Water and the Human Spirit - Program Two
Farmers and communities solving their own water problems.
This second program in the two-part series documents shining examples of community cooperation that have resulted in successful solutions to local water problems.
Directed by Robert Peace and David Calderisi
Produced by EIA Environmental
The community of Salmon Arm, BC, was inspired by Mary Thomas, a Shuswap elder, to clean up their river; and in Ontario there's a model Children's Groundwater Festival.
One of the main contributors to deteriorating river conditions is agriculture - from chemical run-off and livestock waste, to trampled banks that cause erosion. But some farmers have found that taking conservation measures has actually made their farms more profitable.
As producer Robert Peace says, "The best way to preserve our waterways is to claim the resource as our own and to take charge of it."
Grade Level: 7-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 1997
Copyright Date: 1996
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-978-X
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-713-1
"An informative and uplifting video...I highly recommend this film for public and school libraries. The message is clear and the film will be educational and thought provoking for viewers of all ages."
Barb Butler, University of Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, MC Journal
"This is an excellent video for showing the strength of community involvement... the video can serve as an inspiration to students and as an illustration of what individuals can do to solve complex problems."
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"I highly recommend this film for public and school libraries."
Barb Butler, Univ. of Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, MC Journal
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