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Life Off Grid - A Film About Disconnecting
A two-year journey exploring the lives of Canadians in every province and territory who have made the choice to disconnect. Life Off Grid is a film about people who have chosen to build their lives around renewable energy, with beautiful,…
Trashed with Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons sets out to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem, as he travels around the world to beautiful destinations tainted by pollution. This is a meticulous, brave investigative journey that takes Irons (and us) from…
Shipping Home - A Family Makes a Home from a Shipping Container
Shipping Home follows the year-long construction of Asheville, North Carolina's first shipping container residence. However, this is no HGTV fairytale - Ryan and Brook must balance life and parenthood with their aspirations of a sustainable dream house.
A Convenient Truth - Urban Solutions from Curitiba, Brazil
The original "green" city. A Convenient Truth: Urban Solutions from Curitiba, Brazil is an informative, inspirational documentary aimed at sharing ideas to provoke environment-friendly and cost-effective changes in cities worldwide. The documentary focuses on innovations in transportation, recycling, social benefits…
No Impact Man - Living Eco-effectively
What does it really take to live eco-effectively? For one year, Colin Beavan swore off plastic and toxins, turned off his electricity, went organic, became a bicycle nut, and tried to save the planet from environmental catastrophe while dragging his…
Sustainable Building Choices
Episode 3 of Fundamentals of Sustainable Living Series
Buildings and cities have a huge impact on our well-being, sustainability, and ecological footprint. See how architects design green buildings that are regenerative--giving back more energy than they take--by using natural daylight, nontoxic materials, and superior levels of air quality…
Shifting to a Sustainable Worldview
Episode 12 of Fundamentals of Sustainable Living Series
Integrate everything you've learned in this course with a high-level review. Look closely at permaculture and its ethics; consider the customs of the Tlingit, a self-sustaining people indigenous to the Pacific Northwest; and discover biomimicry, an emerging discipline that uses…
Ancient Futures: Learning From Ladakh
How we can learn about ecological solutions from an ancient culture? Ladakh, or Little Tibet, is a wildly beautiful desert land high in the western Himalayas. It is a place of few resources and an extreme climate. Yet, for more…
The Nature of Cities
The Nature of Cities explores both the nature in are own backyards - Austin and San Diego and the possibilities in projects of cities of the future - Malmo, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Freiburg, Amsterdam and Paris.
Fresh Food from Your Own Garden
Episode 5 of Fundamentals of Sustainable Living Series
Explore the benefits of local, sustainable food production and find realistic ways you can become more involved with your food, from seed to fork. Learn simple methods for growing fruit, vegetables, and herbs--even if you live in a city apartment--and…
Making Your Lifestyle Footprint Regenerative
Episode 1 of Fundamentals of Sustainable Living Series
What does it mean to live sustainably? How can we better live within the biophysical limits of the planet without engaging in self-denial? Begin to answer these questions here as you consider how your choices of home, food, transportation, energy,…
Sustainable Energy Options
Episode 2 of Fundamentals of Sustainable Living Series
Every day, the sun delivers 14,000 times more energy than the human economy uses. Discover how solar energy in all its forms can be harnessed and used in efficient ways, in addition to the financial benefits that come from using…
Back To The Garden Flower Power Comes Full Circle
In Rural Washington state in 1988, Kevin Tomlinson filmed a group of "hippies" who had been living off the land since the 70s. In this poignant examination of an alternative community seen over time, he tracks down the original interviewees…
Inner Dimensions of Sustainability
Episode 11 of Fundamentals of Sustainable Living Series
Move from outer elements of sustainability--such as solar energy, ecocities, and organic agriculture--to inner dimensions of sustainability: spirituality, holistic health, and well-being. Learn what faith-based organizations have to say about sustainability, investigate meditation, and delve deeper into the Slow Food…
so right so smart - The Business Case for Sustainability
so right so smart profiles companies on the cutting edge of more sustainable business practices who are proving that being environmentally friendly is both good for the earth and good for business. Their inspiring stories of leadership and innovative change…
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Living Without Water
What's it like to live without running water? In Peru's sprawling capital, Lima, this is the everyday reality for 1.5 million children and adults, forced to pay up to a week's salary for just one day's water. And the problem…
A Slow Boat to Somewhere: Exploring French Polynesia
Ride along on a rustic, and rusting, Polynesian cargo boat as it makes deliveries to 21 of the globe's most isolated coral reef atolls, in the heart of the South Pacific Ocean. Along the 3,000-mile route meet black pearl divers,…
Remains Of A River - From Source To Sea Down The Colorado
Two friends. 113 days. 1,700 miles. One endangered river. From October 2011 to January 2012, Will Stauffer-Norris and Zak Podmore hiked and paddled from Wyoming's Wind River Mountains to Mexico following the Colorado River system from its farthest inland source…
Dream People Of The Amazon
The Achuar people live in a part of the Amazon rain forest as pristine today as it was a thousand years ago. Their dreams are keeping it that way. The Achuar had no contact with the outside world until the…
Save The Farm - The Largest Urban Farm in the U.S.
Save The Farm is the story about the nations largest urban farm, a 14-acre organic farm in South Central Los Angeles. Over 14 years 350 families build a sustainable community oasis that feeds thousands of people local, organic food. However,…
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