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Landcare in the Philippines – World Agroforestry Centre

Posted by admin on September 2, 2012 in Environment Protection with 3 Comments

Landcare in the Philippines highlights the success of community-based, farmer-led organizations in disseminating conservation farming practices and sustainably managing local natural resources. This Landcare movement began in Claveria, an upland community in Mindanao, and has been spreading in many other communities in the Philippines. The video demonstrates the significant contributions that farmers can make, through their own self-governing organizations, in promoting sustainable agriculture, and in tapping outside sources of information, technical support, and financial resources for their efforts. It emphasizes the mutually beneficial link that has evolved between the Landcare movement and the local government.

Produced By: World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)*

Financial support from:
Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development (CIIFAD)
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Agencia Española De Cooperacion Internacional (AECI)


* To more fully reflect our global reach, as well as our more balanced research and development agenda, we adopted a new brand name in 2002 ‘World Agroforestry Centre’. Our legal name — International Centre for Research in Agroforestry — remains unchanged, and so our acronym as a Future Harvest Centre — ICRAF — likewise remains the same.

Tags: Landcare World Agroforestry Centre Sustainable Agriculture Farmer Farming Upland Forest Soil Water Conservation Erosion Crop Production Environment Protection Natural Vegetative Strips Fruit Timber Nurseries Low-Cost Community Building Poverty Alleviation Collaboration Leadership Training Empowerment Community Philippines Claveria Mindanao

Duration : 0:12:20

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Crude Oil Refinery Operations 1994

Posted by admin on August 14, 2012 in Environment Protection with 17 Comments

The approximately 145 operating petroleum refineries in the United States account for significant releases of pollution into the environment and many threats to worker health and safety. The petroleum industry began with the successful drilling of the first commercial oil well in 1859, and the opening of the first refinery two years later to process the crude into kerosene. The original requirement was to produce kerosene as a cheaper and better source of light than whale oil. The development of the internal combustion engine led to the production of gasoline and diesel fuels. The evolution of the airplane created a need first for high-octane aviation gasoline and then for jet fuel, a sophisticated form of the original product, kerosene. Present-day refineries produce a variety of products including many required as feedstock for the petrochemical industry. The evolution of petroleum refining from simple distillation to today’s sophisticated processes has created a need for health and safety management procedures and safe work practices. To those unfamiliar with the industry, petroleum refineries may appear to be complex and confusing places. Refining is the processing of one complex mixture of hydrocarbons into a number of other complex mixtures of hydrocarbons. The safe and orderly processing of crude oil into flammable gases and liquids at high temperatures and pressures using vessels, equipment, and piping subjected to stress and corrosion requires considerable knowledge, control, and expertise. For more on the workplace and environmental hazards at oil refineries, go to the OSHA website at http://www.osha.gov/dts/osta/otm/otm_iv/otm_iv_2.html#1 and the EPA at http://www.epa.gov/oig/reports/2004/20040622-2004-P-00021.pdf
This is clipped from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 1994 video Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Training Series, Highlights: Protecting the Environment from Oil Spills. The entire video is available at the Internet Archives.

Duration : 0:2:41

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Kuramathi Environment Video

Posted by admin on August 5, 2012 in Environment Protection with 3 Comments


The plot of this 10 minute video revolves around two characters, a father and his son holidaying on a tropical island. While they are lazing around, the father unknowingly and unintentionally harms the environment in each sequence, to which the modern day, “eco-aware” child halts his action, supported by an eco-brochure and corrects him by fast forwarding to the distant future in a thought bubble. The child succeeds in informing his father the right way to protect and preserve the natural surroundings. A brief synopsis of each setting describes how important it is to respect the environment and how we can go about doing it.

Each sequence gives off a subliminal message to its viewers. Employing proper snorkelling etiquette by observing the fragile coral garden from a safe distance, dispersing rubbish into litter bins, and respecting nature by not touching shells, corals and other animals are key notable messages portrayed in the movie.

This original masterpiece was created by Thomas Krajcovic and Matej Petrek, two Austrian students, who was invited by the Kuramathi team to spend one week on the resort, in order to study the island, and its environment and dynamics, selecting the key messages to embed into the film’s storyboard. Under our senior marine biologists’ guidance, the plot was soon finalized and later taken over by the two students for the production of the film. Due credit is also given to the generous patronage by TUI — world famous European tour operator who supported this initiative by sponsoring the flights for the two students.

Duration : 0:9:20

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Save the WORLD!!!!

Posted by admin on July 31, 2012 in Environment Protection with 1 Comment

Environment Protection

Duration : 0:8:37

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Old Cairo’s Potters

Posted by admin on July 25, 2012 in Environment Protection with 3 Comments

Makram Ahmed Hussein began working in the pottery craft in Egypt’s Old Cairo district of Fustat at a young age. His family was poor; learning a trade as a child laborer was his only route to help support his family and earn a living. In 2000–2001, the potters’ kilns in Old Cairo were destroyed and the potters pushed out as the area was slated for touristic development. The pretext for the evictions was Egypt’s environmental protection law passed in 1994, which was disastrous to Makram and the potters’ community since the kilns used by potters generated thick black clouds of smoke. Many potters lost their means of livelihood. Now under construction are new potters’ workshops equipped with natural gas-burning ovens—a government-sponsored initiative to revive a traditional craft and make it safe for the environment.

Duration : 0:4:23

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Posted by admin on July 4, 2012 in Environment Protection with 5 Comments

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Duration : 0:1:29

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Funny environmental protection ads

Posted by admin on July 1, 2012 in Environment Protection with 4 Comments

Do you have an idea of how to describe the total amount of greenhouse gas having been released? This ads will give you that.

Duration : 0:0:42

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Mind and Life XXIII Ecology, Ethics and Interdependence.

Posted by admin on June 16, 2012 in Environment Protection with 6 Comments

His Holiness Karmapa spoke about Environment Protection.

Duration : 1:8:18

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Environmental protection TV ad

Posted by admin on June 10, 2012 in Environment Protection with 8 Comments

Environmental protection TV ad produced by Altertise. May 2007.

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Panel Discussion: Environmental Protection

Posted by admin on May 26, 2012 in Environment Protection with 3 Comments

Protecting the environment through private property rights: is legislation the best solution?

Environmental issues have high priority in the minds of the public as governments across the globe embrace Green initiatives. But is legislation the right solution? This panel will attempt to answer that question while exploring alternative means of protecting the environment through private property rights.

Panelists: Albert Koehl
Staff Lawyer, Ecojustice
Elizabeth Brubaker
Executive Director, Environmental Probe Research Foundation
Ramani Nadarajah
Counsel, Canadian Environmental Law Association

For speaker biographies, visit our website.

Duration : 1:13:36

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