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How Did You Celebrate Earth Day?

Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by coffeecritic

 

 

What did you do on Earth Day?  In honor of our planet's holiday, consider curling up on the couch with some of these earth-friendly films. Documentaries, dramas, animated family films - they're all available at the Santa Clara County Library!

An Inconvenient Truth

 An Inconvenient Truth

 

 

 Former Vice President Al Gore    explains the facts of global warming, presents arguments that the dangers of global warming have reached crisis levels, and addresses the efforts of certain interests to discredit the anti-global warming cause.

WALL-E  WALL-E

 

 Animated Disney/Pixar film. After hundreds of lonely years, a waste management robot finds true love in another robot sent on a mission to Earth to see if it's safe for human life.

Blue Gold     Blue Gold

 

   Corporate giants, private investors and corrupt governments vie for control of our dwindling fresh water supply. Wars of the future will be fought over water as they are today over oil, as the source of all life enters the global marketplace and political arena.

The Island President   The Island President

 

   When President Mohammed Nasheed of the Maldives brought democracy to the Maldives after decades of despotic rule, he confronted a nation whose very survival is at stake. As  one of the most low-lying countries in the world, a rise in three feet of sea level would submerge the 1200 islands and make them uninhabitable.

The Age of Stupid   The Age of Stupid

  

   Pete Postlethwaite stars as an activist living alone in the devastated future world of 2055. As he sifts through the relics of our lost and misguided civilization, the archivist asks why Earth's inhabitants did nothing to reverse the effects of climate change while they still had the chance.

Plastic Planet    Plastic Planet

 

    Viewers are taken on a journey around the globe, from the Moroccan Sahara to the middle of the Pacific Ocean, from a factory in China to the Alps, to reveal the far-flung reaches of the plastic problem. Interviews with biologists, pharmacologists and geneticists shed light on the perils of plastic, both to the environment and to our bodies and the health of future generations.

   

Life after People Life after People

 

   What will the world be like when mankind is extinct? With global warming and the depletion of natural resources, it is critical to consider how we can reduce our impact on the planet. See the changes wrought in just decades in ghostly settlements like Chernobyl and island towns off the coast of Maine. How long would it take before the last remnants of mankind completely disappeared?

Rachel Carson's Silent Spring   Rachel Carson's Silent Spring

 

   Witness the life of passionate biologist Rachel Carson, and how she exposed the effects of the unregulated use of pesticides and herbicides by the federal government, and sparked a revolution in environmental policy.

You can also read the book that started it all, Silent Spring. First published in 1962, it became a bestseller, with international reverberations.

The Day after Tomorrow   The Day after Tomorrow

 

 

   Global warming triggers the onset of a new Ice Age. Starring Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal and Emmy Rossum.

If A Tree Falls   If A Tree Falls

 

 

The remarkable story of the Earth Liberation Front, a radical environmental group that the FBI calls "America's number one domestic terrorist threat."  By Academy Award-nominated director Marshall Curry.

More movies for Earth Day

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