Live the Game: Capoeira as a force for social change among at-risk young people

Live the Game is a short documentary showing how capoeira, the Afro-Brazilian martial art, is being used as an agent for social change among at-risk young people in Cleveland, Ohio. The documentary follows the lives of Anthony Santo Domingo, capoeira instructor, and student Demetri Tye. Live the Game speaks to their difficult upbringings and how studying capoeira helped them to overcome a lifetime of social … Continue reading Live the Game: Capoeira as a force for social change among at-risk young people

Community Growers: A day in farm life at Forty Hall Farm

Forty Hall Farm is an organic farm on the outskirts of London, home to several innovative community projects, producing meat, veg, fruit and wine for sale locally and across the city. In this short documentary, Community Growers, film student Dan Bone captures “a day in farm life”, following some of the veg as it journeys to restaurants and cafes across Enfield. Forty Hall Farm is run … Continue reading Community Growers: A day in farm life at Forty Hall Farm

Second Shot Coffee: Supporting London’s homeless through employment and training

Second Shot Coffee is a social enterprise offering training, employment and support to London’s homeless. The coffee shop, based on London’s Bethnal Green Road in east London, offers three homeless people the opportunity for training and employment at one time. Second Shot Coffee was founded by 22-year-old entrepreneur, Julius Ibrahim, who whilst studying at UCL in Bloomsbury was shocked at the number of homeless people in … Continue reading Second Shot Coffee: Supporting London’s homeless through employment and training

The Skokomish Tribe Community Center “one of the largest solar projects in West Coast”

The Skokomish Tribe have unveiled their solar powered community centre with more than 400 solar panels on its roof, which is expected to produce more energy than it uses. The building – based in Shelton in Washington State, US – is likely “one of the largest solar projects in the state, if not the West Coast”, according to Yvonne Oberly, chief executive officer of the Skokomish Tribe. … Continue reading The Skokomish Tribe Community Center “one of the largest solar projects in West Coast”

Marie’s Dictionary: One woman’s quest to save her Native American language

Marie’s Dictionary is a mini documentary which tells the story of Marie Wilcox, the last fluent speaker of a Native American language. Marie Wilcox has created a dictionary in an effort to keep the Wukchumni language alive. The Wukchumni tribe is part of the broader Yokuts tribal group native to Central California; the tribe has yet to be recognised by the federal government. As many as … Continue reading Marie’s Dictionary: One woman’s quest to save her Native American language

Farms, Hearts & Gardens: Film shows the importance of London’s city farms on wellbeing

London is home to more city farms than any other city in the UK. Started by volunteers and treasured by their local communities, these city farms and community gardens are where children and adults alike come together to connect to nature regardless of living in an urban environment. Hidden in the back-streets and back-alleys of neglected estates, on railway sidings and in disused corners of … Continue reading Farms, Hearts & Gardens: Film shows the importance of London’s city farms on wellbeing

BuySmart: A consumer-smart online community for a fairer economy

Want to find local businesses that are aligned with your values as a consumer? BuySmart is an online community of businesses, organisations, and people who believe a fairer world is possible. BuySmart helps consumers understand more about what they buy, and introduce them to brands who share their values. Harnessing consumer power for a fairer economy, BuySmart aims to use its collective influence to push for greater … Continue reading BuySmart: A consumer-smart online community for a fairer economy

Head to the beach on Saturday 16 September 2017 for International Coastal Cleanup

Head to the nearest beach on Saturday 16 September and help clean up the oceans of waste that gets washed ashore for this year’s International Coastal Cleanup. Ocean trash is a serious pollution problem that affects the health of people, wildlife and local economies. Trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers. Ocean … Continue reading Head to the beach on Saturday 16 September 2017 for International Coastal Cleanup

Bunhill Energy Centre to turn waste energy from London Underground tubes to heat homes

A pioneering project to capture waste from London Underground tunnels to help warm local homes and cut energy bills is under development in central London. Islington Council are building a new energy centre in Bunhill as part of Islington Council’s innovative Bunhill Heat and Power Heat Network, which already supplies more than 700 local homes with cheaper, greener heating. Bunhill Energy Centre, which Islington Council opened in … Continue reading Bunhill Energy Centre to turn waste energy from London Underground tubes to heat homes

The Big Lemon: Hop on for a ride on the UK’s first zero emissions, solar powered bus

Brighton-based The Big Lemon has created the UK’s first ever zero emissions, solar powered bus, and is one step further along in its mission to “bring zero-emissions electric buses to communities across the UK, all run by the local community and powered by renewable energy”. The bus, named Om Shanti, used to be a regular diesel bus, and has been converted to a 133 kWh electric … Continue reading The Big Lemon: Hop on for a ride on the UK’s first zero emissions, solar powered bus