Second Nature: The Biomimicry Evolution explores biomimicry (from bios, meaning life, and mimesis, meaning to imitate), a new discipline that studies nature's best ideas and then imitates these designs and processes to solve industrial problems. Set in the wilds of South Africa, the film follows biologist, author, and Time magazine Hero of the Environment Janine Benyus and her team as they illustrate how organisms in the natural world can teach us how to be more efficient and sustainable in our designs and processes. Nature provides the models: solar cells copied from...
Who's responsible for creative green victories such as saving over 89,000 gallons of water, campaigning for food justice and educating thousands of students about sustainability? Six young people under age 23.
This film demonstrates how 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.
With 3 stories from around the American West, we explore how the conventional concept of progress has influenced the exploitation of our natural resources and how our understanding of progress is coming full circle.
At dawn, nine-year-old Anzelma walks for miles in search of firewood. Many in her village have died from drinking dirty water, and firewood is a valuable commodity, used to boil water to make it safe. Anzelma's small body bends under the heavy loads of wood balanced on her head, but she won't stop. She knows her long journeys into the forest are crucial for her family's survival. Unsafe water claims more lives than war. In Kenya, water insecurity is a life-threatening reality, and the population is expected to leap from 40 million to 60 million in the next twenty ...
RETURN FLIGHT chronicles how a dedicated team of biologists have been working tirelessly for decades to bring the bald eagle back to the Channel Islands in the face of extensive DDT contamination, leading to some amazing results.
Two feisty Western Shoshone sisters have endured 5 terrifying livestock roundups by armed federal marshals where more than 1000 of their horses and cattle were confiscated-for grazing on the open range outside their private ranch.