This page displays a collection of online videos about environmental and sustainability (green) comedy, entertainment programs, and art. Videos include comedy sketches and performances with environmental themes, eco-fashion, environmental art, visual presentations of nature and outdoor adventure, and green poetry and storytelling.
Comedy can be a great way to introduce people to serious environmental issues. Humor can be fun, enliven conferences, and still be highly educational. Eco-art, theatrical performances, and multimedia presentations are other good ways to engage people in green issues. Shows featuring tales of outdoor adventure can captivate audiences and help them appreciate environments they may not have a chance to see firsthand.
Funny Green Business. Excerpts from a presentation by Bob Hirschfeld. Lampoons the challenges and opportunities of green business with satire that is clean, organically funny and sustainable. Hirschfeld’s presentation is infused with strategies for going green and making the world a better place. About 10 minutes. Play Video >>
On The History & Future Of Energy. Excerpts from a sketch by Quiet Riot. In this performance, Quiet Riot recounts the history of energy production and consumption by combining comedy, mime, storytelling, music and sound effects. They cover the oil industry, peak oil, and renewable energy alternatives. About 9 minutes. Play Video >>
SeaChange: Reversing The Tide. Excerpts from a program by Roger Payne & Lisa Harrow. Payne & Harrow combine the knowledge of science and the wisdom of poetry to produce a compelling performance. In "SeaChange," they portray humankind as an integral part of Earth's complex web of life, and they argue that our survival requires that we attend not just to our own wellbeing but also to the wellbeing of all life. About 5 minutes. Play Video >>
Earth Mama: Helping Heal The Planet One Song At A Time. Preview of Joyce Rouse. An introduction to singer and speaker Joyce Rouse, who performs as Earth Mama. Excerpts from Rouse's presentations and interviews show her unique combination of music, humor, and a healing ethic for the Earth. About 9 minutes. Play Video >>
Sustainable Living: Concerts With A Conscience. Performance sampler by The Eco-Tones. Multi-media performances that weave together practical ideas for satisfying and sustainable living with music that is both entertaining and thought provoking. About 4 minutes. Play Video >>
Engaging Children In Climate Change. Online interview with Sharon Abreu and Michael Hurwicz. Singers, songwriters, and environmental educators Sharon Abreu and Michael Hurwicz discuss their work engaging children in climate change through educational entertainment. They also share some eco-songs. About 28 minutes. Play Video >>
In Deep - Part 1. An environmental comedy about global warming. A very humorous approach to serious environmental problems. Part of the GreenScreen environmental media production program at UCSB. About 14 minutes. Play Video - Part 1, 2.
Environmental Guy. Comedy sketch featuring Jim Carrey from the In Living Color TV show. The sketch addresses methane from cows, animal cruelty, plastic bags, and environmental activists. About 4 minutes. Play Video >>
Canvas Bags. We're not sure there will ever be a more epic song written about taking your canvas bags to the supermarket. Watch this unedited version of Tim Minchin's song recorded for BBC3's Comedy Shuffle. About 3 minutes. Play Video >>
Rick Overton On The Environment. Comedian Rick Overton discusses Al Gore and the environmental apocalypse while performing at Electric City. About 1 minute. Play Video >>