The Nature of Things, Volume 1: Visions of the Future

This first-ever Nature of Things collection includes five outstanding documentaries that focus on how people are working to change the way they live and the way they think about the future of our world. Watch as they explore traditional and futuristic ways to reduce our carbon footprint and society’s impact on the environment, helping to find solutions and create a sustainable future.

  • 2014
  • 9-12
  • 5 Titles

Included in this collection

The Nature of Things Build Green

In a refreshing hour, Build Green advises making the sun, wind and rain — along with dirt, straw and sewage — your friends. By building a house using innovative practices and materials, you'll not only do the earth a favour, but you could save big bucks too. From retro-fitting a hip, old Montreal housing complex with state-of-the-art sustainable energy systems, to ...
  • 2007
  • 00:44:32
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Earth Energy

Filmmaker Bill Lishman journeys around the world in search of earth’s renewable energy. He discovers Canada’s rich history of hydroelectric production, finds the world’s largest solar power plant in the Mojave Desert and makes the discovery that 25% of Denmark’s electricity is produced with wind turbines. Lishman explores North America’s wealth of renewable resources and looks at ways other countries ...
  • 2005
  • 00:45:38
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Living City: A Critical Guide Classroom Favourites

Despite Canada’s overwhelming urban demographic, Canadian cities struggle to provide the services expected of them, whether that means collecting garbage and fixing potholes or running schools and public transit systems. Award-winning urban affairs columnist Christopher Hume takes a cross-country journey from Halifax to Vancouver and gives the viewer a firsthand look at what’s wrong with Canada’s aging infrastructure and overall ...
  • 2009
  • 00:44:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Supercar, Building the Car of the Future

With rising fuel prices and growing environmental concerns, never before has it been so urgent to imagine what next year’s car model might look like. But there is hope. All over the world there are people trying to figure out how to build an environmentally and socially sound version of the car. Join engineering professor Brian Fleck on a quest to ...
  • 2009
  • 00:44:24
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Suzuki Diaries: Sustainability in Action

The Suzuki Diaries is a road trip, a travelogue, an adventure. The legendary David Suzuki and his youngest daughter Sarika, a university student about to start her own career in the sciences, are full of hope as they travel to Europe to see what sustainability truly looks like. In Germany, Denmark, France and Spain, they set out to meet the ...
  • 2008
  • 00:44:09
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013