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Eight Free Films Highlighting the Importance of Sustainability

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With all the content available for streaming, it can be difficult narrowing down what to watch. Here are eight suggestions from Green Neighbors to inform you about sustainability and the human impact on the environment. Grab your favorite snack and let us know what you think!

All films listed below can be streamed on Kanopy, a free streaming service offered through Fort Vancouver Regional Library. It is free to register with a Clark, Klickitat or Skamania County address. Please note that selection availability may vary throughout the year.

 Documentaries

Manufactured Landscapes - The Art of Edward Burtynsky by Zeitgeist Films

Manufactured Landscapes analyzes the art of Edward Burtynsky, who captures the way industrial growth and humans impact the planet through his photography.

RiverBlue- Can Fashion Save the Planet? by Collective Eye Films

RiverBlue explores the connection between the fashion industry and river pollution. Viewers are given the opportunity to reflect on the origins of their own clothing and textiles, and how they can be a better-informed consumer.

The Biggest Little Farm by Neon

The Biggest Little Farm follows two people who turn a barren plot of land into an eco-friendly farm in Southern California exhibiting how people can positively impact the land they interact with.

No Impact Man- Living Eco-effectively by Oscilloscope

No Impact Man follows a family who decides to make a no-net environmental impact for an entire year.

Fresh- Sustainable Food Production in America by Video Project

Fresh looks at different sustainable farming practices and the agriculture industry around the country.

Trigger warning: Content in the trailer may include graphic images of animal abuse or death.

The Age of Aluminum by Video Project

The Age of Aluminum discusses the negative impacts of aluminum on human health and the environment. The documentary closes with encouragement to think about what is next in research surrounding aluminum production and human health.

For the kids! 

Arctic Tale by National Geographic Films

Arctic Tale follows two stories – a mother polar bear and her cubs and a mother walrus and her calf. It illustrates the harshness of the Arctic environment and the far away beings who are affected by climate change.

March of the Penguins by National Geographic Films, et. al.

March of the Penguins follows the lives of penguins living in the Antarctic. Like Arctic Tale, it brings to the screen the animals who are being affected by climate change.

Disclaimer: The views, information or opinions expressed in these films do not necessarily represent those of Clark County and its employees. 

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