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The Docuseek Sustainability Collection

THE SUSTAINABILITY COLLECTION encompasses a wide array of disciplines and approaches to sustainability, including new approaches to urban design, the implications of energy choices, and new and traditional agricultural methods and food distribution strategies. The collection shows in a variety of ways and places how design, conservation, community, and legislative action are all crucial components of a sustainable future at both the local and global level.

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The Docuseek Sustainability Collection includes the following titles:

Farming the Sky - imageFarming the Sky

Winters in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, are long, and the growing season is short. A head of lettuce travels an average 2,000 miles to get there, often arriving shriveled and tasteless. Architect Nona Yehia knew there had to be a better way to get food to eat. Traditional industrial scale agriculture might never be replaced, but she was sure it could be improved. She designed a new kind of greenhouse: a building that would pack a perfectly controlled growing environment into a space built up vertically on a sliver of town land.

Bullfrog Films | 2022 | 8 minutes | 7-12, College, Adults
Harvesting the Sea - imageHarvesting the Sea

How can we keep Maine’s world-famous fishing communities employed and feeding us all when the oceans they depend on are warming so fast that fish stocks are declining? The answer, says economist Brianna Warner, is seaweed.

Bullfrog Films | 2022 | 8 minutes | 7-12, College, Adults
Native Table - imageNative Table

Chef Sean Sherman worked for years in Italian, Spanish, Japanese and modern American restaurants. Then one day he realized his own heritage – Lakota Sioux – had a lot to teach him about foods that would nourish himself, his customers, and the Earth. Today, Sherman and his business partner Dana Thomson (Dakota) are exploring their Native cultural heritages by re-creating pre-colonial menus – meals that use no dairy, no wheat, no sugar.

Bullfrog Films | 2022 | 12 minutes | 7-12, College, Adults
The 3 Cricketeers - imageThe 3 Cricketeers

Like many Americans, Claire and Chad Simons worried about climate change but didn’t know what they could do about it. Then one day in 2015, their son came home from school, excited about having eaten a snickerdoodle made with cricket flour. Crickets as food? Why not? they asked.

Bullfrog Films | 2022 | 9 minutes | 7-12, College, Adults
The Rescue Brigade - imageThe Rescue Brigade

When Leah Lizarondo learned that every year more than 40% of America’s food is wasted, she decided to do something about it. Today, she is the founder and CEO of 412 Rescue in Pittsburgh, built around an app, a real-world kitchen, and a food rescue mission

Bullfrog Films | 2022 | 9 minutes | 7-12, College, Adults
A Concerned Citizen - imageA Concerned Citizen

Marine toxicologist Dr. Riki Ott, who helped fishing communities hit by the Exxon Valdez and Deepwater Horizon spills, creates a civics course to help young activists become effective.

Bullfrog Films | 2019 | 41 minutes | 7 - 12, College, Adults
A Fierce Green Fire - imageA Fierce Green Fire

The documentary of record on the environmental movement.

Bullfrog Films | 2012 | 101 minutes | 7 - 12, College, Adult
A Life Among Whales - imageA Life Among Whales

A fascinating exploration into the life and work of whale biologist and activist Roger Payne.

Bullfrog Films | 2006 | 57 minutes | 7 - 12, College, Adult
A Lot in Common - imageA Lot in Common

A community garden grows community as well as food, flowers and consciousness.

Bullfrog Films | 2003 | 57 minutes | 7-12, College, Adult
A Naturalist in the Rainforest - imageA Naturalist in the Rainforest

A journey into the rainforest with naturalist Alexander Skutch.

Bullfrog Films | 1995 | 54 minutes | 9-12, College, Adult

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