Video: Flint and Environmental Racism
Environmental racism is a massive topic — and I’m only skimming the surface in this video. But the biggest thing I’ve taken away from the Flint water crisis is the power of activism. The citizens of Flint stood up and were heard. It took way too long – but has captured the nations attention and breathed… Read more »
Video: Aliso Canyon Gas Leak is the worst environmental disaster since the BP Oil Spill
Everyone remembers the BP Oil Spill in 2010. Nearly 5 billion barrels of oil gushed into the ocean — but now, six years later the U.S. is experiencing another massive fuel leak. Introducing: the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak. Near Porter Ranch, in Southern California, a natural gas well has begun leaking extreme quantities of methane… Read more »
“My New Year’s Resolution Is To Stop All The Pollution” A 2015 In Review Round-Up Post
What a year for climate action! Some big stuff went down in 2015, and it was an inspiring time for voices speaking out against climate injustice. Here’s our rundown of the most significant environmental happenings from this past year. Apologies in advance for the United States goggles, your fav is problematic. (We’re your fav right?)… Read more »
Video: New Year’s Resolutions, for the Environment
I’ve seen a lot of posts recently detailing all the little things a person can do for the environment — but, while those are great and all — we know the climate crisis is bigger than that. So here are 3 Environmental Resolutions that will actually make a difference: <iframe width=”853″ height=”480″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/ADhbYvPVNOc?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>… Read more »
Video: Does climate change cause terrorism?
During the last Democratic Presidential debate, Bernie Sanders said “climate change is directly related to the growth of terrorism. And if we do not get our act together and listen to what the scientists say, you’re going to see countries all over the world — this is what the CIA says — they’re going to be… Read more »
Video: Sharks are freakin awesome!
So we should probably be protecting them. Sharks are incredibly important to our ocean ecosystems, plus, they are super cool. I know certain not-to-be-named-week-long television specials tend to give sharks a bad rap, but the senseless overfishing has gotta stop. Sources: Compagno, Leonard J. V., Marc Dando, and Sarah L. Fowler. Sharks of the… Read more »
Thoughts on Exxon Investigation & Obama’s KXL rejection
Friday was a Great Day for the U.S. climate movement. President Obama finally rejected the Keystone XL pipeline. If you’re not familiar, trust me when I say this is a monumentally big deal. Climate activists have been protesting and getting arrested for almost a decade while fighting this pipeline. But now that I’ve finished celebrating –… Read more »
Surviving Halloween Sustainably
Green is the new Orange. Here’s the first post in our countdown to raging like environmentalists this Halloween. Halloween is a beautiful holiday where you can express the strangest aspects of your personality and be celebrated. A holiday where you can dress as sexy as you want and still get severely slut shamed (a… Read more »
Video: Time to talk about coal
Did you know that we can pretty much blame climate change on mushrooms? Yeah, fungi might not have sorted out how to decompose tree bark 33 million years ago and let all that energy dense organic material get squished and highly pressurized underground until it turned into coal. And now the burning of coal is dumping SO… Read more »
California on banning bad things roll
In a span of one week, governor Jerry Brown has banned two troublesome things: charging people for walking or biking on Bay Area bridges, ever, & microbeads. Banning Bay Area Bridge Tolls About a year ago, the Golden Gate Bridge District commissioned a study to see what would happen if we charged pedestrians and… Read more »
World Under Water
CO2 emissions are rising. So is the sea level. Soon, the threat will be at your doorstep. Visit http://worldunderwater.org to see for yourself.
Vermont Interfaith Power & Light
Vermont Interfaith Power and Light seeks to educate faith communities and individuals about the threat that global warming presents to Creation and Earth, and to engage communities of faith in promoting energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy as a solution. The goal of the organization is to move Vermont’s faith communities toward sustainable energy… Read more »
The National Climate Assessment
Dr. John Holdren, President Obama’s Science Advisor, introduces the National Climate Assessment and discusses President Obama’s climate action plan which takes an all of the above energy approach towards combatting climate change now. Learn more at http://www.whitehouse.gov/climate-change
we walk blood earth
One of Scotty Hardwig earliest screendance films, “we walk blood earth” premiered at the 9th International Screendance Festival in 2011. Five lone humans call out in vain for salvation against the wind and red sands of a lonely desert. This place is barren, unforgiving, and beautiful: the earth of blood that we must walk. When we… Read more »
Released 2 years ago and narrated by the ever favourite Bill Nye, this short explains the basics of climate change. This short was created for Al Gore’s Climate Reality Progress, and like many works assoicated with the Al Gore name received some backlash on the internet. In an effort to be unbiased, here is a… Read more »
A look at one of the ocean’s most unique inhabitants – and why it needs to be saved.
At What Cost?
The stories of residents living near Duke Energy’s Belews Creek coal-fired power plant in Stokes County, N.C., center on the resilience of a close-knit community — but they also reveal a toxic legacy of decades of coal pollution. People like Annie Brown have raised their children and grandchildren here, largely unaware of the toll coal… Read more »
5 Human Impacts on the Environment: Crash Course Ecology #10
Videoblogger Hank Green gives the run down on the top five ways humans are negatively impacting the environment and having detrimental effects on the valuable ecosystem services which a healthy biosphere provides. Crash Course is an Webshow created to educate viewers on a variety of topics.
A Love Story in Milk
A love story between two milk cartons ends cruelly when their owner only recycles one of them. This hugely successful viral short was made to promote Friends of the Earth’s recycling campaign. A Love Story in Milk has received over 1.5 million views, was a winner of numerous industry awards including IVCA ‘Best Viral’, Vimeo ‘Staff Pick’… Read more »