Charlotte Synge has been a sailor and free-spirited activist her entire life. But with the threat of climate change looming, she took a new tack – permaculture. As 2018's scorching summer pummels her community garden in Cambridge, UK, and Cambridge University locks horns with activists who want it to divest from fossil fuels, Charlotte fights on with every tool in her basket – from compost toilets to protest banners. http://www.pivotal.org.uk/back-to-the-garden

www.pivotal.org.uk On November 28th, 2015, Pivotal joined 38 Degrees Cambridge and other Cambridge sustainability and activist organisations to encourage the public to have a say about the future. People were invited to sign the Cambridge Climate Message and the Cambridge University Fossil Fuel Divestment petition, to make a promise to take action and give a fingerprint in support, and make statements about what they cared about and believed in.
"Can Smartphones Grow On Trees?" A Pivotal Documentary for the Disruptive Innovation Festival. "Nearly every component in a modern hi-tech device has a biological equivalent. For example: DNA molecules store information and screens could be made from octopus camouflage systems. Does this mean that we could make hi-tech devices out of biomaterials? Starring Dr Chris Forman who explores this bizarre notion and his vision for how we could emulate biological manufacturing on our own and more importantly, why it's so important for going circular." Produced in collaboration with Jonnie Howard Film. Pivotal - pivotal.org.uk Disruptive Innovation Festival - thinkdif.co Premiere Details - thinkdif.co/open-mic/can-smart-phones-grow-on-trees Music by: Lachlan Golder and 'Oil Powered Machine' by Fold (http://fold.fm/) www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_gnHAdOCng Opening Music - Hero Down by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0 Special shout out to Marmalade Atkins: www.youtube.com/channel/UC00FDGPcsUjFzVLRlzJgltA Fantastic video on the Circular Economy: youtube.com/watch?v=rUPTtQR1-Uk
Empty Common Community Garden is a patch of land in the city of Cambridge, UK, which was reclaimed from wasteland and turned into a community source of relaxation, produce, and beauty. On December 6, 2015 Pivotal and the Empty Common Community Gardeners invited the public into the garden to share art, music, poetry and a talk about Peak Soil.
For the Cambridge, UK, Mill Road Winter Fair 2015, Pivotal devised a street theatre project which invited the public to "vote" for a future by choosing a character/belief system which we based on real views we had encountered. The idea was to get people to think about how their current beliefs and lifestyle might shape the future.
Uploaded by Pivotal Hub for Change on 2016-05-14.
Uploaded by Pivotal Hub for Change on 2016-05-14.