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[Feature] Must-Watch Environmental Clips on YouTube 2018

by Eco Generation | 12-12-2018 22:23 Comments 4 recommendations 0

Rosa Domingos (South Africa)
  • So many environmentalists, scientists, teachers, students, economists and even vloggers have put up their views and knowledge for all to learn from and hopefully be inspired enough to make a change where ever they are in the world. I too am among the many that has been encouraged and inspired to start change around me thanks to the many who have used the power of the world wide web to spread a message of hope for a better Earth, with that said, here are a list of the 10 must watch environmental videos. I chose these ten because some of them really makes you think and reflect of what is really going on in the world, while others keep you up to date with what you can do to play your part in safe guard mother Earth.
  • 100 solutions to reverse global warming
  • https://www.ted.com/talks/chad_frischmann_100_solutions_to_climate_change/details
  • What if we took out more greenhouse gases than we put into the atmosphere? This hypothetical scenario, known as "drawdown". This scenario is seen as our only hope of averting climate disaster, says strategist Chad Frischmann for works for an organisation called ‘Project Drawdown'. In his talk, Chad shares solutions to climate change that exist today. From conventional tactics like the use of renewable energy and better land management to some lesser-known approaches, like changes to food production, better family planning and the education of girls. This forward thinking approach reverses global warming and creates a world where regeneration, not destruction, is the rule.
  • Earth is Our Home - Let's Protect it. National Geographic
  • https://youtu.be/ymarrXoi0ZM
  • This video is short but speaks volumes, it is a true reflection of the beauty the Earth possesses. This video displays how humans are not separate from nature, we are part of it. Let's make our planet proud. This video is also an announcement of National Geographic Society to be partnering with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) for the World Conservation Congress back in 2016.
  • https://vimeo.com/87869885
  • This video magnifies that actuality of Global Warming and how it has affected the Earth all spheres. Global warming has now been greatly talked about but not many people understand the magnitude of the actions we conduct every day that heats up our atmosphere, and I think this video displays that.
  • How pollution is changing the ocean's chemistry
  • https://www.ted.com/talks/triona_mcgrath_how_pollution_is_changing_the_ocean_s_
  • As we keep pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, more of it is dissolving in the oceans, leading to drastic changes in the water's chemistry. Triona McGrath researches this process, known as ocean acidification. In this video takes us for a dive into an oceanographer's world. Where we will learn about how the "evil twin of climate change" is impacting the ocean and the life that depends on it.
  • Environmental Justice, Explained
  • https://youtu.be/dREtXUij6_c
  • This video was compiled by Grist and it spells out why sustainability and environmental justice are intertwined with social justice. It complicates the familiar narrative of a polluting human race versus a beautiful planet by showing that unsustainable policies and practices disproportionately impact the lives of the people at the bottom of the socio-economic ladder.Where landfills and incinerators are built, where oil is drilled and coal is mined, and where there is a dearth of green space, that is often where the poor live. The video gives a quick run-down of how the effects of the pollution concentration around the poor affect their quality of life.
  • Carbon Pricing, Explained with Chickens
  • https://youtu.be/zD64kaTY5Vg
  • Not everyone understands the policy jargon that flows around nowadays, so this video created by Earthfix Media tells a tale of two chickens to explain carbon pricing. It describes why a society should assign a price on the use of the shared atmosphere as a repository for carbon dioxide, and explains the difference between a carbon tax and a cap-and-trade scheme.Putting a solar-powered chicken against a chicken grown on fossil fuels, the video explains why we can expect low-carbon renewable energy sources to become more cost effective when we make emitting carbon more expensive.
  • Sustainability Illustrated
  • https://youtu.be/NxqBzrx9yIE
  • This illustrative video covers topics such as natural capital, the business case for sustainability, the triple bottom line and most recently, a video on biomimicry. Something that everyone can learn a thing or two about sustainability from.
  • Soil Solutions to Climate Problems
  • https://youtu.be/UHb_XNgIHFY
  • 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 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.
  • Learn How To Beat Plastic Pollution for World Environment Day With Characters from Bottle Island
  • https://youtu.be/ZgEfnIvAhnQ
  • To promote World Environment Day on June 2018, the UN Environment teamed up with the creators of children's TV series Bottle Island to highlight the Beat Plastic Pollution theme, and the everyday ways in which children can stop plastic pollution around the world.
    In this special mini episode, the Bottle Island characters teach you how your friends can Beat Plastic Pollution in everyday ways three simple tips. This video is very appealing not just to children but every person who is willing to listen. I remember how the #BeatPlasticPollution was a big focus for the Platform and I would like to still honour that.
  • Sanitation: Waste to Charcoal
  • https://youtu.be/bPwwUaKJVfY
  • An innovative Kenyan company is working to combat the issues of deforestation and poor sanitation at the same time. How? By using human waste to make clean, sustainable charcoal.
  • Kushal Naharki (Nepal)
  • Kushal Naharki is an enthusiastic, energetic, hardworking and versatile youth pursuing undergraduate degree in Agriculture at IAAS, Lamjung Campus. As Vice Present of Youth Thinkers' Society Lamjung, Regional Ambassador of Tunza EcoGeneration for Nepal and Program Coordinator at Youth Innovation Network, he has been working in the field of Youth, Environment and Agriculture, Inspiring, motivating and making people aware through his activities.
  • Sustainable Environment Campaign
  • https://youtu.be/Wq_APxwzKJ8
  • "Sustainable Environment Campaign: Awarding Children for Conscious Family and Responsible Nation" organized by Tunza Eco Generation Regional Ambassador of Nepal Kushal Naharki and Youth Innovation Network is a awareness campaign for school children through Eco quiz, Eco voice of children, awareness presentation, motivation and Eco club formation.
  • What Can You Do RIGHT NOW To Save The Earth?
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUhxcdzRgLQ
  • Are we aware about the threats we are facing due to environmental problems like Climate Change, Global warming and a lot more. This video explains that Our climate is changing drastically and quickly, so what steps can We take to stop it today?
  • E-waste: Why We Need to Act Now
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A4mzZ428Ag
  • This is an educational video about e-waste that can be used to introduce others about what e-waste is and its effects on the environment and each other. E waste has been an serious problem due to the increasing use of electronics and lack of their proper management has led to the increase of the waste management and everyone should learn and act immediately.
  • How to green the world's deserts and reverse climate change | Allan Savory
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpTHi7O66pI&t=362s
  • Ted taks has been a popular show motivating people around. This video by Allan Sanvoy explains how we can green the world's deserts and reverse the climate change. Desertification happening to about two-thirds of the world's grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos needs action to be taken and this video explains why and how do we do it?
  • How This Town Produces No Trash
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eym10GGidQU
  • With the increase in the amount of th waste production and lack of their proper management, it has turned out to be huge problem. This video shows how a small town in Japan has turned itself into zero waste town to combat against this environmental issue. This video shows how difficult is it for the people to take actions although it is very important for us to act now. Watch this video to get inspired to change your area into the zero waste area.
  • Sainath Manikandan (United Arab Emirates)
  • I am Sainath Manikandan, Grade 6, GEMS United Indian School, Abu Dhabi. I am a Diana Award 2018 holder, Drop It Youth Ambassador, EEG member, environmentalist, innovator, abacus graduate, brown belt in karate, keyboard player and singer. I am nominated for 2 categories in Pride of Abu Dhabi Awards - Young Achiever and Special Recognition Award.
  • The Plastic Planet
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73sGgmZoMBQ
  • Meaning of the environmental clips and the reason why this is important to us - Plastic pollution is one of the biggest problem that our mother earth is facing at present. Approximately 8 million tons of plastics enter the world’s seas and oceans. The marine species intake these plastics and many of them die. Plastics are not our body's best friend.
  • Bonface Obuba (Kenya)
  • I'm Bonface Obuba . I'm the regional ambassador to Kenya. I'm a structural engineer attaché at Mathis Consultants Ltd in Kenya. I'm also the author of Thrills and Chills: Trudging Through life. More importantly, I'm a warrior of nature.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio's Powerful Climate Summit Speech
  • https://youtu.be/ka6_3TJcCkA
  • This youtube video posted by The Daily Conversation is one of the most compelling speeches on climate change. Leonardo DiCaprio an Oscar Award-winning actor gives an opening speech at the 2014 United Nations Climate Summit in New York City. He challenges the delegates to take decisive action. He says as just he acts fictitious characters on screen so do we look at climate change: as if it were a fiction, happening to someone else’s planet.
  • Viraaj Kulshreshtha (India)
  • I am a high school student, associated with Tunza since I turned 13 and have been a regular with getting inputs on various topics and themes. I am an environment enthusiast and ensure my bit in every possible way for sustained living as I believe in co-habitation, sustenance and importance of role of everyone - however insignificant it may seem. The documentary on Sunderbans caught my attention at school when I was in third standard. I strive to continue to play my role as an environmentalist as a pro in re-purposing everything I can to reduce waste.
  • Mangroves - Guardians of the Coast
  • https://youtu.be/4SY7X9zdZ-U
  • Mangroves - a group of trees and shrubs that thrive in the coastal intertidal zone. The greatest benefit of mangroves is their ability to reduce storm surge. This benefit is long- term and requires no maintenance. The escalating destruction and degradation of mangroves – driven by land conversion for aquaculture and agriculture, coastal development, and pollution – is occurring at an alarming rate, with over a quarter of the earth’s original mangrove cover now lost. It has resulted in the loss of some of the world’s most diverse ecosystems and has greatly increased shoreline hazards and beach erosion rates. The video captures the importance of mangroves and highlights the benefit of involving and educating the locals and interventions by the government in saving the Ecosystem. Let’s pledge to save mangroves - our saviour.
  • Anishka Jha (United Arab Emirates)
  • I am Anishka Jha. I am a grade 10 student from UAE. The seeds of environmentalism were sowed in me at the age of 8 years. I started with tree plantation and beach clean-up. In coordination with my community group I have conducted many environment workshops ranging from Energy saving to art from waste. Each and every steps I took towards environmentalism, it expanded my horizon and my awareness of my responsibilities towards Mother Nature. As a climate justice ambassador by Plant for the Planet Academy I actively participated in the Eco Activities. My Spirit of environmentalism took me to Sri Lanka and India to spread awareness amongst rural community there. My trip to Seoul this year to attend Junior Engineering Academy cemented my passion to become Design Engineer and contribute towards making a sustainable city. Presently, I am working on methods to reduce the use of plastics and Styrofoam. I have a strong belief that we have to bring the feeling of sustainable living right from the young age and we have to reach the less advantaged segments of the society because ultimately they form the great percentage of society especially in developing countries. Sustainable green living has to be in the DNA of every human being.
  • An Inconvenient Sequel Truth to Power 2017
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huX1bmfdkyA
  • An American documentary film, directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, about former United States Vice President Al Gore's mission to battle climate change. The movie is a sequel to An Inconvenient Truth (2006), the film highlights Gore's efforts to persuade governmental leaders to invest in renewable energy that led to the signing of 2016's Paris Agreement. The documentary also shows the progress made to tackle the climate change problem. The film released on July 28, 2017, has received a nomination for Best documentary at the 71st British Academy Film Awards. This environment documentary video clip is a must watch for all Eco- warriors as it reveals the efforts made towards controlling climate change and the political hindrances being faced by Climate Ambassadors in reality. The movies has been widely viewed and grossed over $ 5 million.
  • Deepak Subedi (Nepal)
  • I am Deepak Subedi currently studying B.V.Sc & A.H in 8th semester in Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Tribhuvan Universityy. I am Local Exchange coordinator of IAAS LC Paklihawa and Exchange Coordinator in One Health Nepal. I was funder President of Creative Veterinary Students' Association Nepal and i am currently working as President advisor of Leo Club of Bharatpur Chautari. Last but not least I am proud Ambassador of Tunza Eco Generation 21th term.
  • Fuming Kathmandu
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucMIkI1pwaw
  • I saw this video about fuming Kathmandu six month ago on YouTube and when I saw this monthly event, my mind directly remembered this video. This video shows the present context of capital of my country so this is very important. Nepal's Kathmandu ranks 5th in Pollution Index 2017, this video show why Kathmandu is in 5th rank. Obviously this is challenge for us, so we have to accept the challenge and try to solve this. We can solve the problem by understand it, this video help us to understand the present scenario of air quality in Kathmandu.
  • HIRWA tiamo (Rwanda)
  • EARTH-SONG by Michael Jackson
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAi3VTSdTxU
  • This clip is a song by Michael Jackson done released in 1995, its genre is pop. This song, i take it as cries of people crying for world being brought to destruction by us. it cries for over exploitation of world few natural resources such as forests by deforestation, cries for wildlife being damaged such as elephants killed mainly for ivory, it cries for continuous wars harming the environment and also industrialization polluting the atmosphere. Even though it has been years since the song was released, the same is happening in nowadays. Thus as the song says we must care WHAT ABOUT US.... Even though we do this for our own good, WHAT ABOUT US after......
  • Ananya Singh (India)
  • I'm the 21st Regional Ambassador of Tunza Eco-Generation to India. In March 2019, I'll be the only female participant from India at NextGen@ICANN64, Kobe, Japan. I was the mentor for Game Theory & Economics for IIT Bombay's Maths & Physics Club's Summer of Science Programme. I, currently, discharge the roles of the Global Ambassador for the Kosmos Journal (USA), the Alumni Ambassador for the Yale Young Global Scholars (Yale University, USA), and I'm a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, TUNZA Eco-Generation (powered by UNEP & Samsung Engineering), Voices of Youth (powered by UNICEF), and have also been a blogger for The SPAN, the official magazine of the US Embassy in India in the past. I've also been on board of the editorial team of the Novak Djokovic Foundation (Serbia). In addition to the above, I've also worked with the Climate Trackers (Philippines) as an editor- translator where I translated and edited handbooks on Climate Change, which were later presented at COP-22 in Morocco. I've been awarded a silver prize in the senior category of the International Essay Competition organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society, London, UK, twice, in 2014 & 2016 respectively, on the merit of my submitted entries & as recommended by the jury panel. I was a special invitee at the International Literary Fest chaired by Ruskin Bond.
  • Why the language of fear won't help us stop climate change
  • https://youtu.be/VwHHED9Lz3Y
  • The video explains how lately the use of language and expressions has evoked sensations of fear, panic, and apprehension causing people to feel helpless in the face of an impending peril. And since they feel helpless, they become psychologically wired to not seek or give help to evade climate change since they are already convinced that "they'll be dying in 10 years down the lane because of climate change". So, instead of sounding vague and fearful, we need to start using a language that is more empathetic and actionable.

    • Rachu Khanal says :
      I will surely watch this
      Posted 31-03-2020 07:55

    Apsara Sapkota

    • Apsara Sapkota says :
      Thank you very much to share such a link
      Posted 26-03-2020 20:49

    Sanjay Poudel

    • Sanjay Poudel says :
      Thank you very much to share such a link.
      Posted 06-03-2020 23:38

    Nitipak Ratapipat

    • Nitipak Ratapipat says :
      Very impressive. Don't stop to save our world.
      Posted 02-02-2020 14:03

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