Using green roof technology and heirloom seeds, filmmaker Ian Cheney ("The City Dark" on P.O.V. and "King Corn" on Independent Lens) plants a vegetable garden on the only land he’s got in the heart of New York City: his Granddad's old pickup.
Winner: 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medal for excellence for children's video. A portrait of a family living an intentional life ... working together to save and reintroduce the Californian condors back into the wild.
Who’s responsible for some of North America’s most creative environmental victories, such as saving over 89,000 of gallons of water, campaigning for food justice and educating thousands elementary school students about sustainability? Young people who have yet to celebrate their 23rd birthdays!
At dawn, nine-year-old Anzelma walks for miles in search of firewood, a valuable commodity, used to boil water to make it safe. One program is attempting to change this by providing 900,000 water filters to the people of Kenya’s Western Province, for free. If successful, it will cut carbon dioxide emissions by 2 million tons per year for a decade or more. It just requires changing the habits of 4.5 million people first.
"Hope in a Changing Climate" demonstrates that it is possible to rehabilitate large-scale damaged ecosystems, to restore ecosystem functions in areas where they have been lost, to
fundamentally improve the lives of people who have been trapped in poverty for generations and to sequester carbon naturally.
MoveShake is a film series focusing on individual movers and shakers creating environmental and social change. Meet climate change activist and professional skier, Alison Gannett, and founder of Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, Gregg Treinish.
RETURN FLIGHT chronicles how a dedicated team of biologists have been working tirelessly for decades to bring the bald eagle back to the Channel Islands in the face of extensive DDT contamination, leading to some amazing results.
Using three stories from around the American West, The Next, Best West explores how the conventional concept of progress has influenced the exploitation of our natural resources, and how our collective understanding of progress is coming full circle with the promise of a brighter future.
Carrie and Mary Dann are feisty Western Shoshone sisters who have endured five terrifying livestock roundups by armed federal marshals in which more than a thousand of their horses
and cattle were confiscated -- for grazing their livestock on the open range outside their private ranch.
Natural Heroes is an award-winning series seen on Public Television in the United States. Our mission is to celebrate independent filmmakers who turn their lens on our natural world, and to showcase encouraging, inspiring stories of people who are making positive differences for our environment.
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