Good Riddance! Series
Good Riddance! Air Pollution
The Eco Van Comes Clean
An accident leads to a radical redesign of the Eco Van.
Directed by Nick Hilligoss
Produced by the Natural History Unit, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Executive Producer, Dione Gilmour
An unscheduled stop on a railroad crossing leads to a radical redesign of the Eco Van. So what do you get when you join the front half of a VW Beetle with the rear of a Morris Minor van? A very quiet, pollution-free vehicle, albeit one without an engine. But alternative energy sources are all around, waiting to be tapped - the sun, the wind, the rain...maybe even a couple of freeloading rats.
"Recommended" Educational Media Reviews Online
Other titles in the series are:
Good Riddance: Rats - Eco, the pest controller, applies his eco-friendly methods to a mischievous group of rats.
Good Riddance: Flies - Eco uses frogs and a spider to combat a pesky fly infestation.
Good Riddance: Snails - An organic garden has been overrun by a mob of hungry snails.
Good Riddance: Termites - Eco combats a nest of termites that are dining on his home.
Grade Level: 3-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 2004
Copyright Date: 2003
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-080-4
VHS ISBN: 1-59458-033-2
"The star of the series...provides an ingenious solution to the problem of air pollution. Top notch animation assisted by humor makes this film truly enjoyable. Recommended"
Educational Media Reviews Online
"A great example of the creativity and innovation needed as we strive for a healthy environment. An entertaining lesson on environmental solutions for children or a discussion starter for college students and adults, this film quickly broaches topics from science and technology in society to environmental ethics and ecology in a fun, non-threatening way. While the solutions created are by no means realistic, the film opens up the opportunity for conversation about alternative forms of energy and shows the need to adapt our hurried lifestyle in order to make such solutions work... The brevity and lightness of the film along with great animation, far from the heavy concern often elicited in today's environmental education, lends itself to demonstrating the fun, passionate side of the creative struggle to preserve our planet."
Josh Bochniak, Coalition for Education in the Outdoors, Taproot magazine
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Awards and Festivals
The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital
Planet in Focus, The Toronto International Environmental Film Festival
Artivist Film Festival
Carrousel international du film de Rimouski
Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Festival
The Green Festival, Washington DC
Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival
PINE Film Festival, Portland, OR
Marin Environmental Film Festival
American Conservation Film Festival
Far North Conservation Film Festival
Children's Stories: Animation