Worth Watching: The Global Oneness Project
You may not think you have much in common with a Tibetan Buddhist, but the guys behind the Global Oneness Project are working to prove you wrong. They’ve been globetrotting for four years, collecting powerful stories about people who live by the idea of interconnectedness – an understanding that we are all responsible for each other – and the world as a whole.
The project's founders hope that the moving stories in their online library of free short films will spark optimistic ponderings about our role in the global community, and the realization that, as one of the men featured in the video above says, "We are all indigenous to this planet."
From a volunteer-run recycling center in New Delhi that provides shoes, clothes, and backpacks to the underprivileged in India, to West Oakland, California, where new urban gardens known as the People’s Grocery are bringing sustainable, organic produce to city dwellers, the Global Oneness Project maintains a significant focus on the environment.
These video clips, many of them about someone who has learned to live for more by using less, have the potential to help people adjust their attitudes toward consumption and to move toward a true understanding of the Earth's finite resources.