Here at Life Goggles we’re fans of green videos, and do many for our product reviews. You can see them rotating on the bottom right of our homepage.
Now there is a home for purely green videos called Go Green Tube. It strives to be the destination for the world to share and view “Green” online videos that help provide important information about our environment, green technologies, innovations, products, and services so we as governments, corporations, organizations or individuals can “Go Green” using the most effective means possible.
What makes the site different is that for each video that is watched by a Go Green Tube community member, Go Green Tube offsets one pound of carbon through Carbon Fund. They have also partnered with National Wildlife Federation for their Global Warming Solutions Video Contest and they are looking for the best videos of global warming solutions on campus. National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology program’s Chill Out competition is in its third year of awarding and recognizing all the cool things students, faculty and staff are doing to reduce the impacts of global warming.
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to create a three minute creative video about what they, their school, or their campus group is doing or could do to reduce the impacts of global warming. Campus groups are eligible to win grant funding and the opportunity to be featured in Chill Out: Campus Solutions to Global Warming, a nationwide multi-media broadcast in April 2009. The competition begins September 1st and the deadline for entries is November 30, 2008.
The site seems to be a great addition to the video sharing websites out there, and the green focus definitely makes it interesting. We’ve only just started adding videos to their site but you can see all Life Goggles’ Go Green Tube videos here.
While I was working on the review of a lovely book sent to me called ACME Climate Action, in an email the publishers (HarperCollins if you’re interested) also included this video which features the book and has a bit of information on why the book exists. I almost didn’t bother with the rest of the review as this does the job quite nicely and saves me doing a video of it. It’s quite a remarkable book and the video is cool too. It certainly makes a change from traditional environmentalism.
It seems to be a week of videos at Life Goggles. After Joel pointed us in the direction of Indiana Jones, here’s a video that I love. If you’ve seen the advert before, as it has been around a while, it’s still worth another watch and if you haven’t had the pleasure of it, then enjoy.
Just a small video for you today, it was created by a reader and has been entered into a short film contest. Quite nice.
Whilst we have hundreds of tips throughout this site on how to save energy, CBS News in the US recently had a series of articles about saving energy. I see more and more news articles on US television about going green, the benefits of going green and especially about how it can save you money. It’s what a lot of us have been saying for years and it’s great to see it becoming more and more widespread.
Click the titles to read more details, else you can just watch the videos.
Getting Paid to Drive Green – Some Companies Offer Incentives To Buy Hybrids, Carpool, Or Be Earth-Friendly.
Learning About Emissions From Business – What Does A Fishing Tournament Have To Do With Cows? One Helped The Other Be Carbon-Neutral
Calculating Your Carbon Footprint – With Easy Online Calculators, It Can Be Simple To Trim Your Own Emissions.
This was passed to me from Marilyn of the fascinating Intelligent Travel a few weeks back.
National Geographic’s magazine site has some interviews with attendees of the Aspen Institute’s Environmental Forum.
Interviewees include Canadian Inuit activist and Nobel Prize nominee Sheila Watt-Cloutier, who says those at the top of the world acutely feel the effects of global warming, climatologist Konrad Steffen talks about the surprising speed of ice loss in Greenland, and friend of Life Goggles Josh Dorfman, author of The Lazy Environmentalist, who explains that fighting climate change doesn’t require busy, stressed-out people to change their nature.
Very interesting, and there are many more so please take a look.
Director Bridget Hamilton’s “Change” was the winner of the People’s Choice in the Friends of the Earth green film competition. Only a minute long, it’s quick, imaginative and enjoyable 🙂