Film Resource Guide

In Order of Appearance


Green Grease Machine
Description: Attached to the Veggie Van, the Green Grease Machine takes used cooking oil from fast food restaurants and mixes it with alcohol and lye to create biodiesel.  You can make your own biodiesel using the following sites: www.fuelmeister.com and www.biofuelssolutions.co.uk

Veggie Van Voyage:

Louisiana Environmental Action Network
Description: By empowering more than one hundred grassroots, community organizations, and countless individuals, LEAN has helped to make Louisiana’s communities safer, healthier places to live and to challenge the insanity of continued economic and ecological suicide. 
•    Website: www.leanweb.org 

Louisiana Bucket Brigade
Description: The LABB is an environmental health and justice organization working with communities that neighbor the state’s oil refineries and chemical plants.  The LABB provides a simple, community friendly tool for neighbors to take air samples and expose industrial pollution as it happens.
•    Website: www.labucketbrigade.org

Global Community Monitor
Description: GCM is an environmental justice and human rights non-profit that empowers industrial communities to recreate a clean healthy and truly sustainable environment. 
•    Website: www.gcmonitor.org 

Baggett, McCall, Burgess, Watson & Gaughan
Description: BMBW&G has served a variety of injured clients throughout the Gulf Coast Region, handling and litigating personal injury and toxic tort actions for citizens and individual workers.
•    Website: http://www.baggettmccall.com/profile/william_baggett.cfm

Louisiana Chemical Association
Description: The mission of the LCA is to promote a positive climate for chemical manufacturing that ensures long-term economic growth.
•    Website: www.lca.org

Detroit, Michigan

Autoline Detroit
Description: This weekly half hour television program covers all aspects of the automotive industry.
•    Website: www.autolinedetroit.tv 

Greening of Detroit
Description: This is a not for profit organization, established in 1989 to guide and inspire the reforestation of Detroit. 
•    Website: www.greeningofdetroit.com

Take a look at these diesel vehicles:
•    www.vw.com
•    www.mbusa.com
•    www.jeep.com
•    www.miniusa.com
•    www.dodge.com/en

Diesel Vehicles

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Description: The NREL is the nation’s primary laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development, for advancing the U.S Department of

Energy’s and our nation’s energy goals.
•    Website:  www.nrel.gov

Fresh Energy
Description: Fresh Energy is a non-profit organization leading the transition to a clean, efficient, and fair energy system focusing on clean electricity, energy efficiency, transportation policy, global warming solutions and energy justice.
•    Website: www.fresh-energy.org

1973 Oil Crisis - Who’s Running the Show? (Government Corruption)

Jimmy Carter Center
Description: Find information on the 39th President of the United States, Jimmy Carter, and his perspective on American energy use.
•    Website: http://www.cartercenter.org/news/experts/jimmy_carter.html

Bottom of the Barrel (Peak Oil)

Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas
Description: ASPO is an informal network of scientists affiliated with institutions and universities with an interest in the impact of the peak and decline of the world’s production of oil and gas, due to resource constraints. 
•    Website: www.peakoil.net

Nova Biosource
Description: Nova Biosource is an energy company that synthesizes and distributes renewable fuel products.
•    Website: www.novabiosource.com

Someone is Making a Killing

Sanders Research Assoc., International Investments
Description: Sanders Research Associates is an independent firm incorporated in Ireland aiming to be one of the best independent open source intelligent firms. 
•    Website: www.sandersresearch.com

Institute for the Analysis of Global Security
Description: The IAGS is a non-profit public educational organization focusing on energy security that could help us move into an era of increased peace, prosperity, and stability in the world.
•    Website: www.iags.org


German Biodiesel Association
Website: www.oelmuehlen.de
•    Doctor Diesel

Man Museum
Description: The museum documents over two hundred years of technological history, up to the innovative products and services of the present day.
•    Website: http://www.man.eu/MAN/en/Unternehmen/Die_MAN_Gruppe/Firmenhistorie/MAN-M...


Statoil Fueling Stations

Ford of Sweden

Australia - Sydney Ferries

BE BioEnergy
Description: Steven Hobbs is a 4th generation farmer in Victoria with a keen interest in renewable alternative fuel.  Find information and options for generating your own energy requirements. 
•    Website: www.bebioenergy.com

Earthrace Power
Description: The goal of Earthrace was to set a new world record for a powerboat to circumnavigate the globe, running on 100% renewable biodiesel fuel, and with a net zero carbon footprint.  Earthrace broke the world record in June 2008 by 8 days.
•    Website: www.earthrace.net/index.php?section=41

Hurricane Katrina

Description: The Stop Global Warming Virtual March is a non-partisan effort to bring citizens together to declare that it is time to demand solutions.  This online grassroots movement is about to change- as individuals, as a country, and as a global community. 
•    Website: www.stopglobalwarming.org

Global Green
Description: Global Green is focused on stemming global climate change by creating green buildings and cities. Internationally, Global Green is working toward eliminating weapons of mass destruction and providing clean water to the 2.4 billion who lack access.
•    Website: www.globalgreen.org

"When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts,” a Spike Lee film
Description: The film is structured in four acts, each dealing with a different aspect of the events that preceded and followed Katrina’s catastrophic passage through New Orleans.
•    Website: www.hbo.com/docs/programs/whentheleveesbroke/

“Trouble the Water”
Description: The film follows an aspiring rap artist and her husband as they survive the storms of Hurricane Katrina and seize their chance for a new beginning.
•    Website: www.troublethewaterfilm.com

The Revolution: A Shift in Power Farm Aid
Description: Farm Aid is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to keep family farmers on their land by staging concerts and providing assistance and information to unite farmers and concerned citizens to build a powerful movement for good food from family farms.
•    Website: www.farmaid.org  

Carl’s Corner Truckstop
•    Website: www.biowillieusa.com

The Story of Our Stuff

Bio-Bling, LA Biodiesel Co-Op
Description: The Biodiesel Coop’s mission is to develop the market for biodiesel through education, outreach, and advocacy while providing members with access to quality biodiesel fuel. 
•    Website: www.labiodieselcoop.org

Biodiesel Solutions
Description: Biodiesel Solutions is the world-leader in community-scale biodiesel production equipment.  The strategic focus is creating complete biodiesel production solutions for agricultural and remote locations.
•    Website: www.biodieselsolutions.org

Conserv Fuel
Description: Conserv Fuel is Los Angeles’ first and only station that currently sells both biofuels and three grades of gasoline, founded in 2007 to offer Los Angeles motorists a better fueling option. 
•    Website: www.conservfuel.com

Santa Barbara

Get Oil Out!
Description: Get Oil Out! is a Santa Barbara based public interest group dedicated to the protection of the Santa Barbara Channel and coastline from the deleterious environmental, economic, and aesthetic impacts of oil development. 
•    Website: www.getoilout.org

Virgin Green Fund, Virgin Records
Description: Virgin Green Fund has been established to invest in companies in the renewable energy and resource efficiency sectors in the US and Europe. 
•    Website: www.virgin-fuels.net

National Biodiesel Board
Description: The National Biodiesel Board is the national trade association representing the biodiesel industry in the U.S. 
•    Website: www.biodiesel.org

Louisiana Environmental Action Network
Description: By empowering more than one hundred grassroots, community organizations and countless individuals, LEAN has helped in making Louisiana’s communities safer, healthier places to live and to challenge the insanity of continued economic and ecological suicide. 
•    Website: www.leanweb.org


 Ecology Center
Description: The Ecology Center promotes environmentally and socially responsible practices through programs that educate, demonstrate, and provide direct services. 
•    Website: www.ecologycenter.org

Something’s in the Air (School Buses)

Clean School Bus
Description: The Clean School Bus Program is about air quality and children’s health.  It is a cooperative partnership between the US EPA, state agencies, local elected officials, and corporate sponsors whose mission is to reduce children’s exposure to harmful diesel exhaust by providing schools grants to acquire clean diesel technology buses.
•    Website: www.cleanschoolbus.net

Citizen’s School Bus
Description: CSB is a public education and awareness organization dedicated to promoting the use of biodiesel fuel as the healthy alternative to petroleum biodiesel in school buses for the sake of children’s health and wellbeing.
•    Website: www.citizensschoolbus.org

Food vs. Fuel - The Next Generation / Algae

Solazyme, Inc.
Description: Solazyme is a synthetic biology company that unleashes the power of marine microbes to create clean and scalable solutions for the renewable energy, industrial chemical, and specialty ingredient markets. 
•    Website: www.solazyme.com

Petrosun Inc.
Description: Petrosun is a diversified energy company specializing in the discovery and development of both traditional fossil fuels and renewable energy resources.
•    Website: www.petrosuninc.com

Description: GreenFuel profitably recycles carbon dioxide from flue gases to produce biofuels and feed. It uses a portfolio of technologies to profitably recycle carbon dioxide from smokestack, fermentation, and geothermal gases via naturally occurring species of algae.
•    Website: www.greenfuelonline.com  

Brave New Barrel (Other Alternatives)

Plug In America
Description: Plug In America is a coalition of RAV4-EV drivers, former lessees of Honda EV+, GM EV1, and Ford Th!ink City electric cars, and advocates of clean air and energy independence.  We advocate the use of plug-in cars, trucks and SUVs powered by cleaner, cheaper, domestic electricity to reduce our nation’s dependence on petroleum and improve the global environment. 
•    Website: www.pluginamerica.org

Plug In Conversions Corporations
Description: It is Plug-In Conversions Corporation’s mission to help restore and protect our planet by converting as many hybrid cars as possible to plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
•    Website: www.pluginconversions.com

Tri-State Biodiesel
Description: Tri-State Biodiesel is a national company focused on the development and implementation of urban, recycled oil-based biodiesel projects. 
•    Website: www.tristatebiodiesel.com

Perf Go Green
Description: Perf Go Green creaties products that are not only made from recycled plastic but are also 100% biodegradable. They are doing their part by providing consumers with a practical and necessary solution to the problem of plastic waste around the world.
•    Website: www.perfgogreen.com




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