Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Tomorrow, 14-Apr, The 11th Environmental Documentary Series will show two free short documentaries and the filmmakers and/or directors will join us for Q&A:

Tomorrow, 14-Apr, The 11th Environmental Documentary Series will show two free short documentaries and the filmmakers and/or directors will join us for Q&APeace with Nature and Solar For All, together 75 minutes.

About the films:

  • Peace with Nature: Oak Alley’s documentary tells of the story of the restoration of Costa’s Rica’s rainforests from a low of 21% forest cover in the 1980s back to 52% cover in 2010. Costa Rica is also implementing policies to protect its biodiversity and become a carbon neutral economy.

    Peace with Nature in Costa Rica from Oak Alley Productions on Vimeo.

  • Solar For All: Solar for All celebrates the successes and documents the challenges of the first two years of implementing Solar For All, Mayor Muriel Bowser's initiative to provide 100,000 low-to-moderate income families with the benefits of locally generated clean energy. One of the most progressive solar mandates in the U.S., #DCSolarStories exhibits how the District is using innovation and the concept of equity or "equal access" to local, clean energy to slash resident's utility burdens and protect underserved communities in the face of the changing climate.

    Solar For All from Pendragwn Productions on Vimeo.

The films is available for free on Vimeo: Peace with Nature and Solar For All. We will connect at 6:30 PM via Zoom (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83391076365?pwd=djZQa3hvQklncDlTdTdjbnBPdDcxdz09) and everybody will start the films soon after. After the films we will hold a discussion with the filmmakers on Zoom.

Monday, April 5, 2021

Florida faces 'imminent' pollution catastrophe from phosphate mine pond | Florida | The Guardian

“Regular” nutrient input is degrading Florida’s Everglades and coral reefs for decades and causes “red tides” but this is even worse… "When will they ever learn" "that you cannot eat money"?

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Tomorrow, 24-Mar, The 11th Environmental Documentary Series will show: Public Trust

Tomorrow, 24-Mar, The 11th Environmental Documentary Series will show: Public Trust, 98 minutes: https://www.patagonia.com/films/public-trust/

About the film: A Film about the Fight for America’s Public Lands, from Executive Producers Robert Redford & Yvon Chouinard. Our public lands and waters are under threat. As an extinction crisis looms and climate change continues to be one of the greatest threats our planet has ever faced, America’s 640 million acres of public lands support biodiversity and carbon sequestration. It’s essential that we fight for their protection by preventing the slashing of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, fighting the potential permanent destruction of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Minnesota, and stopping the de facto sale of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—one of the last wild places in America.

The film is available for free on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGjnIG7puzY. We will connect at 6:30 PM via Zoom (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83391076365?pwd=djZQa3hvQklncDlTdTdjbnBPdDcxdz09) and everybody will start the films soon after. After the films we will hold a discussion on Zoom.

Schedule: Environmental Documentaries - SHU Sustainability

Nobel Prize Summit ‘Our Planet, Our Future’ To Be Held April 26-28 - Registration Now Open | National Academies

News Release | March 17, 2021
WASHINGTON — The first Nobel Prize Summit “Our Planet, Our Future” will bring together Nobel Prize laureates and other esteemed leaders in the sciences, policy, business, the youth movement, and the arts to explore actions that can be achieved this decade to put the world on a path to a more sustainable, more prosperous future for all. Registration is now open for the April 26-28 virtual summit, which is free and open to the public. 
Hosted by the Nobel Foundation and organized by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in partnership with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Stockholm Resilience Centre, and the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, the summit will draw upon lessons learned in the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic to mobilize action on:
  • fighting climate change and biodiversity loss
  • reducing inequality
  • advancing technologies with the power to transform the way we live and work
  • Summit highlights will include:
an address by Al Gore, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former U.S. vice president
an interview with the Dalai Lama, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Tibetan spiritual leader
remarks from Xiye Bastida, climate activist and youth leader
dialogues and conversations with other laureates, esteemed researchers, and policy leaders, including:
-        Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to the U.S. president and director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
-        Jennifer Doudna, Nobel Prize laureate and professor of biochemistry and biophysics, University of California, Berkeley
-        Peter Doherty, Nobel Prize laureate and patron of the Doherty Institute, University of Melbourne
-        Sandra Diaz, professor of ecosystems, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina
-        Tom Lovejoy, professor of ecosystems, George Mason University

Full announcement: Nobel Prize Summit ‘Our Planet, Our Future’ To Be Held April 26-28 - Registration Now Open | National Academies

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Pesticide information database is now available to the public


Newly updated, more intuitive, and easier-to-use pesticide information database is now available to the public, accessible at PesticideInfo | Home

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Environmental Documentaries - SHU Sustainability - Tomorrow, 10-Mar

For tomorrow, 10-Mar, the organizer of The 11th Environmental Documentary Series encourages everybody to attend the free 2021 Wege Lecture presented by the renowned writer and GLORIA STEINEMENDOWED CHAIR IN MEDIA, CULTURE AND FEMINIST STUDIES at Rutgers University Naomi Klein. The event is scheduled for 7:00 PM. Register for free at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/18th-peter-m-wege-lecture-featuring-naomi-klein-tickets-133344333491

The organizer still recommends the planned feature Why we cycle , 56:19 minutes that can be watched independently.

Why we cycle from Nieuw & Verbeterd on Vimeo.

About the film: To the Dutch, cycling is as normal as breathing. We don’t think about it, we just do it. Perhaps the fact that we don’t think about it, is the key to the bicycle’s success in this country. But because we do not give cycling a second thought, we don’t really know what the deeper needs of cyclists are. In the documentary ‘Why we cycle’ we take a ride with ordinary cyclists and specialists from a variety of disciplines. These conversations uncover some obvious, but even more hidden effects of cycling on people, on societies, and on the organization of cities.The film is available on Amazon and free for Prime subscribers.Full schedule via below link:
Environmental Documentaries - SHU Sustainability