A Carl Sagan Tribute – Pale Blue Dot

The images used on this film are from NASA - The Gateway To Astronaut Photography of Earth -- eol.jsc.nasa.gov/Videos/CrewEarthObservationsVideos/ The words are spoken by Carl Sagan en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Sagan , from the book Pale Blue...

Pale Blue Dot – Carl Sagan

14 Feb 1990 Voyager 1 spacecraft turned to take photos of the solar system. Included was a now famous image of Earth, showing as a 'pale blue dot' in a grainy photo. In 1994, Carl Sagan presented this image to an audience at Cornell...

“Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill”

– Barbara Tuchman

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Books are the carriers of civilization

"Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill" - Barbara Tuchman

Wanna Live Forever? Become A Noun

Joseph Guillotin, Henry Shrapnel and Jules Leotard became immortal -- by entering the English language. But NPR's Robert Krulwich and Adam Cole discover that when your entire life is reduced to a single definition, the results are sometimes...

History of The English Language (1943)

Acting as an excellent layman's introduction to the origins of one of the most common languages on the planet, 'History of the English Language' demonstrates how language changes over time, and presents England as being multicultural right...

World Book Day

World Book Day[1] or World Book and Copyright Day (also known as International Day of the Book or World Book Days) is a yearly event on April 23rd, organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), to promote reading,...

English Language Day

UN English Language Day is observed annually on 23 April.[1] The event was established by UN's Department of Public Information in 2010 "to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six official languages throughout the...

The Story of Place

“What is this place worth in oil? Where do we want to steer our civilization? What do we want left when we’re done? — Craig Childs, The Story of Place Protect Greater Canyonlands Today: gctru.st/Protect_Greater_Canyonlands Canyonlands...

DEFENDING MOTHER EARTH

(EN DEFENSA DE LA MADRE TIERRA) A Native Spirit Production / 31mins / UK Short synopsis: In the context of the prophesy of the meeting of the Condor of the south and the Eagle of the north, a group of indigenous elders arrived in Europe last...

Mother Earth

A celebration of our glorious Mother.

International Mother Earth Day (22 April)

'Nature has just as much right to be protected by us, as we need to be protected if we were in danger. Without nature, there is no house, there’s no food, there’s no air, there is no life'. Video portraits from Australia, Russia, New...

International Mother Earth Day

International Mother Earth Day was established in 2009, by the General Assembly under Resolution A/RES/63/278. The Resolution was introduced by The Plurinational State of Bolivia and endorsed by over 50 member states.[1] It recognizes that "the Earth and its...

International Day of Human Space Flight

The General Assembly, in its resolution A/RES/65/271 of 7 April 2011, declared 12 April as the International Day of Human Space Flight “to celebrate each year at the international level the beginning of the space era for mankind, reaffirming the important contribution...

Terra Incognita – The Edge and Back – FULL FLIGHT coverage

Watch as six grade school girls' seemingly impossible, but absolutely achievable plan to launch a payload of cameras into the stratosphere to take measurements, photographs and video of the curvature of the earth and black of space becomes a...

NASA | Goddard Space Flight Center (1976)

Celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2009, Goddard Space Flight Center has seen a lot of changes over its first five decades. Yet despite the time that has passed, the core values and mission of the center has changed little. This vintage film...

Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide

The United Nations (UN) has named April 7 as the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide. This day commemorates the deaths of 800,000 people who were murdered during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, central Africa. What Do People Do Many people around the...

Let the Devil Sleep: Rwanda 20 Years After Genocide

Let the Devil Sleep is the story of four individual's unlikely journey of confession, forgiveness and reconciliation in post-genocide Rwanda. The Rwanda genocide of 1994 saw people murdered at a scale and at a speed not seen since World War...

“In their greatest hour of need, the world failed the people of Rwanda”

– Kofi Annan

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In their greatest hour of need

"In their greatest hour of need, the world failed the people of Rwanda" - Kofi Annan

World Health Day

The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO). In 1948, the WHO held the First World Health Assembly. The Assembly decided to celebrate 7 April of each year, with...

Our goal is to build a better, healthier future for people all over the world. Working through offices in more than 150 countries, WHO staff work side by side with governments and other partners to ensure the highest attainable level of health for all people. Together...

WHO: Healthy ageing — adding life to years

For the first time in human history, the world will soon have more older people than children. The human race is ageing and we are unprepared. Unless we change the way we think and act about ageing, we will miss the opportunity to age in...

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) is an annual celebration of the power of sport to drive social change, community development and to foster peace and understanding. Creating a a historical link to the first modern Olympic Games in 1896,...

King Of The Mountain

As a boy growing up, Samuel Mugisha dreamed of being a part of the Rwandan national cycling team, Team Rwanda, as he believed it would be a way to help make money for his family. What he discovered was something else entirely. In a country...

International Mine Awareness Day

On 8 December 2005, the General Assembly declared that 4 April of each year shall be observed as the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. It called for continued efforts by States, with the assistance of the United Nations and relevant...

A GLOBAL NETWORK WORKING FOR A WORLD FREE OF LANDMINES The International Campaign to Ban Landmines is a global network in some 100 countries that works for a world free of antipersonnel landmines, where landmine survivors can lead fulfilling lives. Visit the...

We create safe and secure environments in war torn communities by clearing landmines, managing stockpiles of weapons and destroying unexploded ordnance. War leaves countries for dead. It is painful enough for those who have lost everything, without finding that they...

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