Videos are available for check-out on a first-come, first-served basis for a period of three weeks.
DVD, 2004, 26 minutes
Grades 6-12. Astronauts in the Space Station. Villagers in the Amazon. An actress in Hollywood. What do these people have in common? Circling the globe, Power Shift explores the remarkable ways that energy touches our daily lives. Meet architect William McDonough, a TIME magazine "Hero for the Planet." Answer the question: "When I turn on the light in my room, where does the electricity come from and how does it reach me?" Learn personal action steps you can take to create a sustainable future.
Garbage and recycling
Bill Nye, the Science Guy: Garbage
DVD, 1996, 26 minutes
Grades 6-8. In his usual entertaining style, our favorite scientist explores garbage and recycling in the United States.
Saving Little Pieces of Our Earth
DVD, 2008, 13 minutes
Grades 6-12. Ever wonder how recycling works? This locally-produced video follows paper, aluminum, steel, plastic and glass through the recycling process – from your recycling bin to a material recovery center and then into new products.
Watch the video
Natural resources, the environment and sustainability
DVD, 2005, 62 minutes
Grades 6-12. This video profiles a diverse group of courageous Goldman Environmental Prize winners who have made it their duty to protect their local environments. Organized around foundational topics in environmental studies, Environmental Ethics examines both the facts and the ethical arguments surrounding resource management practices. The inspiring stories told in this video pose questions about how to weigh the needs of modern life with the reality of its impacts on the natural world.
DVD, 2008, 90 minutes
Grades 6-12. Have you ever thought about how much food, everyday products, and fuel you've consumed during the course of your life? In National Geographic's new program, Human Footprint, you'll find out that it's a lot. From our cars to our clothes dryers to our disposable toothbrushes, our impact on planet Earth is astonishing. This enlightening portrait reveals our level of consumption and the simple changes we can make to reduce our negative impact on the world.