Recently, I've watched two cognitive videos about environmental situation in the world. The first video «Environment - protecting our habitat resources» presents some issues, which are related to the improvement of our environment. Professors from the University of Sheffield are in process of finding solutions, which will help to protect the nature and avoid an environmental catastrophe. They are talking about irreversible climate change and dire consequences of it. In their University, they try to find out the way of using renewable energy instead of fossil-fuel sources. They elaborate eco-friendly design for different products, which will help to change our ways towards nature.
The second video «Seed communities: Eco-village Experiments Around the World» is an interview with Professor Karen Litfin from the University of Washington. She talks about different eco-villages, especially about 14 of them, which she visited. Changing weather patterns, global warming and greenhouse effect are the consequences of people's unfriendly lifestyle. But in these seed communities, people try to avoid everything, which is harmful to the environment: live in eco-homes, use alternative energy sources, plant and harvest food themselves, do gardening. They support each other and that's their advantage. Despite not having a lot of money, they share everything they have. Karen said that it doesn't mean that we must create eco-villages, but we need to take the principle of their eco-friendly lifestyle.