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2018-2019 Sustainability Videos

Each month we will features a different video of the best sustainability talks from, TED conferences and other online content of interest.
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What We Learned: UCSF Students Talk about Climate Change and Health
This video was made by first year Medical and Pharmacy students during a 2 week immersion on climate change and its impact on health care. The video focuses on what these students, as future healthcare professionals, know and will do about climate change, ecosystem degradation, and health

UCSF Medical Students on Facing the Climate Crisis
Patients suffering the impacts of climate change are already packing ERs and experiencing the lingering legacies of toxic pollution, pulmonary complications, and post-traumatic stress. UCSF medical students know this is just a glimpse of what’s to come unless the world makes an extraordinary course correction.

#CleanSeas Break-Up PSA: Christmas Edition “Home for the Holidays”
A funny video about breaking up with plastics that you can share with family and friends.

Pesticides on Produce: The Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen
EWG experts explain the toxic pesticides used on food crops and how you can limit your exposure with our Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen lists.

A Look Inside a Recology Trash Audit
See a trash audit from a Diversion Auditor’s perspective! This video covers what an auditor is looking for when they audit the trash, common recoverable materials found in the trash, examples of passing and failing trash audits, and best practices for proper sorting in your landfill bin.

Living Laboratories: the UC Natural Reserve System
Natural Reserve System (NRS) lands are home to dozens of vulnerable animal and plant species. Studies conducted at the 39 reserves informs how these species are managed, which helps preserve the Golden State’s extraordinary biological diversity.

Firefighter Calls for Action on Toxic Flame Retardant Chemicals
People are exposed to toxic chemicals in our homes and work every day. For example, flame retardant chemicals, which are added to mattresses, upholstered furniture, and many children’s home furnishing products, pose health risks to firefighters and consumers. And yet they do not make our homes safer from fire.

How Climate Affects Community Health
This short video discusses ways that climate change can impact community health, and things communities can do to prepare

What is Carbon Neutrality?
ACCIONA presents a video about the process and merits of reaching carbon neutrality. The need for carbon neutrality is dire now that the relationship between emissions of greenhouse gases and climate change is a scientific certainty.

5 Reasons to be Optimistic About the State of the World
We could all use some good news, yes? This video highlights five major trends we can be hopeful about now, even in such uncertain times. We invite you to watch and share this video so that its message of hope can reach your loved ones and stretch far and wide.

The Problem With E-Waste
When you upgrade your cellphone, have you thought about what happens to your old one? You might be surprised to find out that e-waste is the fastest growing source of toxic waste in the world. What else is in our electronics that we are throwing away?

People’s Climate Movement
On September 8th 2018, the Peoples Climate Movement will move tens of thousands of people across the country into action, joining partners from around the world, to show our elected leaders that we demand action on climate change.

Zero Waste Family Makes No Household Garbage for 3 Years!
Learn how a Toronto family of 4 strives to live zero waste. Grab a pen and paper; you will want to write down some of these tips!

The Diet that Helps Fight Climate Change
You don’t have to go vegan to fight climate change. Research shows that small changes to our diets can make big differences.

Takeout creates a lot of trash. It doesn’t have to.
Our single-use items aren’t helping the fight against climate change but there are easy hacks to reduce and reuse.