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Rebels With a Cause: How a Battle Over Land Changed the Landscape Forever

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"Narrated by Frances McDormand, Rebels With a Cause spotlights the schemers and dreamers who fought to keep developers from taking over the breathtaking landscape of the northern California coast. Rebels describes in fascinating detail how they protected agriculture and wildlife, established public parks next toi a densely populated urban center, and shaped the environmental movement as we know it today."--Container.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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E².: Season Two Design

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Six 30-minute chapters featuring the designers and drivers of change in the world of sustainable architecture. Each episode explores the potential of the built environment to help reverse our global climate crisis.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Flow: For Love of Water

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Investigates the growing privatization of the world's dwindling fresh water supply from the perspective of politics, economics, pollution and environmental issues, human rights, public health, and the effects of corporate greed and apathetic governments. Features interviews with scientists and activists, who discuss the water crisis at both the global and human scale. Also gives viewers a look at the people and institutions providing practical solutions to the water crisis and those developing new technologies to address the problem.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Age of Stupid

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Pete Postlethwaite (the only fictional character) stars as an archivist living alone in the devastated future world of 2055, who spends his days looking at old footage from the years leading up to 2015 when a cataclysmic climate change took place. As he sifts through the relics of our lost and misguided civilization, the archivist asks why Earth's inhabitants did nothing to reverse the effects of climate change while they still had the chance.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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E².: Transport

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A six-part series examines sustainable transportation alternatives with potentially far-reaching effects. Explores real solutions to pressing environmental and social challenges, presented with a combination of storytelling, cinematography and an original music score.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Changing Climates: The Impact

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Pt.1 The science of climatology - This program spotlights milestones in research as it seeks to understand humankind's impact of Earth's atmosphere -- pt. 2 The impact - This program travels the world to observe how global warming, accelerated and exacerbated by air pollution, is affecting society.
VHS
2002
Ivy (By Request)
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Changing Climate?

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Explores the dynamic interplay between science and policymaking. Though the world community has come to recognize the threat of global warming, the economic interests of each country have thwarted the development of a unified strategy. In Europe, environmental groups have despaired of relying on governments to take action. Instead, they lobby the banks to withhold financing from industries that contribute to the greenhouse effect.
VHS
1997; 1996
Ivy (By Request)
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E².: Energy

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A six-part series featuring people and places around the globe where efforts are being made to improve our environment for the future.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Journey to Planet Earth: The State of the Planet

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Investigates some of the most critical environmental and earth science questions of the 21st century. Issues covered include growing populations, water and food supply, and global warming. Shows why these issues should be taken seriously before it is too late.
DVD
2009; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Industrial and Sustainable Farming [electronic resource]

Perhaps the biggest challenge facing the agricultural industry today is feeding the world's rapidly growing population while also caring for the environment. At the center of the challenge is the tension between sustainable and more mainstream industrial farming practices. This video looks at ecological problems caused by farming which relies on pesticides, hormones, and heavy mechanization. The program also assesses the advantages and disadvantages of sustainable alternatives. Interviews with a vegetable farmer, an organic winemaker, and an environmental scientist explore issues at the core of agribusiness while touching on innovative ideas and ongoing technological changes in farming practices around the world.
Online
2012
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Garth Lenz - the True Cost of Oil

What does environmental devastation actually look like? At TEDxVictoria, photographer Garth Lenz shares shocking photos of the Alberta Tar Sands mining project-and the beautiful (and vital) ecosystems under threat. Lenz' touring exhibition, The True Cost of Oil, has played a major part in the fight against Alberta Tar Sands Mining.
Online
2012
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Conducting a Home Energy Audit [electronic resource]

A professional energy audit is essential to transforming an older residence into a fuel-efficient home. The procedure lets homeowners know how quickly they are consuming energy and which parts of the dwelling need improvement to keep utility costs down. This program covers the step-by-step process of performing a home energy audit and gives details about the specific techniques and tools needed for the job. From assessing the building envelope to inspecting HVAC/R systems and major appliances, then making recommendations for the most commonly-needed improvements, the video informs viewers while providing helpful tips along the way.
Online
2014
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Installing a Solar Electric System [electronic resource]

Solar electricity is a top choice for providing clean energy, and thanks to lower prices in getting a system up and running, consumer demand for this alternative keeps rising. This program explains exactly how to install a solar electric system, with segments on determining where to place the panels or modules; proper installation of both the mechanical and electrical components; testing the system, including grounding and voltage; and what to review with the homeowner in terms of the system's operation and maintenance. The video also advises on OSHA safety regulations for rooftop and electrical work, and offers smart building tips to increase the system's efficiency.
Online
2014
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Installing a Solar Hot Water System [electronic resource]

A solar hot water system is an eco-friendly, cost-efficient alternative to gas or electric heaters, and with a conventional heater as a backup, can provide hot water even on cold, cloudy days. After a brief overview, this program explains the process of installing an active solar hot water system. Viewers learn the specific tools, hardware, plumbing, and electrical components needed, how to test the system, and key points about its operation to discuss with the homeowner after installation is complete. The importance of setting up a safe, OSHA-compliant jobsite is also covered, and smart building tips are offered throughout.
Online
2014
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Upgrading a Forced Air Furnace [electronic resource]

Because heating and cooling utilizes the most energy in a home, one of the best decisions a homeowner can make to improve efficiency and lower bills is to upgrade these systems. This program lets viewers know how to install a new residential forced air furnace, with segments on disconnecting and removing the existing unit, inspecting and testing components, and details of the actual installation - all with an eye toward safety. Information is also given on putting in a digital thermostat, adding a humidifier and HEPA filter, and testing the entire system once it's complete. Smart tips are offered throughout, and the video closes with suggestions for homeowner training.
Online
2014
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Air Sealing and Insulating [electronic resource]

Besides helping a house use less energy, properly-installed insulation means greater comfort and less noise. This program explains insulating and air sealing as part of a new home build, and also as a retrofit to an existing home. Beginning with the establishment of energy goals, the video takes viewers through the process of choosing the right kind of insulation, evaluating and accessing current insulation on a retrofit, locating and sealing leaks, and installing different types of insulation, including spray foam, fiberglass batt, and blown-in loose-fill, with safety always in mind. Verifying the installation with a blower door test and reviewing results with the homeowner is also covered, and smart building tips are provided throughout.
Online
2014
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Transition to a Global Green Economy [electronic resource]

Generating jobs at three times the rate of the conventional sector, green investments have been a boon not just to the health of the planet but to that of the economy. In this program Alisa Gravitz, co-founder of the ethical consumerism group Green America, speaks with Hazel Henderson about environmentally sustainable economic models. Gravitz warns of a bursting "climate bubble" along the lines of the tech and housing bubbles-especially if the U.S. continues to rely on a fossil fuel-based mono economy-and also describes Green America's "break up with your mega-bank" campaign, its Green Business Network, and the Green Pages, all aimed at promoting small, socially-conscious businesses.
Online
2012
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More Than a Box With Windows [electronic resource]: Schluter Headquarters-a Case Study in Green Design and Construction

Building green: that was the goal of Schluter, a company specializing in tile installation systems. It wanted its new Canadian headquarters to be low impact, energy efficient, comfortable to work in, and a showcase for tiles. This documentary narrated by energy conservation specialist Jon Eakes explores the science that went into the design and construction of the award-winning, LEED Gold-certified building while explaining why the integration of green systems is essential to making an office that is ecologically responsible. "A common misconception about sustainable design," says Sustainable Architecture & Building Magazine, "is that it may be complicated, or that it is not worth the investment. However this project clearly proves that intelligent, environmentally aware decisions ca [...]
Online
2011
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Moyers & Company [electronic resource]: Going to Jail for Justice

During the closing weeks of the Bush White House, environmental activist Tim DeChristopher protested the auction of drilling rights to publicly owned Utah wilderness. After disrupting the proceedings by taking part in the bidding-a unique form of dissent-he was arrested for criminal fraud, found guilty, and sentenced to two years in federal prison. In this edition of Moyers & Company, DeChristopher joins Bill to talk about the necessity of civil disobedience in the fight for justice, how his jury was ordered to place the strict letter of the law over moral conscience, and the future of the environmental movement. DeChristopher is cofounder of the grassroots environmental group Peaceful Uprising.
Online
2013
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Is Nuclear Power Safe? [electronic resource]

When reactors at Fukushima Daiichi went into meltdown following Japan's devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the world once again began to question the safety of nuclear power. But is such distrust justified? In this program, physicist Jim Al-Khalili explains why he is convinced, at least theoretically, of nuclear power's value. Al-Khalili travels to Fukushima, Chernobyl, and reactors in Finland to see if nuclear power can work as well in practice as it does on paper - even after political and economic factors come into play.
Online
2011