Video and Multimedia

Online Videos

LO 11.1: Describe historical environmental trends in the business sector and how they have impacted climate change

Video 1: TedTalk: A Climate Solution Where All Sides Can Win

Description: Policy entrepreneur Ted Halstead proposes a transformative, cost-effective, and equitable solution to the climate debate based on the conservative principles of free markets and limited government.

Video 2: Climate Change 101 With Bill Nye

Description: In this video Bill Nye, the Science Guy, explains what causes climate change, how it affects our planet, why we need to act promptly to mitigate its effects, and how each of us can contribute to a solution.

LO 11.2: Explain how governments and Wall Street have responded to environmental problems

Video 1: TedTalk: The Inside Story of the Paris Climate Agreement

Description: Christiana Figueres was tapped by the UN to lead the Paris climate conference in December 2015 and brought the leaders of 195 countries into agreement on how to slow climate change.

LO 11.3: Articulate the competitive advantages of being eco-friendly

Video 1: TedTalk: The Case for Optimism on Climate Change

Description: Former Vice President Al Gore asks three powerful questions about the man-made forces threatening to destroy our planet—and the solutions we’re designing to combat them. 

Video 1: Why Go Green?
Description: EBSCO, located in Ipswich, Massachusetts, was motivated to go green out of its desire to do the right thing as well as its policy to behave in a way that is consistent with what their employees want.

LO 11.4: Describe how some companies are going green

Video 1: TedTalk: The State of the Climate—And What We Might Do About It

Description: Economist Nicholas Stern lays out a climate change plan, presented to the UN’s Climate Summit in 2014, showing how the world’s countries can work together on climate. 

Video 2: Walmart’s Green Revolution

Description: The retail giant will rate its products based on environmental impact.

LO 11.5: Summarize the 10 aspects of the environmental change process and how they contribute to managing environmental change

Video 1: TedTalk: Cradle to Cradle Design
Description: Green-minded architect and designer William McDonough asks what our buildings and products would look like if designers took into account “all children, all species, for all time.” 

LO 11.6: Identify the key features of green organizations

Video 1: TedTalk: Our Campaign to Ban Plastic Bags in Bali

Description: Melati and Isabel Wijsen are on a mission to stop plastic bags from suffocating their beautiful island home of Bali and convinced their governor to commit to a plastic bag-free Bali by 2018. 

Video 2: Greenroofs 101

Description: Learn the basics of greenroofs here: what living roofs are, what they do, and how they help solve the most pressing ecological and developmental issues facing the built environment showing projects from around the world.

LO 11.7: Design and assess green operations

Video 11: TedTalk: My Country Will Be Underwater Soon—Unless We Work Together
Description: The low-lying Pacific island nation of Kiribati may soon be underwater, thanks to rising sea levels, and Kiribati President Anote Tong discusses his country’s present climate catastrophe and its imperiled future. 



Web 1: NASA, Global Climate Change Indicators

Description: Website for NASA, Carbon Dioxide Facts page

Web 2: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Description: Website for the Environmental Protection Agency

Web 3: Top Green Companies

Description: Online Newsweek article

Web 4: Walmart Sustainability Hub

Description: Website for Walmart Sustainability Hub 

Web 5: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Green Tier 

Description: Website for Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Green Tier section

Web 6: U.S. Green Building Council 

Description: Website for U.S. Green Building Council, LEED

Web 7: Carbon Offsets Calculator

Description: Website for CoolClimate Network