My Octopus Teacher

A filmmaker forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, learning as the animal shares the mysteries of her world. After years of swimming every day in the freezing ocean at the tip of Africa, Craig Foster meets an unlikely teacher: a young octopus who displays remarkable curiosity. Visiting her den and tracking her movements for months on end he eventually wins the animal’s trust and they develop a never before seen bond between human and wild animal.

Watch My Octopus Teacher

Ancient African Skywatchers

This is a 4 min film on the MIND BLOWING work of Dean Liprini. The content is fascinating, on ancient Earth temples and their sacred art, right at the tip of Africa on Table Mountain!

Ancient African Skywatchers from Nicky Felbert on Vimeo.

Post by Nik Barratt Wildlife Photography.

Love that animals share

The love that animals share for each other know no boundaries; watch this inspiring clip that will reassure you that humans should share love in the same way

Joshua Mills shares his love for growing

Artist Joshua Mills shares his love for growing his own food and explains that the satisfaction derived from working in the garden is something money cannot buy
Clip courtesy of Green Renaissance films

Footage courtesy of NASA

With fast-forwarded footage courtesy of NASA, watch as the world takes the form of a living creature, moving as one entity, reminding us of how we are all connected.

Survival of an endangered great white shark

Witness the survival of an endangered great white shark after being tangled up in a fishing line that was wrapped around its head. The people of Dyre Island conservation Trust and the Department of Oceans & Coasts saved the shark from a neae death experience.

Baby Rhino

Snuggle up with Gertjie the baby rhino; a phenomenal animal that has beaten the odds of survival

 A set of tiger siblings having a swim

A set of tiger siblings having a swim at the Princess Alia Foundation Sanctuary in Jordan. Just goes to show not all cats are averse to a little dip ever now and then

An amazing video of a whale rescue with a surprising twist at the end.

Turning something very unlikely into melody.

Matt Damon will blow your mind

Matt Damon, a lifelong friend of Howard Zinn and his family, read excerpts from a speech Howard Zinn gave in 1970 as part of a debate on civil disobedience.

This performance was part of “The People Speak, Live!” with Matt Damon and Lupe Fiasco at the Metro in Chicago, on January 31, 2012, produced by Voices of a People’s History ( in collaboration with Louder Than a Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival.
Learn more at and on Twitter @VPH.

Matt Damon reads from Howard Zinn’s speech “The Problem is Civil Obedience” (November 1970) from Voices of a People’s History on Vimeo.

Design By Nature: Biomimicry SA to host a groundbreaking ecological engineering workshop

Take a look at this video of Dr. Todd discussing the technology:

For more information on the work that Dr. Todd does visit


Show Some Class, Respect The Grass – Grass Whisperer

Leannda Reddy didn’t need to call on her ancestors to recognise a good cause when she saw one. Mindful, though, that they would have been proud of her, Leannda took on her role with grace. She realised that nature feeds many needs – from our spirit to our stomachs – and that drawing attention to this range of often unseen but important roles was something she needed to do, for the past, the present, and the future.

There is a spiritual connection to nature that few can deny. Nature is in fact at the heart of many religions and cultures, particularly those still closely connected to nature. There are many farmers in the grasslands who are the unseen heroes of grasslands conservation. They have been farming their land for generations in a way that sustains the rich biodiversity and important services that their livelihoods depend on. The Grasslands Programme works closely with these partners in the agricultural sector to conserve grasslands biodiversity in the largest land use user in the biome. Cattle-farming is the most biodiversity-friendly land use in the biome. Working towards a brighter, sustainable future means recognising and nurturing our connections to nature. Visit for more information.

No Laughing Matter: Be A Hero- Save The Grass

We all need a life-saver sometimes, and Chris Mapane is the grassland’s. Grass is in his blood, and in his comedy too. Chris hails from the Free State – maybe that’s where he gets his sense of humour from, and his love for the grasslands. Very pleased that he could use his talents – making people laugh – for a worthwhile cause,Chris wrote the script for this spot.

It is in the grasslands biome where some of the critical trade offs linked to coal mining , energy, food and water production, and biodiversity play out. Wholesale conversion of working, living landscapes by coal mining is not good for our economy (beware the big fish!).While we need coal, we also need healthy, intact ecosystems to enable us to cope with the impacts of climate change. The Grasslands Programme is working towards greener economies by partnering with mining companies who want to be at the forefront of environmentally and socially responsible mining.

Be a hero, save the grass…love the grass

For more information on this and other comedy skits click here

In The Eye of The Whale (Video): High Definition Whale Photography

This beautiful and awe inspiring movie documents the tale of one man and his obsession to capture the grace and intelligence of the earth’s largest animal’s in their natural environment

In the Eye of the Whale” provides a glimpse into photographer Bryant Austin’s efforts to compose and produce high resolution, life-size photographs of whales to share with global audiences with hopes of creating change.

The Journey – Green Renaissance

The Journey – Green Renaissance from Green Renaissance on Vimeo.

Find the Green Renaissance showcase here, where you can watch their full collection of truly wonderful videos.

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