Thursday, December 12, 2013
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: his Granddad's old pickup. Once the mobile garden begins to sprout, viewers are trucked across New York to see the city's funkiest urban farms, and to find out if America's largest city can learn to feed itself. TRUCK FARM entreats viewers to ponder the future of urban farming, and to consider whether sustainability needs a dose of whimsy to be truly sustainable.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Brower Youth Awards 2012
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! Get to know the young winners of the 2012 Brower Youth Awards, and learn about their many inspiring accomplishments!
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Hope in a Changing Climate
HOPE IN A CHANGING CLIMATE affirms it is possible to rehabilitate large-scale damaged ecosystems, to fundamentally improve the lives of people who have been trapped in poverty for generations, and to sequester carbon naturally. This approach has been dramatically proven on the Loess Plateau, the highland area in north central China. A degraded ecosystem of more than 35,000 square km of land now teems with life and supports the sustainable economic, social and agricultural activities of its people. How did they achieve this feat?