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Green Screen Climate Fix Flicks and the Green Ninja

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I seem to be surrounded by green lately (check my website for more about my Girls camp on Environmental Engineering and the great new MOOC (Massively Open Online Course) on Sustainability at UIUC to be offered beginning in August). For PsiVid, though, a video focus seems appropriate.

Green Screen Climate Fix Flicks

The Australian based Green Screen Climate Fix Flicks asked for submissions about how to work on climate change. They have chosen winners earlier this year and are now asking the public to participate in the People’s Choice Vote.

There are many charming and informative videos to choose for the people’s choice vote, with names like “Captain Clearsky”, “The Earlybird”, “Dirty Old Coal”, “Blackout”, “The Switch”, “The Big CC”, “Lighter on the Planet”, “Science Speaks”, and “Bradbath: A Hot-tub Testimonial”.

Perhaps you recall from a few weeks ago the musings of a scientist whose burrito consumption made him rethink climate change/global warming. It was this TEDx San Jose talk that made the rounds on the internet:

The video below is his entry into the Green Screen Climate Fix Flicks and is an animation of a superhero called the Green Ninja. The video was announced as the Grand Prize Winner in the first round of the Green Screen Fix Flicks competition.

In “Green Ninja: Footprint Renovation”, a man’s large carbon footprint has made his feet swell to enormous size and the Green Ninja swoops in to save the day, er, night. and the Earth!

Feel free to head on over to their voting page, watch all the videos and cast your vote. It is an entertaining way to learn about Climate Change and Sustainability!

Joanne Manaster About the Author: Joanne Manaster is a university level cell and molecular biology lecturer with an insatiable passion for science outreach to all ages. Enjoy her quirky videos at, on twitter @sciencegoddess and on her Facebook page at JoanneLovesScience Follow on Twitter @sciencegoddess.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.

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