American College Unions International's (ACUI) list of top films for sustainability. The 50 movies included are not all about ecology, nor all social justice issues; they are not all documentaries, nor all mainstream; they are not all old, nor all recently in theaters. There is a variety to attract different audiences as you plan programs for a diverse campus community. The first 15 movies come highly recommended from undergraduate students at Auburn University, who volunteered to screen films for this project.
WVIZ/PBS ideastream and Great Lakes Science Center present Attack of the Alien Invaders. This half-hour special takes viewers on a quest for information about the potential invasion of "aliens" - voracious Asian carp - that may make their way into Lake Erie and upset the balance of nature.
Many more short videos are available on YouTube or at various environmental sites. If you would like one on a specific topic, or would like to add one to our growing list, please let us know.
Concise and to the point: the four "care instructions" for the planet, and us.
Who do you think produced this short? What is on the other side of the issue? What statements do you agree with? Which do you think are not represented accurately?
Message: Human impact on Earth. Inspiring change. Embrace sustainability. Individual actions can change the world!
Sustainability at the Vancouver Winter Olympics (4 minutes)
Discover symbiotic relationships planned during construction for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
“What is Global Warming?” 1.5 minutes - Short videotape http://videos.howstuffworks.com/howstuffworks/202-what-is-global-warming-video.htm
Introduction Article to Global Warming: http://science.howstuffworks.com/global-warming.htm
Sum Total: Being Green Isn’t New
Consumption – Chris Jordan
Photographic Artist Chris Jordan turns the statistics of consumerism into palpable images in his new photo series. (10 minute video)
Food – The Meatrix Video Series (each segment about 3 minutes long)
A spoof on the Matrix that highlights issues of “growing” meat at http://www.themeatrix.com/?video=2948648 . Join Leo, the young pig who wonders if he is "the one", Chickity, the feathered family farm defender, and Moopheus, the trench-coat-clad cow with a passion for green pastures as they expose the problems with factory farming while making the world safe for sustainable family farms.
The site presents dozens of ways to become an EcoDriver, which, it claims, means following a set of best practices for driving that will reduce fuel use as well as CO2 emissions. By clicking on “Be an EcoDriver,” the visitor can watch a short video, then review the steps in two written documents, or skip the video and go straight to the text. The site serves as an excellent reminder that little changes can add up to big benefits for the environment. For competitive types, once the visitor has read all the information, the EcoDriver Quiz can test one’s retention rate. Go ahead and see if you can make it to the “Quiz Leaderboard.” You’ll be surprised. For pure fun and a little learning, take the “Virtual Road Test.” http://ecodrivingusa.com/
It is now all the rage, but can you remember when everyone in America was not "Going Green?" Earth Days looks back to the dawn and development of the modern environmental movement through the extraordinary stories of the era's pioneers.
Contents (most chapters are 5 to 9 minutes long – total length is almost 2 hours):
· Earth Days Introduction
· The Decline of Conservation & Superabundance
· Consequences of Development
· Rachel Carson & Silent Spring
· Poisoning the Planet, Effects of Consumerism
· The Population Bomb
· Stewards of the Planet
· Changing Views of Earth from Space
· The Birth of a Movement
· The First Earth Day
· The Limits of Growth
· Threats to American Ways
· Sustainable Living
· The Next Steps
· Roundtable Discussion – Where are we now?