Blues in the Schools. Subjects like Music, Art, English, and Social Studies are natural fits, while creative teachers can individually figure ways to tie Math, Science and Tech Ed to a BITS unit. Includes Blues Teachers Guide.
Boundless. Learn Faster. Free study materials, designed for students. Any device, any time, anywhere.
Can Manufacturer's Institute: Free Educational Curriculum focused on Recycling Aluminum - ABC's of Environmental Educational - Talking Trash with ABC's - Can's Infinitely Recyclable.
Center for Science in the Public Interest's School Foods Tool Kit
Change the Course. Calculate your freshwater footprint, and take a simple pledge to reduce your water use with our easy-to-implement tips. For every pledge, 1,000 gallons of water will be restored to the Colorado River. So join us, and share your pledge with your friends. Together, we can change the course.
Citizen Science. Citizen science projects enlist everyday citizens to collect or analyze data for real-world research studies. This article suggests that bringing citizen science projects into the classroom can help students understand the relevance of curriculum objectives. Several projects are suggested, for elementary, middle, and high school.
Civilizations: Sid Meir's Award Winning 4X Video Game that teaches strategic thinking. Basic game play functions throughout the series, namely, building throughout the series, namely, building a civilization on a macro-scale from prehistory up to the near future. As of March 12, 2008, the Civilization franchise has sold more than 8million copies.
Civil War Resources:
- Teaching History: Natural History Education Clearinghouse
- Civil War: IPhone Tour Battle Apps
- ValleySim: Interactive and immersive e-textbook on the American Civil War
- The Underground Railroad Interactive and Visual Audio Tour
- Hallowed Ground Lessons designed to help teachers create meaningful experiences for their students as they study the people and events along the 180 mile corridor from Gettysburg to Charlottesville. Lessons meet local and national social studies standards with an emphasis on the leadership contributions of the diverse people who shaped our nation.
Clean: Collection of Climate and Energy Educational Resources. Hand-picked and rigorously reviewed. Aligned with Climate Literacy and the Energy Literacy frameworks, plus Next Generation Science Standards.
Climate Interactive: World Climate (formerly the Copenhagen Climate Exercise) is a role-playing climate simulation designed by MIT and Climate Interactive that gives groups from 6-80 a chance to experience how to negotiate a global agreement to mitigate climate change
Climate Kids by NASA engages kids with games, videos and craft activities and offers digestible info on what’s causing climate change and how kids can make a difference.
Cloud Institute Education for Sustainability (EfS) is a transformative learning process that equips students, teachers, and school systems with the new knowledge and ways of thinking we need to achieve economic prosperity and responsible citizenship, while restoring the health of the living systems upon which our lives depend. Education for Sustainability inspires young people to think about the world, their relationship to it, and their ability to influence it in an entirely new way. Take the Reality Test
Code.org increases diversity in computer science by reaching students of all backgrounds where they are — at their skill-level, in their schools, and in ways that inspire them to keep learning. Courses available in 40+ languages, used in all 180+ countries.Community Food Security Coalition- Information on Farm to School, Farm to College, Technical Assistance, Federal Policy, Food Policy Councils, and Conferences.
Cool It a card game from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) designed in collaboration with science educators, requires players to collect “solution” cards in the categories of energy, transportation and forests, while slowing opponents down by playing “problem” cards along the way. The game enables teachers and parents to talk about global warming in a fun and hopeful way and learn that all of us make choices that determine whether the world warms a little or a lot, and which of those choices reduce global warming emissions.
Cool The Earth is a program for elementary and middle school students and their families that educates about global warming and motivates them to take simple actions to reduce carbon emissions.
Coursera. A social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for FREE. We envision a future where the top universities are educating not only thousands of students, but millions. Our technology enables the best professors to teach tens or hundreds of thousands of students. Connect Safely Extensive collection of internet safety resources including some three dozen educational games for the classroom, culled from sources such as internet safety advocacy groups, law-enforcement organizations, and local, state, and national government agencies. In response to numerous classroom requests for bilingual information, Spanish resources also are included.
Culture Unplugged: Witnessing global consciousness with documentaries and films from story tellers around the world.
Curriculum Hub Free Sustainable curriculum for the next generation: Science, Math, English and Social Studies.
Currikki: Allows anyone to post their teaching ideas for others to view, download, use, reformat, and re-share.
DeforestACTION: Small group of students around the world come together using the power of technology to connect on sharing resources and knowledge on combating deforestation, a global movement of youth and schools active in tackling one of the most pressing issues of our time. Join this network which has grown to include over 18,000 youth and students from all four corners of the globe. Every action makes a difference and collectively we have the power to demand sustainable environmental practices that will protect our world's forests for generations to come!
Democracy School. Just like the civil rights movement had the Highlander Institute in Tennessee – attended by Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr., – the new community rights movement has the Democracy School. Flagship education program and a key piece of community organizing named for a boy in Pennsylvania who died after exposure to sewage sludge, the Democracy School is a stimulating and illuminating course that teaches residents and activists how to re-frame exhausting and often discouraging single issue work (such as opposing fracking, pipelines, GMOs, etc.) in a way that we can confront corporate control and state preemption on a powerful single front: people’s inalienable rights. Democracy School explores the limits of conventional regulatory organizing and offers a new organizing model that helps citizens confront the usurpation by corporations of the rights of communities, people, and earth. Lectures cover the history of people’s movements and corporate power, and the dramatic organizing over the last decade in Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Ohio, Colorado, Washington, and Oregon by communities confronting agribusiness, the oil and gas industry, corporate hegemony over worker rights, and others. Included with enrollment in the Democracy School is a 300 plus-page notebook of background reading material.
Digital Citizenship FREE digital citizenship curriculum, Digital Literacy and Citizenship in a Connected Culture. Student, teacher, and parent resources, including comprehensive lessons on cyber bullying, for fourth and fifth graders. Covers topics from internet safety and security to privacy, with a deep focus on cyber bullying and responsible digital behavior. Uses content that ranges from print and video materials to interactive components and real-life student stories to inspire kids to be responsible digital citizens.
Des Plaines Public Library. Free Online Homework Help & Tutoring from 3PM - 12PM daily. Free expert tutoring and homework help for grades 3-12 in Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. Access HelpNow from your home computer using your Des Plaines Library Card. No library card required when accessing from any library computer.
Digital Learning Tools in Action Each lesson includes a three-minute video introduction of the lesson by the teacher or librarian and a detailed lesson plan with tips, links, and digital learning recommendations and options for elementary, middle, and high school. These lessons can be used with any technology and do not have any minimum specifications. They support the Common Core State Standards or College and Career Ready Standards and range in topics from the Hunger Games to Astronomy to using social media effectively with students. The following provide you with a quick look at a few of these lesson plans:
Digital Learning Resources Engaging Students, Celebrating Educators, Creating Better Schools. Discover tools and resources designed to provide guidance on how technology and digital learning can enhance the educational experience and outcomes for all students.
Digital Literacy.Gov - Free digital literacy resources and collaboration site. Use it to share and enhance the tools necessary to learn computer and Internet skills required in today's global work environment.
Discover Business.US. A collection of the most reputable and top rated MBA Lectures and Talks 30+ business talks available on the web from industry experts. A great resource for prospective business students and anyone who is thinking about opening a business or looking for useful advice on how to manage and grow a business better.
DreamBox. FREE virtual manipulatives bring math to life for students. These unique virtual manipulatives can be used in large- or small-group instructional settings with your interactive white board or projector, or on computers.
Dsire USA. Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency. www.dsire.org
Duolingo. FREE Language Education for the World offered for Spanish, English, French, German, Portugese & Italian.
EarthDay Network: FREE K-12 Environmental Lesson Plans and ActivitiesEarthRangers - Kids Conservation Organization. To supplement our Bring Back the Wild in-school program, Earth Rangers has compiled science curriculum resources for teachers to foster children’s passion for animals and better integrate environmental messaging in the classroom.These lesson plans and articles have been designed with a multidisciplinary approach, giving you ways to embed connections to the natural world beyond the Science and Technology curriculum, and that also offer curricular benefits in Health and Physical Education, Language, Mathematics, and The Arts.
Earthwatchers. Volunteers work with scientists to solve environmental problems. Bringing together a community of scientists, corporate and non-profit partners, teachers, students, and volunteers, Earthwatch is finding creative ways to respond to the defining challenge of our generation.
Ecoinomy Software that helps companies to make a difference; a difference to their environmental impact, to their communities and also to their own efficiency. On online platforms, employees collect for causes; funded by taking actions that make the company less wasteful in economic as well as eco terms. Systems track the value of their savings and even calculates the net CO2 savings.
Ecological Footprint Quiz allows students to visualize their environmental impact on the planet and learn how they can alter their lifestyle to make a difference. Use this series of actions and lesson plans in your classroom.
Ecology and the Bible. Relevant and up-to-date information and practical resources that you can use on your own or with your faith community to explore the biblical foundations of sustainability.
EduTecher Free resource for finding and sharing free web tools with educators and students around the world.
Educator Labs. Comprised of school librarians and media/market research specialists who work as curators and conservators of the scholastic web. Offers a growing archive of high quality reference points for educators and students. Teachers will find it a valuable resource for finding activities and information to aid in lesson planning, and students can browse it to learn more on a subject of interest. Educator Labs. Interactive Alegebra Games. Make students comfortable and math enjoyable using these web-based algebra games! Valuable, Usable, Fun! LIsted by topic area.
EdX The future of education. A joint partnership between The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University to offer online learning to millions of people around the world. EdX will offer Harvard and MIT classes online for FREE with the aim to extend their collective reach to build a global community of online learners.End This Depression Now. This book by Paul Krugman is about the economic slump the US and other countries are facing now, and what we can do to change it. Buy HereEnergy Education & Workforce Development Teach your students the importance of green energy while enhancing your required curriculum. Here you'll find many creative lesson plans, labs, projects and other activities for grades K-12 on energy-related topics. Incorporate them into your classroom. Prepare your students for a greener future!Evoke: A ten-week crash course in changing the world. Free to play and open to anyone, anywhere.The goal of the social network game is to help empower people all over the world to come up with creative solutions to our most urgent social problems. Facing the Future. Download FREE Global Issues and Sustainability Curriculum by subject, grade level and resource type.
Field Trip Factory This site informs you of FREE community based field trips in and around your zip code. Some "trips" occur at the computer, others are on-site, and they are recommended by age level. Input your zip code and you'll see field trip possibilities in your area. The Teacher corner is especially helpful, and many field trips are good for Scout badge requirements!
Figment A place for authors to share their work with readers around the world. Creating a free Figment profile, students can post original short stories, poems, and novels for their classmates to read and review. In addition to posting their own work, students can read excerpts from new books or interviews with authors, enter writing contests, and start discussions. Students have access to thousands of stories written by both emerging and established writers. With 25 genres as specific and offbeat as dystopian and cyberpunk, there's something for everyone.
Fit-WebMD A new platform created through science and research that educates, motivates, and inspires children of all ages and their parents to live a fit and healthy lifestyle.
Fitocracy - Free IPhone/Android App - Fitocracy's mission is to make fitness a more fun, more addictive experience. Play Fitocracy to beat challenges, push your boundaries, and show your friends who's boss. Get addicted to your fitness.
Fold-it. Solve Puzzles for Science. Video gamers are leading scientists to real-world breakthroughs. In the Fold-it game, you stretch, squeeze, and twist puzzle-like proteins to find the best shape for each one. Kind of like a jigsaw puzzle or a Rubik's Cube, except that your solutions help scientists!
Food Corps Food Corps responds to the needs of the current obesity generation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three children born in the year 2000 is on track to develop Type II diabetes. For minorities, the prediction worsens to one in two. The vision for Food Corps is to recruit young adults for a yearlong term of public service in school food systems.
Free Homeschool Curriculum Curriculum and other resources here that are sure to engage and enlighten your children.
Free Educational Software Reviews of the best FREE learning games, software, websites.
Free: Federal Resources for Educational Excellence, is a U.S. Department of Education website that compiles free teacher resources available from dozens of federal agencies.
Fresh Artists: Empowering young artists through Art . Fresh Artists is an innovative concept of student-centric philanthropy. Children create art, donate images, and meet their financial benefactors in highly visible "corporate spaces of success". Fresh Artists is a new model of civic engagement where recipients of corporate generosity, the children, are full and equal partners in the common goal: to save access to art making for all children.
Games for Change Games for Change facilitates the creation and distribution of free social impact games that serve as critical tools in humanitarian and educational efforts. Catalyzing Social Impact Through Digital Games.
GapMinder - A Fact based world view - Discover the worlds most important trends through statistics.
GeoGebra Free Mathematics Software for Learning & Teaching that makes it easy to see the connections between algebra and geometry. Students use a mouse to draw constructions using lines, vectors, points, and segments while the corresponding coordinates and equations appear next to the shape-in-progress. GeoGebra can be tailored to various grade levels and uses free, open-source software.
Girl Rising provides teachers with a unique opportunity to educate students about the issues surrounding, and the impact of, girls' education in the developing world. To help teachers learn about the movement and the predominant issues, and effectively share the information with their students, the Pearson Foundation has created this standards-aligned curriculum for two chapters in the film: Suma from Nepal, and Senna from Peru.
Girl Scouts/Director encourages girls to explore film-making and later informed parts of Be the Video Game Developer.
Girl Scouts/Game On is a simulation designed to guide young girls through the steps it takes to develop a digital game, inspiring them to step into a field where they are under-represented and lead.
Global Food Waste - The Numbers behind the problem. Discover solutions to reducing waste food in landfills.
Golden Rule Curriculum. Lessons for our youth to reflect on the role which rules, values and moral principles play in their lives.Students will come to understand that they, too, create rules and guidelines for living to which they adhere on a daily basis.They will participate in a decision-making experience in which they determine the rules and guidelines for living in a given community context, and explore the concept of the circle and the place of circles in their lives. The students will discover that qualities associated with the circle such as unity, equality, community, reciprocity, and interconnectedness can have significance in terms of the students’ relationships from the local to the global level. Students will also be introduced to a universal, moral principle known as the Golden Rule. And they will consider how the Golden Rule, the ethic of reciprocity, can be applied in their lives – at home, at school, in sports, in the local community and in the global community (i.e. as global citizens.)
Going Green on Campus Guide As we face an expanding population, climate change, and polluted air, water and food, there is growing consensus that we need to change the way we do things in all sectors of our society if we are to provide for today’s needs without sacrificing the well-being of future generations. Of course, we don’t have all the answers yet, which creates enormous opportunities for college students to make a difference and create a meaningful lifestyle — even career — in the process. Luckily, innovative solutions — the seeds of our sustainable future — are sprouting on college and university campuses around the country. The ideas and resources here highlight ways students can become environmental leaders and campuses can cultivate a greener, happier and healthier world.
Grammarly - A writing that checks your grammar - beyond spellchecking!
Green Community Connection Resources
Green Teacher A magazine that helps youth educators enhance environmental and global education inside and outside of schools.
HeartMath Institute. Free Courses as part of our ongoing commitment to maintain a variety of free resources aimed at helping people improve their lives – mentally, emotionally and physically. We hope you will be enlightened and inspired to deepen your heart connection with yourself and others: 1) Coherence, 2) H.E.A.R.T, 3) Heart Rate Variability
Hello Ruby. Hello Ruby is the world’s most whimsical way to learn about technology, computing, and coding. We are all about curiosity, playfulness, and logic. Code is the 21st-century literacy and the need for people to speak the ABC of Programming is imminent. Our world is increasingly run by software and we need more diversity in the people who are building it. More importantly, writing software is about expression, creativity - and practical application. Our kids should learn to bend, join, break and combine code in a way it wasn't designed to. Just as they would with crayons and paper or wood and tools.
Herman. Join your host, Herman to discover the fascinating world of worms. Herman shares his diet, his anatomy, and gives instructions on how to make a worm bin. A great feature is his Fun Place where he has an art gallery, comedy club, and writing activities. More great resources form the University of Illinois Extension - Urbana HERE. Hippocampus is a project of the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE). The goal of HippoCampus is to provide high-quality, multimedia content on general education subjects to high school and college students free of charge.
Home Movie Project. This teaching dossier is a tool for teachers and presenters wishing to lead in-depth study of the film. Suited for students Ages 9+.
Hope Lab combines rigorous research with innovative solutions to improve human health and well-being. Re-Mission demonstrated that specially designed technology can be both fun and effective in driving positive health behavior. Zamzee, another product developed at HopeLab, deepened our understanding of how to motivate and sustain healthy behavior change. Hope Lab now focuses on the research and development of new social technologies to promote human resilience and improve both psychological and biological health and well-being.
How to Write a Business Plan FREE Course designed for the entrepreneur who wants to start a business. Our 15 sessions cover the most important topics that are clearly explained with emphasis on learning how to write a business plan.
Hunger Games Science: Investigating Genetically Engineered Organisms. In this lesson, students discuss the definition of genetically modified organisms, learn about the risks and benefits of research on G.M.O.’s, explore the growing do-it-yourself biology movement, and develop proposals seeking to either restrict or permit research into genetically modifying the avian flu virus.
iCivics prepares young Americans to become knowledgeable, engaged 21st century citizens with comprehensive, free standards-aligned civics curriculum. iCivics has produced 18 educational video games as well as vibrant teaching materials used in classrooms in all 50 states.
I-Fixit - Free publicly editable repair manual empowering people to fix their stuff and save money while keeping electronics out of landfill.
Instructables. SHARE WHAT YOU MAKE with Instructables, a platform to share what you make through words, photos, video and files. From a one step recipe to a 100 step jet engine build, everyone has something to share. Join the biggest DIY community on the web. International Living Future Institute: The International Living Future Institute is a non-governmental organization (NGO) committed to catalyzing a global transformation toward true sustainability. We seek partnerships with leaders in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors in pursuit of a future that is socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative.
Internet Safety: A Special Series brought to you by the BBC - Panorama
iPhone/iPad - Top 5 Educational Apps Technology enables learning. Discover the top five education apps available today.
Jazz in America - Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz provides jazz curriculum for 5th, 8th, and 11th grade public school social studies and American history classroom in the United States
Keep America Beautiful is the nation’s leading nonprofit that builds vibrant communities bringing people together to unlock every community’s potential. Great Resources.
KidWind WindWise. A comprehensive interdisciplinary wind energy curriculum, developed with Normandeau Associates for middle and high school. Lessons have inquiry-based introductions and hands-on activities to develop analytical skills.
Khan Academy - Watch, Practice, Learn almost anything for FREE! A world-class education for everyone, anytime, anywhere. 2100 Videos, 100 self-paced exercises and assessments covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance and history.
Lets Go Solar - As we face an expanding population, climate change, and polluted air, water and food, there is growing consensus that we need to change the way we do things in all sectors of our society if we are to provide for today’s needs without sacrificing the well-being of future generations. The ideas and resources here highlight ways students can become environmental leaders and campuses can cultivate a greener, happier and healthier world.
Level Up. Free online platform for educators and parents. Provides a series of standards-based lessons that give students the knowledge and tools to design their own video games. Game-building resources and curriculum materials for middle and high school students, keeping them engaged and motivated while they learn 21st-century skills such as strategic thinking, problem-solving, team building, planning, and execution.
Library of Congress For Teachers. Ready-to-use classroom materials aligned with state standards and take advantage of the Library's primary sources. Includes access to primary source sets around topics such as U.S. presidents; short facts or activities for class starters, such as Today in History and everyday science mysteries; themed lesson plans for dozens of topics; and even professional development curriculum.
Lunchbox.org. Use this wellspring of tools including evaluations, grant finding and writing tools, feasibility studies, case studies, Farm to School resources and more so you can consider and begin to take action to transform your school district?s food program from a highly processed to a scratch-cooking environment.
Math Web 2.0 Tools: For Math Educators. List of useful interactive web 2.0 sites to support math concepts and skills. Some crossover into Science.
Memidex - FREE online dictionary and thesaurus with a simple interface, complete inflections, auto-suggest, adult-filtering, frequent updates, a browseable index, support for mobile devices, and millions of external reference links for definitions, audio, and etymology. It's fast too. Use the Find box for exact matching or browse using the complete index.
Middle School Chemistry Free, online middle school chemistry curriculum that correlates with national standards
MIT OpenCourseware Free lecture notes, exams, and videos from MIT. No registration required.
Museum of Vision: Free curriculum guides on the Science of Vision
My Kids Adventures: Your Guide to Adventure Anywhere! Introducing My Kids' Adventures, an online magazine designed to make it easy for busy parents to create adventures with their children anywhere. Let the fun begin!
MyToxinLevel.com. Free online calculator for instant toxin check. Find out how toxic you are with this short 2 minute test.
NASA FOR EDUCATORS: Includes featured articles with information about NASA's various missions; image galleries on a wide variety of topics; information about NASA careers, internships, fellowships, and scholarships; NASA-produced multimedia materials; and more. An Education Materials Finder will help teachers locate NASA resources that can be used in the classroom; users can search by keywords, grade level, product type, and subject.
National BioDiversity Teach In. A class project designed to raise awareness about BIODIVERSITY! Discover accurate information, great ideas,and links to professionals working in the field of biodiversity to 16,000 participants across the nation.
National Center for Science Education (NCSE) Climate Change Education website points teachers to a treasure trove of resources they can use to demystify the science behind global warming, combat climate change denial and support climate literacy.
National Education Association Earth Day Curriculum Resources. Explore new and review familiar ways to live responsibly with these lessons, projects, activities, and games for grades K-5
National Farm to School Program - These federally funded programs connect schools and local farms with the goal of serving healthy meals in schools, improving nutrition, and support local small farmers. The site allows you to locate where these programs are, and gives technical assistance on how to start a program, as well as information on the farm to school policy that is part of the Child Nutrition Re-authorization Act.
National Geographic Live Solar System Exploration 50 Years and Counting: Join Bill Nye and leading NASA scientists as they celebrate 50 years of enthralling solar system exploration, and look forward to what's to come.
National JukeBox - Free Historical Recordings from the Library of Congress.
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives Library of computer-based manipulatives, or visual objects that help students understand relationships and applications. Contains tutorials and activities for K-12 teachers of geometry, algebra, measurement, data analysis, probability, and numbers and operations. Each activity includes instructions/tips for teachers on what objectives are being applied and how best to use the activity as an educational tool. Requires paid subscription. Free trial available.
National Renewable Energy Labratory. Educational resources that can help you learn about renewable energy sources and technologies:
National Science Digital Library is the nations online library for education and research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It provides free math lessons and activities aligned with the Math Common Core Standards, as well as STEM related blogs and other free teacher resources and lesson plan ideas. Targeted for K-12 teachers, higher-education professionals, and librarians, NSDL also provides science literary maps and iTunes multimedia files.
National Wildlife Federation Food Curriculum Connections: Schools play a major role in the education of tomorrow's citizens and decision-makers. Giving students an opportunity to learn about the issues that affect food and to take an active role in their own nutrition prepares them for a lifetime of considering both health and sustainability when making choices about the food they eat.
NBC LEARN The National Science Foundation (NSF) and NBC Learn have joined with the National Football League to create a 10-part series of videos on the Science of NFL Football. The videos, running three to five minutes each and supplemented with lesson plans, are available for use in middle and high schools free of charge.
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship inspires young people from low-income communities to find their paths to success. NFTE works closely with educators in high-need schools to re-engage students in learning, introduce them to business concepts, and open up their possibilities for the future
New Teacher Help. FREE monthly webinars and live chats via online professional learning community designed for new teachers, called New Teacher Help.
NOVA Teachers. An award-winning source for standards-based classroom resources in science, technology and engineering, from NOVA and other public television series.
Okehampton College Extensive energy monitoring systems and practices to achieve energy reduction and reduced environmental footprint. Has helped over 200 schools implement similar programs.
OpenCulture. 375 Free Online Courses from Top Universities
Open EBooks. An app containing thousands of popular and award-winning titles that are free for children from in-need households. These eBooks can be read without checkouts or holds. Children from in-need families can access these eBooks, which include some of the most popular works of the present and past, using the Open eBooks app and read as many as they like without incurring any costs. The goal of Open eBooks is to encourage a love of reading and serve as a gateway to children reading even more often, whether in school, at libraries, or through other eBook reading apps.
Organic School Project is a Chicago-based non-profit seeking to combat childhood obesity and related illnesses through wellness programming in schools. Through their Grow.Teach.Feed program, they assist schools in installing organic school gardens, involving kids in every step of the process from installing raised beds to growing and harvesting vegetables, teaching nutrition and wellness in the classroom, and encouraging healthier food to be served in the cafeteria that includes meals from fresh, local, seasonal ingredients. They publish Grow Teach Feed: A Complete Curriculum to Inspire Healthy Lifestyles in Schools, to serve as a tool box for schools to implement this program.
Performing Arts in Art Free curriculum for K-12 teachers that allows teachers to engage students in visual art, performing arts, history, and language arts while meeting statewide and national content standards...
PBS Teachers Online professional development, TV programming and multimedia web content, lesson plan ideas, and ways to connect with other educators. Also features news and and webinars for teachers to view.
Phylomon. A collaborative project that involves hundreds of folks around the world. Phylo is a card game about life inspired by a biologist with help from hordes of enthusiastic strangers. Multiple sets of rules and over 400 cards.
Physics.org Teach yourself physics with the best online physics lectures and tutorials.
Pinterest. Onlne Pinboard for organizing and sharing the things you love. Pinterest Sustainable Curriculum Resource Links.
ProctorU. Provides academic integrity for online education programs for students and institutions. A live online proctoring service for students taking exams online. Uses a three-step process to replicate the face-to-face proctoring experience over the internet.
Professor Sneeze features online illustrated children’s stories that present global warming in a familiar context. The stories for 5 to 8-year-olds follow a cartoon bunny on various warming related adventures. A few of the story titles include The Earth Has a Fever, Where Are the Igloos of Iglooville? and Tears on the Other Side of the World. The site also features stories geared toward 8 to 10-year-olds and 10 to 12-year-olds.
Project Based Learning Science. Hundreds of free detailed plans for projects for elementary, middle and high school students, sorted by discipline - astronomy and space, chemistry, engineering and architecture, physics, technology, and earth, life sciences, physical sciences, and... well, "other" for no clear fit. Most provide project overviews, guiding questions, procedures and activities, work product descriptions, grading rubrics, and questions for reflection.
Project Learning Tree - Award-winning environmental program that trains teachers to incorporate environmental education into school curricula for students 3-6 years old to reduce childhood obesity, attention problems, hyperactivity and lack of appreciation for the earth's resources.
Project Noah. Turn your students into Citizen Scientists. Created to provide people of all ages with a simple, easy-to-use way to share their experiences with wildlife. By encouraging your students to share their observations and contribute to Project Noah missions, you not only help students to reconnect with nature, you provide them with real opportunities to make a difference.
Qtopia. FREE online access to thousands of ready-to-use activities, motivating games, avatar features, 24/7 online homework access with automatic grading, in-classroom review modes, and the ability for educators to use as is or completely customize the learning experience.
Quizlet. FREE The best way to study languages, vocabulary, or almost anything. Create flashcard sets with your own terms and definitions or choose from millions of flashcard sets created by other users.
Real Estate: Educators Guide to Real Estate Lesson Plans. Incorporating real estate-based lessons into your curriculum to help students gain valuable skills in practical math application, presentation giving, forming a persuasive argument, earth science and so much more! Awesome resources to give your class a unique, real estate-based lesson plan on just about any subject.
Real World Science: Gulf Oil Spill. Make science hands-on and relevant by tying lessons and labs to real world events and experiences. See exploration of the Gulf Coast oil spill and cleanup efforts. Try these awesomely messy, super engaging, and highly educational real-world science experiments.
Recycle Across America. Help society recycle right! Display the standardized labels on your recycling bins. There is a standardized label for nearly every sorting need in the U.S. and the labels come in various shapes and sizes. You can also special order the standardized labels in unique sizes and printed on many types of materials such as aluminum signage, vinyl banners, foam core, PVC signage, and magnets. The labels can be created for extreme weather conditions as well.
Rethinking School Lunch Guide The Rethinking School Lunch Guide provides ideas and strategies for changing your school meal programs, promoting health, and increasing ecological understanding. The Guide draws on the wisdom and knowledge of leading school nutrition experts and practitioners and lessons from successful programs. It is designed to help you make the case for change and discover innovative solutions to the challenges of reinventing school food.
Rethinking Schools Planning to Change the World. A plan book for educators who believe their students can and will change the world. Designed to help teachers translate their vision of a just education into concrete classroom activities.
ReUse - Shop for re-used materials. Learn More at ReuseChi...
SAS Curriculum Pathways features over 200 Inter-Activities, 200 Web Inquiries, 600 Lessons and 4,000 Web Resources designed to enhance student achievement and teacher effectiveness. FREE Web-based curriculum resources in all the core disciplines: English, math, science, social studies/history and Spanish, to educators and students in grades 8-14 in virtual schools, home schools, high schools and community colleges.
Save Up a revolutionary free rewards program to help people save money and get out of debt.
Science of Everday Life. K-12. Explore exciting inquiry-based lessons aligned to national standards that address key areas of life science, physical science, earth science, and technology/innovation using common materials found in your classroom. Help students make real world connections to science and ignite the spark that may eventually lead students to a scientific career!
Science: Web 2.0 Tools. List of interactive web 2.0 sites for Science educators at the high school and middle school level.
Solar Alliance. Solar Action Alliance is a group of environmentalists who are spreading the word about the cleanest, most reliable, and abundant source of renewable energy: the sun.
Solar 4R Schools provides earth-conscious education to middle and high school classrooms through an interactive experience. Schools that participate in BEFs program have a solar-powered system installed on their premises and are able to track its energy generation online. As each school produces its own clean energy, teachers use S4RS-provided curriculum to educate kids on clean energy and why it helps our environment. By bringing solar power to learning institutions and implementing extensive, hands-on instruction, Solar 4 R Schools hopes to educate students on and promote more use of renewable power sources.
Stanford University Sustainability Resources
Story of Stuff Project. The Voice of public discourse on a series of environmental, social and economic concerns and facilitate the growing Story of Stuff communities involvement in strategic efforts to build a more sustainable and just world. On-line community includes over 150,000 activists and hundreds of environmental and social justice organizations worldwide to create and distribute films, curricula and other content.
School Garden Curriculum A seasonal approach to teaching bridges gardening, nutrition and science using standards-aligned lessons for the elementary school classroom and garden. Each lesson includes applicable Academic Standards in science and comprehensive health with suggested extensions and modifications. Most lessons are one hour and include a healthy, kid-tested recipe that is appropriate for the classroom, topic and season.
School Nutrition Association (SNA) Here you can find information on the different pieces of legislation that cover the spectrum of child nutrition, including the National School Lunch Program.
ShapeUp A wellness platform that uses social networking, gaming and incentives to improve health.
Show the Love -Wishes for Our World is a free new teacher’s resource for you to download and use, based on a moving letter written by Michael Morpurgo, former children’s Laureate and ‘War Horse’ author.The l etter is from a grandfather to a granddaughter about the world he loves and wants to protect from climate change and has inspired a beautiful 5 minute film starring Jeremy Irons.Created for KS2 English classes, ages 9-11, the resource encourages children to explore the issue of climate change in an inspiring new way. It’s packed full of creative activities and discussion ideas that will get pupils thinking, talking and writing.
Shout Learning. Helps teachers integrate project-based learning to teach their students core curriculum content, as well as problem-solving skills and social responsibility, by having students team up with their peers around the globe to solve real-world environmental challenges. Students and teachers around the world can connect to solve common problems and teachers can use technology to boost students problem-solving skills through a project-based approach that is relevant to students lives.
Showbeyond A story-sharing community oriented around multimedia slideshow narratives. Students can create stories by uploading sequenced images, typing in text, and recording their own audio tracks. Users can create a profile,fan their favorite multimedia authors, and comment on others work. They can also customize who is able to view their story. Teaches kids to be better consumers via lessons on advertising, marketing, recognizing scams, protecting personal information, and other consumer concepts. Intended for students in fifth through eighth grade and can be used to complement lessons in critical thinking, writing, language arts, media literacy, business, civics, and social studies. In a virtual mall, students can play games, design ads, chat with customers and store owners, and more. Learn about key concepts, such as business competition, supply and demand, mergers and monopolies, and the history and purpose of the FTC. Students also can learn about protecting their privacy (both online and off), then lay a game in which they protect the citizens of Earth against identity-stealing invaders. A Parents and Teachers page contains suggested activities and ways to use the site in your classroom.
Slow Food Slow Food in Schools is a network of community-based food education projects for youth, such as schoolyard gardens, cooking classes, and farm to school initiatives. Each Slow Food in Schools project works closely with a local SF chapter to teach students where their food comes from, who grows it, how to prepare it, and the importance of sharing it with friends and family. Examples of some Slow Food in Schools project initiatives include: a mobile healthy food cooking cart; after-school farmers markets; farmer visits to the classroom; parent and child cooking classes; tracing foods from seed to plate by growing, harvesting, preparing and eating; reintroducing Native Foods to Reservation school children.School Nutrition Association (SNA) Here you can find information on the different pieces of legislation that cover the spectrum of child nutrition, including the National School Lunch Program.
StoryBird - Storybirds are short, art-inspired stories you make to share, read, and print. Read them like books, play them like games, and send them like greeting cards.
SuperBetter Online Educational game that helps you achieve your health goals or recover from an illness or injury by increasing your personal resilience. Resilience means staying curious, optimistic and motivated even in the face of the toughest challenges.
Sustainable Kidz e-books educate and entertain curious kids. Beautifully illustrated stories are unique, engaging with an innovative combination of fantasy and reality. Top selling children's e-book to adventure and learn about environmental science with Tomie and Gigha, a brother and sister pair of accidental time travelers.
Sustainability Lesson Clearing House. A free online tool that provides K-12 teachers with the ability to upload and share sustainability-focused lessons with one another. The online tool offers green-themed lessons from a broad spectrum of subjects and grade levels, uploaded and rated for teachers by teachers.
Teach Bonzai allows you to teach real-world financial literacy for FREE providing meaningful content using real-life scenarios that engage teenagers.Teachable Moment - Teaching Social Responsibility provides educators with timely teaching ideas to encourage critical thinking on issues of the day and foster a positive classroom environment.
Teachers Domain offers free digital media from public TV broadcasters for educational use. Search for materials via individual state standards, Common Core State Standards, or national standards from different organizations. Create online profiles to share the resources they have learned for a particular lesson with others.
Teachers Guide on Climate Change and Global Warming: This guide points K-12 educators to the best sites for teaching about climate change: several that offer first rate background material, and others that include detailed lesson plans and experiments. Begins with Top 10 Things You Need To Know About Global Warming and a note about why there is so much controversy surrounding this issue.
Teaching a Peoples History. Introduces students to a more accurate, complex, and engaging understanding of United States history than found in traditional textbooks and curricula. Materials and pedagogy emphasize the role of working people, women, people of color, and organized social movements in shaping history. Students learn that history is made not by a few heroic individuals, but instead by people’s choices and actions, thereby also learning that their own choices and actions matter.
Teaching for Change. Teaching for Change provides teachers and parents with the tools to create schools where students learn to read, write and change the world.
TeAchnology provides free and easy-to-use resources for teachers, including Teacher Timesavers to help educators better organize. Features 42,000-plus lesson plans, 9,000 free printable worksheets, rubrics, teaching tips, web quests, and other free teacher resources.
The Earth Charter Initiative (ECI) encourages everyone to contribute to the goals of the Earth Charter Initiative. Your active participation and support are needed in promoting decentralized activity and the empowerment of individuals, communities and Values and principles to foster a sustainable future.
The Edible Schoolyard The Edible Schoolyard (ESY), a program of the Chez Panisse
Foundation, is a one-acre organic garden and kitchen classroom for urban public school students participating in all aspects of growing, harvesting, and preparing nutritious, seasonal produce.Classroom teachers and Edible Schoolyard educators integrate food systems concepts into the core curriculum. Students hands-on experience in the kitchen and garden fosters a deeper appreciation of how the natural world sustains us and promotes the environmental and social well-being of our school community. Check under resources on their website for instructional publications.
The Great Courses -The Joy of Lifelong Learning every day. The Great Courses brings engaging professors into your home or car through courses on DVD, audio CD, and other formats. The adventure of learning, without homework or exams.
The Green Education Foundation. Here, you can find free sustainability lessons to use in your class and upload your own lessons to share.
The Nourish Middle School Curriculum Guide, developed by the Center For Eco-literacy, offers a set of resources to open a meaningful conversation about food and sustainability. The materials contain a viewing guide, six learning activities, action projects, student handouts, suggested resources, and a glossary. The Open University. Open Learn Connect with others through FREE online learning. OpenLearn aims to break the barriers to education by reaching millions of learners around the world, providing free educational resources and inviting all to sample courses that our registered students take for free!
The Real Food Challenge is the primary organization to bring into college campuses education and activism around the issue of healthy, sustainable food. They host frequent on-campus events, open to people willing to teach workshops, a great opportunity for our non-GMO speakers.
The School Lunch Initiative Evaluation.
The Simple Dollar helps people make truly better decisions by clearly laying out their options with content topics spearheaded by leading industry professionals.
The Toxies - The Toxies is a satirical awards ceremony highlighting bad actor chemicals. This 2nd annual event, created by the statewide coalition Californians for a Healthy and Green Economy (CHANGE) and led by Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles (PSR-LA), has now come together with groups across the country to share the concept of bad actor chemicalsThe TerraCylce Curriculum Series. The TerraCycle Curriculum Series, developed by The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education, focuses on how we can solve the waste problem. Lesson Sets each focus on a particular topic and its relationship to the materials cycle. In four grade-appropriate lessons (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12), each set includes tailored lessons that have been aligned to The Cloud Institutes Education for Sustainability (EfS) Standards.
The Universal Declaration of Rights of Mother Earth: Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature. A worldwide movement creating human communities that respect and defend the rights of nature.
Thinkfinity Free digital learning platform from Verizon Foundation offering comprehensive teaching and learning resources. Content includes interactive student games, lesson plans focused on various themes, education blogs and online discussions, and much more.
Tikatok Award-winning website designed to let children write, illustrate, publish their own stories, and assistance in the writing process. As students collect their thoughts, the site displays writing hints at the bottom of each page of the book to guide them, while teaching them the elements of every story such as conflict, climax, and resolution. Registration is free for teachers.
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Udacity. Advance your education with free college classes online. Learn Think Do - Higher Education for Free.United Nations CyberSchool Bus. Free sustainable curriculum resources for students ages 10-18.
Varsity Tutors.com. Private in-home tutoring. Personally tailored lessons from exceptional tutors in a one-on-one setting focused on in-home tutoring that offers flexible scheduling and choice of locations. Free Practice Tests. Free Classroom Assessments.
Versal. Create captivating learning experiences. If you have expertise, Versal is the interative way to share it.
Virtual Professors Virtual Professors showcases the most interesting free online college courses and lectures from top university professors and industry experts.
Welcome to the Anthropocene: A 3-minute journey through the last 250 years of our history, from the start of the Industrial Revolution to the Rio+20 Summit. The film charts the growth of humanity into a global force on an equivalent scale to major geological processes.
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World Peace Game Teacher and musician John Hunter is the inventor of the World Peace Game, which puts all the problems of the world on a 4' x 5' plywood board... and lets his 4th-graders solve them. A hands-on political simulation that gives players the opportunity to explore the connectedness of the global community through the lens of the economic, social, and environmental crises and the imminent threat of war. The goal of the game is to extricate each country from dangerous circumstances and achieve global prosperity with the least amount of military intervention. As “nation teams,” students will gain greater understanding of the critical impact of information and how it is used.
World Saavy Sustainable Community Themed Resources. Collection of lesson plans, curriculum units, videos, articles, DVD's and websites related to Sustainable Communities to educate and engage youth in community and world affairs, to learn, work and thrive as responsible global citizens in the 21st century.
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W3Schools: Learn how to make a website. We offer free tutorials in all web development technologies.
Your True Nature K12 master plans for writing, character education, and environmental education. Plans include integration activities, extensions, and rubrics aligned to common core state standards. Learning from nature is ancient wisdom. Advice from Nature is about listening to nature to discover life lessons and sharing one's best gifts. Resource Page
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- K-12 Character Education: The character education plan is designed for students to develop positive values through the study of nature. The lessons foster development of respectful and responsible decision-making.
- K-12 Writing: The writing plan takes the idea, what advice would nature give? from conception to finished poem, providing creativity within a poetic structure. Designed for a Writers Workshop, it includes National Writing Project guidelines for developing dispositions for student sustained writing, persistence to work out difficulties, and collaboration
- K-12 Environmental: The environmental education plan is designed as an interdisciplinary program to develop environmental literacy. Lessons include environmental stewardship, ecological interconnections, conservation concepts, and environmental challenges.
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A Farmers Road. the story of how two Ph.D soil scientists traded the security of academic tenure at a major research university for the relentless challenges and economic uncertainty of operating a Grade A goat dairy and farmstead creamery in central Illinois.
A Ghost in the Making. Everyone has heard about bee declines, but with so much attention focused on domesticated honeybees, someone has to speak up for the 4,000 species of native bees in North America. Natural history photographer Clay Bolt is on a multi-year quest to tell the stories of our native bees, and one elusive species – the Rusty-patched Bumble Bee – has become his ‘white whale.’
A Place at the Table. Fifty million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine the issue of hunger in America through the lens of three people struggling with food insecurity.:
Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a Colorado fifth-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica, a Mississippi second-grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the largely empty calories her hardworking mother can afford.
A River of Waste a heart-stopping new documentary that exposes a huge health and environmental scandal in our modern industrial system of meat and poultry production. The damage documented in today's factory farms far exceeds the damage that was depicted in Upton Sinclair's novel, The Jungle, a book written over 100 years ago. Some scientists have gone so far as to call the condemned current factory farm practices as "mini Chernobyls."
A World Without Cancer: G. Edward Griffen This 1974 documentary explains the hypothesis that cancer is a "deficiency disease" that is brought about by the absence of Nitrilocides from Vitamin B-17 in people's diets, and it shows evidence that a related medical treatment known as Laetrile is able to often cure cancers that have already started. Various issues are discussed including an explanation of the theory, evidence of the treatment being effective including case histories, and an explanation of ulterior motives causing the medical establishment to inappropriately be opposed to such treatment.
Air - The Search for One Clean Breath Tony Award® winning actor Joe Mantegna narrates this biography of air the invisible character essential to all life. With state-of-the art animation and live action, take a guided tour of the story of air, from its ancient beginnings to today's clean air technologies. On your journey, meet renowned scientists and scholars worldwide who are discovering the mysteries of air. This voyage takes you to an 18th century British laboratory. To the island nation of Iceland. To a deserted steel mill in the Utah desert. AIR THE SEARCH FOR ONE CLEAN BREATH will inspire viewers to protect this precious natural resource.
All the Garbage of the World. This Documentary includes interview from Capt. Moore (Algalita Marine Research Institute), Anna Cummins (5 gyres Institute), Dr Andrea Neal (Jean-Michel Cousteau), Surfrider Foundation and a variety of Scientist and Doctors who have been researching how bad the situation is. It will give you a real idea of how much damage we are creating and how fast we have to stop in order to survive the future.
Allergic to the 21st Century (3 Part Series) Produced and directed by Anne-Claire Pilley, for the UK's Channel-4, features Electro-sensitives Sarah Dacre, Roger Moller (also an Electromagetic Surveyor) and Adrian Gray. Also featured are Multiple Chemical Sensitivity sufferers Andy Bracey and Gillian McCarthy who are also electro-sensitive and suffer from severe Myalgic Encephalomyelits (M.E. also referred to as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or CFS). PART 1 - PART 2 - PART 3
Alphabet. A documentary that analyzes the modern educational system and argues that it squelches children's capacity for imagination, creativity, and independent thought.American Circumcision. A feature-length documentary on circumcision in America, and the growing movement that says men should have the right to make their own choices about their bodies.
American Meat. Pro-Farmer documentary about chicken, cattle and hog production in the USA. An Inconvenient Truth Former Vice President Al Gores groundbreaking infamous foray into documentary filmmaking, An Inconvenient Truth boasts two Oscars and one of the highest-ever box office grosses for a film of its kind. The doc weaves Gores personal travails into a larger appeal to grassroots-level advocacy, urging its viewers to consider the mounting pile of evidence in support of climate change's existence.
Archive. The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.
Arise. A film that captures the portraits and stories of extraordinary women around the world who are coming together to heal the injustices against the earth, weaves together poetry, music, art and stunning scenery to create a hopeful and collective story that inspires us to work for the earth.
At the Fork. Filmmaker and omnivore John Papola, together with his vegetarian wife Lisa, offer up a timely and refreshingly unbiased look at how farm animals are raised for our consumption. With unprecedented access to large-scale conventional farms, Papola asks the tough questions behind every hamburger, glass of milk and baby-back rib. What he discovers are not heartless industrialists, but America’s farmers—real people who, along with him, are grappling with the moral dimensions of farming animals for food. "A beautiful, caring, sensitive and surprisingly non-judgmental look at how most animals are produced in the United States.” -
At World's End is an audio-visual film poem about disappearing rain forest frogs. ... is edited in visual layers to illustrate that the frogs affect the whole world, as they are an indicator of changing climate.
Awakening the Dreamer: Changing the Dream. Of all the innumerable beliefs and hypotheses that make up our contemporary industrial perspective on life, there is one that is dominant and very frequent. That's the assumption that we are disconnected, from everyone and everything. This belief configures basically all our ideas and actions. Although the modern worldview is superior on Earth, it's valuable to identify that it's not the only worldview.
Back to Eden shares the story of one man’s lifelong journey, walking with God and learning how to get back to the simple, productive growing methods of sustainable provision that were given to man in the garden of Eden. The organic gardening system that has resulted from Paul Gautschi’s incredible experiences has garnered the interest of visitors from around the world.
BackYard. Examines four states that are presently in different stages of hydro-fracking development. The results are several powerful stories of people at odds with the natural gas extraction occurring around them.
Bag It The Movie has been garnering awards at film festivals across the nation. What started as a documentary about plastic bags evolved into a wholesale investigation into plastics and their effect on our waterways, oceans, and even our bodies. Join the Bag It movement and decide for yourself how plastic your life will be.
Bananas the Movie On behalf of twelve Nicaraguan banana workers Juan “Accidentes” Dominguez is on his biggest case ever. He is tackling Dole Food in a ground-breaking legal battle for their use of a banned pesticide that was known by the company to cause sterility. Can he beat the giant, or will the corporation get away with it? In the suspenseful documentary BANANAS!*, filmmaker Fredrik Gertten sheds new light on the global politics of food.
Banking Nature. looks at the growing movement to monetize the natural world. It’s a worldview that sees capital and markets not as a threat to the planet, but as its salvation—turning nature into “natural capital” and fundamental processes such as pollination and oxygen generation into “ecosystem services.”
Bea Johnson's Zero Waste Home. Raises questions such as, how much do you throw away each year, and how about each day? The numbers are mind boggling, but what if the waste you produced in a single year fit into a quart size jar? That’s what one family of four is doing! Bea Johnson takes “reduce, reuse, and recycle” to an entirely new level. She brings her own bags and jars to the grocery store, making sure to only shop in what she calls the unprocessed perimeter of the store.
Before the Music Dies tells the story of American music at this precarious moment. Filmmakers Andrew Shapter and Joel Rasmussen traveled the country, hoping to understand why mainstream music seems so packaged and repetitive, and whether corporations really had the power to silence musical innovation. The answers they found on this journey ultimately, the promise that the future holds are what makes Before the Music Dies both riveting and exhilarating.
Beyond Pollution. Watching his hometown and its surrounding areas being desecrated by BP's massive oil spill, director Barker White was compelled to uncover the truth... (91 mins.)
Bikes vs. Cars - In 2010, an estimated 1 billion motor vehicles were on the road worldwide. By 2020, that number is predicted to double, a trend that will have serious ramifications for humanity and the planet. Filmmaker Fredrik Gertten believes we already have the answer to avoiding such a fate: the humble bicycle. The film follows both sides of the battle — from biking activists seeking change to the auto dealers, car manufacturers and oil lobbyists hoping to keep people behind the wheel. "It’s a conflict that interests me, and that is why I’ve decided to take on this project," Gertten says. "A project of passion."
Billions in Change is a movement to save the world by creating and implementing solutions to the most basic global problems – water, energy and health. Doing so will raise billions of people out of poverty and improve the lives of everyone – rich and poor. You can help. Not with money, but with your voice. If you like what Billions in Change is all about, tell others – friends, coworkers and officials in local, state and national government. We have the technologies to change the lives of billions of people. With your help, these technologies will be adopted and implemented quickly. Join us and make a lasting impact on our world.
Biomimicry. The practice of looking deeply into nature for solutions to engineering, design and other challenges, has inspired a film about it's ground-breaking vision for creating a long-term, sustainable world. This film covers how mimicking nature solves some of our most pressing problems, from reducing carbon emissions to saving water. Features Janine Benyus. Brought to you by Leonardo DiCaprio, Executive Producer.
Bitter Seeds The final film in Micha X. Peleds Globalization Trilogy, following Store Wars: When Wal-Mart Comes to Town and China Blue. The films won 18 international awards, aired on over 30 television channels and screened in more than 100 film festivals. They also connected viewers to NGO action campaigns and encouraged Western consumers to understand their impact on the rest of the world.
Bomb Trains on the Hudson. The Hudson River is increasingly used by boaters, kayakers, even swimmers as a recreational playground. But the river has had a “foot on its neck” for one hundred years. Still today, despite the efforts to clean it up, there are environmental risks and concerns.
Bottled Life. While the world's population continues to grow at an alarming rate, water is becoming an increasingly scarce commodity. The Swiss film "Bottled Life" documents the booming business with bottled water, by focusing on the global leader in this lucrative multi-billion dollar market – namely, the Nestlé corporation in Switzerland. Nestlé currently controls more than 70 of the world's bottled water brands, among them Perrier, San Pellegrino and Vittel.
Bought. See how Wall Street has literally "BOUGHT" your and your family's health. The food, vaccine, drug, insurance and health industry are a multi-BILLION dollar enterprise... focused more on profits than human lives. The BOUGHT documentary takes viewers deep "inside the guts" of this despicable conspiracy... Featuring exclusive interviews with the world's most acclaimed experts in research, medicine, holistic care and natural health... Bought exposes the hidden (and deadly) story behind it all.
Buryzynski. Ph.D biochemist, Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, won one of the largest legal battles against the Food & Drug Administration in U.S... (108 mins.)
Bust Boom Bust. a new documentary in support of the global post-crash movement to show the link between our unstable economy and how economics is taught. A unique look at why crashes keep happening combining expert insight, animation, puppetry and song to explain economics to everyone. Starring Nobel prize winners, Hollywood advocates and Puerto Rican monkeys, Boom Bust Boom is a crash course in the world’s money.
Catching the Sun. Through the stories of workers and entrepreneurs in the U.S. and China, Catching the Sun is a feature length documentary that explores the global race to a clean energy future.
Certain Adverse Events. Public Citizen, the Washington, D.C. public interest organization, sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2008 to force a warning change on dangerous antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. These over-prescribed drugs, including Cipro and Levaquin share reports of debilitating side effects, like Achilles tendon rupture, cartilage tears and surprising mental changes. People harmed by fluoroquinolones speak out in the documentary film CERTAIN ADVERSE EVENTS, which exposes little known facts about the prescription drug industry. Sidney M. Wolfe, M.D., Public Citizen's Health Research Director, and the organization's legal experts, discuss the reason for their successful lawsuit against the FDA. During their weekly radio broadcast, Baltimore pharmacists Brian Sanderoff and Ray Hinish, criticize the FDA for its lack of accountability to the public and general ineffectiveness.
Chasing Ice. The story of one mans mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of hist first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the worlds changing glaciers. These hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Chasing Ice depicts a photographer trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered planet.Climate of Change A documentary focused on the efforts of everyday people all over the world who are making a difference in the fight against global warming.
Cyanide Beach. This revealing 24 minute film chronicles the deceptive business tactics of top executives at Augusta Resource Corporation -- owner of Rosemont Copper -- when they owned and operated an open-pit gold mine in Sardinia, Italy from 2003-07. You'll see how they left behind a trail of unpaid vendors, a misspent government loan, hidden investors, and a toxic mess known to locals as "Cyanide Beach."
Coal Rush - In the Appalaches, a tiny community takes legal action against a massive coal company – Massey Energy – that is polluting the waters, causing severe illnesses for locals. Those of us who are lucky enough to live in big cities give for granted potable water when we open our faucets at home. This film highlights the environmental destruction caused by coal, and the importance of communities challenging these companies to ensure their right to clean water and air.
Collapse. Ruppert - Michael C. Ruppert (February 3, 1951 – April 13, 2014) was an American writer and musician, Los Angeles Police Department officer, investigative journalist, political activist, and peak oil awareness advocate known for his 2004 book Crossing The Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil. Rupert predicted the Wall Street debacle of 2008 several years before the fact, at a time when most analysts were still imagining infinite growth for the stock market and major investment banks. His vision of the world’s future has grown darker and as Ruppert saw it, civilization and the global economy has yet to wean itself off fossil fuels, and when the world’s supply of oil finally runs out, it will lead to a global financial catastrophe that will leave no one unscathed.
Connected. For our own individual sanity, the huge lesson for us is to learn how to reconnect. The bigger question is if it's possible for economic growth to continue indefinitely without destroying the planet?
Consumed - A dramatic thriller that explores the complex world of genetically modified food. The story is anchored by a working-class, single Mother on a hunt to uncover the cause of her son's mysterious illness. Interwoven are the stories of an Organic farmer, the CEO of a biotechnology corporation, two Scientists on the verge of a major discovery, and an ex-Cop caught in the middle of it all.
Cowspiracy - The Sustainability Secret - A brilliant piece of documentary filmmaking that spotlights the animal agriculture industry's destructive impact on the planet — and the environmental organizations "too afraid to talk about it."
Crazy Sexy Cancer. Crazy Sexy Cancer is more than a thought provoking documentary, it’s an attitude! It’s about rising to the challenge of life and turning lemons into champagne.
Damnation This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. This documentary reveals the ecological cost of two centuries of American dam building, from degraded waterways to the loss of wildlife habitats.
Deep Green. Solutions to Stop Global Warming. Based on six years of intensive research and devoted exclusively to solutions to man-made global warming, Deep Green cuts through the clutter to bring new clarity to an increasingly-urgent situation.
Dirt Directed and produced by Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow--takes you inside the wonders of the soil. It tells the story of Earth's most valuable and under appreciated source of fertility--from its miraculous beginning to its crippling degradation.
Dirty Wars. Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars.Dirty Wars takes viewers to remote corners of the globe to see first-hand wars fought in their name and offers a behind-the-scenes look at a high-stakes investigation.We are left with haunting questions about freedom and democracy, war and justice.
Disruption takes an unflinching look at the devastating consequences of our inaction. The exploration lays bare the terrifying science, the shattered political process, the unrelenting industry special interests and the civic stasis that have brought us to this social, moral and ecological crossroads.We are living through an age of tipping points and rapid social and planetary change. We’re the first generation to feel the impacts of climate disruption, and the last generation that can do something about it. The film enlarges the issue beyond climate impacts and makes a compelling call for bold action that is strong enough to tip the balance to build a clean energy future.
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Downloaded. A documentary that explores the downloading revolution; the kids that created it, the bands and the businesses that were affected by it, and its impact on the world at large.
Down to Earth. Leaving the rat race behind, a family of five embarks on the journey of a lifetime. They travel the ends of the earth searching for a new perspective on life. During five years on six continents they seek out tribal sages never filmed or interviewed before, revealing the deep wisdom they found and its power to transform lives.”
Dying Green. Set in the foothills of the Appalachians, this film explores one man’s vision of using green burials to conserve land. Dr. Billy Campbell, the town’s only physician, and his efforts have radically changed our understanding of burials in the United States. Dr. Campbell’s dream is to conserve one million acres of land. Dying Green focuses on the revolutionary idea of using our own death to fund land conservation and create wildlife preserves. Directed and produced by Ellen Tripler. Best Student Documentary and Best Educational Content (a Merit Award), 2011 Montana CINE International Film Festival.
Dying to Have Known by filmmaker Steve Kroschel went on a 52-day journey to find evidence to the effectiveness of the Gerson Therapy - a long-suppressed natural cancer cure. His travels take him across both the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans, from upstate New York to San Diego to Alaska, from Japan and Holland to Spain and Mexico.In the end, he presents the testimonies of patients, scientists, surgeons and nutritionists who testify to the therapy's efficacy in curing cancer and other degenerative diseases, and presents the hard scientific proof to back up their claims. Free viewing.
Eat the Sun. Mason is a modern day 'sungazer' and subject of Peter Sorcher’s award-winning and suspenseful documentary film that follows Mason on an unbelievable and often hilarious cross-country tour into the little known world of sungazing – an ancient practice of looking directly at the sun for a range of physical and spiritual benefits. Throughout his journey, Mason is riddled with uncertainty. Will he damage his eyes? Is the man who inspires thousands lying? Will Mason succeed in his quest to uncover the truth? This captivating documentary will challenge your deepest held beliefs.
Earthlings Narrated by animal rights advocate, lifelong vegan, and Academy Award-nominee Joaquin Phoenix, Earthlings utilizes hidden-camera footage to chronicle the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit. In a departure of form from similar documentaries, Earthlings opts not to focus solely on the animals-as-food controversy. Instead, Phoenix implores viewers to consider their reliance on animals for clothing, entertainment, experimentation, and companionship.
Earth Under Water. Based on research by NASA astro-biologist and paleontologist Professor Peter Ward and a group of respected American climatologists, Earth Under Water is an eye-opening documentary that uses scientific evidence past and present, archive footage, location photography and CGI to explore the terrifying consequences should the atmosphere's CO2 levels treble over the next 100 to 300 years, as predicted.
Emptying the Skies Chronicles the rampant poaching of migratory songbirds in southern Europe. Songbird populations have been drastically declining for several decades, and a number of species face extinction imminently. The film explores the wonder of these tiny globe-flying marvels, millions of which are unlawfully slaughtered each year for large sums on the black market, and follows an intrepid squad of pan-European bird-lovers who risk their lives waging a secret war against poachers, disrupting illegal trapping and freeing as many birds as possible.
Ethos - Epic Documentary. This powerful new documentary blows the lid off our corrupt system. From criminal conflicts of interest in politics, to unregulated corporate power, to a news media in the hands of multi-national conglomerates, to a military industrial complex that effectively owns our government. We cannot fix our system until we know how it works.
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Farmageddon Americans right to access fresh, healthy foods of their choice is under attack. Farmageddon tells the story of small, family farms that were providing safe, healthy foods to their communities and were forced to stop, sometimes through violent ac-tion, by agents of misguided government bureaucracies, and seeks to figure out why.
Fast Food Nation Do you want lies with that? reads the tagline of Fast Food Nation, Richard Linklaters feature-length adaptation of Eric Schlossers 2001 book of the same name. In the film, an ensemble cast rounded out by the likes of Greg Kinnear and Wilmer Valderrama explores the political, environmental, economical, and social ethics pursuant to fast food meat production.
Fat Head. Discover why everything we've been told about obesity and healthy eating is wrong with facts that will stun most viewers, such as: The obesity epidemic has been wildly exaggerated by the CDC. People the government classifies as overweight have longer lifespans than people classified as normal weight. Having low cholesterol is unhealthy. Low fat diets can lead to depression and type II diabetes. Saturated fat doesn't cause heart disease but sugars, starches and processed vegetable oils do.
Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he saw a 310lb man whose gut was bigger than a beach ball and a path laid out before him that wouldn't end well with one foot already in the grave, the other wasn't far behind. FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD is an inspiring film that chronicles Joe's personal mission to regain his health.
Fed Up - It's time to get real about food.Everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong. FED UP is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (Oscar winning producer of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) and director Stephanie Soechtig, FED UP will change the way you eat forever.
Finding Kind. An internationally recognized movement, documentary and school program based upon the powerful belief in KINDness, that brings awareness and healing to the negative and lasting effects of girl-against-girl "crime."
Films for Action. Explore over 3000 of the best social change videos and full documentaries that are free to watch online. 90 Inspiring & Visionary Films that will change how you see the world in profound ways.
Fixing the Future. Host David Brancaccio, of public radio's Marketplace and NOW on PBS, visits people and organizations across America that are attempting a revolution: the reinvention of the American economy. By featuring communities using sustainable and innovative approaches to create jobs and build prosperity, Fixing the Future inspires hope and renewal in a people overwhelmed by economic collapse.
Floridegate: An American Tragedy. A new documentary that reveals the tragedy of how government, industry and trade associations protect and promote a policy known to cause harm to our country and especially to small children who suffer more than any other segment of the population. View for Free on YOUTUBE.
Flow. Irena Salina's award-winning documentary builds a case against the growing privatization of the world's dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel. Interviews with scientists and activists intelligently reveal the rapidly building crisis, at both the global and human scale, and the film introduces many of the governmental and corporate culprits behind the water grab, while begging the question "CAN ANYONE REALLY OWN WATER?" Beyond identifying the problem, FLOW also gives viewers a look at the people and institutions providing practical solutions to the water crisis and those developing new technologies, which are fast becoming blueprints for a successful global and economic turnaround.
Food Choices. Award-winning filmmaker Michal Siewierski exposes the truth about our food choices. This ground-breaking documentary explores the impact that food choices have on people’s health, the health of our planet and on the lives of other living species. And also discusses several misconceptions about food and diet, offering a unique new perspective on these issues. Featuring interviews with 28 world-renowned experts, including Dr. T Colin Campbell, Joe Cross, Dr. John McDougall, Captain Paul Watson, Dr. Pam Popper, Dr. Michael Greger, Rich Roll, Dr. Richard Oppenlander, Dr. Toni Bark and several others. This film will certainly change the way you look at the food on your plate.
Food, Inc. Dir. Robert Kenner. Features Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Gary Hirshberg, Joel Salatin. Participant Media, 2009. Documentary. Exposes the highly mechanized underbelly of our nations food industry, hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our governments regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. The Center for Eco-literacy produced a guide for teachers to accompany this film.
Food for Thought. Food for Life. Explains the downsides of current agribusiness practices, and also introduces us to farmers, chefs, researchers, educators, and advocates who are providing solutions. The film is both poetic and practical; its powerful examination of the connections between our planet and our well-being is accompanied by specific strategies that protect both. With an eye towards a sustainable and abundant future, it offers inspiration and resources for communities that are ready to make a difference.”
Food Integrity. Free Audio Downloads. Charlotte Gerson, now almost 90 years old, remains as passionate as ever about educating others about the Gerson Therapy. She regularly gives interviews and speeches, and participates in online teleseminars.
Food Matters Created to help a father combat Chronic Fatigue, Depression and Anxiety. He has utilized the information within this DVD to heal his body naturally and withdraw from all toxic medications.
Food MythBusters & Food Hero's. Animated videos, short live-action docs, grassroots events, and an online resources tell the real story of our food, debunking persistent myths about sustainable food and farming. Learn, Share, Act. and collaborate to inspire, educate, and grow the movement for sustainable food and farming across the USA. Available in English, Spanish, Japanese.
Food Patriots. A midwestern mother whose son nearly died from contaminated food embarks on a roller coaster journey to understand the food industry. Surprising, funny, and poignant, this personal film unfolds from one family’s story into a powerful consumer movement.
Food ReLOVution - Choosing food with awareness is a revolutionary act that can change the world. What we eat can make a difference. Eye-opening and compelling feature documentary that examines the consequences of the meat culture as concerns grow about health, world hunger, animal welfare and the environmental cost of livestock production. It aims to show how these global issues affect everyone and are interrelated, and how making our food choices with a sense of awareness, knowing what we are buying and what we are eating is the first fundamental step towards a better world.
Food Stamped an informative and humorous documentary film following a couple as they attempt to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet on a food stamp budget. Through their adventures, they consult with members of U.S. Congress, food justice organizations, nutrition experts, and people living on food stamps to take a deep look at America's broken food system.
For the Next Seven Generations In 2004, thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers from all four corners, moved by their concern for our planet, came together at a historic gathering, where they decided to form an alliance: The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. This is their story. Four years in-the-making and shot on location in the Amazon rainforest, the mountains of Mexico, North America, and at a private meeting with the Dalai Lama in India, For the Next 7 Generations follows what happens when these wise women unite. Facing a world in crisis, they share with us their visions of healing and a call for change now, before it's too late. This film documents their unparalleled journey and timely perspectives on a timeless wisdom.
Forks over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us, can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.
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Fresh The underground documentary that became a massive grassroots success, FRESH is the embodiment of the good food movement.FRESH began as a grassroots effort for a grassroots movement, and its been tremendously exciting to see the movie spread like wildfire. Within a month of launch in April 2009, there were over 20,000 visitors and hundreds of screenings were organized. Today, FRESH is a community of over 100,000 advocates for healthier, more sustainable food, a film that's used all over the world as a platform to raise awareness and connect people to solutions in their community.
From Gangs to Gardens. Organic gardener and vegan chef Letef Vita is an award winning international recording artist and activist who uses Hip-Hop culture to inspire young people to connect to the earth by teaching them how to grow food, and cultivate healthy eating habits. Through his lyrics and gardens, Letef is planting the seeds of the food movement extending from his hometown of Denver Colorado to across the globe.
Full Signal Documentary filmed in ten countries and six US states, Full Signal examines the contradiction between health and finance, one of the many ironies of the fight to regulate antenna placement.
Garbage Warriors The epic story of radical Earthship Eco-Architect Michael Reynolds, and his fight to build off-the-grid self-sufficient communities.
Gasland. A documentary that declares the gas industry's portrayal of natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil is a myth...
Genetic Roulette - The Gamble of Our Lives. This seminal documentary provides compelling evidence to help explain the deteriorating health of Americans, especially among children, due to our changing food supply which contains GMO's, genetically engineered food, and offers a recipe for protecting ourselves and our future.
Girl Rising - A groundbreaking feature film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to transform societies. The film presents the remarkable stories of nine girls around the world, told by celebrated writers and voiced by renowned actors. We use powerful storytelling to deliver a simple, critical truth: Educate Girls and you will Change the World.
GMO OMG director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? And perhaps the ultimate question, which Seifert tests himself: is it even possible to reject the food system currently in place, or have we lost something we can’t gain back? These and other questions take Seifert on a journey from his family’s table to Haiti, Paris, Norway, and the lobby of agra-giant Monsanto, from which he is unceremoniously ejected. Along the way we gain insight into a question that is of growing concern to citizens the world over: what's on your plate?
Green World Rising: A series of short films on the state of climate and solutions to the climate crisis. Free to the public and hold a Creative Commons License Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 4.0 International.
- Carbon. Shows how we can keep carbon in the ground through putting a price on carbon.
- Last Hours. About the real threat of the release of methane from the melting arctic, thus triggering an extreme climate change event.
- Green World Rising. Shows our pathway forward through renewable technology that decentralizes the current power grid.
- Restoration. Discusses how the earth's natural ecosystems deal with climate and how we can work with nature to turn the tide.
Growing Cities - Documentary film that examines the role of urban farming in America and asks how much power it has to revitalize our cities and change the way we eat.
Heist Who Stole the American Dream. Heist provides viewers with a clear, concise and fact- based explanation of how we got into this mess, and what we need to do to restore our representative democracy. Heist is stunning audiences across the globe as it traces the worldwide economic collapse to a 1971 secret memo entitled Attack on American Free Enterprise System. Written over 40 years ago by the future Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell, at the behest of the US Chamber of Commerce, the 6-page memo, a free-market utopian treatise, called for a money fueled big business makeover of government through corporate control of the media, academia, the pulpit, arts and sciences and destruction of organized labor and consumer protection groups. Today, politics is the playground of the rich and powerful, with no though given to the hopes and dreams of ordinary Americans. No other film goes as deeply as HEIST in explaining the greatest wealth transfer of our time.
Home Project. HOME has a very clear message. We have a greater impact on the Earth than it can bear. We over-consume and are depleting the Earth's resources. From the air, it's easy to see the Earth's wounds. So, HOME simply sets out our current situation, while saying that a solution exists. HOME was conceived to take a message of mobilization out to every human being. Made for you. Share it and act for the planet.
Hope in a Changing Climate. An eye-opening documentary tells of barren lands transformed by local residents. Could this restoration point towards an easy method of carbon capture?
Human - Genesis of the film What is it that makes us human? Is it that we love, that we fight ? That we laugh ? Cry ? Our curiosity ? The quest for discovery ? Driven by these questions, filmmaker and artist Yann Arthus-Bertrand spent three years collecting real-life stories from 2,000 women and men in 60 countries. Working with a dedicated team of translators, journalists and cameramen, Yann captures deeply personal and emotional accounts of topics that unite us all; struggles with poverty, war, homophobia, and the future of our planet mixed with moments of love and happiness.
Hungry For Change - Your health is in your hands exposes shocking secrets the diet, weight loss and food industry don't want you to know about; deceptive strategies designed to keep you coming back for more. Find out what's keeping you from having the body and health you deserve and how to escape the diet trap forever. Featuring interviews with best selling health authors and leading medical experts, plus real life transformational stories with those who know what it's like to be sick and overweight. Learn from health authors, leading experts and those who have been there before. Continue your health journey today and take the time to watch this with your family and share it with your friends.
In Defense of Food. "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." With that seven-word maxim, US-based journalist Michael Pollan distills a career’s worth of reporting into a prescription for reversing the damage being done to people’s health by today’s industrially driven Western diet. Pollan offers an answer to one of the most urgent questions of our time: What should I eat to be healthy?
Inequality for All. A documentary that follows former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he looks to raise awareness of the country's widening economic gap.
In Good Heart: Soil and the Mystery of Fertility. Examines our dependence on soil and its impact on current global challenges, including climate change, resource depletion, and peak oil. Includes interviews and soil explorations with scientists, activists, academics, and farmers.
InHabit: A Permaculture Perspective. Inhabit presents a vast array of projects, concepts, and people, and it translates the diversity of permaculture into something that can be understood by an equally diverse audience.
In Organic We Trust. A documentary that follows director Kip Pastor on a personal journey to answer commonly asked questions about organic food: What exactly is organic? Is it really better, or just a marketing scam?
InnerWorldsMovies.com: Bringing the ancient knowledge back to earth in order to restore balance and harmony on the planet. It became clear during the making of the film that Inner Worlds Outer Worlds had to be released for free for the benefit of all beings. In the ancient traditions the dharma or "the truth" was always taught freely and never for personal gain or profit in order to preserve the purity of the teachings. It is Daniel and Eva's belief that to awaken one's true self, one must awaken the entire world.
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Intelligent Trees. Trees are so much more than rows of wood waiting to be turned into furniture, buildings or firewood. They are more than organisms producing oxygen or cleaning the air for us. They are individual beings that have feelings, know friendship have a common language and look after each other. This documentary explores the various ways that trees communicate with each other- from a forester's observations as well as through the microscope of a scientist.
Joanna Masey and the Great Turning. Joanna Macy and the Great Turning is a 26-minute film in which Joanna shares her understanding of these times we live in, when everything we treasure seems to be at risk. But it is not a film about despair. Instead, it is about the opportunity we have to come alive to our truest power, to "look straight into the face of our time, which is the biggest gift we can give," and to participate in the Great Turning.
Journey to Planet Earth: Extreme Realities - Episode 13. Investigates one of the most critical issues of our time: the link between severe weather events, global warming, and threats to our national security. Emmy-award winning filmmakers Marilyn and Hal Weiner consult with experts to find out what is happening to our weather.
Just Eat It. Just Eat It uncovers the world of rejected, ‘ugly,’ but otherwise, delicious food wasted at every level of the chain from farm to retail to our own fridge. Learn what change is being made and how you can modify your own food habits to reduce waste.
King Corn The tale of two best friends from college who travel to Americas heartland to plant and farm one of our nations most heavily subsidized crops: corn. In attempting to trace the path of their product from field to market, the two friends uncover shocking truths about the inner workings of an industry we as Americans are inextricably linked to.
Landfill Harmonic. follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical youth group of kids who live next to one of South America’s largest landfills. This unlikely orchestra plays music from instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight.
Last Hours is about the most extreme possible outcome of global warming. Filmmaker Leila Conners illustrates how our planet has nearly died before and why we may be facing another such episode in the near future.
Midway explores the interconnectedness, with the Albatross on Midway as a mirror of our humanity. It is a powerful visual journey into the heart of an astonishingly symbolic environmental tragedy. On one of the remotest islands on our planet, tens of thousands of baby albatrosses lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic from the Pacific Garbage Patch. More: www.midwayjourney.com
Koyaanisqatsi Part documentary, part avant-garde concept piece. Visual/Aural Art like no other. Taken from the Hopi Indian language, means life out of balance, the focus of the film. No plot, no dialogue. Just 87 minutes of breattaking imagery set to renowned composter Philip Glass' now famous score.
Let it Ripple. Mobile films for global change. Discover cloud filmmaking made collaboratively with people around the world through the cloud of the internet, and once complete are offered for free with customized endings fit to help nonprofits around the world spread the important message of their work. Since the project’s launch 3 years ago they have made over 500 free customized films for nonprofits around the world in 70 languages. Tiffany and her team’s work and films have received over 60 awards.
Lunch Hour A feature length documentary that examines America’s National School Lunch Program which exposes children to unhealthy, but culturally accepted foods at a young age. Is this the root of the childhood obesity crisis? What is causing us to lust for these unhealthy foods? Have we unconsciously decided to ignore this situation and accept an unhealthy diet as the social norm? School officials, politicians, doctors, celebrity chefs, authors, and others share what they’re doing to problem solve this predicament and help save the children of America.
Man in the Maze. (8 min). Showcases a diverse group of people throughout the US borderlands who come up with innovative solutions to mend our broken food system.
Meat the Truth A new documentary reveals the startling environmental costs of raising animals for food. Consider for example, a single dairy cow produces 500-700 liters of methane a day an in one year that cow produces the same amount of greenhouse gas as a medium sized car traveling 70,000 kilometres. Watch Meat the Truth and discover the connection between livestock production and global warming.
Microwave, Science, & Lies. When business leads research, can we trust science? Worldwide questioning of mobile phone antennas has been increasing over the past 10 years, based on numerous scientific studies revealing the effects of electromagnetic waves on health. Yet, States, industrialists and part of the scientific community claim that health standards protect the public. Following citizens, journalists, scientists and electromagnetic hypersensitive people, this film reveals how the mobile phone strategists manipulate science to send out a reassuring message which casts doubts on the knowledge surrounding the harmfulness of this very technology.
Milk. Gay Rights Activist. Friend. Lover. Unifier. Politician. Fighter. Icon. Inspiration. Hero. His life changed history, and his courage changed lives. In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming the first openly gay man to be voted into major public office in America. His victory was not just a victory for gay rights; he forged coalitions across the political spectrum. From senior citizens to union workers, Harvey Milk changed the very nature of what it means to be a fighter for human rights and became, before his untimely death in 1978, a hero for all Americans.
Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things examines the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life—families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former WWall Street broker—all of whom are striving to live a meaningful life with less. After its successful theatrical run, Minimalism, the #1 indie documentary of 2016 (largest box-office opening), is finally available online.
Mobilize. An investigative documentary that explores the potential long-term health effects, from cell phone radiation, including cancer and infertility. The film examines the most recent scientific research, follows national legislative efforts, and illuminates the influence that technology companies have on public health. Mobilize features interviews with numerous doctors, politicians, cancer patients, and technology experts.
Most Likely To Succeed is the first national campaign to inspire – and empower – communities across the country to revolutionize their schools for the 21st Century. Through a fifty state tour; community screenings; and a call to action to students, parents, educators, policymakers, and organizations to take a stand for the potential of every young person, we are uniting millions to revolutionize education once and for all.
Monsoon - Award-winning filmmaker Sturla Gunnarsson gives us this stunning look at the monsoon weather phenomenon that impacts the Indian subcontinent each year. Filmed over the course of the 2013 rainy season, "Monsoon" is not only visually stunning (captured in breathtaking ultra high-def 4K), but also enlightening in its humanity, giving us glimpses into the lives of those whose fortunes rise and fall based on the annual rains.
MyStuff. Petri Luukkanen, 26, is amidst an existential crisis when he begins filming My Stuff. He arrives at the idea that his happiness might be found by rebuilding his everyday existence. What does he really need – and what about all that stuff? Teens and pre-teens encouraged to attend.
Off Label. Filmmakers Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher (October Country) provide a powerful and disquieting focus on a side of America we seldom see. They introduce us to a range of people who have repeatedly took part in drugs trials for cash. They are in the medicated margins of American society who have gone "off-label"—a term that refers to the use of pharmaceuticals in any way counter to their prescribed dosage or function. From these and other interwoven stories, a tragic and bleakly comic look at life, health, and faith in the Twilight Zone of American pharmaceuticals emerges. Welcome to the strange pharmacy that is America, in this provocative exploration of a market-driven, ethics-free US drugs industry.
Occupy Sandy featuring Bill McKibben and the activists who have worked tirelessly to help those devastated by Hurricane Sandy and expose the link between the proliferation of fossil fuels, climate change and the increase in ever-deadlier storms, droughts and other natural disasters that are yet to come.
Off the Grid. Thoreau said that if an emergency struck, a man should be able to leave his home with nothing more than the clothing on his back and feel like he left nothing behind. Self sufficiency is almost impossible to obtain in modern society. Did you know there's a dream that still prevails now as strongly as it did in 1882 when Thoreau wrote Walden? It's that of a return to the wild. This is not the story of hippie-communal-back-to-the-landers, this is the story of what it takes to live with alternative power sources now - to live with nature in this modern age. This is to be our permanent Walden; a life lived off the grid.
Our Climate. Our Future. Award-winning multimedia experience that educates young people about the science of climate change and empowers them to take action.
Out of the Silence. A 90-minute documentary that explores the nature of reality as vibration and the incredible power of sound to heal physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually on an individual and global level. The film explores the various modalities of sound healing which range from ancient practices to modern technologies and therapies via interviews with many credential experts.
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Penguin Counters - Ron Naveen and his team of field biologists have been keeping track of penguin populations in Antarctica for more than 20 years. What they've learned from colonies that are doing well — and those that are collapsing — is a cautionary tale that shows first-hand the impacts of a warming planet.
Plant Pure Nation. After renowned nutritional scientist and bestselling author, T. Colin Campbell, gives a stirring speech on the floor of the Kentucky House of Representatives, his son, Nelson, and Kentucky State Representative, Tom Riner, work together to propose a pilot program documenting the health benefits of a plant-based diet.
Planet Under Pressure Conference: View Sessions on Demand focused on solutions to the global sustainability challenge by the largest gathering of global change scientists leading up to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) with a total of 3,018 delegates at the conference venue and over 3,500 that attended virtually via live web streaming. The Plenary sessions and the Daily Planet news show continue to draw audiences world wide as they are available On Demand.
Play Again. This moving and humorous documentary follows six teenagers who, like the “average American child,” spend five to 15 hours a day behind screens. Play Again unplugs these teens and takes them on their first wilderness adventure – no electricity, no cell phone coverage, no virtual reality.
Plastic Ocean: A new feature-length adventure documentary that brings to light the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle. We thought we could use plastic once and throw it away with negligible impact to humans and animals. That turns out to be untrue. An international team of adventurers, researchers, and world-saving heroes embark on an expedition around the globe that delves into the unknown lurking beneath our seemingly pristine and remote waters. The results will astound viewers – just as it did our adventurers, who captured never-before-seen images of marine life, plastic pollution, and its ultimate consequences for human health. Filmed in 20 locations around the world in beautiful and chilling detail to document the global effects of plastic pollution–and introduce workable technology and policy solutions that can, if implemented in time, change things for the better.
Psywar: This documentary film explores the evolution of propaganda and public relations in the United States, with an emphasis on the elitist theory of democracy and the relationship between war, propaganda and class. Includes original interviews with a number of dissident scholars including Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Michael Parenti, Peter Phillips (Project Censored), John Stauber (PR Watch), Christopher Simpson (The Science of Coercion) and others. A deep, richly illustrated study of the nature and history of propaganda, featuring some of the world's most insightful critics, Psywar exposes the propaganda system, providing crucial background and insight into the control of information and thought.
Quantum Leap. A movie that showcases the mind-blowing story of a simple cure for 97% of disease, and the shocking facts of its worldwide suppression over the past 20 years. Discover the movement of consciousness on this planet that is now awakening to some very sobering facts: 1) Things really aren’t as they seem on this planet, we have been lied to about many things; 2) A huge breakthrough shift is coming for all mankind, on many fronts; 3) The solutions to our biggest problems on Earth, they are already here, and have been for a long time… and they are simpler than we think. Our mission and goal with “Quantum Leap” is to add coals to the fire of this worldwide movement, and create global wellness.
Queen of the Sun. What Are the Bees Telling Us? is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from Taggart Siegel, director of THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva. Together they reveal both the problems and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature.
Racing Extinction - While the topic of mass extinction is much broader in scope, Psihoyos and his team of investigators expertly craft a story that not only informs but also pulls at the heartstrings. From the high-tech gadgets to the tense moments undercover, "Racing Extinction" delivers as one this year's best eco-thrillers and a stellar follow up to his 2009 release, The Cove.
Raw for 30 Days. Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days. An independent documentary film that reveals, with startling clarity, that diet can reverse diabetes and change the quality of peoples lives. This film captures the human drama and struggle of these courageous individuals making a quantum leap of faith from a traditional junk food diet to a raw vegan diet and it shows revealing moments of nurturing, compassion, and human spirit. It is a film about a life changing journey on a simply raw diet and how nature is the original medicine.
Resonance - Beings of Frequency. RESONANCE is a sensational eye opening documentary which reveals the harm we are doing by existing in an ocean of man made wireless frequencies.
Revolution - A film about changing the world. The true-life adventure of Rob Stewart, this follow-up to his acclaimed Sharkwater documentary continues his remarkable journey; one that will take him through 15 countries over four years, and where he'll discover that it's not only sharks that are in grave danger – it's humanity itself.
Revolution Food Movie - Food is kind of important. And it's integral to the lives of the world's 7 billion inhabitants. Revolution: Food is all about the positive changes taking root in our modern food system. It focuses on real farmers who are growing/raising real food -- and the consumers who are demanding it.
Ripe for Change - 50-minute documentary film, gives a poignant glimpse into farming trends and traditions in California over the last three decades.With every application of pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, and every planting of a genetically modified (GM) crop, conventional farmers are killing the natural environment little by little. By choosing organic farming methods that protect and encourage biodiversity, sustainable farmers are directly changing their surrounding environment for the better. You vote three times a day when you choose the foods for your meals; which system will you choose to support today.
Rise of the Eco-Warriors - Feature length documentary that plays like a real life action-movie. The narrative follows the trials and tribulations of 11 young people who spend 100 days in the jungles of Borneo. Their mission is to search for and implement solutions to the rampant destruction of the forests that is ripping apart the local Dayak communities and destroying habitat of endangered orangutans. The film explores what it takes it be an Eco-warrior, an individual willing to step up and take action to avert a global catastrophe.
Salmon Wars: Wild Fish, Aquaculture and the Future of Communities is a wide-ranging exploration of net cage salmon aquaculture and its social, economic and environmental impact on the communities where it operates. This eye-opening 70-minute video documentary surveys industry representatives, community activists, scientists, environmentalists and politicians, including Nova Scotia's Minister of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Environment. Financed entirely by citizen donations and designed for free distribution on the internet, Salmon Wars probes not only our stewardship of the oceans, but also the alliances between industry and government, the ability of local communities to influence their own futures, and the health of democracy in Atlantic Canada.
Saving My Tomorrow. From the children who will inherit the planet, comes a collection of songs, activism, and heartfelt tips for protecting the earth. Kids share their thoughts on subjects ranging from endangered animals and pollution to climate change. This is an inspirational family film, great for the whole family and children ages 7 and up!
Science Camps. For everyone who gets excited at the thought of mixing chemicals in beakers, dreams of traveling beyond the moon and to the stars, dissects frogs and seeks to understand the body’s machinery, sketches the essentials for flight, builds models, crafts solutions, pilots experiments, tinkers, builds, learns, knows, and does. The best learning starts outside of the conventional classroom. Check out this growing list of sortable science camps across the United States.
Second Nature: The Biomimicry Evolution explores the emerging discipline of biomimicry, the science of emulating nature’s best ideas to solve human problems. Set in the wilds of South Africa, illustrates how organisms in the natural world can teach us how to be more efficient and sustainable engineers, chemists, architects, and business leaders. After 3.8 billion years, life has discovered not only how to survive but also how to thrive as a system. Benyus brings a deep affection and admiration for the natural world as she guides the viewer toward a vision of a planet in balance between continued human progress and ecosystem survival. Education Guide Elementary/Middle School / Education Guide High School/University
Seed - The Untold Story. Inspiring film that unearths the dramatic story of seed. For 12,000 years man has been nurturing and cultivating seeds to form the backbone of civilization. Now, 94% of our seed varieties have been lost and many more are nearing extinction.
Seeds of Freedom Charts the story of seed from its roots at the heart of traditional, diversity rich farming systems across the world, to being transformed into a powerful commodity, used to monopolize the global food system. Highlights the extent to which the industrial agricultural system, and genetically modified (GM) seeds in particular, has impacted on the enormous agro-biodiversity evolved by farmers and communities around the world, since the beginning of agriculture.
Seeds of Time - Follows American agriculturist Cary Fowler and his efforts to protect our food crops from an uncertain future. Fowler was instrumental in the development of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a $9 million facility located in a remote Arctic archipelago that houses more than 783,000 distinct crop varieties. But this insurance policy is only a piece of the puzzle, and with climate change and monoculture threatening genetic diversity, the global food system is more fragile than ever before. Fundamental information to any intelligent conversation about food security and sustainable agriculture. And we need to be having more of those conversations."
ShiftChange. At a time when many are disillusioned with big banks and big business, and growing inequity in our country, employee ownership offers a real solution for workers and communities. Shift Change is a documentary that highlights worker-owned enterprises in North America and in Mondragon, Spain. Declared in 2012 by the U.N. as the “International Year of the Cooperative.”
Silenced - As Toxins Rise. A documentary about the deadly heavy metals and toxins that affect our everyday life. Eighteen months into filming, we realized the story was bigger. We were not going far enough. We now ask you to help us get the stories yet to be heard. Help us bring you the unfiltered truth.
Skywatcher is a 25-minute science presentation discussing weather modification and the REAL cause of climate change, which is anthropogenic CLOUD cover-- much more than greenhouse gases like CO2-- and the spraying of "cloud seeding" chemicals (especially silver iodide) for precipitation enhancement.
SnagFilms -SnagFilms.com offers the broadest collection of great independent movies you can watch right now, on demand, for free, and share with others' films that entertain and inform, engage and inspire, satisfy every taste, encourage discovery and create community.
Soil Carbon Cowboys. Allen Williams, Gabe Brown and Neil Dennis are ranchers featured in Soil Carbon Cowboys who now know how to regenerate their soils while making their animals healthier and their operations more profitable and resilient.
Stories of TRUST: Calling for Climate Recovery is a 10-part groundbreaking documentary series of 9 young people who bravely share their stories of harm, activism and hope around the climate crisis. These youth have gone to court to hold their governments accountable for protecting the Public Trust resources that are essential for their well being and survival. What they want is simple: real Climate Recovery Plans, guided by our nation's best science, not dictated by politics and fossil fuel lobbyists. They come from California, Montana, Alaska, Arizona, Iowa, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Oregon and Massachusetts, but their stories cross state lines and tell a common American story.
The Sustainable. The Sustainable is about a couple in Upstate New York and their decision to design and build their home to produce its own electricity.
Take Back Your Power is a hard-hitting documentary feature film which exposes the technocratic smart grid agenda, by which corporations are currently attempting to quietly assert the basis for further control in the lives and homes of the worlds citizens. The film will also focus on specific solutions which are presently available for humanity to leapfrog outdated ideas of control, and co-create a better future. Taking Root. Tells the dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai, whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human rights, and defend democracy.
Tapped Award winning documentary that examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil.
Terms and Conditions May Apply. A documentary that exposes what corporations and governments learn about people through Internet and cell phone usage, and what can be done about it ... if anything.
The 11th Hour. Narrated and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio. Takes a holistic look at the deluge of environmental problems currently facing our planet offering practical solutions, if only in theory, to the environmental truths it confronts.
The Beautiful Truth. Raised on a wildlife reserve in Alaska, 15-year old Garrett was interested in the dietary habits of their animals.After the tragic death of his mother, Garrett s father decided to home-school his son and assigned a book written by Dr. Max Gerson that proposes a direct link between diet and a cure for cancer.Fascinated, Garrett embarks on a cross-country road trip to investigate The Gerson Therapy. He meets with scientists, doctors and cancer survivors who reveal how it is in the best interest of the multi-billion dollar medical industry to dismiss the notion of alternative and natural cures.
The Breach. Fishing guide and filmmaker Mark Titus learns why wild salmon populations have plummeted in the Pacific Northwest. Along the way, Titus unravels a trail of human hubris, historical amnesia and potential tragedy in Alaska – all conspiring to end the most sustainable wild food left on the planet.
The Burden. The first documentary of its kind to tell the story of our dependence on fossil fuels as the greatest long-term national security threat confronting the U.S., and how the military is leading our transition away from oil. The troops are crying out, in the words of Gen. James Mattis, “to unleash us from the tether of fuel.” But is Congress listening?
The Clean Bin Project. The clean bin project is now a feature film! An award winning documentary that follows our year trying to live consumer and waste-free and explores the larger issues of garbage in North America. Featuring interviews with renowned artist, Chris Jordan and marine pollution expert, Captain Charles Moore, the film presents the serious topic of waste reduction with optimism, humor, and inspiration for individual action.
The Connected Universe. A groundbreaking feature film documentary by Malcom Carter about the universe as described through the lens of the unified physics of Nassim Haramein. "The Connected Universe” explores the interconnection of all things in the Universe. It inspires people to see the world differently. This intertwining of both science and humanity creates a unique narrative to explore connection.
The Cove, an Oscar award winning documentary tells the amazing story of how an elite team of activists, filmmakers and free-divers embarked on a covert mission to penetrate a hidden cove in Japan, shining light on a dark and deadly secret. The shocking discoveries they uncovered were only the tip of the iceberg.
The Dream Share Project. The Dream Share Project is an inspirational documentary film that follows two recent college graduates on a road trip across America, as they explore how successful people have chased their dreams. (63 mins.)
The Fuel Film in-depth personal journey of filmmaker and eco-evangelist Josh Tickell, who takes us on a hip, fast-paced road trip into Americas dependence on foreign oil. Combining a history lesson of the US auto and petroleum industries and interviews with a wide range of policy makers, educators, and activists such as Woody Harrelson, Sheryl Crow, Neil Young and Willie Nelson. Animated by powerful graphics, FUEL looks into our future offering hope via a wide-range of renewable energy and bio-fuels. Winner of the Sundance Audience Award.
The Future of Food. Offers an in-depth investigation into the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled U.S. grocery store shelves for the past decade and distills the complex technology and consumer issues surrounding major changes in the food system today -- genetically engineered foods, patenting, and the corporatization of food -- into terms the average person can understand. It empowers consumers to realize the consequences of their food choices on our future.
The Future of Fungi. Probably one of the most interesting hour and a half science-related lectures you will ever watch. Packed with all sorts of invaluable information. The fungal-fantastical. Emerging from their axial homes, fungi are beginning to be understood as nutrients to the human consciousness and ecological sustainability. Paul Stamets explores mycology and compels support for your own good nature and our fungal allies. This is the first in a collaboration of Louie Schwartzberg of Blacklight films ( http://bit.ly/FantasticFungi ) and Paul Stamets of Fungi Perfecti ( http://fungi.net ).
The Gerson Miracle examines many of the elements of the Gerson Therapy, explaining why we are so ill and how we have in our grasp the power to recover our health without expensive, toxic or mutilating treatments, using the restorative forces of our own immune systems. Even the most advanced cases of cancer can be successfully reversed using this method. While the results seem miraculous, the real "miracle" lies within our own body and its healing processes.
The Greater Good Movie. It's time to think again. THE GREATER GOOD is a character-driven documentary that explores the cultural intersections where parenting meets modern medicine and individual rights collide with politics. The film offers parents, doctors and policy makers a safe space to speak openly, actively listen and learn from one another. Mixing verité footage, intimate interviews, 1950s-era government-produced movies and up-to-date TV news reporting, THE GREATER GOOD weaves together the stories of families whose lives have been forever changed by vaccination.
The Hand that Feeds. Shy sandwich-maker Mahoma Lopez and his undocumented immigrant coworkers set out to end abusive conditions at a New York restaurant chain owned by powerful investors. The epic power struggle that ensues turns a single city block into a battlefield in America’s new wage wars.
The Happy Movie. Roko Belic, director of the Academy Award® nominated Genghis Blues now brings us HAPPY, a film that sets out to answer these questions and more. Taking us from the bayous of Louisiana to the deserts of Namibia, from the beaches of Brazil to the villages of Okinawa, HAPPY explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.
The Heist - Who Stole the American Dream? is stunning audiences across the globe as it traces the worldwide economic collapse to a 1971 secret memo entitled "Attack on American Free Enterprise System". Written over 40 years ago by the future Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell, at the behest of the US Chamber of Commerce, the 6-page memo, a free-market utopian treatise, called for a money fueled big business makeover of government through corporate control of the media, academia, the pulpit, arts and sciences and destruction of organized labor and consumer protection groups. 2012 New York Times Critics Choice.
The Hidden Cost of Hamburgers. Americans love hamburgers -- we eat about three burgers a week. But what are the hidden environmental costs? This animation is part of The Food for 9 Billion series, a yearlong look at the challenge of feeding the world at a time of social and environmental change. Directed and produced by Carrie Ching, Reported by Sarah Terry-Cobo and Carrie Ching, Illustrated and animated by Arthur Jones.
The Human Experiment. From Oscar® winner Sean Penn and Emmy® winning journalists Dana Nachman and Don Hardy, The Human Experiment tells the personal stories of people who believe their lives have been affected by chemicals and takes viewers to the front lines as activists go head-to-head with the powerful and well-funded chemical industry.
The Living Matrix. Scientists, Bio-Energetic Researchers and Holistic Practitioners share their knowledge, experiences and insights in this award winning documentary on the New Science of Healing. You'll discover new insights into our body, mind and health with the intricate web of factors that determine our well-being. From the quantum physics of the human body-field to heart coherence and informational healthcare, explore innovative ideas that will challenge your beliefs about health and healing.
The Man Who Planted Trees (Part 1/2) (Part 2/2) Award Winning Animated Short based on the book The Man Who Planted Trees By Jim Robbins. God gave him a vision that he was to save trees. Because he listened an enormous amount of scientific progress has been? made in the area of tree conservation and propagation.
The Meatrix WATCH the Meatrix, a short entertaining video exposing the problems with factory farming while making the world safe for small sustainable farms.
The New Environmentalists. Robert Redford narrates this multiple Emmy Award-winning series featuring inspiring portraits of passionate and dedicated activists. These are true environmental heroes who have placed themselves squarely in harm’s way to battle intimidating adversaries while building strong grassroots support. The New Environmentalists share a common goal – safeguarding the Earth’s natural resources from exploitation and pollution, while fighting for environmental justice in their communities.
The Next American Revolution offers a highly accessible look at the current economy and a common-sense roadmap for building a system more in sync with American values. While there's been no shortage of commentary about the structural crisis plaguing the American economic and political system, from wage stagnation and chronic unemployment to unchecked corporate and state power and growing inequality, analyses that offer practical, politically viable solutions to these problems have been few and far between. This illustrated presentation from distinguished historian and political economist Gar Alperovitz is a rare and stunning exception. Pointing to efforts already under way in thousands of communities across the U.S., from co-ops and community land trusts to municipal, state, and federal initiatives that promote entrepreneurship and sustainability, Alperovitz marshals years of research to show how bottom-up strategies can work to check monopolistic corporate power, democratize wealth, and empower communities.
The Oiling of America If you have ever wondered about cooking oils, the industry behind them, and the science surrounding this documentary by Sally Fallon gives you the facts. The diet-heart hypothesis (the premise that saturated fats in animal foods and cholesterol in our blood lead to heart disease, cancer, obesity and other chronic aliments) is repeatedly shown to be wrong, and yet, for complicated reasons of pride, profit and prejudice, the hypothesis continues to be exploited by scientists, fund-raising enterprises, food companies and even governmental agencies.
The Race to Nowhere named one of the top 10 education documentaries by TakePart.com, "Race to Nowhere" is a film and call to challenge current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become healthy, bright, and contributing citizens.
The Real Dirt on Farmer John The epic tale of a maverick Midwestern farmer. Castigated as a pariah in his community, Farmer John bravely transforms his farm amidst a failing economy, vicious rumors, and arson. He succeeds in creating a bastion of free expression and a revolutionary form of agriculture in rural America.
The Sacred Science. Eight people. Eight illnesses. One journey into the heart of the Amazon jungle. They went looking for alternatives to the modern medicines that failed them. What they found would change their lives forever. (77 mins.)
The Search for Sustainability. 49 Interviews with leading visionaries in the sustainability movement. 12 different facets of sustainability from land, soil, water, and education - to politics, business, agriculture, self-reliance, and economics - all from the viewfinder of sustainability and regenerative living.
The Sky is Pink An emergency short film from Josh Fox, the Oscar-nominated director of GASLAND addressing the urgent crisis of drilling and fracking in New York state.
The Sustainable. Tells the story of how Tom and Roberta Stock built a home on the plot of land they fell in love with, which happened to be a mile away from the closest power pole. When they first looked into getting electricity out there before beginning construction, the power company threw them a figure that was far outside of their budget. Determined, they explored their other options. In their search for a more cost-efficient solution, they attended a solar festival in Burlington, Vermont. They discovered that the cost of installing a solar/wind energy system in their home would cost them about half the amount of having the power company run power poles and wires to their home, only to then have a utility bill every month. Living off the grid was a no-brainer.
The Symphony of the Soil. Drawing from ancient knowledge and cutting edge science, Symphony of the Soil is an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance soil. By understanding the elaborate relationships and mutuality between soil, water, the atmosphere, plants and animals, we come to appreciate the complex and dynamic nature of this precious resource. The film also examines our human relationship with soil, the use and misuse of soil in agriculture, deforestation and development, and the latest scientific research on soil’s key role in ameliorating the most challenging environmental issues of our time. Filmed on four continents, featuring esteemed scientists and working farmers and ranchers, Symphony of the Soil is an intriguing presentation that highlights possibilities of healthy soil creating healthy plants creating healthy humans living on a healthy planet.
The Tapping Solution. (formerly Try It On Everything) is a Documentary Film that Explores Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), a New Discovery that Combines Ancient Chinese Acupressure and Modern Psychology with Startling Results! In this movie, you'll meet 10 people from around the country with a variety of challenges, such as PTSD, chronic back pain, fear of public speaking, Fybromyalgia, abundance blocks, weight loss, smoking addiction and more. You'll follow their journey as they learn E.F.T. (and you do as well) and then dive deeper into the keys to changing your own life. The movie teaches you about releasing pain, how our emotions affect our bodies, releasing trauma, how our childhood is affecting us today, how to clear limiting beliefs, using E.F.T. to make the Law of Attraction work for you, and much more!
The True Cost. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a ground-breaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing? Teens and general audiences encouraged to attend!
The Truth About Food. Want to know what food really does to your body? Forget the headlines, watch these intriguing investigations with 500 volunteers as we expose the real science behind the food we eat.
The Video Project. Features programs for all ages from over 200 independent filmmakers, including Oscar and Emmy winners, as well as films that aired on Showtime, HBO and PBS. Our films are regularly honored with top festival awards and with critical praise from major review publications. Most Video Project films are offered with limited public performance rights for public, noncommercial screenings. Educational/institutional streaming options are also available.
The Wisdom to Survive - Featuring commentary by activists, scientists and many other notables. Focused on economic growth, consumerism, and greed as the biggest obstacles to mankind's ability to tackle climate change. A review last fall by Spirituality and Practice called it "by far, the best and most inspiring, enlightening, and creative social-issue documentary on climate change.
The World According to Monsanto Free Full Length Documentary. We will depend on them for every seed we grow of every crop we grow. If they control seed, they control food, they know it -- it's strategic. It's more powerful than bombs. It's more powerful than guns. This is the best way to control the populations of the world. The story starts in the White House, where Monsanto often got its way by exerting disproportionate influence over policymakers via the "revolving door".
This Changes Everything. What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world? Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, An epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. Inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.
Thrive An unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what's REALLY going on in our world by following the money upstream -- uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives. Weaving together breakthroughs in science, consciousness and activism, THRIVE offers real solutions, empowering us with unprecedented and bold strategies for reclaiming our lives and our future.
Top Documentary Films. A broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. Knowledge comes in different ways through our five senses. Hearing, watching, touching, smelling and tasting are the only doorways to the outer world. The wise men say that if something is not truly experienced with all our five senses, the experience will be partial, not total. Therefore in a way almost all our gained knowledge through life is partial. And maybe they are right.
Toxic Hot Seat . HBO Documentary. TOXIC HOT SEAT follows a courageous group of firefighters and mothers, journalists and scientists, politicians and activists as they fight to expose a shadowy campaign of deception that left a toxic legacy in our homes and bodies - a campaign so cunning, it's taken nearly 40 years to unravel.
Trace Amounts. During the past 20 years, the frequency of autism occurring in children has skyrocketed from 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 68, and the scientific community is no closer to determining a cause. Trace Amounts is the true story of Eric Gladen’s painful journey through mercury poisoning that he believe's resulted from a thimerosal-loaded tetanus shot. His discoveries led him on a quest for the scientific truth about the role of mercury poisoning in the Autism epidemic.
Trashed A provocative investigation of one of the fastest growing industries in North America. The garbage business. The film examines a fundamental element of modern American culture the disposal of what our society defines as waste. It is an issue influenced by every American, most of whom never consider the consequences. Nor, it seems, the implications to our biosphere. At times humorous, but deeply poignant, Trashed examines the American waste stream fast approaching a half billion tons annually.Trashed is an informative and thought-provoking film everyone interested in the future of sustainability should see.
Two Angry Moms: Dir. Amy Kalafa. Features Dr. Susan Rubin, Ann Cooper. Two Angry Moms, 2008 Documentary chronicles nationwide efforts in the movement for better school food, with strategies for overcoming roadblocks and getting healthy, good tasting, real food into school cafeterias.
Under Our Skin. Award Winning-Documentary. Under Our Skin is a gripping tale of microbes, medicine & money, and exposes the hidden story of Lyme disease, one of the most serious and controversial epidemics of our time. Each year, thousands go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, often told that their symptoms are all in their head. Following the stories of patients and physicians fighting for their lives and livelihoods, the film brings into focus a haunting picture of the health care system and a medical establishment all too willing to put profits ahead of patients.
Unacceptable Levels examines the results of the chemical revolution of the 1940s through the eyes of affable filmmaker Ed Brown, a father seeking to understand the world in which he and his wife are raising their children. To create this debut documentary, one man and his camera traveled extensively to find and interview top minds in the fields of science, advocacy, and law. Weaving their testimonies into a compelling narrative, Brown presents us with the story of how the chemical revolution brought us to where we are, and of where, if we’re not vigilant, it may take us.
Unbelievers. Renowned scientists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss cross the globe as they speak publicly about the importance of science and reason in the modern world.
Under the Dome. A documentary investigating pollution and air quality in China, was so controversial it was pulled from Chinese video sites by the country’s government. Comparable to Silent Spring, the film that kickstarted a backlash against pesticide use in the US. But so many people ended up watching this, the Chinese Government became fearful that it may actually cause an uprising when people learned to which extent the air they breathe was hurting not only their own health, but the health of every living being on the planet.
Urban Roots. Urban Roots follows the urban farming phenomenon in Detroit. Produced by Leila Conners (The 11th Hour) Mark MacInnis and Mathew Schmid, the film is a timely, moving and inspiring film that chronicles the hopes and dreams of Detroit’s “next big idea.
Vanishing of the Bees. A documentary film, narrated by Ellen Page, takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, political and ecological implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee. Directors George Langworthy and Maryam Henein present not just a story about the mysterious phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder, but a platform of solutions, encouraging audiences to be the change they want to see in the world. You can bee the change!
Vaxxed. Synopsis – In 2013, biologist Dr. Brian Hooker received a call from a Senior Scientist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who led the agency’s 2004 study on the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine and its link to autism.
Waiting for Superman Follows a handful of promising kids through a system that inhibits, rather than encourages, academic growth, Guggenheim undertakes an exhaustive review of public education, surveying "drop-out factories" and "academic sinkholes," methodically dissecting the system and its seemingly intractable problems.
War on Health Featuring pioneering American and European attorneys, physicians, medical researchers and advocates of health freedom, War on Health lifts the veil on FDA's operations against organic food providers and alternative physicians. A bleak scenario of what will happen if the FDA succeeds in limiting Americans' options to prevent and treat diseases. Conclusion: the FDA denies sound medical science with little intention to improve the nation's health and prevent disease.
Water Is Sacred. From the Banks of the Ganges in India, to deep in the Amazon with Yasuni people and into the Australian outback, join us on a journey of discovery into the myriad ways different cultures celebrate the Sacred nature of Water. The goal of the film 'Water is Sacred' is to inspire us to look at Water again and see it as it truly is: the essence of Life. Let's reclaim the Water's of the World and protect them, just as indigenous custodians have done for countless generations. Together, we can shift the consciousness of the World towards Water. Together, we can restore the Waters of the World.
We the Parents tells the story of the first parent chapter in Compton, California organizing to try and transform their local, failing elementary school by using California's parent trigger' law. The filmmakers followed the parents and guardians, our staff, and our organizers in the field for nearly two years to tell this story of parent empowerment. This film tells the real story behind our work, a story about everyday parents who took an extraordinary stand for their children.
We the People. A visual essay about the loss of democracy in the United States. The film utilizes both original footage as well as found footage to describe a profound change in thinking at the grassroots level. The story unfolds through the eyes of rural people who have faced decades of toxic dumping, drilling and mining in their communities. We learn with them that the reason why, in spite of all their efforts, they “get what they don’t want, again and again,” is because they are, by law, truly powerless in spite of propaganda that says they live in the “best democracy in the world.” These people come to understand that the reason they can’t stop the destruction is that the US has become an oligarchy, run by the corporate few who ignore the rights and will of the people. These people are frontally challenging our corporate state; thereby saving nature and themselves. Thomas Linzey, a nonprofit attorney’s inspiring words shows how, we, the people, can turn this around and lay claim to our democracy. This movement is building as you read this, not just in this country but around the world; our film shows how and where it all began.
Welcome to the Anthropocene: A 3-minute journey through the last 250 years of our history, from the start of the Industrial Revolution to the Rio+20 Summit. The film charts the growth of humanity into a global force on an equivalent scale to major geological processes.
What's on Your Plate? A witty and provocative documentary produced and directed by award-winning Catherine Gund about kids and food politics.
Where to Invade Next? A provocative and hilarious comedy in which Academy Award®-winning director Michael Moore will stop at nothing to figure out how to actually make America great again.
Who Killed the Electric Car? Documentary that investigates the events leading to the quiet destruction of thousands of new, radically efficient electric vehicles. Through interviews and narrative, the film paints a picture of an industrial culture whose aversion to change and reliance on oil may be deeper then its ability to embrace ready solutions. Premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2006 to critical acclaim in 100 U.S. markets. The film was the third highest-grossing theatrical documentary of 2006 and screened with An Inconvenient Truth in many markets.
Why Am I Sick? This is the first official trailer for a film exploring the causes of chronic bacterial diseases and their relationship to biofilms. Interview excerpts & videos with Bacterial Biofilm Experts (doctors & researchers): www.biofilmcommunity.org/experts
Why in the World are They Spraying. Here is the story of a rapidly developing industry called geo-engineering, driven by scientists, corporations, and governments intent on changing global climate, controlling the weather, and altering the chemical composition of soil and water all supposedly for the betterment of mankind. Although officials insist that these programs are only in the discussion phase, evidence is abundant that they have been underway since about 1990 and the effect has been devastating to crops, wildlife, and human health. We are being sprayed with toxic substances without our consent and, to add insult to injury, they are lying to us about it.
Wi-Fried. Mobile technologies have shaped our way of life, but are they also discreetly killing us? That's the question raised by the new documentary short WI-FRIED?, a thought-provoking look at the secret dangers which may lurk in the midst of our globally connected society.
World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements. Interweaves the story of John Hunter, a teacher in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his students' participation in an exercise called the World Peace Game. The game triggers an eight-week transformation of the children from students of a neighborhood public school to citizens of the world. The film reveals how a wise, loving teacher can unleash students' full potential.
Years of Living Dangerously The Emmy-winning climate change series returns for a second season to tell the biggest story of our time. Featuring some of Hollywood’s most influential stars, YEARS of LIVING DANGEROUSLY reveals emotional and hard-hitting accounts of the effects of climate change from across the planet.
Young Voices on Climate Change: A series of short films featuring inspiring young people taking action and finding solutions to the global warming crisis by reducing the carbon footprint of their homes, schools, communities, and states. The films present replicable success stories.
Zeitgeist The Movie Addendum Produced by Peter Joseph, these award winning documentary films provide insights related to Religion/Spirituality - 2007 The Zeitgeist Movie, The Federal Reserve - 2008 Zeitgest Addendum and Zeitgeist: Moving Forward - 2011. Free online viewing with over 16M views to date.
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