Environmental Sustainability / Umweltverträglichkeit / Sustentabilidade Ambiental / Sostenibilidad del medio Ambiente

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In 1992, more than 170 countries came together at the Rio Earth Summit and have agreed to pursue sustainable development, protect biological diversity, prevent dangerous interference with climate systems, and conserve forests. But, 25 years later, the natural systems on which humanity relies continue to be degraded. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZFHXJuHqYI Since 1970 humanity’s ecological footprint has exceeded the Earth’s capacity and has risen ...

The Humans / Die Menschen / Os Humanos / Los Humanos

There are places, in and around our great cities, where the natural World has all but disappeared. You can make out streets and sidewalks, autos, parking garages, advertising billboards, monuments of glass and steel, but not a tree or a blade of grass or any animal, besides, of course, the Humans.There are lots of Humans.Only ...

Citizen’s Oath / Bürgerschwur / Juramento do Cidadão / Juramento de Ciudadano

I promise, upon my honor, that I will leave this World stronger, safer, more sustainable, and more beautiful than I found it. It is a lot of pressure for one Human to make the World a better place. Sometimes on some days you put a lot of negative energy out into the World and that is the wrong way ...

A Child’s Dream / Ein Kindertraum / Um Sonho de Criança / El Sueño de un Niño

A Child's Dream - Maybe you will not remember, - maybe you will not have the time. - Maybe you are too busy with yourself - or maybe you are just ignorant. - Maybe your eyes are blind to see - and your ears deaf to hear. - Maybe you do not have the courage, - but maybe, just maybe, you will remember ...

Nature Is Speaking – Ocean / Die Natur spricht – Ozean / A Natureza está Falando – Oceano / La Naturaleza está Hablando – Oceano

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On our planet, water and life are synonymous, and Earth’s oceans have shaped life as we know it. The oceans also make our air: Tiny marine plants called phytoplankton provide the majority of the breathable oxygen generated by the ocean, which accounts for more than half of the air we inhale. As the atmosphere gets hotter ...

Work – Consume – Die / Arbeite – Kauf – Stirb / Trabalhe – Consume – Morre / Trabaja – Consume – More

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The phrase 'Consume, Be silent, Die' embodies a critique of consumer culture, capturing what also has been called the poverty of abundance. Variants include 'Work, Consume, Be silent, Die' and 'Work, Buy, Consume, Die'. The phrase traces to 1970's environmental protests but regained prominence during the Occupy Wall Street protests of 2011. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ppBIL2ivmo Our cultural industry can be seen ...

Your created Story / Deine erstellte Geschichte / Tu história Criada / Tu historia Creada

Jon Kabat-Zinn is a professor of medicine and the creator of the Center for Mindfulness. Kabat-Zinn was a student of Buddhist teachers and Zen Master and a founding member of the Cambridge Zen Center. His practice of yoga and studies with Buddhist teachers led him to integrate their teachings with scientific findings. He teaches mindfulness, which he says can help people cope with ...

Happiness comes from Within / Glück kommt von Innen / A felicidade vem de Dentro / La felicidad viene de Dentro

Happiness comes from within, declare a million advice blogs and books, Twitter messages and Facebook memes. The idea that happiness comes from within has taken a deep position in our collective psyche. Wellbeing is not anymore engaging with others but engaging with an inner journey, a self-focused personal quest. Most of the happiness trends, from self-help books to meditation, ...

Nature Is Speaking – Mother Nature / Die Natur spricht – Mutter Natur / A Natureza está Falando – Mãe Natureza / La Naturaleza está Hablando – Madre Naturaleza

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The more carbon emitted into the atmosphere as a result of Human activity, the more destabilized our climate becomes. If we do not take action now, annual global greenhouse emissions will increase by more than 26% before 2030 - dramatically worsening the impacts of climate change. Conservation can help: Protecting and restoring forests could account for ...

Nature Is Speaking – Ice / Die Natur spricht – Eis / A Natureza está Falando – Gelo / La Naturaleza está Hablando – Hielo

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Throughout the year, Sea ice in polar regions enables the production of algae that supports the Arctic food web. The ice offers refuge for migrating seabirds, hunting grounds for seals, polar bears, and other important species, and grazing depots for krill and fish. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBBOue_AdcU Increased carbon emissions from Human activity is causing Earth’s atmosphere to warm, melting ...

Nature Is Speaking – Water / Die Natur spricht – Wasser / A Natureza está Falando – Agua / La Naturaleza está Hablando – Agua

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Water use has been growing at more than twice the rate of population increase in the past century - to the point that now about 1.2 billion people lack access to safe drinking water; another 3 billion do not have adequate sanitation. Further, as climate change alters weather patterns, areas such as the Mediterranean region and ...

Nature Is Speaking – Forest / Die Natur spricht – Wald / A Natureza está Falando – Floresta / La Naturaleza está Hablando – Selva

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Forests help to provide us the very air we breathe, yet we still cut down Portugal-sized chunks of forest every year. Tropical forests cover less than just 5% of the Earth’s surface, but global deforestation threatens their long-term survival, as well as the survival of the wildlife - and Humans - that rely on them. The ...

Change The World In 5 Minutes / Ändern die Welt in 5 Minuten / Mude o mundo em 5 Minutos / Cambia el mundo en 5 minutos

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To change the World and to make it a better place to live in, it is not always necessary to give a lot of time and energy. Giving 5 minutes of a day for environment conservation through simple but effective environmental activities like recycling mobiles, old books, toys or growing some food, you could make ...

Society Trap / Gesellschaftsfalle / Armadilha da Sociedade / Trampa de la Sociedad

I had one year of backpacking, sleeping on the floor, begging for food and money during my project Rio 2016 before coming back to Society. We are all stuck in a trap of consumerism, our minds have been hijacked by corporations and are being used to generate profit. Society has lost its way but humanity is ...

A world of Solutions / Eine Welt der Lösungen / Um Mundo de Soluções / Un Mundo de Soluciones

The Earth is not in danger; it is Humanity that may not survive. Mass extinction is currently occurring because of Human behaviour. The interesting point is that nature will eventually bounce back. And then, continue to evolve. What will be destroyed, however, is us Humans. Humanity needs to awake and transform before it’s too late. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F8Vv_vRjF8 Paradise. An unspoilt ...

Choose your Future / Wähle deine Zukunft / Escolha o seu Futuro / Elige tu Futuro

Alcohol abuse is a psychiatric diagnosis in which there is recurring harmful use of alcohol despite its negative consequences. There are two types of Alcohol abuse : those who have anti-social and pleasure-seeking tendencies, and those who are anxiety-ridden people who are unable to control themselves once they start. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnXEwlIbet4 Individuals with an alcohol use disorder often complain ...

A new story of the People / Eine neue Geschichte der Menschen / Uma nova história do Povo / Una nueva historia de la Gente

Human beings are a storytelling species. As much as we would like to believe that we are rational, scientific people who consider all the facts before acting, the truth is that our stories and the roles we play in them have a far greater impact on our behavior. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wviYuKDlKs Your family, past experience, and even your name ...

Nobody eats Chicken / Niemand isst Hühnchen / Ninguém come Galinha / Nadie come Pollo

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Vegetarianism is the practice of abstaining from the consumption of meat of any animal, including abstention from by-products of animal slaughter. Vegetarianism may be adopted for various reasons. Many people object to eating meat out of respect for life, health-related, political, environmental cultural, aesthetic, economic, or personal preference. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NX4O6smZrLE In many Societies, controversy and debate have arisen over ...

The Genius of the Crowd / Das Genie der Menge / O Gênio da Multidão / El Genio de la Multitud

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You create your own reality with your own effort. Average people watch television, play on the internet or on their mobile phones, wondering why nothing is changing in their lives. It must be because of my age, race, beliefs, bad luck, or just anything else, they can blame it on. It rains on everyone but you ...

Owned and Operated / Besessen und Betrieben / Possuído e Operado / Poseído y Operado

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You now live in a Society of consumerism. Media propaganda, the club of organized greed, mega corporations, and the Internet has inducted you, from a young age, into the consumer culture. Being constantly distracted by screens has become the social norm. Your life have been taken over and influence by images and footage animal-like behavior – ...

Rule the World / Die Welt Regieren / Governar o Mundo / Gobernar el Mundo

The question if democracy or autocracy is the better form of government has been debated since the time of Aristotle and it has returned in recent years as China and its model of authoritarian capitalism challenges the US model of free-market democracy. Democracy and capitalism had emerged as the only legitimate means of organizing domestic economies ...

Fake World / Scheinwelt / Mundo Ilusório / Mundo Ilusório

A great many things in our World, in our Society are fake. From news and marketing to science and politics, our World is filled with an extraordinary amount of lies, deception, disinformation, misinformation, fakery, fraud, facades, mirages and propaganda. The positive thing though is that once you awaken to the deception, you can use it as a powerful  tool for raising ...

Planet of the Idiots / Planet der Idioten / Planeta dos Idiotas / Planeta de los idiotas

On a planet, somewhere in the Milky Way Galaxy there once existed the planet of the apes. They called this planet of the apes, Earth. Apes of many sizes, shapes, and colors walked the planet of the apes. They lived among the trees together with all the other animals. The biggest challenge of the apes ...

Our environment is our Life / Unsere Umwelt ist unser Leben / Nosso meio ambiente é nossa Vida / Nuestro medio ambiente es nuestra Vida

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Everything in existence is connected, the animate and the inanimate; the elements of air, water, and earth, Human beings, animals, and plants. Only if we keep our environment well, can we live well. The quality of our living environment has a direct impact on our health and well-being. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DTJ5h3vx6o An unspoiled environment is a source of satisfaction, improves ...