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Wonderfully inspiring and always informative and helpful are movies from TED.


Short movies


Climate change

Ocean acidification. A short movie by the Alliance of Climate



Summary of the 2013 IPCC Report on YouTube.


Years of living dangerously

Published on Apr 6, 2014, 54 min

Hollywood celebrities and respected journalists span the globe to explore the issues of climate change and cover intimate stories of human triumph and tragedy.



The story of stuff.

From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns.



American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) offers many great movies on YouTube.


SciVee invites scientists to make their research known by combining their published scientific article with a corresponding video into an online presentation called a “SciVee pubcast.”


The Manpollo Project. (Manpollo)
A teacher explains in very easy terms why we need to act now.

TED: An animated tour through the invisible.



Energy solutions.
The site is in Swedish; but the movies (klick on pictures) are in English and VERY good!


What to do with your energy savings...FUNNY!!


History of Science

Earth rise - how the famous picture came to be. Watch this 6 min movie on YouTube!


Mobilizing movies

 A great movie that clearly says: Get active


A message in a bottle. A movie by Greenpeace.


Wake Up, Freak Out - the Get a Grip
Animated Video from Leo Murray


Tick - Global Warming TV Ad - Environmental Defense.wmv
Suspensful series of close ups of children's faces counting down ("tick") the remaining time. Message: Our future is up to you. Fight global warming while there is still time. 1.52MB, 30 seconds.


Train - Global Warming TV Ad - Environmental Defense.wmv
Visually shocking. A man stands on the railroad tracks and talks about how global warming won't affect him. It will only affect his children. Then he steps off the tracks and leaves his daughter there behind him as the train is about to overtake her. 1.61MB, 28 seconds.


Vulnerability exposed.
How climate change is affecting your life. Movie contest by the World Bank


Motivating movies

Lost generation. One of the best short movies.


Climate, A Crisis Averted
A four-minute inspirational (and somewhat humorous) look at a future beyond the climate crisis. Look in the right-hand bar for viewing options. RenewUS-low.wmv


Blue Man Group Earth to Humanity appeals to youth audiences.


Think you're making a difference?
An impressive, depressing "movie" (just moving text) showing how important it is to fight coal-fired power plants.


You have the power 1.wmv
Excellent imagery. Black balloons emerge from household appliances signifying ghg emissions (50grams). Message: "You have the power. Save energy." Created by Victorian Government of Melbourne, Australia: 2.86MB, 44 seconds.


You have the power 2.wmv
Excellent excellent follow-up ad #1. Black balloons emerge from household appliances signifying ghg emissions, only this time people turn off appliances and the balloons retreat back into the appliances. Message: "You have the power. Save energy." Created by Victorian Government of Melbourne, Australia: 1.74MB, 30 seconds.


Powerwise CFL.wmv
Captures imagination! An unplugged - but lit - CFL is passed around from community member to community member until it makes its way into a house lamp. A beautiful commercial. Message: "Together, we can make a difference." 3.58MB, 60 seconds.


It’s easy to get lost in the complexity of our fast paced lives. In response to Shift in Action members’ requests, we’ve created a very simple solution for delivering important kernels of wisdom, wrapped in beautiful music and sound – a minute of higher awareness in the midst of your busy day. We hope these nuggets of inspiration help to expand your mind, open your heart and shiftyour daily life!


A beautiful lie. Music in Greenland


Kids movies 


Wombat movie.. This is a great movie that shows in a fun way how everything on earth is interconnected. Please note the email from the Mindshift people* before using the movie*.



Long movies


Glacial Balance

GLACIAL BALANCE takes us from Colombia to Argentina, getting to know those who are the first to be affected by the melting glacial reserve, the canaries in the mine. Along the way, we are accompanied by scientists who give us a perspective on what is happening in the natural world, and from that, we learn of the chain reaction effect these disappearing glaciers are having worldwide. The film offers the viewer an opportunity to hear, in the locals’ own words, the human impacts of a climate out of control. From coffee, potato, and quinoa farmers, to fruit and wine exporters, and even miners of sacred glacial ice blocks near the Equator, GLACIAL BALANCE offers the viewer a chance to visit some of Earth’s most distant, inaccessible, and spectacularly beautiful landscapes.


Thin Ice
Thin Ice is a joint initiative between Oxford  University, United Kingdom, Victoria University of Wellington, New  Zealand (VUW), and London-based DOX Productions. Both Universities have  active programmes with world-wide networks of collaborators in climate  change and related research. For Oxford see and, and for VUW see and

King Corn.
King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives the US fast-food nation.

 Kilowatt Ours
a film that investigates the details of America's energy production and concrete ways to change habits at an individual level.

The age of stupid.
The Age of Stupid is a 90-minute film about climate change, set in the future.

The 11th Hour
Review on Alternet: "Movie star Leonardo DiCaprio and his film-making partners, Nadia Conners and Leila Conners Petersen, have done us a great favor. They have assembled an incredible array of passion and brainpower in their stirring documentary, The 11th Hour, to teach us just about every thing we need to know about the fate of planet Earth -- how bad things are, and what we can do to reverse the effects of humanity's rapid devastation of this planet."