If you are keen to learn about topics such as climate change or global warming but don’t have time to read 300-page books, these green short films will help deepen your understanding of the environmental issue that humanity faces without taking you too much time.
Detox: How People Power is Cleaning Up Fashion
Created for Greenpeace’s global Detox campaign, this film lasts in only four minutes but can raise awareness of the environmental and social impacts of the fashion industries. Its aim is to phase out the use of hazardous chemicals in fashion products and in the fashion supply chain by 2020. Detox: How People Power is Cleaning Up Fashion shares alarming facts that 40% of surface water is considered to be polluted in China and 320 million can’t access to clean drinking water. The film also includes disturbing images of toxic chemicals that are dumped in the rivers in the developing world. With more than 1.1 million views around the world, this film is a must-watch for fashion designers, fashion activists, entrepreneurs, and style lovers as well.
The Story of Stuff
The Story of Stuff is a 21-minute fast-paced film that is filled with information. It is highly recommended viewing for those who want to know more about the materials economy. It also shows about how the stuff we use impacts the environment, human health, and communities. The film discovers the entire lifecycle of goods, from resource extraction, production, and distribution to sale, customer use, and finally disposal. It exposes many environmental, social, and political issues, including the use of toxic chemicals, how the system is designed to encourage more consuming and wasting, and how corporations have more influence than governments.
From human health issues to the climate change, the film succeeds in showing that the current linear system of production, supplement, and consumption isn’t working and shares what individuals and organizations are doing to help solve these issues.