THE LIFE AND DEATH OF MOUNTAINS

This is a short film about the processes by which mountains are created and eventually destroyed. It is based upon the work of British geographer L. Dudley Stamp, and was shot in Iceland.

Despite their great size and age, their lives pan out in much the same way that a living creature’s does: They have a beginning, a middle, and an end, and as such, the life of a mountain mimics our own — it is a life that carries the weight of being and anticipation of sadness that one day things will change.

The Weight of Mountains from Studiocanoe on Vimeo.

CHEMELEON iPHONE APP

Our latest labour of love is Chem-eleon. An iPhone app that lets you search for a food additive using a simple interface that features a Chameleon who turns red, orange or green depending on the results of the entry you enter.

To find out more click here, it’s available from the iTunes store.

 

FRACKING: THINGS FIND A WAY

As I endeavour on my environmental crusade which is EarthFirst, I continue to learn about the unfathomable occurrences that are taking place right under our noses, in our stomachs through the food that we injest and also from all that ‘stuff’ that we put all over our skin and bodies. Which we often believe is natural only to find that its ridden with cancer causing agents!

My motto for this year, is inspired by the legendary 80’s icon Agent Mulder from the Xfiles…”Trust no one”. Yes the ’80s teen in me re-emerges once in a while, or perhaps its all the ’80s music that I’ve been playing over the last week.

Anyway the good news is, that there are some gifted individuals out there who have used their creative talents to make things easy to understand for the masses. This video featured below, captures in a nutshell a major problem that is occurring all over the world and could potentially be happening in our very own backyard..literally..well at least if you live in the Sydney area. Scary, sad and actually incomprehensible! I just don’t understand why monetary value is always put ahead of our health, our standards of living and the precious lives of all animals (and yes that also includes humans, even though most of us don’t acknowledge that we are classified as a type of animal).

I’m talking about ‘fracking’ other wise known as ‘Coal Seam Gas Mining’ if any of you have watched the documentary ‘Gasland’ you’ll already know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t I recommend that you walk (yes not drive) to your local video store, or if you prefer purchase it online through iTunes and be enlightened by the greed that infests the gas mining industry.

In the meantime, click below to view this animation created by EarthJustice.

 
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