GROWING UP GREEN
Profiles a unique statewide hands-on environmental education program that is a national model for improving academic performance and the areas they inhabit.
Presents the hopeful stories of four parolees who prove that the tide of recidivism can be reversed, if former prisoners are given the support they need to reenter society.
FREE THE MIND
Profiles the pioneering work of renowned psychologist Richard Davidson, who found that it is possible to rewire the brain through meditation and mental training exercises.
MONEY AND LIFE
Examines the origins of money, how the role of money has changed over time, how it shapes our lives today, and the emerging movement to redefine our relationships with money.
LIVING FOR 32
A survivor of the tragic Virginia Tech massacre tells his inspirational story, offering a vivid look at the impact of gun violence in America and what it will take to curb it.
THE LAST OCEAN
With stunning footage, profiles the international battle over commercial fishing in the last pristine ocean ecosystem on earth, the Ross Sea in Antarctica.
EASY LIKE WATER
Profiles a resourceful quest to fight the impact of climate change in the developing world through the power of “design for good”, a growing global movement.
THE AGE OF ALUMINUM
Uncovers how aluminum mining and personal exposure have triggered serious environmental and health concerns, and looks a what can be done to limit the negative impact.
An updated look at the predictions of one of the most important environmental studies of all time, The Limits to Growth, published four decades ago.
THE BLACK FATHERHOOD PROJECT
An honest exploration of fatherhood in Black America, putting history into perspective to ensure the power of a father’s love is not lost on America's Black children.
Presents the stories of a diverse group of 13 women in five countries who have initiated solution-oriented environmental projects in their towns and villages.
SHARK LOVES THE AMAZON
A fresh perspective on how to protect the Amazon rainforest since twenty million people migrated to the region in the last few decades and are struggling for survival.
TROUBLED WATERS: A MISSISSIPPI RIVER STORY
Reveals the unintended yet severe consequences of farming along the legendary Mississippi, and the efforts to seek solutions to reverse this damage.
Chronicles one family’s fight to bring medical innovation home to help their twin daughters battle a rare genetic disease, revealing the grim truth that rare disease is all too commonplace.
A lively look at a spirited campaign to fight global climate change and local air pollution by raising awareness of the little-known impact of idling car engines.
BAT CITY, USA
The story of how Austin, Texas, overcame its fear of one of the world’s most misunderstood creatures and heartily embraced the world's largest urban bat colony.
THE CARBON RUSH
Investigates the true cost of carbon emissions trading, visiting a variety of carbon offset projects around the world. Narrated by Daryl Hannah.
HEALING A SOLDIERS HEART
A groundbreaking approach to healing PTSD provides hope for psychologically wounded Vietnam vets, as well as for veterans of recent wars.
WITH MY OWN TWO WHEELS
Links together the stories of five individuals around the globe whose lives were transformed and improved through access to a simple bicycle.
DESIGNING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
4 part series and book that takes a comprehensive look at the impact America’s built environment has on public health. Broadcast on PBS.
LOVE HATE LOVE
Follows three families whose lives were torn apart by terrorist attacks, yet chose to fight hate with world-changing legacies for lost loved ones. Broadcast on Oprah Winfrey Network.
NURSES - IF FLORENCE COULD SEE US NOW
A unique look into the challenging and diverse world of nursing, exploring the many vital roles that nurses play in health care today.
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ROOM TO BREATHE
Explores a promising solution for improving schools that increases student focus, impulse control and academic performance, while reducing bullying and violence.
Two programs on food, health and sustainability: Nourish: Food + Community and Nourish Short Films in one package.
THE ATOMIC STATES OF AMERICA
The Sundance-screened film visits nuclear reactor communities around the country to investigate the safety and future of nuclear energy in America.
Uncovers a troubling chapter in modern American history: how Marshall Islanders were used as human guinea pigs to study the effects of nuclear fallout from nuclear testing.
IN MY LIFETIME
A comprehensive look at the history and impact of the nuclear age to the present day, including the international efforts to reduce or eliminate nuclear weapons.
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS
Sundance-selected film on the abuse of corporate power, its impact on free speech and the press, and a reminder of the importance of independent documentaries.
IN ORGANIC WE TRUST
Journeys across America to answer the core questions about organic: What is certified organic? Is it better for us? Is it the key to transforming our food system?
A tragicomic tale of the long battle over America’s largest proposed clean energy project – and a microcosm of the larger struggle to move towards more sustainable energy.
THE HUNGRY TIDE
Profiles the fight for survival of the central Pacific nation of Kiribati, one of the first countries that may vanish as a result of rising sea levels caused by climate change.
Explores Ecuador’s unprecedented, creative proposal for fighting global warming and preserving a large area of pristine rainforest from oil development.
An engaging, cautionary look at the unexpected impact, both negative and positive, of sharing personal information on Facebook and other social media sites.
WAKING THE GREEN TIGER
Tells the dramatic story of the rise of the first major grassroots environmental movement in China, a significant development that could reshape the country
PEOPLE OF A FEATHER
Reveals the ecological and cultural connections between the Inuit, the Eider Duck and their Arctic sea environment, now a threatened ecosystems.
ROCK THE BOAT
An entertaining look at efforts to reshape the 51 mile concrete L.A. River, a model for how cities might reimagine their once natural resources to benefit urban areas today.
Exposes the little-known dark side of the "Green Revolution" in India that transformed agriculture, but has negatively impacted thousands of farmers there.
THE LIGHT BULB CONSPIRACY
Uncovers how planned obsolescence to increase consumer demand has shaped our lives and economy since the 1920's.
Explores in-depth the global human impact of climate change and its serious destabilizing effect on international politics and security.
Investigates the growing threat posed by the unprecedented loss of biodiversity on the planet -- its causes, impact and what can be done.
SO RIGHT SO SMART
Profiles innovative companies who are proving that being being more eco-friendly is both good for the earth and good for business.
Profiles the farmers and business people across the nation who are at the forefront of re-inventing America's food system in a more sustainable fashion.
Profiles an innovative environmental education program that empowers students to restore natural habitats and preserve endangered species.
WHITE WATER, BLACK GOLD
Investigates the little-known environmental and human costs associated with the oil from Canada's Tar Sands.
A candid look at what it takes to reform unhealthy school food and provide nutritious, tasty meals to our nation’s students, profiling successes in Baltimore & Memphis.
HOW TO BOIL A FROG
Fast-paced comedy mixed with hard-hitting facts help makes some of the world's major environmental issues both understandable and more enjoyable to learn about.
Christian, Jewish, and Muslim coffee farmers in Uganda come together to challenge historical prejudices and economic hurdles by forming a model Fair Trade cooperative.
IN THE LAND OF APARTHEID
Tells the story of Robert Kennedy's influential 1966 visit to South Africa during the worst years of Apartheid, featuring never-before-seen footage.
A two-part series that tells the history and legacy of California's pioneering state park system, the first in the U.S. and the inspiration for our national park system.
NO OTTER ZONE
The once nearly extinct sea otter is rebounding in Southern California but its recovery highlights a classic conflict between commerce and advocates of endangered species.
SCHOOLS THAT CHANGE COMMUNITIES
Profiles a diverse group of public schools that are successfully creating higher achieving students by turning the communities where they live into their classrooms.
Chronicles how a team of biologists worked tirelessly for decades to bring the endangered bald eagle back in the face of DDT contamination and other threats.
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