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1 streaming video file (44 min.) : digital, sd., col.
  • Introduction
  • Rammed earth
  • House of straw
  • Clean energy
  • Doing what comes naturally
  • Living small
  • Garden apartments in the sky
  • Greening suburbia
  • Urban retrofit
  • Future green.
A program that demonstrates the personal, cultural, and economic benefits to be had by utilizing a variety of modern techniques and technologies to plan and build environmentally friendly, safe, comfortable, and attractive homes. Features various houses and communities that have been designed and constructed using an assortment of building materials and energy sources deemed sustainable and ecologically conscientious.
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1 streaming media file (55 min.) : sd., col.
Explores how businesses are transforming themselves to work with nature and profitability.
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1 streaming video file (54 min.) : digital, sd., col.
David Wann follows the progress of the Wild Sage Cohousing Community project, where future residents participate in the design of their own neighborhood. The stated architectural goal at the Wild Sage site in Boulder is a "zero emisssions" neighborhood in which solar energy, energy efficiency, and changes in behavior eliminate the need for fossil fuels.
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1 streaming media file (29 min.) : digital, sd., col.
Australian naturalist and ecologist, Bill Mollison, takes viewers on an informative worldwide tour of arid regions/climate zones to show people how to use available sources to achieve sustainable agricultural systems in harmony with nature.
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1 streaming media file (29 min.) : digital, sd., col.
Australian naturalist and ecologist, Bill Mollison takes viewers on an informative worldwide tour of cool climate zones to show people how to use available sources to achieve sustainable agricultural systems in harmony with nature.
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1 streaming media file (29 min.) : digital, sd., col.
Australian naturalist and ecologist, Bill Mollison takes viewers on an informative worldwide tour of tropical climate zones to show people how to use available sources to achieve sustainable agricultural systems in harmony with nature.
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1 streaming media file (29 min.) : digital, sd., col.
Australian naturalist and ecologist, Bill Mollison takes viewers on an informative worldwide tour of urban areas to show people how to use available sources to achieve sustainable agricultural systems in harmony with nature.
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1 streaming video file (21 min.) : digital, sound, color
Over generations the farmers of the village of Gaho in southern Ethiopia have developed unique farming techniques that enable them successfully to grow crops in their arid environment. Farm Africa, an NGO promoting sustainable agriculture, has enabled the farmers of Gaho to experiment with new sorghum varieties resistant to pests, and requiring less moisture. It has also enabled Gaho's women to purchase livestock to be used for meat and sold in the region for supplemental income.
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1 streaming video file (74 min.) : digital, sound, color
In southwest France, a rural community grapples with a profound question: will it be the last generation of family farmers in a region cultivated for over six thousand years? Filmmaker Judith Lit explores the issue on film.
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1 streaming video file (57 min.) : digital, sd., col. with b&w sequences
Filmmaker Guy Evans looks at the plight of apple farmers in his hometown of Wenatchee, Washington. Using his father Danny's business as an example, he describes how apple farming used to be, what it has become and what changes are needed for it to succeed in the future.

11. Divide in Concord [2014]

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1 streaming video file (82 min.) : digital, sound, color
Feature-length documentary that follows the entertaining tale of banning bottle water in small town America. Jean Hill has been trying to rid the town of single-serve plastic bottles of water. Complete with strong opposition from local merchants and the bottled water industry, Jean is once again leading the controversial crusade.
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1 streaming video file (82 min.) : digital, sd., col.
In this film, viewers see firsthand the effects of humanity's global love affair with fish as food. It follows investigative reporter Charles Clover as he confronts politicians and celebrity restauranteurs, who exhibit little regard for the damage they are doing to the oceans. For consumers who innocently buy endangered fish, politicians who ignore the advice and pleas of scientists, fishermen who break quotas and fish illegally, and the global fishing industry that is precipitating disaster, this film is a wake-up call.
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1 streaming video file (74 min.) : digital, sound, color
Years ago Argentina had a high standard of living; the unemployment rates were low due to support from government programs, social services and education. This situation changed drastically with pressure from the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization, forcing Argentina to adopt new economic policies and globalization.
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1 streaming video file (45 min.) : digital, sound, color
Examines Cuba's response to the food crisis created by the collapse of the Soviet Bloc in 1989.
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1 streaming video file (60 min.).
Biophilic design is an innovative way of designing the places where we live, work, and learn. People need nature in a deep and fundamental fashion, but we have often designed our cities and suburbs in ways that both degrade the environment and alienate us from nature. The recent trend in green architecture has decreased the environmental impact of the built environment, but it has accomplished little in the way of reconnecting us to the natural world, the missing piece in the puzzle of sustainable development. The film features buildings that connect people and nature-- hospitals where patients heal faster, schools where children's test scores are higher, offices where workers are more productive, and communities where people know more of their neighbors and families thrive.
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1 streaming media file (30 min.) : digital, sd., col.
"We can choose to live on a depleted planet or we can choose to live on a rich, biologically diverse, more stable planet' proposes Dr. Mathis Wackernagel, co-creator of the Ecological Footprint. He suggests that an essential step in avoiding depletion is to track ecological assets, allowing us to make more informed choices. In the film, Wackernagel introduces the Ecological Footprint, a resource accounting tool that measures human demand on the Earth. Footprint accounts work like a bank statement, documenting whether we are living within our ecological budget or consuming nature's resources faster than the planet can renew them"-- Original cover.
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1 streaming video file (45 min.) : digital, sd., col.
David Suzuki and his daughter, Sarika, travel to Europe (Germany, Denmark, France & Spain) to see what sustainability truly looks like.
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1 streaming video file (72 min.).
The story of The Macallen Building, Boston's first LEED certified residential 'green' building, and the people that made it possible.

19. Goodwood [1998]

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1 streaming video file (45 min.) : digital, sound, color
Examines whether we can halt deforestation while still sustaining communities that depend on the forest for their livelihood. Film looks at four forestry-based places where communities are discovering--sometimes with help from surprising places--that it can be done.
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1 streaming video file (29 min.) : digital, sd., col.
India is a country on the edge of two possible futures: a future that's well fed and healthy; or a future with Western diets and Western obesity. With so many hungry people to feed, is it possible to eat in ways that are nutritionally and environmentally sustainable?

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