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Resources: Schools
Video Tapes

21st. Century Composting

Learning about composting.

3-2-1 CONTACT SERIES (1977)

Produced by the creators of Sesame Street, these upbeat videos provide an entertaining introduction to key environmental issues for elementary and middle school students. Each comes with a study and activity guide.

  • Time: 60 minutes " You can’t Grow Home Again
  • 30 Minutes "A Popular Little Planet"
  • 30 Minutes "Bottom of the Barrel"
  • Produced by: Children’s Television Workshop
  • Distributed by the Video Project
332 College Ave., Suite 101
Oakland, CA 96418
1-800-4-PLANET
  • Price: $69.95


A KID’S EYE VIEW OF ECOLOGY, 1997

Michael Mish and three young friends present a lively overview of major environmental issues: pollution, waste, recycling, energy water conservation, ozone depletion and deforestation. The program encourages kids to be an active part of the solution by offering practical suggestions. A study guide and lyric sheet in included.

  • Time: 28 minutes
  • Grades: 1-6
  • Produced by: KCET-TV & Lubin/Mish Productions
  • Distributed by the Video Project
5332 College Ave., Suite 101
Oakland, CA 96418
1-800-4-PLANET
  • Price: $59.95

ADVENTURES OF THE CAMOUFLAGE KID, 1994

The Camouflage Kid teaches students in his school how not to litter and to put litter in its place.

  • Time: 20 minutes
  • Grades: 3-8
  • Produced by: NJDEP, Office of Communications
  • CN 414, Trenton, NJ 08625-0414
(609) 984-9802



ALEXANDRIA’S CLEAN-UP FIX-UP PARADE

Seeing the harm that litter caused a swan family, the community gets involved in a litter pick-up campaign. 1 with tape "My Environment and Me."

  • Time: 15 Minutes
  • Grades: K-3
  • Produced by: Office of Consumer Health Education
University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Public Education & Risk Communications
Environmental & Occupational Health Science Institute
681 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway, NJ 08855-1179
(732) 445-0110
  • Price: VHS Video Tape- $25.00
  • Teacher’s Guide- $15.00

ALL THINGS ARE CONNECTED

The importance of Nature and how people take it for granted and how the Native Indians feel that we are one with nature.

  • Time: 12:36 Minutes
  • Produced by: N.C. Wildlife Conservation

ALU MAN THE CAN

This video uses an animated character, "Alu Man the Can" to introduce the concept of recycling to young children. Related lessons to be used with the tape "Recycling: A Community Pollution Solution."

  • Time: 15 Minutes
  • Grades: K-3
  • Produced by: Office of Consumer Health Education
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Public Education & Risk Communication Resource Center EOHSI
681 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway, NJ 08855-1179
(732) 445-0110
  • Price: VHS Video $25.00
  • Teachers Guide-$15.00

ALUMINUM RECYCLING: YOUR NEXT ASSIGNMENT
Through the use of a magical computer, a boy travels to an aluminum recycling facility to learn about the benefits of recycling aluminum and how it’s recycled.

  • Time: 18 Minutes
  • Grades: 4-8
  • Produced by: The Aluminum Association, Inc.
Publications Department
900 19th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 862-5100
  • Price: $10.00

ATTRACTING BUTTERFLIES TO YOUR BACKYARD

Tells you what butterflies like and need. Explains what will attract them.

  • Time: 58 minutes
  • Produced by: Nature Science Network

CALL ME CAN

The story of aluminum recycling is told through a "talking can" and his young friend, Danny. "Can," explains the many benefits of recycling, such as keeping recyclable products out of the landfills and keeping them clean.

  • Time: 18 minutes
  • Grades: K-6
  • Produced by: The Aluminum Association, Inc.
Publications Department,
900 19th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006
(202) 862-5100
  • Price: $10.00
  • This tape may be borrowed on a free-loan basis, Contract: Modem Talking Pictures
  • 1-800-243-6877-(Code 713104)

CARDBOARD RECYCLING: A NEW LOOK, 1994

This video follows the cardboard recycling processes from curbside to reuse.

  • Time: 8 Minutes
  • Grades: 2-10
  • Produced by: Scott Reino
  • Available on loan from UCUA

CLEAN GETAWAY

A play about 3 suspects who are humorously questioned by a detective

  • Time: 18:30 minutes
  • Grades-Elementary
  • Produced by: Philadelphia Prides clean street theatre
(215) 854-6411



CLOSE THE LOOP: BUY RECYCLED

The importance and benefits of buying recycled materials

  • Time: 12:32 minutes
  • Grades-Adult

CLOSING THE RECYCLING LOOP WITH MARCAL

This tape explains why we need to recycle, Marcal’s role on the recycling process and how paper is recycled.

  • Time: 10 minutes
  • Grades: 4-adult
  • Produced by: Paper from Paper, Not from Trees
Dept. A
Marcal Paper Mills, Inc.
Elwood Park, NJ 07407
(201) 796-4000
  • Price: Free

COMPLETE THE CIRCLE: HOW TO BUY RECYCLED, 1995

Actress Joanne Woodward spends some time at a supermarket recognizing and selecting environmentally sound products.

  • Time: 26:33 minutes (Closed Caption)
  • Grades: 4-Adult
  • Produced by: The Environmental Defense Fund
257 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10010
1-800-CALL EDF
212-505-2100
  • Price: Call for price

CONNECT: A NEW ECOLOGICAL PARADIGM, 1997

Delivered with hip contemporary style, Connect celebrates teen’s ability to choose a lifestyle sensitive to the environment. Meet young people who are working to improve the world’s environmental and social problems. Hosted by Michael Stipe of REM, full of music and incredible nature footage, this energetic video inspires and entertains. Earth Action Guide included.

  • Time: 23 minutes
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Produced by: Missouri Environmental Improver
  • Energy Resources Authority
  • Distributed by the Video Project
5332 College Ave., Suite 101
Oakland, CA 96418
1-800-4-PLANET
  • Price: $65.00

CRUNCH SMASH TRASH! 1995

Discussed recycling with brightly rendered scenes of plastic, glass, paper and metal being processed to show what happens after the recyclables leave the curb.

  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Grades: 6-Adult
  • In-Sites Productions
  • P.O. Box 11135, Chicago, IL 60611
  • 1-800-322-7511
  • Price: $19.95

DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR GARBAGE IS?

Two animated characters discuss options for disposing of garbage that cannot be reduced, reused or recycled. The characters also explore composting, waste-to-energy and land filling and how they can be part of a community’s waste management plan.

  • Time: 12 minutes
  • Grades: 1-4
  • Produced by: Cornell University Resource Center
Cornell business & Technology Park
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 255-2091

Price: $49.00


DON’T TRASH GRASS

Using grass as fertilizer

  • Time: 12 minutes
  • Produced by: Connecticut recycling program

DOWN THE DRAIN (1991)

Looking closely at the importance of water and how we take it for granted.

  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Produced by: Children’s television workshop

EARTH AID, RECYCLING

Importance of recycling

  • Produced by: Great Events
  • 1-888-733-8368
  • Price: $42.50

EARTH AID, WATER CONSERVATION

Savings up to 50% of water

  • Produced by: Great Events
  • 1-888-733-8368
  • Price: $42.50

EARTH TO KIDS (1991)
Learn how to make buying decisions to save the planet.

  • Time: 28 minutes
  • Produced by: Films Incorporated Video
  • 1-800-323-4222 x 43

ECO EDUCATION

Effects of chemicals in the environment

  • Time: 10 minutes
  • Produced by: Eco Education Program
  • Distributed by: BC Environment



ECO-RAP: VOICES FROM THE HOOD, 1997

Join a multiethnic group of young men and women as they learn about environmental hazards and express their concerns using the urban poetry of rap music. The hard-hitting video shows it is cool to learn about your neighborhood’s environment and take action to make it a healthier place.

  • Time: 38 minutes
  • Grades- 5-12
  • Produced by: Lynn Feinerman
  • Distributed by the Video Project
5332 College Ave., Suite 101
Oakland, CA 96418
1-800-4-PLANET
  • Price: $59.95



EDDIE AND THE ECOSAURUS

  • Time 10:26 + 6:15 minutes
  • Distributed by BC Environment



Exporting Harm: The High-Tech Trashing of Asia
A powerful documentary on imported computer waste scrapping and dumping in China.
  • Time: 23 minutes
  • Produced by: Basel Action Network

Basel Action Newtork
C/o Asia Pacific Environmental Exchange
1305 4th Avenue
Suite 606
Seattle, WA 98101
http://ban.org/exportingharm_film.htm

  • Cost: $55.00




FIFTY (50) SIMPLE THINGS KIDS CAN DO TO SAVE THE EARTH

This CBS School Break Special is based on the best selling book of the same name. It highlights what kids are doing across the nation to help protect the Earth.

  • Time: 50 minutes
  • Grades: 3-Adult
  • Produced by: CBS



GARBAGE…GOING, GOING, GONE

Things companies do to reduce garbage to help reduce waste.

  • Time: 20 minutes
  • Produced by: Recycling Council of Ontario



GARBY, GARBAGE, BLUE YOU 1992

Ideas to cut down on waste

  • Time: 20 minutes
  • 416-960-1025



GARDEN STATE GARBAGE CRISIS: WHAT DO WE DO WITH IT ALL? (1987)

Recycling, source reduction, waste-to –energy facilities and landfills are discussed.

  • Time: 23 minutes
  • Grades: 7-adult
  • Produced by: Hackensack meadowlands Development Commission
1 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst, NJ 07170
201-460-8300
  • Price: Free



GET BUSY; HOW KIDS CAN SAVE THE PLANET, 1992

Profiles kids all over the world who are doing their part. Students are shown how to get involved in reducing pollution and cleaning up the planet.

  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Grades: 4-8
  • Produced by: Children’s Television Network, 321 Contract Series
Wings for Learning, 101 Castleton St., Pleasantville, NJ 10570
1-800-321-7511
  • Price: $19.95



GIVE YOUR TRASH A SECOND CHANCE

Factual county and municipal programs in action are featured in this video. It also presents an overview of the manufacture of products from recycled material.

  • Time: 11 minutes
  • Grades: 5-adult
  • Produced by: NJDEP, Office of Recycling and Planning
CN 414
Trenton, NJ 08625
609-984-3438



GLASS RECYCLES FOREVER, 1989

Discuss the importance of recycling glass and how it is accomplished in New Jersey

  • Time: 9 minutes
  • Grades: 1-6th
  • Produced by: Glass Packaging Institute, NE
PO Box 1088, Carlisle, PA 17013 (717) 243-1738
  • Price: Free



HAZARDOUS WASTE:PRIORITY I

Commercial and household hazardous waste.

  • Time: 23 minutes
  • 1-800-535-9547



HEALING THE SKY

UV Rays and chemicals that harm the ozone layer.

  • Time: 16:38 minutes
  • Produced by: Friends of the earth-Canada




HOME COMPOSTING: TURNING YOUR SPOILS INTO SOIL (1992)

Learn how to make and use compost at home, Composting is easy, produces a free soil enhancer, and help our environment by reducing the amount of trash we send for disposal.

  • Time: 17 minutes
  • Grades: 6- adult
  • Produced by: Connecticut DEP Recycling Program
165 Capital Ave., Hartford, CT. 06106
  • Price: $10.00



HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN WILDFLOWER GARDEN

Tips for growing beautiful wildflowers

  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Grades: adult
  • Produced by: Vermont Wildflower Farm



ITS GOTTEN ROTTEN

Science of composting using microorganisms

  • Time: 20 minutes
  • Grades- High School
  • Produced by: Bullfrog Films
  • Price: $195.00
  • 1-800-543-3764



IT ISNT JUST GARBAGE ANYMORE

Turning waste into compost to help the environment

  • Time: 15 minutes
  • Produced by: The Video Ranch



LARRY LANDFILL NEWS

Reducing trash in L.A.

  • Time: 20 minutes
  • Grades: Elementary 1-6th
  • Produced by: LA Resource Program



LEARNING UNDER THE SUN

School teachers and students use nature areas to teach about the Environment.

  • Time: 27 minutes
  • 507-646-3599



LIFE AFTER THE CURB: RECYCLING PROCESSES, 1990

Grapey, an animated grape juice can, leads students through glass, plastic, metal and paper recycling plants while creatively reinforcing the importance of waste reduction, recycling and the need to buy durable and recycled products.

  • Time: 20 minutes
  • Grades: 2-12
  • Produced by: Cornell University Resource Center
7-8 Cornell Business & Technology Park, Ithaca, NY 14850-1607
607-255-2091
  • Price: $43.00



MAGIC OF COMPOSTING

"Rules" of Indoor/Outdoor composting

  • Time: 13 minutes
  • Produced by: Recycling Council of Ontario



MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR OUR ENVIRONEMENT

Things that can be done to help the environment and cut down on waste.

  • Time: 11:04 minutes
  • Grades: High School
  • Produced by: Department of defense recycling



MEECOLOGY

This video portrays children from various backgrounds interacting with their environment by preserving nature, recycling and conserving energy. Each activity performed in this video points out the importance of "Me" plus "Ecology".

  • Time: 26 minutes
  • Grades: 1-6th
  • Produced by: McDonald’s Corp
PO Box 14317
Dayton, OH 45414
1-800-627-7646



MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD: THE ENVIRONMENT & RECYCLING 1990

Describes home separation of recyclables and how these materials are recycled. Also discusses the lack of landfill space available and the need for source reduction through reuse.

  • Time: 25 minutes
  • Grades: prek-k
  • Produced by: Family Communications
4802 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
1-412-687-2990
  • Price: $16.50, Activity guide $1.50



PAPER FROM PAPER, NOT FROM TREES, 1990

Stresses the importance of recycling and shows how magazines and junk mail are recycled into paper products.

  • Time: 8 minutes
  • Grades- 4-8
  • Produced by: Marcal Paper Mills, Inc.Market Street, Elmwood Park, NJ 07407 201-796-4000
  • Price: Free



PLASTICS RECYCLING TODAY: A GROWING RESOURCE 1988

Presents the history of plastic, the packaging problem, recycling and collection, the SPI code system and product recycling.

  • Time: 12 minutes
  • Grades: 9- Adult
  • Produced by: Partnership for Plastics Progress
1275 K Street, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005
1-800-243-5790
  • Price: $25.00



RECYCLE THIS! 1990

Using an "MTV" format, this video teaches students about recycling and reducing waste.

  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Produced by: Dow Chemical Co.
2040 Midland, MI 46874
1-800-441-4369
  • Price: Free- One copy per school



RECYCLING- ITS NATURE WAY

This video gives a general overview about the importance of recycling.

  • Time: 13 minutes
  • Grades: 9-Adult
  • Produced by: ALCOA
900 S.Gay Street. Suite 11001
Knoxville, TN 37902 931-225-9500
  • Price: Free



SAVE THE EARTH: A HOW TO GUIDE 1997

  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Grades: 8-12
  • Produced by: Clardy Madgaugen and Jay Lebow
Distributed by the Video Project
5332 College Ave., Suite 101
Oakland, CA 96418
800-4-PLANET
  • Price: $19.95



STEEL CAND AND CURBSIDE RECYCLING: A NATURAL PARTNERSHIP, 1990

The importance of recycling and the recycling process is described in this video. An activity guide also is included.

  • Time: 12 minutes
  • Grades: 4-12
  • Produced by: Steel Can Recycling Institute
680 Anderson Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
1-800-876-SCRI
  • Price: Free



THE CHOICE IS YOURS

Overview of recycling and aspects of recycling

  • Time: 45 minutes



THE LIFE OF MR. NEWSPAPER

This video shows the newspaper recycling process.

  • Time: 4 minutes
  • Grades: K-3
  • Produced by: Garden State Paper Co., Inc
PO Box C-32333
Richmond, VA 23293
  • Price: Free



THE LORAX- DR. SEUSS, 1971

The Lorax is lovable creature who speaks for the trees, trying to stop the profit-greedy Onceler from destroying the Truffula Forest.

  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Grades: K-6
  • Produced by: Fox Video
PO Box 900
Beverly Hills, CA 90213
(Available at local video stores)
  • Price: $9.95


THE NEXT GENERATIONS GUIDE TO PROTECTING THE PLANET: RECYCLING

The importance of recycling

  • Time: 25 minutes
  • Distributed by Shop Rite Supermarkets



THE NEXT GENERATIONS GUIDE TO PROTECTING THE PLANET; WATER

Conserving water

  • Time: 25 minutes
  • Distributed by Shop Rite Supermarkets



THE ROTTEN TRUTH

This video explores a teenager’s discovery that trash has to go somewhere and no matter how you try to make it disappear, you can’t make "nothing out of something"

  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Grades: 1-8
  • Produced by: WNET/Thirteen NJ Operations
KQED Book Sales
5959 Triumph Street
Commerce, CA 90040
800-422-9992



THE ROTTEN TRUTH , 1991

Visit the "Museum of Garbage" see the worlds largest landfill, learn about the garbage crisis, and go to a plant in Rhode Island to find out what happens to stuff we put our for recycling. Students learn that you cannot make "nothing out of something".

  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Grades- 4-8
  • Produced by: children’s Television Network, 321 Contact Series
Wings for Learning, 101 Castleton St.
Pleasantville, NY 10570
1-800-321-7511
  • Price: $19.95



THE WORLD OF STEEL

Explains how steel is used, recycled and what items it can be made into.

  • Time: 10 minutes
  • Grades: Elementary
  • Produced by: Steel Can recycling institute.



TOMMY AND THE PLASTIC RECYCLATRON, 1992

Through the use of the plastic recyclatron, Tommy learns about the importance of recycling plastic soda bottles and milk jugs.

  • Time: 11 minutes
  • Grades: 1-5
  • Produced by: Environmental Affairs Dept. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.
1144 E. Market St.
Akron OH 44316-0001 216-796-2490
  • Price: Free



TRACES OF TODAY, 1991

Teaches students about reducing waste and recycling.

  • Time: 12 minutes
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Produced by: Dow Chemical Company
2040 Midland, MI 48674
800-441-4369



VERMI VIDEO

All about worms and their part in recycling

  • Time: 11 minutes
  • Grades: Elementary
  • Produced by: Recycling Council of Ontario



Video Lending Library

From Galloway Township, NJ. over 40 videos on varied environmental topics "Attracting Butterflies to Your Backyard" to Waste Management. Click here to download



WASTE NOT, WANT NOT (1995)

School composting and its benefits

  • Time: 10 minutes
  • Produced by: Wayne K. Belick



WASTE PREVENTION PAYS: BUSINESS CUT COSTS (1998)

Businesses talk about what they do to cut down on waste by recycling.

  • Time: 110 minutes
  • Grades: Adult
  • Produced by: EPA



WHAT TO DO WITH ALL YOUR GARBAGE

Source reduction, recycling and incinerators

  • Time: 20 minutes
  • 908-463-5353



WORM BIN CREATURES: ALIVE THROUGH A MICROSCOPE

Tiny organisms rarely seen in a worm bin.

  • Time: 31.5 minutes
  • Flower field Enterprises 616-327-0108


WORMANIA

Close-up of live worms in their natural habitat.

  • Time: 26:10 minutes
  • Flower field Enterprises 616-327-0108



YAKITY-YAK-TAKE IT BACK, 1992

A music video that focuses on environmental issues and the benefits of recycling. It features by many well-known artists such as Pat Benatar, Kenny Loggins, Natalie Cole and Stevie Wonder.

  • Time: 10 minutes
  • Grades: All ages
  • Produced by: The Take It Back Foundation, A-Vision
75 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10019
212-275-2900
  • Price: $9.98 Plus $3.95 Shipping Charge



YOU CAN’T GROW HOME AGAIN, 1991

Go on location to Costa Rica’s rainforest and get a kid’s eye view of this habitat. Meet some of the animals that live there, and find out what is being done to save rainforests.

  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Grades: 4-8
  • Produced by" Children’s Television Workshop, 321 Contact Series
Pleasantville NY 10570
1-800-321-7511
  • Price: $29.95




 
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