Top 5 Green Living Movies
March 10, 2012Keywords Meta-Tag
A bit of fun for our readers today! Love green living and energy efficiency? Here's the top 5 movies you should watch:
No Impact Man
Colin Beaven, during research for his next book, leaves behind his average, modern lifestyle and engages his family in an experiment to live for one year, as close to zero-waste and zero-impact as possible meaning no material consumption, no electricity, no imported food, and no trash. The lifestyle switch is quite severe for his wife, Michelle, who loves television, shopping, Starbucks, and high-fructose corn syrup. This behind-the-scenes look at Beaven’s family’s experiment is entertaining and educational, and compelling.
The 11th Hour
Leonardo DiCaprio, who narrates, co-wrote and produced The 11th Hour, uses his considerable clout and personal resources to focus the public's attention on environmental issues, climate-related events and recent catastrophes. This movie warns of Earth at the final moment when change can help avoid a global environmental disaster.
This film was conceived when a gas company approached Josh Fox with an enticing financial offer to lease his land in Wayne County, Pennsylvania, in the Marcellus Shale Ridge, an area dubbed “the Saudi Arabia of natural gas.” When Fox grew concerned that information about the risks didn’t exist he started work on this powerful movie. It presents a chance to prevent another corporate-caused environmental calamity, as we realize that, like offshore oil drilling, franking has not been subject to sufficient impact studies or regulation, or an emergency plan.
"Everything on your plate is corn." Two men embark on an investigative journey and discover a shocking amount of corn that hides in consumer products and thus, is a large portion of the American diet. King Corn examines what effect the excess of corn has on human health and the environment, and how corn managed to become the American 'King of Crops'.
An Inconvenient Truth
One of the most influential and talked about green films of the past decade, An Inconvenient Truth presents the issues of global warming and climate change in an interesting, but simple, format that is also infused with drama and passion. Though heavily criticized by pro-business interests, the movie has stood the test of time and remains a standard of expert storytelling about green living.