Planet Neighborhood Series
Green technology and innovative design save energy.
Homeowners, architects, builders and an inventor utilize green technologies and innovative design in the construction of new homes and the retrofitting of the old; while residents of one small town show how simple it is to incorporate composting into daily living.
Directed by Jeffrey Bieber
A Production of WETA-TV Washington DC, Executive Producer Richard Thomas, Produced by Larry Klein
We journey from Plymouth, Mass., where a high-tech "house doctor" is helping one family retrofit a drafty, energy-draining older home, to Austin, Texas, where architects and builders are joining forces to create a series of brand new "green" homes. Also on tap is a visit with "superwindow" creator Roy Gordon and a tour of Bellport, Long Island, whose citizens have become fanatical composters in an attempt to resolve a mounting garbage crisis.
Other titles in the series are:
Work - Sound office building design, car recycling and waste water disposal.
Community - Good community design and natural wastewater treatment.
Grade Level: 9-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 1997
Copyright Date: 1997
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-737-X
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-719-0
"An eager writer-host, specific examples, and personalizing case studies examine the ways in which homes, workplaces, and communities can create and sustain more affordable, healthier, and environmentally sensitive lifestyles."
"Covers a range of environmental issues related to the home and workplace, including energy-saving designs and technologies...Recommended"
Rachel Lohafer, Iowa State University, MC Journal
"Did you ever wish you had some audiovisual tools to help demonstrate energy efficiency practices to your clients--or even to your kids?...Home presents energy and resource efficiency from many angles...This video can be enjoyed in offices, highschool classrooms, and living rooms."
"Interesting, informative, and inspiring. If it were offered as part of the curriculum in grade school science classes, our attitude towards environmental responsibility would change."
"We have become so used to bad news about the environment...that PLANET NEIGHBORHOOD...comes as an exceedingly pleasant surprise."
The Washington Post
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"Interesting, informative, and inspiring."
Awards and Festivals
Nationwide PBS Broadcast
Families can reduce air pollution and save money.
Turning Down The Heat
Renewable energy sources and energy conservation are the solution to global warming.
Reducing the "unfriendly" impact of your household on the environment.
Composting without problems.
It's Gotten Rotten
Classroom composting engages students in inquiry-based science.