1. What happens to an impoverished developing nation town when you flood it with 20,000 bicycles? You lift three times that number of people out of poverty. Pedals for Progress and founder David Schweidenback have been shipping used American bicycles to Rivas, Nicaragua for the last two decades and the transformation has been incredible.

    thebicyclecityfilm.com/
    twitter.com/thebicyclecity
    facebook.com/TheBicycleCity

    # vimeo.com/20370519 Uploaded 132K Plays 41 Comments
  2. # vimeo.com/3821318 Uploaded 37.5K Plays 6 Comments
  3. A short film by Douglas Gayeton and Laura Howard-Gayeton explaining the project. Animated and edited by Pier Giorgio Provenzano

    In the upcoming series Joel Salatin, Will Allen, Wes Jackson, Richard Heinberg, Alice Waters, Michael Abelman and many others explain the principles behind the lexicon of sustainability.

    To learn more ... and even get involved visit lexiconofsustainability.com.

    # vimeo.com/17829122 Uploaded
  4. The Story of the Kwoncok Project. Coming Winter 2012

    thekwoncokproject.com/

    //In the summer of 2010 David Upjohn and Kevin Steen travelled from Cape Town, South Africa to the rural village in northern Uganda where their fundraising efforts will allow for the first primary school to be constructed in the area.

    //The community-based project was founded on the principle that the village's desire to provide education for their children already existed. With a volunteer teacher who teaches with a baby on her back, and the tattered books and school supplies in the basic mud hut as the meager means to educating their children, the inspiration that was ALREADY THERE spread to David, Kevin and throughout communities in the U.S.

    Audio: Dan Deacon- "Of the mountains"

    Uploaded 7,059 Plays 8 Comments
  5. At the Pardada Pardadi school outside Delhi, women not only get a great education, but they learn to make feminine napkins. The profits from the products -- which are hard to come by in the community are given to them upon graduation.

    # vimeo.com/11933830 Uploaded 4,413 Plays 2 Comments

Future We Want - Rural Solutions

Arnold Imaging Plus

Browse This Channel

Shout Box

Heads up: the shoutbox will be retiring soon. It’s tired of working, and can’t wait to relax. You can still send a message to the channel owner, though!

Channels are a simple, beautiful way to showcase and watch videos. Browse more Channels.