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:
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):
Anyone who has attended my lectures knows that I am a strong advocate for getting out and seeing the world. If you ever need any inspiration to do just that, I recommend picking up a copy of Once While Traveling. It is the story of the adventurous minds behind the indisputable masters of the guidebook, Lonely Planet. It’s at once a global adventure as well as a wild ride along the ups and downs of building a business with the most unlikely of entrepreneurs. Good reading. I highly recommend it.
This is the short video I have been looking for to address food sovereignty, corporate consolidation and the role of women in our future food security. It’s all here. Take a look…
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.