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Plastic Bottle Recycling
Part of the Series: Curiosity Quest Goes Green
Did you know that Americans use approximately 2,500,000 plastic bottles every hour! Join Joel on this episode to find out how we can help our planet by recycling these plastic bottles.
Bag It: Is your Life too Plastic?
Try going a day without plastic. Plastic is everywhere and infiltrates our lives in unimaginable and frightening ways. In this touching and often flat-out-funny film, we follow "everyman" Jeb Berrier, who is admittedly not a tree hugger, as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our…
Connected is a visual and musical celebration of our planet's oceans. The film captures the diversity of marine life, moving the viewer to appreciate the complexity of the underwater world. At the same time, viewers must pause to consider their personal role in shaping the health of our oceans, especially…
Part of the Series: Curiosity Quest Goes Green
Did you know that tiny plastic particles in our ocean could kill marine life? Join Joel on this episode as he learns what we can do to keep plastic out of our oceans.
Staying Alive
Part of the Series: Generation Earth
Astounding engineering, mining and farming projects have pushed further and deeper into our planet to provide for our ever-increasing population. From the construction of the planet's largest aqueduct, soon to re-route China's waterways, to the world's largest array of greenhouses, covering hundreds of square kilometres of southern Spain in plastic,…
Oceans - The Mystery of the Missing Plastic
99% of the plastic that should be floating in the oceans is missing. Even accounting for the plastic that washes up on beaches or is trapped in arctic ice, millions of tonnes has simply disappeared. As most plastic never deteriorates, it simply breaks down into smaller and smaller particles that…
No Impact Man - Living Eco-effectively
What does it really take to live eco-effectively? For one year, Colin Beavan swore off plastic and toxins, turned off his electricity, went organic, became a bicycle nut, and tried to save the planet from environmental catastrophe while dragging his young daughter and his Prada-wearing wife along for the ride.…
Legends of Screen Make-up: A Tribute To John Chambers
Planet of the Apes, The Munsters. With very few and special exceptions, there is no more influential an individual in the modern world of special makeup effects than John Chambers. Through groundbreaking cinematic triumphs as pivotal as Planet of the Apes, Chambers 30-year career in Hollywood solidified his legacy as…
Garbage! The Revolution Starts at Home
Concerned for the future of his new baby boy Sebastain, writer and director Andrew Nisker takes an average urban family, the McDonalds, and asks them to keep every scrap of garbage that they create for three months. He then takes them on a journey to where it all goes and…
Part of the Series: Curiosity Quest Goes Green
Did you know that recycled plastic bottles could be turned into clothing? Join Joel as he learns how Patagonia, a clothing manufacturer, helps the environment in so many ways.
Gorgeous follows the perils of cartoon character Hermoine the Modern Girl as she tackles plastic surgery, beauty therapy and bulimia in a feral fit of inadequacy. Undermined by her evil inner voice, otherwise known as Deirdre the Weird Fairy, Hermoine journeys from heavy chocolate biscuit abuse to tortuous treatment at…
The Paradise of Cornelius Kolig
The uncategorizable artist Cornelius Kolig lives and works today in the same small community in which he was born and grew up, on the border of Italy, Austria and Slovenia. Preoccupied with the environment - both the natural, organic environment and the artificial, industrial (and often polluting) one - his…