many lives and one life, in harmony, at the same time…. Language: English Run Time: 1 min. 30 sec. Story Level 1 = Intended for all children or
Rhetta Morgan at the Common Ground services in Bala Cynwyd, near Philadelphia. She has become a dear friend and married Krista and I in 2012. She is truly an instrument of love, bringing and singing a new vision for human
Senator Abacca Anjain Madisson of Rongelap, Marshall Islands, describes how her country was struck by 67 nuclear weapons during Pacific Islands testing by the United States. The devastating consequences of this testing have lingered for generations among her people, and led
AfroPop Star Singer Jean Paul Samputu speaks of the forgiveness that is healing Rwanda, as neighbors re-discover that they can live together. Mizero Children was founded by Jean Paul to help heal the orphans of Rwanda from the genocide, HIV/AIDS
Hope over fear. With this intention, leading experts on the risks of nuclear weapons, space weaponization, nuclear proliferation, Iran, North Korea and nuclear terrorism gathered to develop a path toward “A World Free of Nuclear Weapons” – a path forward
In the forest there is no such thing as garbage! Everything works together without harming anybody.They find ways to get along because they need each other. Pierre talks about how people can learn to think like a forest. When we
Community leader Damon K. Roberts, Esq. helps bring together hundreds of people across more than 300 blocks in South Philadelphia, all to take charge of their neighborhoods, to take a stand for quality of life, and make the neighborhood SAFE
Hear the music of the spring peepers (frogs) in a forest wetland. These frogs are signs of a healthy ecosystem. This was filmed at a “vernal pool,” that usually lasts only for a few weeks during the spring. If there