Conscious Shorts

Welcome to the home of our collection of short documentaries. These short films are meant to bring awareness to a plethora of issues facing the planet, our country, and all of us as individuals. Through their brevity, we hope to spark the conversation and through diligence, educate as many as we are able with the hope of making a better world for all.

 

The Red TiDE

Action, and reaction. Cause, and effect. Newtons third law of motion is, “for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” The environment is no exception. The Red Tide is an infamous phenomenon caused by algae blooms. These algae produce toxins that are deadly to marine life, as well as toxic to humans. Although these blooms occur naturally, this past year in the state of Florida, was one of the worst red tide outbreaks ever recorded. The reason? Chemical runoff is flowing into the water, causing the algae to bloom at a highly accelerated rate. This runoff comes from both commercial sources, such as agriculture, as well as residential ones, like the fertilizer used on people’s lawns.

The chemicals used in these fertilizers also accelerate the growth of the algae, magnifying the toxic blooms. The result? Dead marine life, empty beaches, and lost revenue to beach based businesses. Events like this can serve as a reminder to humanity. For every action you take to alter nature, there may be an unintended reaction downstream. Cause and effect.