By Elizabeth Seward
Being informed about our environment requires research. Unfortunately, it's far too easy these days to turn a blind eye to the problems that face us. Thankfully, there are multiple media through which we can learn. Documentaries, for example, are incredibly informative media. Madonna, as we saw in Hollywood Green, has been working on her own documentary, focusing on Malawi. Here are some of my personal favorite documentaries that are sure to widen your scope of environmental awareness.
Think we're not dependent on oil as a civilization? Think again. This movie will open your eyes.
Al Gore's campaign to stop global warming dead in its tracks is detailed in this film. This is an absolute must see if you're vague about the impact global warming has.
Leonardo DiCaprio presents to us practical solutions for eco problems in this film.
The reality of how harsh living in the arctic are portrayed in this film through a polar bear and her cubs.
Two friends discover some uncomfortable truths about the corn industry after starting up their own corn farm.
This film directly correlates obesity in America with fast food chain restaurants through some hands on field research.
This film trails a gathering with the most brilliant minds of today and their ideas for our future.
This one documents the changes that have taken place in landscapes across the globe because of industrial work and manufacturing.
Diane Wilson lives in the most polluted town in America... and the people of the town hate her for publicizing this.