Blog Action Day: Movies and The Environment

Blog Action Day

Today is Blog Action Day.  A day where all the bloggers of the world talk about one subject.  This years subject is the environment.  But I write a movie blog, can I write anything about the environment?  Sure I can.  I am going to tell you about all the different movies or shows that deal with the environment, and where you can see them, these movies, are beautiful, powerful, informative and even just plain fun.   

Planet Earth 

The first one I want to tell you about is the BBC series Planet Earth.  I think there is no better form of environmentalism in a filmed medium than this series.  It does so, not with charts, graphs and science, but visual experiences of the planet we live on.  After watching this series, you want to preserve the beauty of this planet in any way you can, so that the amazing images you see in this series will continue.   Planet Earth is just plain amazing, and I doubt anyone would not enjoy just watching with amazement the things captured in this series.  It is available at Netflix to rent and to buy at local video stores.  I consider the must watch TV series of the last decade or perhaps all time. 

Freedom Fuels

Freedom Fuels is a free downloadable documentary on alternative fuel sources.   The film has a carbon offset for all carbon emissions it used and has been declared Carbon Free.  It is recently showed at the Austin Film Festival and is available for download at http://www.mofilms.org/  It takes an in-depth look at renewable fuel sources, such as bio-diesel, ethanol and vegetable oil. It explores the interaction of the petroleum industry and alternative fuels over the last 150 years, and examines the global impact that bio-fuels can have on our future.

 

An Inconvient Truth 

Al Gore just won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work showing people the presentation in An Inconvenient Truth around the world.   It is powerful, interesting and scary.  The information in this movie makes you want to try to help in anyway you can, it makes you look at the things you do every day and go what can I do to change the world?  What can I do to maybe do something a little more green.  It really is a good movie, and I think something people should see.  It is available on netflix and in stores.  

 

The 11th Hour 

Leonardo DiCaprio's look at the earth and that it is our time to change.  We are on a global environmental crisis, and he shows the changes, and the things that are happening to the Earth.  Also provides tips, and changes we can make to help fix this problem now.  This generation and the future generations.  I have not seen this movie yet.  It is in my netflix queue, it does not have a release date yet.   

Who's Got The Power 

Who's Got The Power is a forceful documentary addresses head on the reality of global warming, and its attendant dangers in the form of carbon dioxide emissions, while presenting genuine and workable solutions emphasizing that the use of renewable energy. From the vantage points of world-renowned scientists, environmental activists, physicians, financial advisers, designers, builders, coal miners and others, the global warming debate unfolds. At the same time the film personalizes the story by having inner city and suburban consumers in America, Germany and Japan, share their experiences with green technology. A bracing documentary on what we can do to save our planet. It recently played at the Austin Film Festival, but I can not find any other info on it. 

 

So there you go some movies to check out and I am sure there will be more and more as this issue gets worse.  Check them out if you can.   

  • Thank you for contributing to Blog Action Day by submitting movie reviews.

    Thanks to you and everyone else who participated in Blog Action Day.

    I did not participate.

    However, I wrote a belated post about an environmental issue. As a real estate agent in Minneapolis, I see a lot of people using a product in luxury homes that is very destructive in a number of ways. It may also be contributing to the changes in the environment. Check out this post, please:

    Brazilian Teak Floors, Slave Labor, and the Destruction of the Rainforest.

    You can find this post at:
    http://www.realestatetwincities.net/blog/

    Anything you can do to share this link or help promote awareness of this issue will be greatly appreciated. Most luxury home owners are unaware of the environmental and human cost of these products.

    Thank you!


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