Recommended media, video clips and DVD’s to inspire a Christian response to care of creation, climate change and sustainable Living.

OurHopeforGodsCreationOur Hope for God’s Creation
by the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales
Publisher: originally published earlier but since 2013 available to view on YouTube.
‘Our Hope for God’s Creation’ is a 23min film made to help churches respond to the pressing issues of climate change.

Hope for Creation BangladeshHope for Creation – Bangladesh
by TEAR Fund Australia (Micah Challenge)
Publisher: 2013 8½ mins video available to view at Vimeo.
This video clip can also be viewed at the Hope for Creation (Australia) Learn page. Many other resources for Christians about climate change are available on the Hope for Creation website.

 

Do the Math movieDo the Math
by Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org
Publisher: Link to the movie from the 350.org website.
‘Do the Math’ is a 45 min movie about the Fossil Fuel Divestment movement and the urgent need for individuals, in community with others, to take action on climate change.

 

The Story of StuffThe Story of Stuff
by Annie Leonard (Founder) and team
Publisher: Link to the short films by going to the Story of Stuff website.
The Story of Stuff began with a 20 min film about the way we make, use and throw away stuff. Now other films and resources on the site including a 6 week study, “Faith based programme for Christian Teens”.

 

Nicole FossA Century of Challenges – Peak Oil and Economic Crisis
by Nicole Foss
Publisher: Part 1 (20 min) of this Keynote talk is available to view on YouTube.
Part of The Local Future International Conference on Sustainability held in Michigan in Nov 2010.

 

Chasing Ice DVD coverChasing Ice
Directed by Jeff Orlowski with photography by James Balog
Publisher: Link to the official film trailer (2.4 min) available to view on YouTube.
This award winning 2012 film deploys time-lapse cameras to capture a record of the world’s (particularly the Arctic’s) changing glaciers. For more information about climate change and to purchase the DVD visit the Chasing Ice website.

 

An Inconvenient TruthAn Inconvenient Truth
Directed by Davis Guggenheim about Al Gore’s climate change campaign.
Publisher: Available for purchase from Fishpond or Amazon.
A 2006 documentary film educating people about climate change. Link to the National Geographic discussion about reactions to this film.

 

The End of SuburbiaThe End of Suburbia
Directed by Greg Greene
Publisher: Available to view on YouTube(poor quality) or purchase from The End of Suburbia website.
A 2004, 52 min documentary about peak oil, energy demands and its implications for the suburban lifestyle. This is within a North American context.

 

A Crude Awakening: The Oil CrashCrude Awakening: The Oil Crash
Directed by Basil Gelpke and Ray McCormack
Publisher: Available to view on YouTube or purchase from Amazon.
A 2006, 1hr 22min film which asks the question, “What happens when we run out of cheap oil?” This is within a North American context.

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