Sunday, April 19, 2009

3 Days Until Earth Day

Ok lets get in the mood. Head on over to your local Library and check out one of these eco minded movies :

The Fire Next Time (1993)
2017: The greenhouse effect and global warming take their toll as droughts, floods, and hurricanes wreak mass destruction in a world gone mad, one family struggles to survive against all odds...

Call of the Hummingbird (2007) (Documentary)In the gorgeous setting of central Brazil, a rag tag of group of 1000 permaculture experts, Rastafarians, alternative health practitioners, Hare Krishnas, and NGO executives work towards a do-it-yourself action plan to make the world a better place in 13 days. The film takes us on a journey that ranges from the practices of permaculture and consensus facilitation all the way to the meaning of the Mayan calendar, which mysteriously ends in 2012—just a few short years away. In the process we are introduced to new ideas about politics, nature, and even time itself.

Hoot (2006)
The story of a young man moves from Montana to Florida with his family, where he's compelled to engage in a fight to protect a population of endangered owls.

Arctic Tale
Set in the vast snow kingdom at the top of the world, Arctic Tale is a real-life adventure from the people who brought you March of The Penguins. This family film follows two very different arctic creatures, Nanu, the polar bear cub and Seela, the walrus pup, through exciting and harrowing struggles for survival. Armed only with their natural instincts and mothers' guidance, these inspiring animals face countless trials and challenges in a beautiful icebound world that is rapidly melting beneath them.

Free Willy
A 12 year old street kid. A 3 ton orca whale. A friendship you could never imagine. An adventure you'll never forget.

Gorillas in the Mist
Sigourney Weaver stars as Dian Fossey, in this true story about Fossey's study of gorillas, and her efforts to stop the decimation of the endangered apes.

March of the Penguins
Each winter, alone in the pitiless ice deserts of Antarctica, deep in the most inhospitable terrain on Earth, a truly remarkable journey takes place as it has done for millennia.

MicroCosmos (1996) (Documentary)
MicroCosmos captures the fun and adventure of a spectacular hidden universe revealed in a breathtaking, close-up view. Your family will marvel at a pair of stag beetles dueling like titans. The kids will stare bug-eyed as a magnificent army of worker ants race to stock their larder ... while trying to avoid becoming a feisty pheasant's dinner. And you'll have a front-row seat to witness an amazing transformation from caterpillar to butterfly, the remarkable birth of a mosquito, and many other minute miracles of life—all leaving no doubt that Mother Nature remains the greatest special effects wizard of all

Erin Brockovich (2000)
Erin Brockovich is an unemployed single mother, desperate to find a job, but is having no luck. This losing streak even extends to a failed lawsuit against a doctor in a car accident she was in. With no alternative, she successfully browbeats her lawyer to give her a job in compensation for the loss. While no one takes her seriously, with her trashy clothes and earthy manners, that soon changes when she begins to investigate a suspicious real estate case involving the Pacific Gas & Electric Company. What she discovers is that the company is trying quietly to buy land that was contaminated by hexavalent chromium, a deadly toxic waste that the company is improperly and illegally dumping and, in turn, poisoning the residents in the area.

Incredible Shrinking Woman, The (1981)
After being exposed to a bizarre mixture of household chemicals, Pat Kramer begins to shrink. This baffles scientists, makes parenting difficult, warms the hearts of Americans, and captures the attention of a group of people who want to take over the world. This evil group plots to kidnap Pat and perform experiments on her so that they can eventually shrink everyone.

Day After Tomorrow, The (2004)
This movie takes a big-budget, special-effects-filled look at what the world would look like if the greenhouse effect and global warming continued at such levels that they resulted in worldwide catastrophe and disaster, including multiple hurricanes, tornadoes, tidal waves, floods and the beginning of the next Ice Age.

Logan's Run (1976)
Logan, a Sandman (police assassin), is forced to search for "Sanctuary" - a place to which people have apparently escaped from the sealed city of the future in which he lives. Jessica is caught up along the way and becomes his companion fugitive as they are both pursued by Francis, a fellow Sandman. Sanctuary is not what they expect.

Fast Food Nation (2006) (Docu-drama)
Based on the acclaimed book by Eric Schlosser, this film traces the birth of an everyday, ordinary hamburger through a chain of riveting, interlocking human stories—from perilous work in meat-packing plants to life behind the fast-food counters to the dirty secrets of fast-food corporations. What exactly are we biting into?

Guardian of the Wilderness (a.k.a. Mountain Man) (1976)
Based on the true story of Galen Clark, who, along with John Muir, worked to preserve America's greatest natural wonders, most notably Yosemite National Park.

Ferngully: The Last Rainforest (1992)
The fairy people of FernGully have never seen humans before, but when Christa sees one, Zak, she accidentally shrinks him down to her size. But there is trouble in FernGully, for Zak is part of a logging team who is there to cut down the forest.

Lorax, The (1972)
A young boy goes to meet a ruined industrialist in a treeless wasteland and hear his tale of what happened to him. His tragic story is about how he began a thriving business with a useless fashion product derived from the trees of a forest. As his business booms, the forest and its inhabitants suffer as he wantonly clearcuts without regard to the warnings of a wise old creature called the Lorax about the dire consequences of his greed.

Once Upon a Forest (1993)
This animated wildlife film provides an environmental friendly message that humans are a malicious, careless breed. Three chrubic little animals hacve to rescue their friend who has been overcome by poisonous gas.

Medicine Man (1992)
An eccentric scientist working for a large drug company is working on a research project in the Amazon jungle. He sends for a research assistant and a gas chromatograph because he's close to a cure for cancer. When the assistant turns out to be a "mere woman," he rejects her help. Meanwhile the bulldozers get closer to the area in which they are conducting research, and they eventually learn to work together, and begin falling in love

Category 7: The End of the World (2005)
Super-severe tornados and hurricanes set about wiping out the world's major cities. Is global warming to blame?

Six Degrees Could Change the World (2007) (Documentary)
NASA climate scientist James Hansen cautions that a global temperature increase of even two degrees Celsius represents a tipping point into a catastrophic climate scenario. This film ups the ante from there, postulating the effects of a six-degree increase—in sync with the higher range of scientists' warming predictions. Six Degrees explores the likely expansion of bad trends that are already troublesome under today's minor temperature increases: increasing desertification, forest stress, wild fires, and drought-stricken farmlands; disappearance of glaciers and ice caps; deforestation in the Amazon; increasing frequency of killer hurricanes like Katrina.

Silent Running (1972)
In this far-looking, speculative film, Bruce Dern is a crew member on a specially designed "biodome spaceship" that harbors Earth's last nature reserve—intended to refurbish an Earth devastated by nuclear war. When he is instructed to jettison his beloved forests and return home, he goes renegade. Accompanied only by three robots, he ponders the fate of his last pocket of nature and the murders of his fellow crew members.

Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk (2008) (Documentary)
Directed by two-time Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Greg MacGillivray and narrated by Robert Redford, this IMAX 3D film takes audiences down the Colorado River, through the Grand Canyon , on an exhilarating river journey that calls attention to the world's growing water shortage and the mega-drought now threatening the American Southwest


AsapRob said...

I think you are the kind of person who would really like Asapgreen, based on your blog description.

April said...

I'll go take a look AsapRob Thanks for sharing :D