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YERT (Your Environmental Road Trip) is an adventure and a celebration of the American spirit in the face of adversity - a thought-provoking, inspiring, and sometimes hilarious, documentary ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Will Allen ...
Himself - urban agriculture icon
Janine Benyus ...
Herself - Biomimicry founder
Bob Berkebile ...
Himself - green architecture pioneer
Mark Dixon ...
Mark Dixon
Cliff Etheredge ...
Himself - world's largest windfarm founder
Ben Evans ...
Ben Evans
Julie Dingman Evans ...
Julie Dingman Evans
Wes Jackson ...
Himself - Land Institute founder
Larry Littlebird ...
Himself - Pueblo elder, actor, farmer, educator
Bill McKibben ...
Himself - 350.org founder, best-selling author
David Orr ...
Himself - eco-icon, author, educator
Michael Reynolds ...
Himself - Earthship inventor
Joel Salatin ...
Himself - lunatic farmer genius
Tom Szaky ...
Himself - TerraCycle founder
Liz Walker ...
Herself - EcoVillage Ithaca co-founder
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YERT (Your Environmental Road Trip) is an adventure and a celebration of the American spirit in the face of adversity - a thought-provoking, inspiring, and sometimes hilarious, documentary about the courageous and creative individuals, groups, businesses and leaders of this country who are tackling the greatest environmental threats in history. Called into action by the ever increasing threats of planetary catastrophe (from climate change to toxic pollution, from water scarcity to habitat destruction), the three of us - Mark Dixon, Ben Evans, and Julie Dingman Evans - upended our lives, pooled our collective life-savings, and set off on a first-of-its-kind, 50-state, year-long journey of discovery to personalize sustainability and to answer a critical question: Are we doomed? Written by Anonymous

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Journey of 3 friends to view important environmental issues and creative responses
19 June 2012 | by (Nevada City, United States) – See all my reviews

"YERT - Your Environmental Road Trip" is an entire environmental film festival wrapped up in an absorbing and entertaining, fast-paced two-hour documentary that's both personal and planetary. Friends Mark, Julie and Ben pack themselves into a Prius to tour all 50 states in 52 weeks while aiming for near-zero garbage.

We view environmental problems like Appalachian mountaintop removal, Alaska permafrost melt, and post-Katrina wetlands habitat destruction, southwest water depletion. We meet problem-solvers like Wes Jackson restoring perennial prairie grasses, farmer Joel Salatin cycling animals through pasture to build soil, and Will Allen growing plants and fish to feed the city.

This well-produced overview of important environmental issues and sampler of creative responses is optimistic without being pollyanna. We loved it. Smiles amid the serious stuff and the inspiring innovators.


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