Environmental Education Videos
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Online Videos to Raise Awareness and Inspire Actions
A beautiful full-length documentary that is free to watch on Youtube. It is also available on dvd and in high definition. The film shows the diversity of life on Earth and how humanity is threatening the ecological balance of the planet.
The Story of Stuff Project
“A fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff
exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a
more sustainable and just world.” You will look at everything you own a little differently after this.
The Story of Bottled Water
How manufactured demand pushes what we don't need and destroys what we need most.
Bag it - is your life too plastic?
Engaging film about impact of plastic bags and waste on health of humans and ecosystem.
350.org: Because the world needs to know
With over 4000 languages spoken around the world, words don't always get the point across. To transcend the language barrier, 350.org made an animation to explain climate change and 350ppm.
300 Years of FOSSIL FUELS in 300 Seconds
From the Post Carbon Institute.
Fun Theory Videos
Short videos working on the theory that the easiest way to change people's behaviour for the better is by making it fun to do.
WWF Canada “Society”
We’ve come a long way. A great way to demonstrate changing habits.
Breathe in, Breathe Out
The Campaign for a World We Can Breathe In by Greenpeace. Importance of oceans for oxygen.
Buy it, Use it, Break it, Junk it, Its Toxic
An animated spoof on The Matrix movie which educates viewers about the problems with factory farming.
Blue Man Group on Climate Change
Climate Change with the Blue Man Group.
Help the Honey Bee
Rap for honeybees.
The William Kamkwamba story
This boy built a windmill to power his house. He built it by looking at pictures in a book. Be inspired.
Bringing awareness and action to stop the palm oil industry from destroying the Paradise Forests in Indonesia. Note: read the "more info" on the side - this campaign made a difference.
Fight Global Warming - Polar Bears
Public service announcement from the Environmental Defense Fund bringing attention to the plight of polar bears using street art of polar bear shaped inflatable bags over a subway grate.
What kind of generation will we be known as?
Rick Mercer Report : Conservative Clean Air Act
Polar bear recycling box
TED TALKS a with theme of “A Greener Future”
The environmental debate has traditionally been characterized as a conflict between economic progress and preservation of the planet. Most TED speakers, however, insist that we can have both - provided we're smart about
Seas of Plastic
Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation first discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch -- an endless floating waste of plastic trash. Now he's drawing attention to the growing, choking problem of plastic debris in our seas.
Links to full-length documentaries available for purchase. The websites often have helpful resources to go along with the films. For the most part, descriptions have been excerpted from the respective websites.
“Irena Salina's award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and
environmental issue of the 21st Century - The World Water Crisis.” Can anyone really own water?
“‘FUEL’ is about making a difference, Tickell’s enthusiasm and encouragement left me inspired rather than
discouraged, empowered with practical knowledge in how I can make a difference as a consumer, as a voter and as
an inhabitant of the planet.” People are making change.
“No matter where we live, the Great Lakes affect us all. And as species of fish disappear and rates of birth defects
and cancer rise, it seems one thing is clear: the Great Lakes are changing and something’s not quite right with the
“With his breath taking photography of quarries, recycling yards and factories, renowned artist Edward Burtynsky
powerfully shifts our consciousness about the world and the way we live in it, without simplistic judgments or
“Planet Earth is quite simply the greatest nature/wildlife series ever produced... the entire planet has been
magnificently represented by the most astonishing sights and sounds you'll ever experience” See the Planet as its
never been seen before.
Addicted to Plastic
This film reminds us of how ever present plastic is in our lives, shows us how it is potently polluting our Planet and
reveals solutions to the problem.
You'll never look at dinner the same way. There's a link to educational materials under the multimedia navigation link.