Green Documentaries: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change

Nunavut-based director Zacharias Kunuk and researcher and filmmaker Dr. Ian Mauro have teamed up with Inuit communities to document their knowledge and experience regarding climate change. This documentary, the world’s first Inuktitut language film on the topic, takes the viewer “on the land” with elders and hunters to explore the social and ecological impacts of a warming Arctic.

This unforgettable film helps us to appreciate Inuit culture and expertise regarding environmental change and indigenous ways of adapting to it. Exploring centuries of Inuit knowledge, allowing the viewer to learn about climate change first-hand from Arctic residents themselves, the film portrays Inuit as experts regarding their land and wildlife and makes it clear that climate change is a human rights issue affecting this ingenious Indigenous culture.

Hear stories about Arctic melting and how Inuit believe that human and animal intelligence are key to adaptability and survival in a warming world.

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Coral Bleaching explained [Video]

“There are underwater cities filled with beautiful fish, lively vegetation and wondrous sea creatures! They’re called coral reefs and they are extremely important. Let’s explore these amazing ecosystems and learn why we need to protect them!”

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The problem with BPA [Video]

Maybe you’ve seen those “BPA-Free” stickers on plastic water bottles before. Having them labeled that way makes it seem like a dangerous chemical, but you can find BPA in all sorts of things: DVDs, shatter-resistant eyeglasses, baby bottles… it’s even in resin that lines some cans of food, and in thermal paper receipts that you get at the store.

Anyway, how bad can BPA actually be?

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Chemistry in MakeUp [Video]

What are you actually putting on your face?

If you use makeup, have you ever wondered what you’re actually putting on your face?

These days, most makeup is made in the lab. And a lot of how makeup works, whether you’re trying to darken your eyelashes or smooth out your complexion, depends on its chemistry.

You might find these other posts about cosmetics interesting as well:

💚 DIY Organic Cosmetics [Infographic]
💚 Make your own All Natural Homemade Blusher/Bronzer
💚 Homemade Makeup Remover
💚 Cruelty Free Make-Up Brands [Chart]
💚 Reusing Makeup and Makeup Containers

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How to choose the best Sunscreen? [Video]

Sunscreen comes in many forms, each with its own impacts on your body and the environment. With so many options, how do you choose which sunscreen is best for you? To answer that question, Mary Poffenroth explains how sunscreens work and compares different application methods, SPFs, and active ingredients to help you make the best choice.

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Reblogged: Six must watch eco-awesome documentaries (on Netflix!)

Great recommendations by Anna from made right (here)! There are a couple we haven’t watched, now it’s the time 🙂

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Houston is getting hotter by the minute with frizzy-is-my-style percent humidity. Most weekend afternoons are just better spent inside. Contrary to many places where summer brings people out of hiding, Texas Summer makes you beg for air conditioning.

What better time to catch up on some well made and important documentaries?

Here’s my ultimate summer watch list to boost your awareness and kick start some eco living habits for fall. (Woop – they’re all on Netflix)

Diet is everything

1. Cowspiracy
This movie finally explained all the environmental impacts of animal agriculture and how devastating meat, especially beef, production is. I’m lucky I have a simple relationship with food and stopped eating beef and most meats cold turkey the same day I saw it. From what I’ve heard, it has had the same effect on many people.

2. Forks over Knives*
And here came the health side of a

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Green Documentaries: That Sugar Film

Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as ‘healthy’. Through this entertaining and informative journey, Damon highlights some of the issues that plague the sugar industry, and where sugar lurks on supermarket shelves. THAT SUGAR FILM will forever change the way you think about ‘healthy’ food.

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