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Being the change : a new kind of climate documentary /

by Grandelis, Mary; Davis, Dave; Kalmus, Peter.
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: [Place of publication not identified] : New Society Publishers, ©2018.Edition: Widescreen version.Description: 1 videodisc (58 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 9780865718593; 0865718598.Language note: Closed-captioned.Subject(s): Chinese subtitles | Sustainable living | Climatic changes -- Prevention -- Citizen participation | Global warming | Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric | Global temperature changes | Fossil fuels -- Environmental aspects | DVD-Video discs | Videodiscs | DVDs | Documentary television programs | Science television programs | Environmental television programs | Nonfiction television programs | Video recordings for the hearing impairedSummary: Alarmed by drastic changes in the Earth's climate systems, the author, a climate scientist and suburban father of two, embarked on a journey to change his life and the world. He began by bicycling, growing food, meditating, and making other simple, fulfilling changes. Ultimately, he slashed his climate impact to under a tenth of the US average and became happier in the process. Being the change explores the connections between our individual daily actions and our collective predicament. It merges science, spirituality, and practical action to develop a satisfying and appropriate response to global warming.
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<p>Complementing the book Being the Change , this feature documentary film delves into the life of Caltech / Jet Propulsion Laboratory atmospheric scientist Peter Kalmus, showing how a change in life philosophy and mind frame enabled Kalmus to cut his fossil fuel use to 1/10th of the average American. All while boosting his happiness and raising a family in a typical California suburb.</p> <p>In the film, Kalmus reveals how he stopped trying to convert climate change deniers with facts and figures and instead embarked upon a mission to become the change he wanted to see in the world. Along the way, Kalmus shows how he brought together his head (the science), his hands (food growing, bicycling, and lifestyle change), and heart (meditation and community building), to find new direction in his life.</p> <p>Inspirational, hopeful, and doable by anyone, the message is clear: we can all change our minds and actions and live happier, more satisfying lives while reconnecting with our ourselves, our communities, and the biosphere that sustains us all. And in the process we might just spark a climate revolution that truly changes everything.</p>

Alarmed by drastic changes in the Earth's climate systems, the author, a climate scientist and suburban father of two, embarked on a journey to change his life and the world. He began by bicycling, growing food, meditating, and making other simple, fulfilling changes. Ultimately, he slashed his climate impact to under a tenth of the US average and became happier in the process. Being the change explores the connections between our individual daily actions and our collective predicament. It merges science, spirituality, and practical action to develop a satisfying and appropriate response to global warming.

DVD; NTSC, Region 1; 16:9 presentation; stereo.

Closed-captioned.

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