After you’re students have watched The Story of Bottled Water, and gotten thinking about what to do, you might want to inspire them with this video of students who tackled bottled water at their school.
Archive for category: Green club
Here we identify resources that may be especially useful for green clubs or other interest groups where students have volunteered to take a greater interest in our Earth and the environment.
Recommended by the good people from The Story of Stuff, this 6 minute video video outlines the alternatives to industrial chemical based agriculture (and how it’s better for food producers and food eaters).
It also ties in nicely to the Food Waste that I posted earlier this week.
Some interesting resources on their website too.
Tristram Stuart not only has an important message to share – but he’s a great and entertaining speaker.
One of the highlights of this talk for me is when he relates the story of the Chinese man who “thrashed him at his own game”!
A great video if you want your students to appreciate not only the scale of the problem a consumption culture creates, but many of the problems we face have solutions that simply need application.
We watched this lovely film recently at our SL Kampung – everyone found it both enjoyable and enlightening on how animals live in Africa and the amazing lives that are led in such a harsh environment as the desserts of Africa.
It’s available in the National Library.
David Roberts breaks down the basics of climate change and why we should do something about it in just 15 minutes.
What’s more, he finishes on a great inspiring (if not ambitious) quote:
Anyone who hears this, for the rest of your life, your job is to make the impossible possible.
Your students will be gobsmacked by the scale of our problem with waste and the human toll that modern waste has.
This documentary featuring artist Vik Muniz shows how people can use their talents to make a difference in the world, and tells the story of several people working on the garbage – your students won’t be able to help but get emotionally involved in the stories of these people as we discover the differences and similarities between their lives and ours.
The DVD is available at many branches of the national library.
If you are interested in the environment, you may well have already heard about The Story of Stuff.
What many don’t know is that there is also a great teaching resource that goes along with it called “Buy, Use, Toss”, a really useful eBook that was made in collaboration with Facing the Future.
The eBook is a free download (you just need to register a free account) and has many classes worth of material that would make great programmes for a class module or extended learning for your school’s green group.