This documentary touches on a variety of topics, though I found the treatment of Brazil’s biofuel program to be particularly worthwhile.
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.
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:
Another worthwhile short film on sustainable agriculture (from Perennial Plate):
I am a big fan of the Story of Stuff Project and have been using it as material to share with students for years now. There are a variety of spinoff videos produced by the same group. This one address microplastics, which we are going to be hearing more and more about as we continue to assess their impacts.
Available on Netflix beginning this Friday, the 14th. I’m looking forward to it.
This excellent video highlights the efforts of a new generation of people practicing agriculture sustainably. If it interests you, check out the National Young Farmers Coalition.