In part three of The Water Carriers, Nina gives Callie a small taste of what it’s like to be a water carrier, and the Engineers Without Borders help the village overcome a stumbling block with their new source of drinking water. Tune in and watch the culmination of the relationships between Nina and Callie and the community and the engineers.
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In part two of ‘The Water Carriers’, Callie Blackwood, an American engineering student, struggles to bridge the cultural and communication divides between the Montana State University engineers and the Kenyans, and continues to forge her bond with Nina. Will they get the pump installed that will provide clean water for the community? Watch this episode of TERRA to find out.
‘The Water Carriers’ is the story of Callie Blackwood, an American engineering student, and Nina Omwereme Oyamo, a 23-year old woman from the Shirali region of southwestern Kenya. The lives of these two women, from altogether different circumstances, intersect as Callie travels to Kenya along with an organization known as Engineers Without Borders. Their mission: to install an aquifer-driven well in the hopes of delivering clean drinking water to the Shirali area. This is the first episode in the three-part series. Stay tuned as the relationship between Callie and Nina continues to strengthen . . . and experience a day-in-the-life of a Kenyan water carrier.
The energy of Bioneers weekend is renewable – so it just keeps coming! Join us for Part Three of the journey and witness the creation of the “Boze-mandala” and hear vibrant sources talk about sustainable development, climate change, the “new” green movement, and the fusion of social justice and environmental justice. The Bioneers message is clear: the future begins today. Ride with us on the zero-gravity veggie-oil Zeppelin of imagination as we take you from today’s drawing board to tomorrow’s reality.
The Bioneers march on! Part Two of this series showcases the drama, the magic, and the beautiful chaos of the first half of Bioneers weekend. Is this a conference, a festival, or a “happening?” The Bioneers bring new meaning to the phrase “all walks of life.” Everyone is a participant. Kids pick pumpkins, legendary authors talk from the podium, politicians mingle with idealists and local activists. Meanwhile, the experience radiates via satellite from San Rafael, CA to over twenty disparate locations around the world. But the network as a whole is stronger than any single part. Some come for ideas, others for the music, and still more for the incredible local food. The Bioneers message is clear: the future begins today. Ride with us on the zero-gravity veggie-oil Zeppelin of imagination as we take you from today’s drawing board to tomorrow’s reality.
As a kickoff to the Northern Rockies Bioneers Conference held in Bozeman, Montana this week, a TERRA crew spent an afternoon with musician and filmmaker Michael Franti of Spearhead. Franti’s “consciousness-raising” resonates on both the political and environmental front and he combines improvisation and activism to spread his message across the globe. Later that same evening, Franti brought the house down when he played the Wilson Auditorium in Bozeman and reminded us that inclusion, not exclusion is the only way to bring about political change. The Northern Rockies Bioneers Conference is one of over twenty Bioneers groups nation wide, which meet every year to bring together progressive communities and provide resources, tools, and inspiration to build sustainable, culturally-rich, active, and well-networked communities. Stay tuned to TERRA for a closer look at the Bioneers conference here in Bozeman, as we podcast all the action over the next few days.
‘Feeding the Problem’ explores the historical and ecological impacts of the century-old artificial feeding program for elk in Western Wyoming. What began in 1912 as a gracious effort to save the Jackson Hole elk herd from harsh winters, shrinking habitat, and dwindling forage, has morphed into the largest wildlife feeding program in the United States. This biological experiment has created a petri dish for wildlife disease and is now one of the most contentious, fiercely debated issues in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
‘Energy’s Future’ tells the story of Joules, a high school junior faced with the pressing decision about what to do after graduation. Joule’s daily routine of work, classes, and friends leaves her little time to figure out what she ultimately wants for her life after high school. The lives of three college students working in different science fields intercut Joule’s story. These college students aren’t just reading textbooks. They are doing cutting edge research aimed at solving one of the biggest problems facing our world, the need to find renewable energy. Through interweaving stories, Energy’s Future paints a picture of the transition of science and people, from students being taught in the high school classroom to students solving real world problems in the college lab.
Proposed mountaintop removal mining in southeastern British Columbia, Canada is threatening one of America’s most endangered rivers and North America’s wildest remaining valley — The Flathead. Flathead Wild follows the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) as they descend on the Flathead River Valley, along with local conservation groups, to take breathtaking and iconic images of the threatened ecosystem. These images then act as tools for the Flathead coalition to help tip the scales in favor of protection and conservation.
‘A WINNING SCENARIO’ is a short film about the agricultural implications of climate change in Kenya. Despite the adverse effects of global warming in Kenya, local communities are adapting farming practices for improved crop production. Soil health is critical in a changing climate and this film explores the importance of protecting Kenyan soil for future generations.