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Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014)

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Follow the shocking, yet humorous, journey of an aspiring environmentalist, as he daringly seeks to find the real solution to the most pressing environmental issues and true path to sustainability.

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Kip Andersen (co-director), Keegan Kuhn (co-director)

Writers:

Kip Andersen (co-writer), Keegan Kuhn (co-writer)
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Credited cast:
Lisa Agabian ... Self - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Manucher Alemi ... Self - CA Dept. Water Resources, Chief, Water Use and Efficiency Branch
Lindsey Allen ... Self - Rainforest Action Network, Executive Director
Kip Andersen ... Self - Film Co-Director
Will Anderson ... Self - Greenpeace Alaska Founder, Former Board of Directors Greenpeace USA
Marji Beach ... Self - Animal Place, Education Director
Marcus Benedetti ... Self - Clover-Stornetta Dairy, President
Shane Bernardo ... Self - Earthworks Urban Farm, Outreach Coordinator
Michael Besancon ... Self - Former Whole Foods Market Executive
Deniz Bolbol ... Self - American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign
Ethan Brown ... Self - Beyond Meat, Plant-Based Meat
Heather Cooley ... Self - Pacific Institute, Water Program Co-Director
Al Gore ... Self - Former U.S. Vice President / Climate Change Activist (archive footage)
Kamyar Guivetchi ... Self - CA Dept. Water Resources, Statewide Integrated Water Management
Bruce Hamilton ... Self - Sierra Club, Deputy Executive Director
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The World's largest environmental organizations are failing to address the single most destructive force facing the planet today. Follow the shocking, yet humorous, journey of an aspiring environmentalist, as he daringly seeks to find the real solution to the most pressing environmental issues and true path to sustainability. Written by Anonymous

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Co-director Kip Andersen became obsessed with (saving) the environment after seeing Al Gore's documentary An Inconvenient Truth (2006), eventually leading up to this documentary. See more »

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Himself (Sierra Club): The world's climate scientists tell us that the highest safe level of emissions would be around 350 ppm of CO2 in the atmosphere. We are already at 400. They tell us that the sort of savest we could hope to do without having perilous implications - as far as drought, famine, human conflict major, species extinction - would be about 2°C increase in temperature. We're rapidly approaching that, and with all the CO2 that's already in the atmosphere we're easily going exceed that. So, ...
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Been a Vegeterian since I watched Earthlings around 2007. Today I'm vegan.
1 December 2014 | by meltinzoneSee all my reviews

Not like a normal review, read another to find out about the film! This time it's just praise!

Excellent documentary. This will quickly become a key issue if we all talk about it and share it with others. For every person that makes any change to their diet, the better off we all are. Imagine if right now all omnivores became overnight vegetarians? That's a huge step in the right direction, what if all the vegetarians became overnight vegans? Also the only 1 star review as of December 2nd 2014 was from a new account, every other review (6 others, mine makes it 8 total reviews) was 10 stars. I personally was told about this film and was encouraged to watch it, so glad I did.

Unlike the Earthlings that was just horrible to watch all the cruelty, this documentary still makes you angry, while only a few really hard scenes to stomach or look away from for a few seconds. *Warning ducks* Give it a watch, share it and let's make a difference, *psst our generation out numbers those old dying baby boomers, so the earth is literally in our hands, not the hands of old people who don't know about the amount of power the sharing internet has!


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