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Talks and videos recommended by John

Bottle free water by Ooho

WATCH: Think outside the bottle

Water contained in edible membrane made out of seaweed- just pop a blob of water into your mouth and get hydrated. This innovative product is called Ohoo! and is made by Skiping Rocks Lab. Their plan is to make packaging disappear using natural material extracted from plants and seaweed. Ohoo! is only their first product. What’s next?

where bamboo is illegal

WATCH: Where bamboo is illegal

This young man is the bamboo future of Réunion Island, where bamboo is illegal. Did you know that you can’t use bamboo as a building material in France? This young man is from Réunion Island and even though bamboo is readily available there, they can’t use it because of the government regulations. Listen to the conversation between him and John as they discuss the issues.

Google AR in thr classroom

WATCH: Bringing the World Into the Classroom

An amazing new Google product. Forget using projectors in classroom to create schema for students. Imagine if students are learning about DNA and they can play around and see it from different perspective. Expeditions AR bring the world into the classroom to help engage students with immersive lessons. Watch how it’s done below.  

Rizal on Make a Change World

WATCH: The Bamboo Musician

In December, Sampah Jujur was featured on Make a Change Bali— a project consisting of 30 videos about people leading the way to a more sustainable world in Bali. Gary Bencheghib, the founder of Make A Change Bali, expanded his vision and created Make A Change World, bringing inspirational and uplifting stories of people around the world making a change in their day to day lives. After his Pura Vida series, Gary released his first episode on Organic featuring Rizal Abdulhadi—a musician and a bamboo instrument builder. Watch his video below. https://www.facebook.com/makeachangeworld/videos/1322095767845637/

Ryan's recycling

WATCH: 7 years old and he’s recycled over 200,000 bottles

Ryan is doing more for the environment than you are. 7 years old and he’s already recycled 220,000 bottles in his lifetime. He’s the President of his own recycling company. Ryan is a hero.   In 2012 at the age of 3, Ryan went along with his dad to the local recycling center and cashed in a few small bags of cans and bottles and decided that recycling was in his future. The day after going to the recycling center, Ryan notified his mom and dad that he wanted to give empty plastic bags to all the neighbors and maybe they would save their recyclables for him. Not only did the local neighbors save their cans and bottles for Ryan but so did their friends, families and co-workers. Today, Ryan has customers all over Orange County, CA and he has a passion to recycle that is amazing. Ryan spends a part of every week sorting thru cans and bottles from his customers and getting them ready to take to the recycle center. Read more about …

Cooking with Dr Gundry

WATCH: Cooking with Dr Gundry

As you all know, I’m a huge fan of Dr Gundry’s. His books have changed my life. Excited to find him on Youtube with some great recipes like this healthy, lectin-free Pad Thai. About Dr Gundry Dr. Steven Gundry is a cardiologist, heart surgeon, medical researcher, and author. His mission is to improve health, happiness, and longevity through a unique vision of human nutrition. During his 40-year career in medicine, he performed countless pediatric heart transplants, developed patented, life-saving medical technology, and published over 300 articles and book chapters on his research. In 2008, his best-selling book, “Dr. Gundry’s Diet Evolution,” focused on diet and nutrition as a way to help people avoid surgery. He currently operates his private practice at the Center for Restorative Medicine, with offices in both Palm Springs and Santa Barbara, CA. He has lots of great recipes- check out his whole playlist below.

TEDTalk Sacred Space

WATCH: How do you build a sacred space?

Beautiful TED talk from the architect of a Ba’hai temple. To design the Bahá’í Temple of South America, architect Siamak Hariri focused on illumination — from the temple’s form, which captures the movement of the sun throughout the day, to the iridescent, luminous stone and glass used to construct it. Join Hariri for a journey through the creative process, as he explores what makes for a sacred experience in a secular world.  

Summerhill School from Wikipedia

WATCH: Summerhill School founder speaks

A.S. Neil talks about freedom and his Summerhill School in England. Summerhill is often said to be the first school based on freedom and democratic ideals. The documentary was called “Here and Now”.   Summerhill School is an independent British boarding school that was founded in 1921 by Alexander Sutherland Neill with the belief that the school should be made to fit the child, rather than the other way around. It is run as a democratic community; the running of the school is conducted in the school meetings, which anyone, staff or pupil, may attend, and at which everyone has an equal vote. These meetings serve as both a legislative and judicial body. Members of the community are free to do as they please, so long as their actions do not cause any harm to others, according to Neill’s principle “Freedom, not Licence.” This extends to the freedom for pupils to choose which lessons, if any, they attend. – From Wikipedia