Videos

Jean Lambert - What Is A Green Job?

Green jobs are about a reduced impact on the environment, good working conditions and being able to earn a decent income. This film by Jean Lambert, London's Green MEP since 1999, looks at Acorn House, Arcola Theatre, and Calverts as examples of what a green job can be.
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Reasons to be cheerful (Rio version)

This summer, 20 years on from the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, government representatives will meet at a 'Rio+20' summit to discuss sustainable development. We need to keep the pressure on - find out more at http://rioconnection.org
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Green Economy in Europe

"Insuring the future in Europe is a matter of investing in the entire population allowing us all the opportunity to contribute to our own future"

A short video of the Green focus on social policy in Europe by the European Green Party
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Philippe Lamberts talks to Katharina Krell of Greenovate! at Horizon 2020 conference

Philippe Lamberts MEP talks to Katharina Krell of Greenovate! at the Horizon 2020 conference on research and innovation organised by the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament.
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Green policies: energy

ENERGY
Trina Cunningham
Warmer home
We spent a very cold winter here last year and we decided we weren't going to go through it again this year. When we heard about the insulation grant we decided to apply. In one day we had the walls and the attic insulated and there was absolutely no hassle. The bills that were big last year will hopefully come down. We should save a lot of money because we don't have our heat on much, compared to last year. The house is much warmer - it's retaining heat. The grant was very easy to process and went a long way to helping us pay for it. It went straight into our bank account after the work was done and the forms were filled in. There are lots of people, nearly any house that's not been built in the last five years that have had it done -- a lot of neighbours and friends. It gets round by word of mouth as well. We heard from a neighbour and we've passed it along to other neighbours and they've had it done.

Conor O'Brien
Energy installation specialist

We started up five years ago when we saw an opportunity to allow people to avail of the greener home scheme and the warmer home scheme grants by doing the paperwork for them. It was an opportunity to get away from desk jobs and do something a little bit more worth-while. It gave us a great change in our lifestyle and allowed us to benefit other people's lifestyles by getting them free hot water most of the year round.
People want specialists installers -- so it' about 100 percent of our business now at this stage. We like to think that were specializing in this as opposed to a 'jack of all trades'.
Generally customers won't need to use an immersion or central heating to heat their hot water between the months of late February and September, October. For the winter months that they have their central heating on they will make considerable savings in gas and oil.

100,000 homes have been retrofitted in the past two years, helping to sustain employment in the construction sector and lower energy bills for homeowners. The Green Party protected funding for the Greener Homes Scheme and introduced a national insulation scheme called the Home Energy Savings Scheme.
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Green policies: jobs

Donal Whelan,

Forestry Manager



I'm a forestry manager and what foresters do in Ireland is we're responsible for everything from the planting of young forests, to the tilling, the management, and then the final felling of the forests. From the felling and thinning of trees, we get raw material for our forest industry which is now very important in Ireland. In fact, it now accounts for almost 1 percent of our GDP.

We have about 10% of our land area in total under forest. The European average is about 36% and there is huge potential in Ireland to grow more forests -- trees grow faster here then they do in most of the developed world, so we have huge potential here and it's a huge area for green expansion. I think that forestry and forestry jobs will grow in the future.

The best part of my job is getting to work outdoors and getting to work with nature. In forestry we are planting and promoting biodiversity. Trees themselves capture and lock in carbon helping to abate our climate change. Also, we produce renewable energy which is good for the environment.

The actual act of planting every year is creating jobs and then the management of woodlands, and the felling and the tilling creates jobs in the processing sector. Employment has improved because we have been planting more - every year we are planting between 6 and 7,000 hectors. At the moment there's between 16,000 and 20,000 people employed in forestry and the timber industry. I believe that is set to grow in the future as long as we can maintain our planting program.



The Green Party has helped create jobs in forestry by incentivising planting. 20,000 green jobs have been created in Ireland over the past three years. 100, 000 green jobs are expected to be created over the next decade.
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GABV commits to Clinton Global Initiative: Not all banks ar the same (English captions)

The Global Alliance for Banking on Values - a network of the world's sustainable banks - delivers on a commitment made at the Clinton Global Initiative
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European Week for Waste Reduction 2010 - teaser (English)

The European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) is a 3 year project supported by the LIFE+ Programme of the European Commission until 2011. It aims to organize multiple actions during a single week, across Europe, that will raise awareness about waste reduction. Each year, the most outstanding actions are rewarded during an awards ceremony in Brussels at the heart of the European institutions. In 2010, the EWWR will take place between 20 and 28 November.
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SEKEM English Part 2

The SEKEM initiative was founded to realise the vision of sustainable human development. SEKEM aims to contribute to the comprehensive development of the individual, society and environment. A holistic concept encompassing integrated economic, social and cultural development forms the key SEKEM vision.

Dr. Ibrahim Abouleish founded SEKEM 1977 in Egypt and he received the RIGHT LIVELIHOOD AWARD also known as the "ALTERNATIVE NOBEL PRIZE" for "establishing a business model for the 21st century in which commercial success is integrated with and promotes the social and cultural development of society through economics of love."
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SEKEM English Part 1

The SEKEM initiative was founded to realise the vision of sustainable human development. SEKEM aims to contribute to the comprehensive development of the individual, society and environment. A holistic concept encompassing integrated economic, social and cultural development forms the key SEKEM vision.

Dr. Ibrahim Abouleish founded SEKEM 1977 in Egypt and he received the RIGHT LIVELIHOOD AWARD also known as the "ALTERNATIVE NOBEL PRIZE" for "establishing a business model for the 21st century in which commercial success is integrated with and promotes the social and cultural development of society through economics of love."
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Carrotmob Makes It Rain in Liquor Store!

The first ever Carrotmob campaign...for the longer version of the video, check out: http://vimeo.com/925729
Join Carrotmob to learn more and get involved with campaigns in your neighborhood:
http://carrotmob.org
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BedZED - Beddington Zero (fossil) Energy Development

Take a tour of the UK's first mainstream eco-village. Located in south London, BedZED is a sustainable live/work community with solutions for food, travel and waste. Environmental organisation, BioRegional, who are partners in the project, lead the tour.
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Ban Fracking and shale gas in Europe before it's too late!

Shale gas, a form of unconventional gas found in shale reservoirs, is now presented as being the new solution to our world's growing energy needs. However, despite the fact that more and more big businesses are pushing for the development of shale gas accross the world, its production poses serious threats to the climate, the environment and to local communities.

The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament joined by key European NGOs FOEE, F&W Europe and Heal want to shed light on all the irreversible impacts that could result from the development of this new energy source and call for a immediate ban on fracking and shale gas in Europe... and beyond.

Français: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPNrRXvCHsM
Svenska: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABCD5u77OeQ
Polski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYp1hXKi2mg
Espagnol: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHHFTgJ0qEs
German: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qd7NatBfpE4
Dutch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Mt0YjwUN4E


http://www.greens-efa.eu/
http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/europe/
http://stopclimatechange.net/
http://www.foeeurope.org/
http://www.env-health.org/

https://twitter.com/#!/GreensEP
https://twitter.com/#!/greens_climate

http://www.facebook.com/greensefa
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