Thursday, January 26, 2012

There's nothing like Australia

    “There is nothing like it, is it ?!!”.
    “No…” [Somewhere at east coast beach on sun rise. Early morning surfing with a mate, watching a couple of dolphin playing while waiting for the wave]
    “There is nothing like the sunrise, the first wave of the day” [Playing piano on the beach]
    “The trip along the coastline” [In a plane]
    “It’s right across the bay” [Ferry at Sydney Harbour]
    “There’s nothing like this ancient place” [Aborigine Elder on the rock]
    “Sunset on a camel” [Northern Territory]
    “This organism” [Great Barrier Reef]
    “This billabong” [Aborigine kids]
    “Or this duck-billed mammal” [A ranger holding platypus]
    “Ta ra ra ra” [Train trip with boyfriend across the bush]
    “Ta ra ra ra” [BBQ on the beach with mates]
    “Ta ra ra ra ra ra ra ra” [Rowing in Brisbane(?) River]
    “There is nothing like the people here” [Outdoor tenor singing in a winery]
    “or here” [Gold coast beach lifeguard]
    “or here” [At fresh water river inside a tropical rain forest]
    “or there” [In front of Melbourne Central Station, basking on the street]
    “My mates up here” [A boy sitting on a branch of tree with couple of Kookaburra bird]
    “My friends down there” [On a reef with Colourful fish]
    “There is nothing like this bear” - “That’s not a bear” [A Girl Holding Koala, with ranger behind]
    “There is nothing like this giant shrubs” [In a national park]
    “This rock” [Uluru]
    (muffled) “This Fish” [Diving near a whale shark]
    “These birds” [With Australian Budgies]
    “There is nothing like this furry thing that bounce around in herds” [Driving in a prairie with Kangaroos]
    “There is Nothing Like, Australia” [At the Twelve Apostle, Victoria]
    “There is Nothing Like, Australia” [Girls night out with train]
    “There is Nothing Like This wondrous land” [On the top of the valley to the desert with 4WD]
    “From Darwin to Bass Strait” [2 girls in a car]
    “There is nothing like the people here” [People at rock pool]
    “Where everyone is mate” [Drinking in a Pub]
    “There is Nothing Like Australia” [Bridge Climb at Sydney Harbour Bridge]
    “There is Nothing Like Australia” [Concert at outside of Sydney Opera House]
    “There is Nothing Like Australia” [Firework starts]
    “There is Nothing Like Australia” [Firework continue]

Monday, January 23, 2012

Crowded House - Weather With You

Lyrics | Crowded House lyrics - Weather With You lyrics

Ali G - Environment

Extract from "Da Ali G Show" S01E05-Gail Porter. With Professor Michael Redclift, Professor Jonathan D.G. Jones, Margaret Wright and Professor Phillip Stott.

- Professor Michael, what is the idea of recycling?
- The idea of recycling, l would say, was to cut down on the materials that go through our patterns  of consumption.
- Ain't it dirty to use somefin' that has been used before?
- Well, if you think that, almost everything we do has been used before. Even the water we drink, we bath in... it's been actually...
- What do you mean?
-'s gone through eight human bodies.
- lt's passed through?
- ...the scientists know more.
- They've drunk it, it's gone into the sewage, into the water treatment and somebody else has drunk it.
- You's 'avin' a bath in someone's -pardon me French- piss?
- Yes, that's right.
- l ain't never 'avin' a bath again. That is you serious about a bath?
- Yeah, absolutely serious.
- So, Professor, is it all right to have a piss in the bath?
- As far as the water supply's concerned, fine.
- ls it morally right to use recycled bog roll (=toilet paper)?
- l don't think we have a choice.
- l sometimes use a sheet twice if it ain't got much dirt on it. ls that a good thing?
- Yes, it's all right.
- Let's take it on to global warming. What would you prefer out of no ozone or stinking pits?
- You don't have to make that choice.There are different ways of using antideodorant without using those awful spray things which l react to badly anyway. l've never ever used one in my life. l don't stink. Here, smell.
- No, l ain't doing that.
- He's scared!
- We's gonna go round and l want you to say one word that you want them at home to take home with them. Margaret?
- Peace.
- Change, this is a restless earth.
- One word.
- Restlessness. Change.
- Which one?
- Change.
- Change. The earth changes all the time.
- All right. Forget the restlessness.
- Commitment.
- Think.
- Peace, restlessness,...change,...
- Commitment.
- lt was?
- Commitment.
- Commitment, change.
- Think.
- Think and change your restless peace. Yes?
- Very good.
- l do the lyrics. So, OK, my word is respect. Respec' yourself, respect the environment and respec' know. Other things.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Emission Admission

In this animated short film an eco-friendly couple in the early stages of courtship "come clean" on some of their idiosyncrasies and discover that they are perfect for each other.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

How To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Our carbon footprint is how many greenhouse gases you release in your daily activities. Be remembered by your good deeds, not your carbon emissions. To complete this How-To.

You will need: Deep concern for the future Sense of personal responsibility 

Step 1: Turn thermostat up/down 
Turn your thermostat up in the summer or down in the winter by just two degrees, and you'll prevent hundreds of pounds of carbon dioxide from being released each year. Tip: Close doors to rooms that you are not using to maximize heating and air conditioning. Insulate windows and doors to save even more heating costs. 

Step 2: Unplug electronics
Turn off and unplug your computer, TV, and other electronics when you're not using them. Even electronics in sleep mode draw power. Tip: Leaving your TV cable box on 24 hours a day uses about 65% as much energy as a standard refrigerator. 

Step 3: Change bulbs
Change all the incandescent bulbs in your home to compact fluorescent bulbs, which use about 75% less energy. 

Step 4: Do full loads of laundry/dishwashing 
Do your laundry or run a dishwasher only when you have a full load. It saves water and it's an excuse not to clean. 

Step 5: Eat local 
Eat local: An organic out-of-season vegetable from the other side of the world may sound delicious, but it had to make that trip on a huge container ship. Tip: Take a canvas tote with you shopping, so you have a ready -- and better -- answer to the question "paper or plastic?" 

Step 6: Bring own coffee cup/mug
Bring your own cup or mug when you buy coffee and stop tossing an average of 20 pounds of disposable cups a year. 

Step 7: Cut back on bottled water 
Cut back on bottled water. Most tap water is perfectly safe to drink, and making the plastic and transporting the bottles uses huge quantities of fossil fuels. 

Step 8: Plant a tree 
Plant a tree. Trees help reduce greenhouse gases, and every one counts. Consider it a peace offering to the Earth. 

Step 9: Consolidate car trips 
Don't jump in your car every time you feel the urge to run an errand. Plan and consolidate your trips to cut down on gas. 

Step 10: Carpool, public transportation, bike, or walk 
When you can, carpool, use public transportation, or ride your bicycle. Or walk, proud to be treading lightly.

Climate Change

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Adele - Someone Like You

Lyrics | Adele lyrics - Someone Like You lyrics


SMS is quick, easy, sometimes sexy and always to the point. But it is also the modern, surgical way to dump a lover. Mobile savvy singles reveal their views on the 'textiquette' of modern love.
A co-production of Film Australia and the National Film Board of Canada