Videos We Love Archives - Australian River Restoration Centre

  • Nature is speaking…

    NATURE DOESN’T NEED PEOPLE. PEOPLE NEED NATURE. This is a short video that has had almost five million views. I love the simple yet grave warning about how much we rely on nature, and how the actions that we take today will shape our future environment. ‘Nature’ reminds us that: “When I thrive, you thrive. When […]

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  • What is “the good life”?

    We all want to find the key to living “the good life” – one that is fulfilling, and one in which we are healthy and happy. A popular view is that happiness is found in money or fame, however, Harvard researchers have found something far more important: that the secret to a good life is in […]

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  • Want to feel good? Reconnect with nature…

    It is so easy to become caught up in the busyness of the day, and to forget about the beautiful world we live in. Yet studies show that interaction with nature can improve our well-being by reducing stress and anger, clarify our thinking, and provide us with a sense of connection to something greater than ourselves.  In 2015, 35% […]

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  • The Price of Shame – Compelling TED Talk by Monica Lewinsky

    Public shaming as a blood sport has to stop,” says Monica Lewinsky. In 1998, she says, “I was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously.” Today, the kind of online public shaming she went through has become constant — and can turn deadly. In a brave talk, she takes […]

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  • Daniele Quercia demos ‘Happy Maps’ rather than ‘Efficient Apps’

    Daniele Quercia: Happy maps

    Mapping apps help us find the fastest route to where we’re going. But what if we’d rather wander? Researcher Daniele Quercia demos “happy maps” that take into account not only the route you want to take, but how you want to feel along the way. Wouldn’t it be great to have a happy app for […]

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  • Upper Murrumbidgee – A Reaching Beyond Demonstration Reaches Video

    Upper Murrumbidgee Demonstration Reach – a Reaching Beyond Demonstration Reaches project video

    The Upper Murrumbidgee Demonstration Reach (UMDR) spans 100 km over two jurisdictions between Bredbo (NSW) and Casuarina Sands (ACT). The reach is a collaborative partnership between the ACT Government, NSW Government and local communities who are working together to address the multiple threats to native fish. Historic clearing of riparian vegetation, invasion by pest plant […]

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  • Why good leaders make you feel safe

    The best organizations foster trust and cooperation because their leaders build a Circle of Safety. This safe culture leads to stable, adaptive, confident teams, where everyone feels they belong. Simon Sinek’s latest talk is excellent as he highlights the difference between ‘authority’ and ‘leadership’. This is going to be my new favourite video for a while as […]

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  • Hollands Creek – A Reaching Beyond Demonstration Reaches Project Video

    The Hollands Creek Demonstration Reach is nestled within the Tatong Valley in North East Victoria. The project supports the Regional River Health Strategy and Murray-Darling Basin Authority Native Fish Strategy, by working with local community groups and landholders to target a range of primary assets within the Hollands system. The demonstration reach focuses on protecting […]

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  • Do you know how dirty your jeans are?

    The time has come to bring further awareness to the declining health of the rivers of our world. Through awareness, we evolve. Mark Angelo, a passionate storyteller and river advocate, has possibly paddled more rivers in his lifetime than anyone else on this planet. Having paddled globally for over 40 years, he has sadly watched […]

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  • WetlandInfo – a great place to explore

    I went exploring the Wetland Info Site managed by the Queensland Department of Heritage and Protection and found it packed full of information. There is a terrific animation below about aquatic connectivity that could be used for anywhere in Australia, as well as a range of great mapping, planning, management and education tools.

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