Mother Nature Fights Back

A quick video for you where Saturday Night Live’ Michaela Watkins plays mother nature in the fight between man and nature. Pretty amusing (sponsored by Absolut).

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Ford Hosts Weekly Live Chat

I’ve attended this a couple of times and realized I haven’t mentioned it to anyone. Every Tuesday at 9am PST, 12pm EST on their Ustream channel Michael Collins gives a the behind the scenes scoop on all things Ford. “The DigiKnow events will stimulate unique and informal conversations with experts from Ford, as well as providing demonstrations of some of the innovative Ford technologies”. They have had some great insights into the Ford Fusion and also NASCAR and hybrids.

You can see an archive of the shows here on YouTube. The Ustream channel is shown below if you happen to see this at the right time, else visit “>Ford DigiKnows every Tuesday at 9am PST or 12pm EST.

Don’t Bin It, Recycle It

A recent animated video from Recycle Now has been released, highlighting the need to recycle small electronic devices. The aim of the film is to remind people not just to bin their waste electrical goods and tell them about where and how they can dispose of it responsibly http://dontbinitbringit.org (UK based).

The campaign is also being supported by the interactive ‘Regeneration Game‘ (based on the Generation Game) in which users put in their UK postcode before playing and then the game cleverly features details of their nearest recycling facilities.

Our Little World – The Climate Movie

This short film was created at the University of Applied Sciences Augsburg during a student’s project that focused on ecology and climatic change.

It is an animated short of about four minutes duration about the complexity of our little world.

“One day, an adorable elderly couple, sitting in their cosy allotment, starts to wonder: ‘Where does all our stuff originally come from?’ While taking a closer look at their electrically powered chicken grill, they backtrack the causal relationships that lead to our material prosperity.”

You can watch it on their website, and learn more there, or play the video below:

Greasy Rider Alternative Fuel Documentary Now Available

JJ Beck and Joey Carey’s terrific documentary about alternative fuels, Greasy Rider, is now available to rent and purchase (such as on Amazon.com).

The documentary is a cross-country road trip powered by vegetable oil in a 1981 Mercedes-Benz. Greasy Rider follows the two filmmakers, Joey Carey and JJ Beck, as they meet with fellow Greasecar drivers, friends, and critics. Some of the guests in the film include Morgan Freeman and Yoko Ono. You can watch the trailer/preview below.

X-Prize Crazy Idea Finalists

I previously wrote about the X-Prize Foundation who offered $25,000 to the craziest video idea to choose the idea that should be explored as the next $10m X PRIZE in Energy and the Environment.

The result may even have been announced by the time you read this, but it’s interesting to look at the three finalists videos:

Jonathan Dreher, from Cambridge, MA: “Energy X PRIZE: Reduce Home Energy Usage
A prize to reduce the home energy consumption of American communities.

Alan Silva, from Roy, UT: “The Energy Independence X PRIZE
A prize to develop energy-independent homes that exist completely off the grid.

Kyle Good, from Irvine, CA: “The Capacitor Challenge
A prize to develop a new storage medium, an “ultra-capacitor.”

Personally I think the last one is my favorite. How about you?

Interview With Ford’s J Mays – Detroit Auto Show 09

J Mays, Group Vice President, Design, and Chief Creative Office for Ford Motor Company talks to Life Goggles and Ron Doron from The Drivers Seat.TV. Topics include the future of design for hybrid and electric vehicles, melding the Fusion and Mondeo together, and much more.

If you can’t see this video please click here.