Videos on Sustainability

Sometimes the hardest part about wanting to move to a more abundant life that is sustainable is helping others to understand.  There are many videos out there that address the subject, but a few stand out.

First the Videos: The video “The Story of Stuff” by Annie clearly and effectively identifies what happens to all of the “stuff” we buy.  This is a cradle to grave story of the cycle of stuff.  It is a look at the cycle from raw material mining to the final resting place, usually the local landfill.  Through simple black and white drawings on a whiteboard the ideas of how government and individuals interact in this cycle are simply and poignantly explained.  The genius of this format is it will leave a class of fouth graders or political science PhDs discussing the issues for weeks to come.  As individuals it is a chance to think, “What are we really doing here?”

The video “Carbon Nation” was recently released on DVD.  The subtitle of the video says it all “A climate change solutions movie [that doesn’t even care if you believe in climate change]”.  The main issues discussed in the video are national security, clean air and clean water.

Of course the best know video dealing with the issue of climate change is the “The Inconvenient Truth”.  The movie that
brought emphasized the need to reduce the burning of fossil fuels and other sources that increase the amount of carbon dioxide and carbon dioxide equivalents, such as methane, into the atmosphere.

What are some of your favorite sustainability videos?


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Bill Fu on August 24, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    This might not be fully related to sustainability, but it does depict how technology has evolved throughout decades to where we are now. Looking into the future, how can technology hurt or help us in issues revolving sustainability?


  2. Thank you for the video tips. I have watched “The story of stuff” and I also recommend it. Cheers!


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