This documentary touches on a variety of topics, though I found the treatment of Brazil’s biofuel program to be particularly worthwhile.
“Why is everyone wearing glasses?”
I’m standing with my six-year-old daughter outside of the entrance to the Science Night hosted by her elementary school. Families of children at the school were invited to delve into the world of discovery at an array of demo and workstations and of course to eat greasy pizza and have sugary drinks. (I swear, my kids learned all their bad eating habits at school…). Students were told in advance that there would be some sort of door prize if they showed up looking like a scientist.
Our built environment. It’s one of the most intimate aspects of our lives, but one that we put considerably little thought into. For all of the diversity of people and personalities, we tend to live in pretty much the same types of houses. This video looks at some of the advantages of exploring alternatives.
I am officially homeless these days. Not that I don’t have a place to sleep, but insofar as I no longer have a permanent place to live. For a year I am vagabonding with my family, so we’ve become short-term renters in various locations. I measure my expenses in the daily rate I pay for a place to be. Currently that place is Punta Cana on the east coast of the Dominican Republic.
Gain a new perspective on earth science with a look at volcanoes through the eyes of Werner Herzog. In typical style, his foray into this topic goes beyond plate tectonics and molten rock; it’s somehow more of a film about the human condition than anything else. From tribal rituals to North Korean propaganda, this tour exposes how our dynamic planet shapes our lives. Here’s the trailer. It’s worth a view:
Last week, I was busy traveling when we overshot the Earth’s biocapacity for the year. Check this video to see why it matters:
Another worthwhile short film on sustainable agriculture (from Perennial Plate):