This week we were happy to donate a few boxes of reusable lunch items and eco-friendly cleaning products to Pick Up America, a a non-profit and eco-adventure of young people walking across the country, picking up trash, and educating communities about zero waste.
They're always looking for donations to sustain their efforts, volunteers and people to spread the word about what they do so check out their site to see how you can help!
Climate of Change is a rich and inspiring documentary that takes us around the world to find the ordinary people taking action in the fight to save our environment. With beautiful narration written by British poet Simon Armitage and mellifluously voiced by Tilda Swinton (Chronicles of Narnia, I AM LOVE), the film seamlessly explores how teenagers in India, villagers in Papua New Guinea and Africa, self-described “hillbillies” in Appalachia and a PR expert in London are harnessing their global thinking to act locally within their respective communities.
In what Variety calls “half eco-docu, half art…social-action cinema with a twist,” director Brian Hill and his cinematographers create a real sense of ambiance in each of the countries and communities they visit. Conversations with West Virginians are punctuated by footage of mountaintops surrounding their homes being dynamited; Papua New Guineans talk among the giant trees being decimated by commercial logging and a visit to the Global Seed Vault built in the Norwegian permafrost in Svalbard, Norway is nothing short of ethereal.
Watch the film instantly on Netflix or pick it up online. Leave us a comment about the trailer below and one of you will win your own copy care of New Video Group. (Be sure to enter your email address so we can contact you if you win!) We'll choose a winner next week - Feb. 10th.
In light of a recent Center for Consumer Freedom study that found unsafe amounts of lead in several cheaply-made reusable shopping bags, GreenTech listed reuseit as a source for safe reusable shopping bags. Read the story here.