Social Justice Resources - Environment

WEBSITES

US – EP

 Issues page on the Environmental Protection Agency website 

EnviroLink Network

Issues page on the EnviroLink website, including climate change, sustainable living, water quality, and air quality.

 

World Resources Institute

Programs page of the World Resources Institute website, including Business and Climate, Designing the International Climate Regime, and Ecosystem Services Tools and Indicators.

 

VIDEOS

An Inconvenient Truth

From director Davis Guggenheim, An Inconvenient Truth is a passionate and inspirational look at former Vice President Al Gore’s fervent crusade to halt global warming’s deadly progress by exposing the myths and misconceptions that surround it. In this intimate portrait of Gore and his ‘travelling global warming show,’ Gore comes across as never before in the media – funny, engaging, open and intent on alerting citizens to this ‘planetary emergency before it’s too late.

 

Arctic Tale

Two narratives -- the life cycle of a mother walrus and her calf, and the life of a polar bear and her cubs -- are used to illustrate the harsh realities of existence in the Arctic.

 

The Cove

The Cove follows an elite team of activists, filmmakers and freedivers as they embark on a covert mission to penetrate a remote and hidden cove in Taiji, Japan, shining a light on a dark and deadly secret. Utilizing state-of-the-art techniques, including hidden microphones and cameras in fake rocks, the team uncovers how this small seaside village serves as a horrifying microcosm of massive ecological crimes happening worldwide. The result is a provocative mix of investigative journalism, eco-adventure and arresting imagery, adding up to an unforgettable story that has inspired audience worldwide to action.

 

Earth Days

The story of our growing awareness and understanding of the environmental crisis and emergence, during the 1960's and '70's, of popular movement to confront it.          

 

Gettflix

Fuel for Farms and Factories

Explores the lives of farmers across the globe to see how water is managed and/or mismanaged. While irrigation seems to be the key to successful agriculture, it does however have severe drawbacks, such as over exploitation of existing fresh water reservoirs. There are industries that need huge amounts of water in their production process: paper, steel and beer. A Japanese steel company is leading the industry in its water conservation and environmental policies. A modern beer industry in Bangkok, Thailand uses water conservation and wastewater reduction techniques.