My friend Alexandra Grabbe runs a bed & breakfast on Cape Cod, but is a warrior when it comes to environmental toxins and green living. She posted a note on her blog, Wellfleet Today, about a new documentary titled ‘Submission’ by Swedish filmmaker Stefan Jarl.
In Jarl’s own words, the film is “a documentary about the chemical society the society we have been building since the Second World War. Back then, humans used 1 million tonnes of chemicals per year; the figure today is 500 million tonnes. The chemical industry is the fastest-growing industry in the world. The film is about the 100,000 chemicals we use every day, what they’re used for and what they do to us and our health.”
More after the jump, including the film’s trailer and 11 eco-blogs…
It’s the kind of thing most people don’t think about every day (or it would probably drive us mad). I grew up on a cherry farm, and chemicals were part of our lives. Thankfully, farmers are much more selective about what and when they spray, and the chemicals are less intrusive to the environment today. Check out the trailer for ‘Submission’ below.
Think we’re a chemical-based society? Or are we getting better at green living?
Eleven eco-blogs to check out:
- Bad Human! Don’t Take Chemicals from Strangers!
- Green Upgrader
- Ideal Bite
- Life Less Plastic
- No Impact Man
- Raise a Green Dog
- The Good Human
- 365 Days of Trash
- The Skin Detective