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2018-2019 Sustainability Videos

Each month we will features a different video of the best sustainability talks from GreenBiz.com, TED conferences and other online content of interest.

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.

EWG VERIFIED™ A Mark You Can Trust
Did you know that the products in your home—your makeup, personal care products and cleaners—can contain toxic chemicals that have been linked to cancer and infertility and can even mess with your hormones?  With thousands of consumer products on the market, it can be overwhelming to know which ones are safer and healthier for your family. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark does the work for you by clearly identifying consumer products that meet EWG’s highest standards.

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

Healthy Beverages Initiative
Your organization can be a part of the effort to reduce sugar consumption while promoting health. Download UCSF’s resource kit for a how-to on launching your own Healthy Beverage Initiative.

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?


Reefs At Risk
You may have read recently how some sunscreens are harmful to coral reefs, marine life, and people. This film takes viewers underwater to investigate the impact and follows those on land working to protect our marine environment.


Cause or Cure?
We’ve clung to the belief that with enough investment, we will find cures for what kills us. Have we become so enamored with the search for elusive cures that we fail to seize opportunities for prevention?


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!


5 Reasons To Buy an Electric Car
Virtually experience driving a 2016 Nissan Leaf. discover the many benefits of driving and electric vehicle.


Highly Fluorinated
Highly fluorinated chemicals provide stain- and water-repellency in many consumer products and building materials but they can be harmful. Learn how to reduce their use to improve health and environment worldwide.


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.