Celebrate Earth Day with Multimedia Resources from University Libraries

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Earth Day will be observed on April 22 this year, and the Multimedia Department of University Libraries has compiled a list of streaming videos available to all students, staff, and faculty. Physical items are also available in the Multimedia Department, located in the Mullins Library Hodges Reading Room.

Films and documentaries

before the flood follows Leonardo DiCaprio as he travels the world to see firsthand the effects of climate change and what can be done to solve the climate crisis.

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power is the sequel to An inconvenient truth and aims to show how close we are to a real energy revolution.

The plastic cup: the official story of the plastic pirates documents the Hungarian “Plastic Cup”, a long-distance race on the Tisza River of boats made from collected plastic waste.

plastic in the ocean explores the devastation plastic is having on our oceans and the people advocating for cleanup.

Transport, greener cars, biodiesel and the design of cities less dependent on fossil fuels explores the automotive industry’s shift towards greener cars and the need for cities to balance cycling, public transport and vehicles within their overall infrastructure.

Guardians of the Earth tells how, for the first time, 195 countries have committed to act against climate change. The main objective is to keep the increase in global average temperature well below 2°C.

It’s time to choose addresses global climate change challenges and solutions.

Channels and series

Several channels and video series are dedicated to environmental issues.

Going Green tells the story of five people who are making a difference through sustainability efforts, from a man who built a village in Panama using recycled plastic bottles to a woman in Copenhagen who changed government policy on food waste.

Unsolvable is a series of short videos related to climate change and includes episodes such as Find out how we could clean our air in the future, meet the scientists cleaning up carbon emissions and blocking the sun to fight climate change and This scientist created a super tree to fight climate change.

There are also several channels related to environmental studies and global issues.

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