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CATCHING THE SUN: The Physics of Solar Energy

$89.95

Two forms of energy that we use every day are electrical energy and heat. During the 20th century we came to rely on fossil fuels as the ultimate source of these energy forms but now, energy from renewable sources is becoming more commonly used. This program investigates the three main ways in which we currently use solar energy to power our homes.

Transforming Energy

$24.95$195.00

Transforming Energy is a documentary about the hope of Alternative Energy as a solution to the problems of Global Warming and the end of cheap oil and gas. It takes us into the lives, the passion, the commitment and the hard work of the people who are on the ground now, working to create a new energy paradigm.

Birds of Hispanolia

$29.95

More than 120 birds including 30 endemic species are shown in their natural environment. The documentary also includes animals of special interest: sea turtles, lizards, and snakes plus two of the most endangered land mammals of the world (Solenodon and Hutia) in its habitat.

Dream People of the Amazon

$19.95$69.95

The Achuar people live in a part of the Amazon rain forest as pristine today as it was a thousand years ago. Their dreams are keeping it that way. The Achuar had no contact with the outside world until the early 1970’s. We learn how their dreams have protected their forest and their society

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Design and the Environment

$99.95 $19.99

The viewer is led through an exploration of eco-friendly design and how designers use Life Cycle Assessments to ensure that products have a minimal environmental impact. Sustainable design techniques are investigated and a case study of the Beddington Zero Energy building is used to demonstrate what is possible using sustainable design techniques.

A GREENER WORKPLACE: Planning and Managing for Sustainability

$189.95

The ‘green’ approach to life started as a grass-roots, community-based movement. It has now permeated the mainstream to the point where businesses across the globe realize that adopting an environmentally sound philosophy is essential – not only to maintain credibility and protect the bottom line, but also to attract the best employees.

The Nature of Cities

$30.00$129.00

EDUCATIONAL DIGITAL DOWNLOAD: For self-hosted school servers $350 (download above, includes caption file)..
For 1 or 3 year licensing with educational tools visit Kanopy  here.
The Nature of Cities explores both the nature in our own backyards – Austin and San Diego and the possibilities in projects of cities of the future – Malmo, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Freiburg, Amsterdam and Paris. The film features Sustainable Communities professor Timothy Beatley as he tours these places with City Planners, Landscape Architects, Ecologists and Residents.
DVD: Colleges/Universities $129
(includes Public Performance Rights)
DVD: K-12 Schools, Non-profits $49
DVD: Home Video $30

Lake Invaders: The Fight for Lake Huron

$20.00$49.95

EDUCATIONAL DIGITAL DOWNLOAD: For self-hosted school servers $400 (download above, includes caption file). Or license for 1 year for $125.
For 1 or 3 year licensing with educational tools visit Kanopy here.

The third largest freshwater lake on the planet has been invaded by numerous exotic species over the last century. “Lake Invaders: The Fight For Lake Huron” is a documentary which explores the threat to Lake Huron’s ecosystem and the innovative solutions employed by biologists. Biologists from around the Great Lakes describe invaders such as the sea lamprey, alewife, zebra mussel, quagga mussel, goby, and killer amphipod. They describe the damage caused by these invaders and efforts to manage Lake Huron’s ecosystem and multi-million dollar fisheries. The film also follows DNR biologists out on the lake for their annual survey of fish populations.

WHAT WOULD DARWIN THINK? Man vs. Nature in the Galapagos

$12.99
Today Darwin would be surprised by the tourist mecca Galapagos has become; 200,000 visitors a year, 40,000 permanent residents. The impact on the most unique collection of endemic wildlife in the world has been heavy; too many people bringing too many of their ways (and invasive species) from the outside world threatening the future of this one-of-a-kind place. What would Darwin think of how Galapagos has evolved in the twenty-first century?

In Our Backyard

$20.00

An expose on the polluted industrial towns surrounding the St. Louis area, and their connections to a well known chemical company known as Monsanto.

Watershed Revolution

$20.00$70.00

EDUCATIONAL DIGITAL DOWNLOAD: For self-hosted school servers $250 (download above, includes caption file). Or license for 1 year for $75.
For 1 or 3 year licensing with educational tools visit Kanopy here.

Watershed Revolution is a 30-minute film that profiles community members and organizations working to protect and restore Ventura, California’s watershed. It highlights the need for open space and floodplain protection, sustainable agriculture, and community awareness of our most precious resource: water.

THE SALTON SEA: A Desert Saga

$24.95$74.95

EDUCATIONAL DIGITAL DOWNLOAD: For self-hosted school servers $400 (download above, includes caption file). 
For 1 or 3 year licensing with educational tools visit Kanopy here.
This is the story of the Salton Sea, its rich history and the challenges it faces. As the need for water in the American southwest becomes critical the decisions we make now will impact people, animals and the environment for generations to come. There will be no turning back from the pathway we choose. Is it too late to save ourselves from impending disaster? Trixi Huish, an award winning photographer, and her husband Bret, have spent over a year at the Salton Sea, photographing and filming the unfolding story.

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SCRAPHOUSE: San Francisco

$19.95$139.00
ScrapHouse was a temporary demonstration home, built entirely of salvaged material on Civic Center Plaza adjacent to San Francisco City Hall. Over the course of just six weeks, a team of volunteers scoured Bay Area dumps and scrap yards. A group of architects, landscape architects, lighting specialists, and metal fabricators repurposed the materials, giving them new life. ScrapHouse illustrated the possibilities
DVD: Colleges/Universities, Gov’t, Businesses
(includes Public Performance Rights) $139

DVD: K-12 Schools / Public Libraries/Home Video $19.95

Houses of Straw

$24.95$69.00

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This film shows the recent development of strawbale building in Germany. In interviews with owners, builders, architects and experts many relevant green building topics are discussed. Straw is an annually renewable crop, available wherever grain crops are grown. It is indeed a waste product, much of which is currently burnt in the fields. The thick walls offer superior insulation value. With a natural plaster, straw bale walls ‘breath’ and together with the sound absorbing qualities, provide a quiet healthy interior environment.