BUNKER ROY ON THE BAREFOOT COLLEGE
2009, 6 min 43 sec
In Rajasthan an extraordinary school teaches rural women and men – many of them illiterate – to become solar engineers, artisans, dentists and doctors in their own villages. The initiative is called the Barefoot College and its founder, Bunker Roy, explains how it works. His dream was to build a college for the poor by the poor.
THE BAREFOOT COLLEGE
Responsible Business, www.barefootcollege.org
2011, 6 min 38 sec
Established in 1972, the Barefoot College is a non-government organization that has been providing basic services and solutions to problems in rural communities for more than 40 years, with the objective of making them self-sufficient and sustainable. These Barefoot solutions can be broadly categorized into the delivery of solar electrification, clean water, education, livelihood development (health care, rural handicrafts and communication) and activism.
GROWING A MODEL SUSTAINABLE CAMPUS: UMASS PERMACULTURE
UMass Permaculture, The University of Massachusetts; Amherst, USA
2012, 5 min 19 sec
This video summarizes the first two years of the Umass Permaculture Initiative which successfully designed and installed two permaculture ecosystems on the Umass Amherst campus in Massachusetts. It started out as a collaborative effort amongst students, staff, faculty and local community volunteers. Their aim is to plant a new permaculture-designed landscape each year to provide education to students, the campus community and to create an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable campus.
EASY LIKE WATER
Easy Like Water
2010, 3 min 30 sec
Easy Like Water is a feature documentary about floating schools, solar power, and the fate of the earth. In Bangladesh, solar-powered floating schools are turning the front lines of climate change into a community of learning.