Full video can be seen at: http://video.pbs.org/video/1463378089 I had to share this excellent and insightful two hour documentary that outlines the development of the modern Environmental movement in the US since the 1960's. Some great footage from the past 50 years and of course seeing the changes that have occurred in this time really helps to understand what is happening and can be done today. I am sure it will be of interest even if you are not American as a lot of the changes and obstacles to environmental awareness and action that have occurred there are globally relevant. It approaches the issues through the memories and opinions of 9 inspirational individuals who have been 'in the thick of the movement' for most of their lives. Stewart Udall: Author of 'The Quiet Crisis' (1963), Secretary of Interior under Kennedy and Johnson, played a key role in most of the landmark environmental laws passed in the US in the 1960's. Dennis Hayes: Coordinator of the first Earth Day (1970) Founder of Earth Day Network Hunter Lovins: Co-founder (with husband Amory Lovins) of the Rocky Mountain Institute Dennis Meadows: Co-Author 'Limits to Growth' (1972) Rusty Schweickhart: Astronaut, Apollo 9 Paul Ehrlich: Author, The Population Bomb (1962) Stewart Brand: Editor 'The Whole Earth Catalogue' Stephanie Mills: Author and Bioregionalist Peter McClosky: Former Californian Republican Senator, co-author 'Endangered Species Act'.
Scenes from Green Trailblazers, a 2005 video about Green Mapmaking in Pune India and Tororo Uganda by Sneha Uplekar and Nebula Consultants. GreenMap.org
www.themeatrix.com The movie that started it all! The Meatrix (www.themeatrix.com) spoofs The Matrix films and highlights the problems with factory farming. Instead of Keanu Reeves, The Meatrix stars a young pig, Leo, who lives on a pleasant family farm... he thinks. Leo is approached by a trenchcoat-clad cow, Moopheus, and joins him on a journey to learn more about what goes on behind closed barn doors at factory farms. The Meatrix was created and produced by Sustainable Table (www.sustainabletable.org) and Free Range Studios (www.freerangestudios.com).
Experts from our film record a message for people to watch 100 years from now. More at www.11thhouraction.com.
DISCLAIMER: Dear YouTube team, please don't remove this video, because we have a written permission from the Vegetarian Society of the United Kingdom (VSUK) to publish it on the web in cooperation with the European Vegetarian Union (EVU). We have also a written permission for the soundtrack of Reza Ganjavi which is used in the intro. Thanks! REMEMBER: don't forget to join on 07/07/07 Al Gore's Live Earth Concerts and watch here on YouTube the official Live Earth Song "Hey You" from Madonna!
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Video on Global Warming
This 90 second spot is aimed at urban house owners and seeks to generate their interest in rainwater harvesting. The spot features a curious incident where in a middle-aged man is suddenly struck with an idea even as he desperately seeks to regain his lost umbrella in the midst of torrential rain. The idea very simply is this: why not use the umbrella (upside down) to collect some of the rain water. On seeing this strange act, others on the street around him follow suit, each in their own way. While some collect rain water in umbrellas, others use whatever is near at hand -- from tea cups and buckets to helmets and gump boots. We see various people collecting rain water in all kinds of things... The film seeks to deliver a simple message: Rain water belongs to each of us and that we should collect and share. At the end of this intriguing spot, the viewer is encouraged to log on to a website on Rainwater harvesting for more information.