Posts tagged Begin Here
True Cost of Oil

(VIDEO, 18 MIN.)

In this 2011 TEDx talk, award-winning photographer and Crossroads Project collaborator Garth Lenz describes the devastating impact of the Alberta tar sands mining operations on Canada’s stunning boreal forests and First Nations people.  This is a powerful, unflinching look at the true cost of our insatiable thirst for fossil fuels.

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Arithmetic, Population, and Energy

(VIDEO, 75 MIN.)

Exponential growth is at the very heart of our sustainability crisis, and the basics are readily understandable.  In this classic video lecture, Professor of Physics Dr. Albert Bartlett, explains to a small class the very simple mathematics and  of exponential growth.  He uses population and energy as his focus and applies his conclusions to his home of Boulder, Colorado for some highly relatable examples.   Don’t be fooled by the quaint production ―  the information is succinctly, expertly, even charmingly presented.

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(Film, 79 min.)

A film with a message, Fresh celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.

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Food, Inc.

(Film, 94 min.)

A 2008 documentary examining the industrial production of meat, grains and vegetables (primarily corn and soy beans), again labeling this economically and environmentally unsustainable. The film's third and final segment is about the economic and legal power, such as food labelling regulations, of the major food companies, the profits of which are based on supplying cheap but contaminated food, the heavy use of petroleum-based chemicals (largely pesticides and fertilizers), and the promotion of unhealthy food consumption habits by the American public.[4][7] It shows companies like Wal-Mart transitioning towards organic foods as that industry is booming in the recent health movement.

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