Environmental Education Lending Library

Videos and CDs

We offer a large selection of educational video tapes for teachers and home-school parents - grouped by audience target and topic in the list below.


Worms and Composting
Rot ‘N Roll
Artist: The Eco Troubadour (a.k.a. Stan Slaughter)
Age: all ages
Summary: These fun, and educational tunes, are sure to delight children of all ages. With fun and witty tracks such as “Garbage Blues” and “Recycle Shuffle” the C.D. also contains bonus material such as karaoke and live performance videos.
Type: CD

Wormania! Live Words & Song
Produced by: Flowerfield Enterprises
Age: All ages
Summary: Fun beats and catchy tunes with lessons on worms and treating the earth well.
Type: CD

Reduce, Reuse, Recycling
Affluenza
Produced by: John de Graaf and Vivia Boe, KCTS Television and Oregon Public Broadcasting, run time 57 minutes.
Ages: 14 - adult
Summary: “Affluenza is a fascinating look at one of the greatest social maladies of our time: over-consumption and materialism”. We also have the sequel: Escape From Affluenza.

A-Way With Waste featuring Recycleman
Produced by: P. Wright Harris, CVTV. Words and Music by Peter Dubois, Clark County Solid Waste Program, 1995. Running time: 8 minutes.3
Ages: All
Summary: An MTV style video featuring the zany Recycleman performing the song “A-Way With Waste” which takes an engaging look at trash and how to make less waste. Fun choice to show in conjunction with Project Trash-Hold.

A-Way With Waste featuring Recycleman
Produced by: Words and Music by Peter Dubois, Clark County Solid Waste Program, 1995.
Ages: All
Summary: With 8 of Recycleman’s greatest hits this cassette is sure to please any recycle lover and make it fun for children to learn.

Buying Recycled: The Real Story About Cost, Availability, and Quality
Produced by: U.S. EPA WasteWise, 1999, run time 120 minutes
Ages: Adult
Summary: With information on Environmentally preferred purchasing for businesses as well as for the average citizen this forum is helpful to all.

Choose To Reuse
Produced by: Seattle Public Utilities, running time 15 min
Age: Adult
Summary: This informative video was developed with homeowners, architects and contractors in mind. Watch as companies salvage windows, doors, fixtures floors, and structural lumber from homes and other buildings while also learning about rules and regulations for building material reuse.

The Coolest Can
Produced by: Barnet Communications for the Can Manufacture Institute 1998, run time 10 minutes
Ages: All
Summary: This video shows aluminum can manufacturing and recycling processes with actual footage from can making and recycling plants.

The Cost of Cool
Produced By: National Wildlife Fund and Population Communications International
Age: 15+
Summary: This video and activity packet demonstrates the “cost” of being cool to America’s youth. The consumer cost is compared to the environmental cost of many everyday items.
Type: VHS

Do Tin Cans Dream of Landfills?
Produced by: ImageStream Productions 1994. Running Time: 12 minutes
Ages: 12 to adult.
Summary: This play by the trio U.M.O. Productions out of Vashon Island, takes an artistic look at waste and waste reduction. Though originally produced for use in King County Schools, this tape has been modified with information for Thurston County residents.

Escape From Affluenza
Produced by: John de Graaf, KCTS Television. 1998. 57 minutes
Age: 14 - adult
Summary: “Escape from Affluenza, uses expert commentary, thought provoking vignettes and humor to show people how they can reduce their consumption and simplify their lives.”. We also have the prequel: Affluenza.

Garbage Into Gold
Produced by: Beth Pike and Stephen Hudnell, 1995. Running Time: 25 minutes
Age: 12- adult.
Summary: A look at environmental entrepreneurs, from students to scientists, who are creating new businesses and job opportunities that both help the environment and make money by reducing waste.

The Magic of Recycling
Produced by: Steffan Soule
Age: All ages
Summary: A promo DVD of Soule’s award winning performance.

The Original Recyclers
Produced by: Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, 1994, run time 10 minutes
Ages: Adult
Summary: A unique look at how scrap metal is recycled as well as the history of scrap recycling.

The Paper Trail
Produced by: Ideas in Motion
Summary: Conserving resources through paper reduction.

Rainbow Recycling Returns
Produced by: Komachin Middle School 2003. Running time: 23 minutes
Ages: 10-adult.
Summary: A clever story, written by and starring Komachin Middle School students about why we should all recycle.

Recycle Lifecycle of Newspaper and Glass
Produced by: Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, 1994. Running Time: 10 minutes
Ages: All.
Summary: A video essay of the recycling life cycle of newspaper and glass shows what happens after we put them in the recycle bin. Contains impressive factory footage. The Oregon DEQ has also created teaching activities to accompany.

Recycle This!
Produced by: Seahawk Associates, Inc., running time 37 minutes
Age: All ages
Summary: A Rock n’ Roll presentation on recycling

The Rotten Truth, 3-2-1 Contact
Produced by: The Children’s Television Network, 1991. Running Time: 30 minutes
Ages: 6 - 14
Summary: Visit the Museum of Modern Garbage, the world’s largest landfill, meet a garbage magician and go to a MRF (materials recovery facility where things are processed for recycling) as you learn all about garbage. This professional video is both fun and fascinating.

SHOPS
Produced by: Bristol Productions Ltd.
Age: 12 - 15
Summary: A COPS parody about what it means to be a smart shopper, insightful and funny.

Think Twice
Produced by: The Video Project, running time 7 min
Age: 9th – 12th Grades
Summary: This video follows two High school seniors through a typical day at school with an environmental twist. The video takes a clever, fast-paces look at the issue of teenage consumption from TVs and stereos to clothes.

Thurston County Connection: Waste Not Recycle
Produced by: TCTV, 2003, run time 58 minutes
Ages: Adult
Summary: A close up look at recycling and waste in Thurston County with County commissioners and public works personnel.

Weyerhaeuser Recycling
Produced by: Weyerhaeuser, 2004, run time 17 minutes
Ages: High School - Adult
Summary: In two parts Weyerhaeuser invites you into their recycling facilities to see what’s going on behind the scenes. The first part of the video addresses the issues of glass contaminates to paper recycling and the second takes you on a journey of how paper is recycled.

Garbage and Litter
Bill Nye The Science Guy: Garbage
Produced by: Disney
Age: 9 - adult
Summary: Join Bill Nye in Garbage, as he digs up the dirt on ever-expanding landfills from New York to Florida. Bill also exposes the vast amounts of non-biodegradable waste that humans create.

Education Outreach Classroom Video
Produced by: Thurston County Solid Waste
Age: 12 - 18
Summary: A DVD containing “The Rotten Truth,” and video clips from “The Cost of Cool,” and “Garbage,” (Bill Nye).

Garbage Day! 1994
Produced by: ChildVision Educational Films. Running Time: 30 minutes
Age: 4 - 8
Summary: “A video field trip to the wild world of garbage” Follow a young boy and his father as they learn all about garbage from their friendly garbage man in this live-action video.

Project Trash-Hold
Produced by: Thurston County Solid Waste Division and TCTV, 1995. Running Time: 20 minutes Age: 12 - adult
Summary: Thurston County’s video on our program where students carry all their garbage with them for one week. Find out how participating in this program changed student’s perception of the garbage they create.

Roosevelt Regional Landfill, Secure Solutions
Produced by: Regional Disposal Company
Age: Adult Summary: A promotional look at the Roosevelt Regional Landfill.

The Rotten Truth. 3-2-1 Contact
Produced by: The Children’s Television Network, 1991. Running Time: 30 minutes
Age: 6 - 14
Summary: Visit the Museum of Modern Garbage, the world’s largest landfill, meet a garbage magician and go to a MRF (materials recovery facility where things are processed for recycling) as you learn all about garbage. This professional video is both fun and fascinating.

Trouble With Trash
Produced by: Thurston County Solid Waste Division. Running Time: 25 minutes
Age: 6 - 12 Summary: Thurston County’s own studio production of our popular (and now retired) assembly program featuring Captain WasteNot and T.C. Ratt in a story of despair, hope and garbage.

STUFF, Video Project
Produced by: King County Solid Waste Division
Age: 14 - 18
Summary: A look at the shoes of high schools, eating habits, shopping habits, and a look at the environmental factors of everything that teens own.

Household Hazardous Waste
The 11th Hour
Produced by: Warner Independent Pictures, Leonardo DiCaprio
Age: 14 - adult
Summary: Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, this captivating documentary explores the perilous state of our planet, and the means by which we can change our course. Contributing to this crucial film are noted politicians, scientists and other ambassadors for the importance of a universal ecological consciousness.

Becoming Green, Growing Environmental Awareness
Produced by: Nova. 2008. Running time 277 minutes on 4 DVD’s
Age:
Summary: Becoming Green: Growing Environmental Awareness is a thinpack DVD set of environmentally themed public television programs. The thinpack consists of the NOVA episode "Car of the Future", "Solar Energy: Saved by the Sun", "Global Warming: What's Up with the Weather?" and "Rachel Carson's Silent Spring"

Classic Water & H2O Science Films
Produced by: Quality Information Publishers
Age: 12+
Summary: This DVD is a special educational compilation of four valuable water films and movies from the 1940s and 50s. These are great films and the information still holds up today in terms of scientific relevance and classroom learning.

Classics Natural Gas Industry Film (1959)
Produced by: Quality Information Publishers
Age: 12+
Summary: Jam-packed with information, this film covers all the basic about natural gas and presents the topic from a viewpoint you would expect from late-50's era business interests in the United States. To top it off, the whole movie is narrated by a talking flame of natural gas.

Countdown To EarthDay: Waste Reduction/Household Hazardous Waste/Compost
Presented by: Island, King, Kitsap, Pierce, Skagit, Thurston, Whatcom Counties, City of Tacoma, Seattle & surrounding suburbs. Running time: 30 minutes.
Age: 7 - 14
Summary: Lots of good information on waste reduction, household hazardous waste and composting in segments that include both home and school.

Creating a Healthy Home
Produced by: Conscious Wave, Inc., running time 80 min
Age: Adult
Summary: With helpful tips to creating a cleaner and more environmentally friendly home this video is perfect for anyone who’s looking for any easy way to go green.
Type: VHS

The Digital Dump: Exporting Re-Use and Abuse to Africa
Produced by: Basel Action Network. 200. Running time: 23 minutes
Age: 14 - adult
Summary: This video “exposes the ugly underbelly of what is thought to be an escalating global trade in toxic, obsolete, discarded computers and other e-scrap collected in North America and Europe and sent to developing countries by waste brokers and so-called recyclers.”

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
Produced by: CityTV Santa Monica
Age: Adult
Summary: Environmentally preferable purchasing is an innovative market-based strategy that is saving money, protecting human health, creating jobs and reducing adverse environmental impacts.

Exporting Harm: The High-Tech Trashing of Asia
Produced by: Basel Action Network. 2002. Running time: 23 minutes
Age: 14 -adult
Summary: A sobering look at how the electronic waste of United States ends up in Asia with dire consequences.

Global Warming, The Signs and The Science
Produced By: PBS Home Video and hosted by Alanis Morissette
Age: 12 - adult
Summary: A look at the impact of the human race on the natural situation of earth and how we are affecting it. The footage takes us across America and around the world to see just how bad the situation is. Type: DVD

The Great Turning
Author: David C. Korten
Age: Adult
Summary: A presentation of Korten’s views and hypothesis’ as presented in his book. Contains a questions and answer section as well as a bonus conversation with the author himself.

The Great Warming
Produced by: Stone Haven Productions and hosted by Keanu Reeves & Alanis Morissette
Age: 12 - adult
Summary: Looks at the effects of climate change and address that we must act, now.
Type: DVD

Historic Mining Industry Films 1940-1958
Produced by: Quality Information Publishers
Age: 12+
Summary: This visually stunning compilation of historic mining films is the only such DVD available on the market. Each vintage film shows a different angle of the mining industry.

Historic Minerals Films
Produced by: Quality Information Publishers
Age: 12+
Summary: A look at the minerals that modern society function.

An Inconvenient Truth, A Global Warning
Produced by: Paramount Pictures and hosted by Al Gore
Age: 10 - adult
Summary: A compelling documentary that cuts through the myths about global warming and gets straight to the point that we must act now and all of us can make a change.
Type: DVD

Natural Connections
Produced by: King County Department of Natural Resources, running time 48 min
Age: 12 - adult
Summary: This videos focuses on the interconnectedness among different species and their ecosystems, and how our everyday actions affect the environment while also examining our need to accept responsibility for our actions.
Type: VHS

Oil and Water Don’t Mix
Produced by: Key Bank, Featuring John Ratzenberger with Tom and Ray Magliozzi
Running Time: 7 minutes, 35 seconds.
Age: 12 – adult
Summary: A fun look at why it’s important to recycle our used motor oil featuring everyone’s favorite mailman, beautiful northwest scenery and those crazy Car Talk cads.

Water You Doing?
Produced by: Seattle Public Utilities, running time 35 min.
Age: 4th – 10th grades
Summary: Five short segments that discuss the formation of the Puget Sound, ecosystems, sources of pollution, household hazardous products, the water cycle and many other topics. Skits are humorous and feature many local celebrities.
Type: VHS

A World At Waste
Produced by: Boomerang Studios. 2007. Running time 30 minutes
Age: 14 - adult
Summary: “The Story: The day begins quite normally for Kevin, a young dedicated father. He takes his regular drive to the river, where he dumps his used motor oil and is launched, unknowingly, decades into the future. A world where the is little water, trash everywhere and people are desperate.”

Unintended Consequences
Artist: The Eco-Troubadour (a.k.a. Stan Slaughter)
Age: all ages
Summary: This compilations of songs covers all areas of major household hazardous waste.
Type: CD

Vintage Oil Industry Films Discs 1 & 2
Produced by: Quality Information Publishers
Age: 12+
Summary: Two clips that explain how oil was a necessity for a successful American and a glorifying look at America’s dependence on oil.

Vintage Oil Industry Films Discs 3 & 4
Produced by: Quality Information Publishers
Age: 12+
Summary: Two short films that include an oil propaganda film and the tracking of an executive and his family as they move to Venezuela in 1956

Environmental Awareness
Adventures of Little Drip
Produced by: Bristol Productions Ltd.
Age: 8 - 12
Summary: Little Drip enlists the help of a young boy to get him back on his water cycle after he gets stuck in the window. This is a great film to teach young children about the water cycle.

 

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