In the midst of environmental chaos, we need the power of film more than ever to ask big questions and connect people with the natural world. Here are five thought-provoking documentaries with topics ranging from America’s ambitious transportation movement to the corruption of industrial farming.
As new and complex environmental issues rise throughout the world, it can be difficult and perhaps overwhelming to stay informed.
Just behind Ball State’s Art and Journalism building, people sauntered through the streets of the historic Westwood neighborhood, observing the architecture of contemporary-designed homes and pastel-colored vintage cars.
This past year, 18 Ball State students fundraised money for brigades to Nicaragua and Panama. Two brigades spent one week building sanitary infrastructures and sustainable agricultural projects in underdeveloped communities.
When Faye Lichtsinn, a junior Natural Resources and Environmental Management major at Ball State University, hung out with her friend Gordon two summers ago, he told her about permaculture, the development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient.