If you look at the problems of the world from the perspective of the classical, linear-systems western point of view, things can seem quite hopeless, but if you expand your point of view to include creative and even radical ways of completing cycles and recirculating materials in the biosphere and the economy, the possibilities appear nothing short of miraculous.
Video: "Greening The Desert-- Permaculture in Action"
Video: "1 MILLION pounds of Food on 3 acres. 10,000 fish 500 yards compost"
Video: "Garbage Warrior" Earth-Ships-- The biotecture of Michael Reynolds
Video: "The Mondragon Experiment" An 80,000-worker federation of worker-owned cooperatives in Spain (54:00)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7efaDeFmurQ&playnext=1&list=PL7F95354355ADBA3B (Play list 5 parts)
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7565584850785786404# *** ***
Video: “Willie Smits: How we re-grew a rainforest” (22:39)
Web: Intentional Communities (see their world map directory of intentional communities)
Web+Video: "Bank Of North Dakota: America's Only 'Socialist' Bank Is Thriving During Downturn"
Web: “A Practical Election System with Integrity”
Web: Instant Runoff Voting
Web: Open Source Farm Tools