A CONCISE, IMPACTFUL AND ACTION-DRIVEN SERIES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL 

LEARNING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

A CONCISE, IMPACTFUL AND ACTION-DRIVEN SERIES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL 

LEARNING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

 

 

 THIS SERIES CONSISTS OF FIVE MICRO-DOCS THAT ADDRESS THE ENVIRONMENTAL TOPICS NEGLECTED BY MAINSTREAM MEDIA. EACH EPISODE IS LEAD BY A REPRESENTATIVE OF GENERATION NOW (WHO ARE THE PEOPLE DRIVING ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION), EXPLORING CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH AND INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS.

EPISODES:

EPISODES:

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POSITIVE, ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION.

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POSITIVE, ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION.

NOW X PLASTIC-FREE PERIODS

PRESENTED BY THE WORLD RECORD EXPEDITION STAND UP PADDLEBOARDER AND FOUNDER  OF PADDLE AGAINST PLASTIC, CAL MAJOR. ALTHOUGH SOCIETY’S RECOGNITION OF PLASTIC POLLUTION  HAS SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED OVER THE LAST FEW YERAS, THIS MICRO-DOC EXPLORES THE ONE PARTICULAR TYPE OF SINGLE-USE PLASTIC THAT IS NOT ADDRESSED ENOUGH... PERIOD PRODUCTS. 

IN THE UK, 4.3 BILLION DISPOSABLE MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS ARE USED EVERY YEAR, MAKING UP 5.9% OF THE UK’S BEACH LITTER. THROUGH GAINING INSIGHT INTO THE UK'S LEADING ‘PLASTIC-FREE PERIODS CAMPAIGN BY CITY TO SEA, THIS MICRO-DOC INVESTIGATES PERIOD PRODUCT ALTERNATIVES THAT ARE BOTH BETTER FOR OUR BODIES AND THE PLANET. 

#MYPLASTICFREEPERIOD

NOW X BRITISH FARMING

PRESENTED BY WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST AND FOUNDER OF TALKS WILD, ADAM COOK (@ADAMTALKSWILD). IT UNCOVERS THE ENVIRONMENTAL SIDE OF THE AGRICULTURAL STORY THROUGH EXPLORING LEADING SUSTAINABLE FARMING PRACTICES BY SHILLINGFORD ORGANICS, CARBON NEUTRAL BEEF AND THE AMBITIOUS 2040 NET-ZERO EMISSIONS TARGET BY THE NATIONAL FARMERS’ UNION

GLOBALLY IT IS ACCEPTED THAT THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR IS ACCOUNTABLE FOR 26% OF GLOBAL GREEN HOUSE GAS EMISSIONS, WHICH HAS GIVEN FARMING THE STEREOTYPE OF BEING ONE OF THE ‘WORST POLLUTERS’. HOWEVER, WE EXPLORE FARMING IN PERSPECTIVE OF BRITAIN TO FIND OUT WHETHER FARMING COULD BE AN OPTIMISTIC PART OF THE CLIMATE CHANGE SOLUTION, AND TO UNDERSTAND THE TRUE SIGNIFICANCE OF BUYING LOCAL. 

#FOODFORFUTURE

NOW X FISHERMEN'S KISSES

PRESENTED BY THE CONSERVATIONIST AND PREVIOUS EXTER UNIVERSITY STUDENT UNION PRESIDENT, JOE RIGBY. IT INVESTIGATES A UNIQUE SIDE OF FISHING-NET POLLUTION THAT RESEARCHERS HAVE TERMED ‘FISHERMEN'S KISSES’, WHICH ARE THE ‘X’-SHAPED OFFCUTS PRODUCED WHEN FISHERMEN FIT THEIR NETS TO BOATS. ALTHOUGH IT IS A SMALLER FORM OF MARINE LITTER, ITS IMMENSE HARM TO OUR OCEANS CANNOT BE UNDERESTIMATED. 

IT IS WIDELY ACKNOWLEDGED THAT FISHING NET POLLUTION MAKES UP A SIGNIFICANT 20% OF MARINE LITTER GLOBALLY,  YET THE CHALLENGE ULTIMATELY STEMS BEYOND ENTANGLED WILDLIFE. THROUGH EXPLORING CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH BY THE CORNISH PLASTIC POLLUTION COALITION AND INTERVIEWS WITH THE UK’S FIRST RECYCLED KAYAK BRAND, ODYSSEY, THE IMPORTANCE OF WORKING WITH LOCAL FISHERMEN AND THE NEED FOR INNOVATION IS REVEALED. 

#FISHERMENSKISSES

NOW X CLIMATE OPTIMISM

PRESENTED BY THE  REGENERATIVE CULTURE COORDINATOR FOR THE EXTINCTION REBELLION (XR) YOUTH UK NATIONAL TEAM AND THE YOUNGEST MEP CANDIDATE IN THE UK, DAZE AGHAJI. THIS MICRO-DOC EXPLORES HOW RECENT STUDIES HAVE FOUND THAT BY HAVING A PESSIMISTIC ATTITUDE AND BY USING THE WORST-CASE SCENARIO CAN BE INEFFECTIVE WHEN ASSESSING THE CLIMATE CRISIS; RESULTING IN DEFEATISM AND DEGRADED MENTAL HEALTH.

THROUGH INVESTIGATING A SIDE OF XR THAT THE PRESS COMMONLY IGNORES, IT EXPOSES THE UNEXPECTED OPTIMISM THAT HAS FUNDAMENTALLY DRIVEN THIS MOST INFLUENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT OF THE DECADE. IT FEATURES GLOBAL OPTIMISM WITH THE AUTHORS OF ’THE FUTURE WE CHOOSE’ TO DISCUSS THE DYNAMICS OF BALANCING BOTH OUTRAGE AND OPTIMISM AS WELL AS HOW ’STUBBORN OPTIMISM’ SHAPED THE SUCCESSFUL UNFCCC PARIS AGREEMENT IN 2015.

ULTIMATELY, THIS MICRO-DOC PROVES THAT WE CAN CHOOSE A BETTER FUTURE, AND OPTIMISM WILL HAVE A CRUCIAL ROLE IN DRIVING LONG-TERM MOTIVATION AND COLLABORATION TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE.

#CLIMATEOPTIMISM

PLEASE CONTACT US TO ARRANGE A FREE VIRTUAL SERVICE OF SCREENING THIS SERIES IN SCHOOLS/UNIVERSITIES:

  • A VIRTUAL SCREENING ON ONE EPISODE 

  • A VIRTUAL SCREENING OF THE ENTIRE SERIES

  • OR A VIRTUAL SCREENING OF ONE EPISODE FOLLOWED BY A VIRTUAL Q&A PANEL, FEATURING THE PRESENTER AND/OR ORGANICATIONS INCLUDED. 

 
 

NOW X SLOW FASHION

PRESENTED BY SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCER AND SLOW FASHION CAMPAIGNER, BECKY HUGHES (@THENIFTYTHRIFTER). IT EXPLORES THE IMPORTANCE OF SLOW FASHION AND CELEBRATES THE OPPORTUNITY WE HAVE AS CONSUMERS TO REVOLUTIONALISE THE FASHION INDUSTRY. 

WITH THE LATEST RESEARCH BY THE UNFCCC (2018) SHOWING THAT THE FASHION INDUSTRY EMITS MORE CARBON THAN ALL INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS, THIS MICRO-DOC INVESTIGATES HOW INDIVIDUALS CAN RETHINK AND ACT NOW. ADDITIONALLY, EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS FROM LEADING SUSTAINABLE BRANDS IN THE SOUTH WEST, FINISTERRE AND SANCHOS, OFFICIALLY PROVE THAT FASHION DOES NOT HAVE TO COST THE EARTH.  

#GOSLOW

ALL CARBON EMISSIONS PRODUCED DURING THIS 

SERIES HAVE BEEN OFFSET BY ECOLOGI. 

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