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[Feature] 10 Must-Watch Environmental Clips on YouTube

by Eco Generation | 13-12-2017 09:49 Comments 7 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



1. Soil Solutions to Climate Problems
  • Centerforfoodsafety Published on Nov 19, 2015
    Narrated by Michael Pollan
    To learn more visit : http://soilsolution.org
    A powerful solution to the climate crisis can be found right beneath our feet—in the soil.
    By harnessing the immense power of photosynthesis, we can convert atmospheric carbon, a problem, into soil carbon, a solution. Emerging science proves that shifting to regenerative forms of agriculture such as agroecology, agroforestry, cover-cropping, holistic grazing and permaculture will allow us to store excess carbon safely in the ground.
  • WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT
    We all know that there’s too much carbon in the air, but do you know that there’s not enough in the earth? This video from the Center for Food Safety, narrated by acclaimed journalist Michael Pollan, argues that soil is a secret weapon to solve climate change. The solution harkens back to grade-school diagrams of the carbon cycle: We need more photosynthesis, the tried-and-true system that sucks in CO2 from the air and sends it into the ground where it stays. Healthy, carbon-rich soils also happen to be more fertile, biodiverse and resilient to erosion and drought. Plenty of land practices, such as composting or using cover crops when letting land lay fallow, that can recarbonize soils and decarbonize the air. The video was created to promote efforts for governments, organizations and companies to support the adoption of such better practices by creating an initiative for a multilateral policy to boost the amount of carbon in the soil by 0.4 percent every year.
    2. Plastic Pollution Coalition - OPEN YOUR EYES - Overview Narrated by Jeff Bridges (2016)
  • PlasticPollution Published on Mar 28, 2016
    2015 Plastic Pollution Coalition Video - Narrated by PPC Notable supporter, actor Jeff Bridges.
    www.plasticpollutioncoalition.org
  • WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT
    “Every bit of plastic that has ever been created still exists,” says Jeff Bridges. As a member of the Plastic Pollution Coalition, Bridges wants to bring attention to a part of our everyday lives that we don’t typically think of as problematic. He gives a long list of environmental and health concerns of our continued unfettered use of plastic, and then issues a call to action with the coalition’s REFUSE Campaign that could make you swear to never buy a single-use water bottle again.
    3. Our Future | Narrated by Morgan Freeman
  • The Daily Conversation Published on Sep 23, 2014
    Morgan Freeman narrates this hopeful, must-watch short film about the need to solve the climate change problem. Video by the United Nations.
  • WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT
    This is a short film by Morgan Freeman who produced it for UN Stories. The video narrates the need to solve the climate change problem and emphasises that this is the only planet we have.
    4. Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care
  • UN Environment Published on Jun 5, 2015
    Living within planetary boundaries is the most promising strategy for ensuring a healthy future. Human prosperity need not cost the earth. Living sustainably is about doing more and better with less. It is about knowing that rising rates of natural resource use and the environmental impacts that occur are not a necessary by-product of economic growth. Directed by Leonardo Dalessandri.
  • WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT
    Living within planetary boundaries is the most promising strategy for ensuring a healthy future. Human prosperity need not cost the earth. Living sustainably is about doing more and better with less. It is about knowing that rising rates of natural resource use and the environmental impacts that occur are not a necessary by-product of economic growth", quoted by UN Environment Youtube channel. This is one wonderful video having a deep meaning with no words on how dreams of 7 billion people are dependent on 1 thing - our beloved planet earth, The video urges us to consume the resources with care.
    5. Daughter Nature – Short Film
  • Ufuk Gky Published on May 21, 2016
    A fusion between horror and environmental, this short film follows a young girl who, whilst walking through the forest, is lured in by strange voices asking for her help. However, all is not as it seems when she finds the source of the voices.
    I would like to dedicate this film to Carlos Zorrilla and the amazing work he has been doing to help protect the forests of Intag, Ecuador.
    www.ufukgky.com
  • WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT
    A fusion between horror and environmental, this short film follows a young girl who, whilst walking through the forest, is lured in by strange voices asking for her help. However, all is not as it seems when she finds the source of the voices. The message conveyed is that we must protect forests else we will be destroyed by them too.
    6. 99¢ | A Short Film About the Environment
  • District Pictures Published on Mar 1, 2017
    Great news! Our newest short film: 99¢ was submitted to the District of Columbia Environmental Film Festival for their 25th anniversary youth 60 second short film challenge. 99¢ was announced as the first place winner and was screened along with the feature length documentary "Naledi: A Baby Elephant's Tale"!
  • WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT
    This short film about the environment, demonstrates how people enjoy their drinks every day of the week and carelessly throw the empty bottles at open places or water bodies, causing harm to the environment. It further conveys that buying bottle costs some money, making bottle costs some money, managing litter also costs money but recycling does NOT cost anything, so- Why not Recycle? This short film ‘99¢’ was submitted to the District of Columbia Environmental Film Festival for their 25th anniversary youth 60 second short film challenge. 99¢ was announced as the first place winner and was screened along with the feature length documentary "Naledi: A Baby Elephant's Tale"!
    7. "The Most Terrifying Video You'll Ever See"
  • Wonderingmind42 Published on Jun 8, 2007
    A new way to think about the climate change debate, with over 13 million total views on various postingsIntrigued? Check out the related material:
    1) “HOW IT ALL ENDS”: An exhaustively detailed follow-up series addressing every criticism I could find to “The Most Terrifying Video You’ll Ever See”. Playlist is at http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list...
    2) “WHAT’S THE WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN?”: An even more exhaustively developed book giving instruction on how to come up with an answer based on your own values and experience. It doesn’t tell you *what* to think about climate change. It tells you *how* to think about climate change. Available on Amazon. Trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e10Z...
    3) “DO YOU DARE THE DRAGON?” A 3-minute animation of the precautionary principle applied to climate change. Way simpler than it sounds. Perfectly bite-sized for forwarding to friends on social media! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdbeg...
  • WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT
    This video gives a convincing argument and justification as to why it is absolute must now to act towards green living to fight climate change. Speaker makes a matrix on the whiteboard and explains what could be the consequence of us acting now or not acting now. He points about the advantages of switching to a green economy (Energy independence, preserve rainforests, livable cities, green jobs, healthy children ….). Actually, column B (the "no action column") is even worse than that. Because even if climate change wasn't real (I am convinced it IS real from the evidence) all the things we are doing to prevent climate change need to be done anyway.
    We need to give up coal and oil because they are running out and we don't want to get to the point of true scarcity before making the switch. Pollution from fossil fuels is bad for human health (respiratory illnesses, cancers), environmental health (acid rain, oil spills) and is also aesthetically unpleasing (smog). Coal mining and oil drilling are both damaging to ecosystems. Solar is steadily becoming a cheaper source of energy and in some places, it is even cheaper than coal. Deforestation (which means a smaller carbon sink on land) is harmful to ecosystems. Switching to renewables will encourage energy conservation. So basically everything that has been suggested to prevent climate change needs to be done for other reasons anyway. This video is great at conveying that the risk of not acting far outweighs the risk of acting as ‘not acting’ could lead to huge economic troubles and a lot of disruption by catastrophes (droughts, floods, hurricanes).
    8. Bhopal Gas Tragedy | World's Worst Industrial Disaster
  • Merc Published on Dec 31, 2016
    Bhopal Gas Tragedy | World's Worst Industrial Disaster.The Bhopal disaster, also referred to as the Bhopal gas tragedy, was a gas leak incident in India, considered the world's worst industrial disaster.
  • WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT
    This clip is about the Bhopal Gas Tragedy. It is one of the worst gas leakages (Methyl Isocyanide) in our world that happened in the night of Dec 2, 1984 in Bhopal of India, resulting in the death of thousands of innocent lives. I recommend this clip because it sends a very powerful message about one of the most concerned disaster of modern world i.e gas leaks and oil spillage.
    9. 14 wolves were released into Yellowstone and what happens next is astonishing!
  • Travis Edrington Published on Jun 23, 2017
    Credit Newsner.com
  • WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT
    The video shows us how reintroducing of fox in the famous Yellowstone national park changed the whole ecosystem and geographic characteristics of the park. When fox came into the park the whole food chain process of the park is changed. Many species reintroduced in the park which were previous extinct in the region. And the most astonishing fact is that the rivers also changed in the park. This video shows us about the importance of every single species in the ecosystem. Each of the components of the ecosystem has impact on each other. If one component is lost, it will affect the whole ecosystem.
    10. The environmental crisis
  • Yeger Published on Dec 2, 2016
    Life on earth is in danger: Species are going extinct at alarming rates, rain forests and coral reefs are disappearing, pollution is haunting the entire planet and global temperatures are rising at unprecedented levels. The 21st century will be a disaster for the environment and we are to blame for this. Practically all environmental problems are caused by human activity. The global community must become more sustainable, otherwise we will devastate our environment and ultimately ourselves.
  • WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT
    Today, mediatechnologies play a special role in the dissemination of information. One of the most influential mediatechnology is clips. Modern children live in a rapidly developing media space. It's easier and quicker for them to see a video about a phenomenon, objector process than reading boring texts in books and reference books. Clips clearly and very vividly show are the most boring topics. It attracts attention and well illustrates the information, high-quality animation, which is used in clips. The information provided in the clips is accessible for understanding and memorizing for every person. This is important for us, because information about environmental problems and ways to solve them can be conveyed to every person in a very simple, clear and vivid form that is well remembered and cut into consciousness. I want to share this information and thus it will spread for many numbers of people.
    Special Feature : Prince EA
    Dear Future Generation: Sorry
  • Prince Ea Published on Apr 20, 2015
    An Apology Letter to Future Generations.
  • WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT
    This video shows the singer singing an apology letter to the future generation for the environmental degradation we are causing and the huge impact of our current activities on future. This video also encourages us to act now to protect our planet earth for future generation. Brief introduction of yourself:
    The Short Film Showcase by National Geographic
  • National Geographic Published on Jan 10, 2017
    As the human population continues to grow, so does our impact on the environment. In fact, recent research has shown that three-quarters of Earth’s land surface is under pressure from human activity. In this short film, spoken word artist Prince Ea makes a powerful case for protecting the planet and challenges the human race to create a sustainable future. Winner of the Film4Climate competition organized by the Connect4Climate Program of the World Bank (film4climate.net).
  • WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT
    As the human population continues to grow, so does our impact on the environment. In this short film, spoken word artist Prince Ea makes a powerful case for protecting the planet and challenges the human race to create a sustainable future. This video is synonymous to core values of the Tunza Eco-Generation.
    Contributors
  • Arushi Madan (UK)
    Arushi Madan has been with Tunza Eco Generation since 2013 and has made her mark here as the ‘Best Ambassador’, ‘Best member’ and ‘Most inspiring ambassador’. Even outside this forum, she has distinguished herself through academic accomplishment, exemplary leadership, passionate environmentalism and community involvement. Through her various environment advocacies, campaigns, tree plantation drives, self -initiated recycling and waste management projects, she has been seeding the minds of youth, children and adults in her community to live in harmony with nature; to keep their environment clean and she has thus become an agent of environmental transformation in her community. Due to her great passion to conserve and protect the environment, she is known as the “Green Machine”. She always gives credit to Tunza Eco Generation for her accomplishments. Her message to all the readers, members and ambassadors here is to have a ‘LET ME’ approach rather than ‘WHY ME’ approach. This means if you find a place dirty, don’t say ‘It is dirty’, instead Act, clean up the place and say, ‘It WAS dirty’.
  • Kushal Naharki (Nepal)
    Kushal Naharki, an enthusiastic, energetic, hardworking and versatile youth pursuing undergraduate degree in Agriculture at IAAS, Lamjung Campus. City representative of Youth Planet Protection Organisation for Tanahun and Vice Secretary at Youth Innovation Network, he is always involved in environmental protection and social activities. He believes in "Act Now, Act Together and Act Differently"
  • Maryna Osadcha (Ukraine)
    Marina Osadcha is from Ukraine and currently studies in Theatre and Art College. She not only loves to draw, but also writes texts. She writes fanfics based on popular works of cinema and comics. She likes to travel, discover new places of our amazing planet. This contributed to the development of her interest in environmental issues. She is the second year with "Tunza ecogeneration". She tries to keep the section tunzaUkraine in Forums Europe and publish her photos in the gallery.
  • Prayash Pathak (Nepal)
    Prayash Pathak (Chalise) is a regional ambassador to Nepal. He is a student at IAAS, Lamjung.
  • Sumit Chowdhury (Bangladesh)
    Sumit Chowdhury is from Bangladesh. He is a student of Forestry and Environmental Science. He is an Eco-Generation ambassador to Bangladesh for the 19th term. He is very passionate about nature conservation.
  • T Anudeep Reddy (India)
    Anudeep has been associated with Tunza Eco-generation since 2015 and has a keen interest in environmental conservation and sustainable development. He is a social entrepreneur who is working with a team of over 500 volunteers all around the world to achieve United Nations Global Goals. He has worked with over a dozen startups and managed their marketing and social media while attending various conferences organised by top institutes such as MIT, NUS, etc. He has also done community service of over 200 hours. You can get to know more about him at : https://www.linkedin.com/in/anudeepreddy200

    7 Comments

    Viraaj Kulshreshtha

    Amy Lim

    • Amy Lim says :
      Thanks for sharing.:)
      Posted 10-06-2018 17:08

    Chaei Lim

    • Chaei Lim says :
      Thank you for sharing these videos are wonderful ??
      Posted 03-06-2018 22:30

    • says :
      I liked number 4 the most and showed it to classmates the other week. Thanks!
      Posted 30-05-2018 06:40

    Dianna Isabelle Desuyo

    • Dianna Isabelle Desuyo says :
      Thank you for sharing these wonderful and informative clips!
      Posted 15-12-2017 04:38

    Kushal Naharki

    • Kushal Naharki says :
      Thank you Eco Generation:)
      Posted 14-12-2017 10:20

    Arushi Madan

    • Arushi Madan says :
      Thank you Eco Gen.



      Posted 14-12-2017 05:55

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