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Mother: Caring for 7 Billion

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"Mother, the film, breaks a 40-year taboo by bringing to light an issue that silently fuels our largest environmental, humanitarian and social crises - population growth. Since the 1960s the world population has nearly doubled, adding more than 3 billion people. At the same time, talking about population has become politically incorrect because of the sensitivity of the issues surrounding the topic- religion, economics, family planning, and gender inequality. The film illustrates both the over consumption and the inequity side of the population issue by following Beth, a mother, a child-rights activist, and the last sibling of a large American family of twelve, as she discovers the thorny complexities of the population dilemma and highlights a different path to solve it" -- IMDb website.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Glacial Balance

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Glacial balance is a journey along the spine of the Andes mountain range, from Colombia to Argentina, getting to know the individuals and lives of those who are affected by the dwindling tropical glacier reserve, the canaries in the mine regarding climate change. Along the way, we are accompanied by scientists who give us a perspective on what is happening in the natural world and what we can expect. And from that, we learn of the chain reaction effect that these disappearing glaciers are having on us and the rest of the world.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Watermark

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Following their success with Manufactured Landscapes, photographer Edward Burtynsky and filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal reunite to explore the ways in which humanity has shaped, manipulated and depleted one of its most vital and compromised resources: water.
DVD
2014; 2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Samsara

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Prepare yourself for an unparalleled sensory experience. Filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, it explores the wonders of the world from sacred grounds to industrial sites, looking into the unfathomable reaches of man's spirituality and the human experience. Photographed entirely in 70mm and transferred to 4K digital projection format, its mesmerizing images of unprecedented clarity illuminate the links between humanity and the rest of nature.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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An Ecology of Mind

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"An Ecology of Mind is a film portrait of Gregory Bateson, celebrated anthropologist, philosopher, author, naturalist, systems theorist, and filmmaker, produced and directed by his daughter, Nora Bateson"--Web site.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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Powaqqatsi: Life in Transformation

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This film calls into question everything we think we know about contemporary society. By juxtaposing images of ancient cultures with those of modern life, Powaqqatsi masterfully portrays the human cost of progress.
DVD
2002; 1988
Clemons (Stacks)
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The First Millimeter: Healing the Earth

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"An inspiring groundbreaking documentary filmed around the world exploring the solution to global warming, an answer that saves money, our food supply and most likely our children's lives. This is a story about hope. This is a story about how to use the tools we have to heal what we all depend on to survive: the Earth." -- Amazon.
DVD
2009; 2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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What a Way to Go: Life at the End of Empire

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"A middle class white guy comes to grips with Peak Oil, Climate Change, Mass Extinction, Population Overshoot and the demise of the American lifestyle. ... Featuring interviews with Daniel Quinn, Derrick Jensen, Jerry Mander, Chellis Glendinning, Richard Heinberg, Thomas Berry, William Catton, Ran Prieur and Richard Manning, What a Way to Go looks at the current global situation and asks the most important questions of all: How did we get here? Why do we keep destroying the planet? What do we truly want? Can we find a vision that will empower us to do what is necessary to survive, and even thrive, in the coming decades?" -- Home page http://www.whatawaytogomovie.com
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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BookDVD
2008
Clemons (Clemons Reserves)
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An Inconvenient Truth

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Former Vice President Al Gore explains the facts of global warming, presents arguments that the dangers of global warning have reached the level of crisis, and addresses the efforts of certain interests to discredit the anti-global warming cause. Between lecture segments, Gore discusses his personal commitment to the environment, sharing anecdotes from his experiences.
DVD
2006
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The Next Industrial Revolution: William McDonough, Michael Braungart & the Birth of the Sustainable Economy

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Tells the story of the movement led by architect Bill McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart to bring together ecology and human design. Explores how businesses are transforming themselves to work with nature and profitability.
DVD
2001
Clemons (Stacks)
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World Population

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After a population decrease in the 14th century because of the bubonic plague, population growth began to surge around 1800 with the Industrial Revolution. During the 20th and 21st centuries growth has occurred and will continue to occur mainly in developing countries like Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Areas most likely to remain relatively unpopulated are comprised of desert, frozen tundra, swamps, and high rocky mountains.
VHS
1990
Ivy (By Request)
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Escape From Affluenza

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Taking off where the documentary Affluenza ends, this television production shows ways individuals are combating consumerism and 'affluenza', including the voluntary simplicity movement. Hosted by Wanda Urbanska, co-author of Simple living.
VHS
1998
Ivy (By Request)
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The Human Race

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The four-part documentary series weighs the implications of the way we live together, the way we organize societies, and our complex relationship with the environment.
VHS
1994
Ivy (By Request)
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Living in the Future's Past

**Academy Award-Winner** Jeff Bridges shares the screen with scientists and profound thinkers going beyond politics and borders to look under the hood of humanity, revealing eye-opening concepts about ourselves and our past, providing the keys to a better future. The film shows how no one can predict how major changes might emerge from the spontaneous actions of the many. How energy takes many forms as it moves through and animates everything. How, as we come to understand our true connection to all there is, we will need to redefine our expectations, not as what we will lose, but what we might gain by preparing for something different. Winner of Best Feature Documentary at the **Amsterdam Film Festival** and the **IndieFEST Film Awards**.
Online
2019; 2018
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The Living Machine

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A lecture by John Todd on ecological design and the partnership between humans and other life sources.
VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)
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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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Deserts [electronic resource]: Global Environments

Global warming is bad news - unless, of course, you're accustomed to life in the desert. Arid environments, which already cover one third of the Earth's land mass, are growing at an alarming rate, which means that they could conceivably become the new normal. In the next few decades, up to 35 percent of the world's terrain faces desertification with the lives and livelihoods of millions, if not billions, in jeopardy. Examining the dramatic changes in store for our planet, this program looks at what the global community should be doing to prepare, what actions are currently being taken, and how cultures which have thrived for centuries in extremely dry locations are passing on a range of skills and traditions designed to help cope with the "arid" life. Can this undervalued knowledge e [...]
Online
2007
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The Cost of Sushi [electronic resource]: Emptying the Seas

The bluefin tuna, called by BBC News "one of the most highly-prized-and fought over-species and foodstuffs in the world," is known to fishermen as a "floating goldmine." But the world's taste for sushi has pushed this species to the brink of extinction, and now it is the Mediterranean spawning grounds that are coming under attack. Should bluefin tuna fishing be banned? From Croatia to Greece, from Japan to the coast of Spain, this program investigates the global impact of tuna fishing and asks if there is such a thing as sustainable sushi. The efforts of independent fisheries consultant Roberto Mielgo, who is trying to protect bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean, are spotlighted.
Online
2012