Conference Videos - Highlights & Key Presentations
To celebrate the Sustainable Resources 2004 conference, the Sustainable
Village & Aspen Hill Films offer DVD highlights from the conference.
These DVDs serve as
- Informative outreach tools for schools, libraries and other venues
- Inspirational messages for everyone
The DVDs capture many of the key presentations of SR2004. They contain
professionally edited renditions of these presentations, and each DVD
is approximately 60 minutes in length. Selections include: William
McDonough, Lynne Twist, Hafsat Abiola,
Satish Kumar, Dr. A.T. Ariyaratne, Jenine
Benyus, John Todd, Reiane Eisler,
Carol Raffensperger, Bernard Leitner,
and Paul Polak. The inspirational video shown above
is also available. To purchase a DVD, click
Over 3000 people living
or working in almost every country of the world participated in Sustainable
Resources 2004 events. Over 250 presenters discussed issues in almost
every field of development: shelter, energy, education, health, water,
ecotourism, food, biomimicry, digital bridges; policy, youth, indigenous
and peace keeping issues. (View full report)
"New and Effective Levels
Todd - "Ecological Design and
A leading pioneer and
expert in the emerging field of ecological design and engineering,
John was named one of the 20th Century's top thirty-five inventors.
His "Living Machines" are ecological engines that treat
wastes, produce foods, and generate fuels while restoring damaged
Raffensperger - "The Revolutionary Idea
Of Putting Safety First"
lawyer and founder of the Science & Education Health Network
that works to implement the "Precautionary Principle"
- using Hippocrates' "First, do no harm" as a basis for
environmental and public health policy instead of taking chances
that new products may really be "Pandora Poisons"
A.T. Ariyaratne - "Spiritual Insight,
Fron Sri Lanka and considered
"The Gandhi of our Era", Dr. Ari founded the Sarvodaya
movement and is spiritual strategist and guide of the Sri Lankan
peace movement. One of the world's pioneers in rural and sustainable
development based on the spiritual precepts of "universal awakening"
and self-reliance, for 50 years he's worked to alleviate rural poverty,
illiteracy, hunger and desolation.
Eisler - "Partnership Educaton"
Cultural historian and
evolutionary theorist, pioneering researcher demonstrating the strong
correlation between the status of women and the general quality
of a nation's life, Riane's international bestseller The Chalice
and The Blade was hailed by Princeton anthropologist Ashley
Montagu as "the most important book since Darwin's Origin
of Species" and has been translated into 19 languages.
McDonough - "All Sustainability is Local:
A Global Strategy"
designer and primary shaper of "The Next Industrial Revolution",
Bill helped launch the 'green building' movement and received the
nation's highest environmental honor, the Presidential Award for
Sustainable Development. His award-winning projects have set new
standards for design quality, environmental sensitivity, and functional
- Member of the US Congress for ten years, and author of legislation
from sustainable energy policy to the Biodiversity Treaty. She is
an Emmy Award winner, successful businesswoman and artist.
A full list of featured SR4 authors
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