Week 231 Videos

DAY 9 – WATER 8 – WETLANDS 2

The discussion moves from wetlands and the importance of preserving them to the plight of indigenous peoples – how populations have been decimated by colonialism and migration, and their knowledge systems, cultures and spirituality destroyed. Previously wetlands were drained and turned into paddy fields. Anaerobic microbes take a long time to benefit the wetland. It […]

DAY 11 – PERMACULTURE 8

This episode of University of the Earth is a permaculture fuelled exploration into the beauty of the botanical. Full of interesting facts and featuring the wonderful John Turner we get some very interesting insights into how to grow plants optimally and the requirements of doing so.   Permaculture is a system of agricultural and social design principles centered […]

DAY 13 – NUTRITION 11 – BEATRICE 7

Sugar is a big issue, but so is stress. We really need to start to take time out, just to breath for example, or do something that is quietly looking after ourselves and our bodies, and to many people have assumed for too long that they are healthy. They should have known for years that […]

DAY 9 – WATER 7 – WETLANDS

This wonderful episode from the wonderful permaculture series investigates wetlands. The location for this episode is Scarborough which has a brilliant display of wetlands. It must be noted that the total area of the wetlands in the whole earth covers areas larger than the USA. By doing so, wetlands help Keep River levels normal and filter and […]

DAY 12 – OCEANS 3

John Adams – Marine Engineer: I’m a marine engineer by trade. I work on supertankers and I work on passenger liners. As you see behind me, these are trawlers which are smaller than the capacity that I work on and we are six months to a year away from home, and the pollution that is […]

DAY 8 – GANSBAAI SHARK TRIP – OCEANS 1

Great  White Shark’s imminent extinction, but they are essential to the food chain. The University of earth team goes to Gansbaai near Cape town to see the great white shark from a cage inside the water. The marine scientists Mary from Shark Diving Company joins them to explain what is happening that is endangering the […]

DAY 12 – OCEANS 2

The surface of Planet Earth is around 70% water, over 96% of which is salt water. While this vast area is mostly interconnected, it is broken up into large and small bodies by the seven continents and other landmasses. The largest of these bodies are known as the Great Oceans. This University of Earth episode focuses on […]

DAY 13 – TWELVE DAY RECAP BY JUDY SOLE

Judy: We’ve been filming now for approximately 12 days and it’s been a wonderful journey for me personally, even though I selected some of the presenters that I wanted the team to see. I myself have so often been mindblown and I’ve learnt so much and I’m sure many of them have to, but one […]