School and Community Programs

One of the most important functions of Clean Fairfax Council is to educate the students of Fairfax County on issues relating to litter, graffiti, recycling and the environment. Clean Fairfax offers these films to borrow for special programs in the schools, or for your community or homeowners association event.


Movie Lending Library:

The Rotten Truth About Garbage Wonder where your trash goes, and how we manage to accumulate so much? This DVD/VHS covers the waste stream life cycle including recycling and composting. All elementary grades.

Down the Drain An overview of water pollution, contamination, and waste and what children can do about it. It talks about the litter and recycling issues and how water is effected. All elementary grades.

Dr. Seuss Collection: The Lorax Only the genius that is Dr. Seuss could create a way to learn about cleaning the environment that is fun! For younger kids, the “Lorax” educates them on why keeping our Earth clean is important, in a delightful and musical manner. Specifically focusing on the conservation of trees and other resources, young children will love every second of this educational movie! All elementary Grades

A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash This shocking and unforgettable film depicts the crisis our world is facing when it comes to the most sought after fossil fuel- oil. The film constantly reminds us that we are rapidly running out this nonrenewable source and still have no secure plan for alternative energy. It provides visually oil’s relationship with human progress, and provokes not just thought but action. High School Level

The History Channel: Renewable Energy In this in-depth documentary, we discover the advanced technologies we have taken to utilize air, water, earth, and fire to produce clean and reliable sources of energy. Through interviews with energy experts, authors, and engineers, we learn the benefits of alternative sources of energy. This video is sure to educate on why renewable is clearly the better choice for humanity and for the Earth too! Middle and High School Levels.

Dirt!: The Movie This wonderful and even humorous film takes us into the wonderful world of the ground beneath our feet. Humans tend to neglect and abuse the best natural resource we have that can be used to fight mass starvation, droughts, floods, and global warming. By repairing our relationship with dirt, we can create new possibilities for all life on Earth. Middle and High School Levels.

Who Killed the Electric Car? After watching this informative and surprisingly emotional film, we learn about the conspiracy behind the destroying of the highly efficient electric cars created by General Motors. It’s a “murder” mystery like no other, uncovering the truth about the car that could have saved the environment and our addiction to foreign oil. High School Level

Earth Aid: Recycling Starring Ed Begley Jr., this documentary goes in depth on why recycling is important and the huge impact it has on our environment. Throughout the entire film, we learn a few easy tips to help minimize our air and water pollution, reduce our landfill overflow, and help preserve nature’s resources. The message of this movie is clear-recycling is a vital key in preserving the delicate balance of the natural system. Middle and High School Levels.

Earth Aid: Water Conservation Another interesting film featuring Ed Begley Jr., this documentary offers a wealth of tips to conserve water and save money. Our consumption of water is increasing rapidly, and in order to preserve and replenish our planet’s natural resources, water conservation has become a must. Middle and High School Levels.

The 11th Hour The expression “the eleventh hour” means the last moment when change can happen to avert possible disaster. In this film produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, it is urged the importance of saving our planet and the change we need to make now- before it’s too late. Images of floods, collapsing ice cliffs, and mountains of waste are shown to instill a sense of action in each viewer’s heart. After one watching this film, one thing is for sure- if we don’t do anything now, our planet is in great danger. Middle and High School Levels.

Planet in Peril This program aggressively slices through the widespread conservative attempts to diminish global warming, by showing the journey of three CNN journalists trekking through thirteen different countries. In each country, the journalists face the harsh reality of the impact we are having our environment and how we change and, ultimately, stop it. Middle and High School Levels.

The Inconvenient Truth This widely viewed and controversial film, presented by former Vice President Al Gore, depicts the truth of global warming. This is a wake-up call that cuts through the myths and misconceptions to deliver the message that global warming is a real and present danger. As a species living on this earth, we must realize that each and every one of us can make changes in the way in which we live our lives and become part of the solution. High School Levels.

National Geographic’s Six Degrees Could Change the World Through powerful filmmaking and intimate profiles, this special illustrates how climate change is already affected the reefs of Australia, the ice fields of Greenland and the Amazonian rain forest. With a sobering look at the effects of our world’s insatiable appetite for energy, this film explains what is real, what is still controversial and how existing technologies and remedies could help dial back the global thermometer. High School Levels.

Tapped From the porducers of “Who Killed The Electric Car,” this timely documentary is a behind-the-scenes look into the unregulated and unseen world of an industry that aims to privatize and sell back the one resource that ought never to become a commodity: our water.  High School Levels.


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