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Planet Neighborhood Series
Community - Planet Neighborhood

Community regeneration, energy-efficient design, and waste water treatment.

A printer-friendly version of this page 56 minutes
Closed Captioned

Directed by John Ketcham
A Production of WETA-TV Washington DC, Executive Producer Richard Thomas, Produced by Larry Klein

From Burlington, Vermont, to Sacramento, California, from Brownsville Texas to Minneapolis, Minnesota, communities across the U.S. are facing complex challenges in their attempt to balance growth with the preservation of natural resources.

How can citizens effect change in their own communities? This program explores a variety of new approaches and grassroots efforts--transforming a toxic waste threat into a revenue generating eco-enterprise; creation of a "living machine," an ingenious system that uses fish, bacteria, clams, snails and plants to clean waste water; and, experiments in sustainable technology where one industry's waste becomes another's resource. We see how citizens have been able to effect change and explore the new technologies that have empowered them.

Other titles in the series are:

Home - Green technology and innovative design save energy.

Work - Sound office building design, car recycling and waste water disposal.

Grade Level: 9-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 1997     Copyright Date: 1997
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-739-6     VHS ISBN: 1-56029-721-2

"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, Instructional Technology Center, Iowa State University, MC Journal

"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."
Conscious Choice

"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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Community - Planet Neighborhood

"Recommended." Rachel Lohafer, Iowa State University, MC Journal

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American Studies
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Citizen Action
Environmental Design
Renewable Energy

Urban Studies

Related Titles

Wetlands Technology
Artificial wetlands purify waste water.

Designing A Great Neighborhood
A model co-housing project, where future residents participate in the design of their own neighborhood.

Is "sustainable cities" an oxymoron or can they be made to work?

Community by Design
Good design of houses and neighborhoods builds community.

Water and the Human Spirit - Program One
Communities solving their own water problems.

Water and the Human Spirit - Program Two
Farmers and communities solving their own water problems.

Turning Down The Heat
Renewable energy sources and energy conservation are the solution to global warming.

Ways We Live
New models of community living and building in the US and Canada are featured.

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