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Powered by the Sun--Solar Decathlon (#102)

In 2002, groups of university students from around the country converged on Washington, DC's National Mall to compete in the first ever Solar Decathlon. Their mission: to design, build, and operate the most effective and efficient solar-powered house. With a special focus on the inner city townhouse created by students from Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University, this program shows that innovative, energy efficient homes are not far off fantasies of the future. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Rivers, classrooms, forests, and laboratories: wherever there is concern for the environment, there are opportunities for individuals to do something to help. The Emmy award-winning GreenWorks features people making a difference for the environment in big ways and small. Gain inspiration from others, and find new ways of getting involved. Educator Resources and Videos

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  • Trash Is a Failure of the Imagination (#101)

    The adage 'one person's trash is another person's treasure,' comes to life in this program, which takes a look at a handful of artists who use recycled materials as the foundation of their work. From lights and timepieces to figures and furniture, to an entire 'made from recycled' home, this show is full of inspiration and ideas for those who want to give junk a second chance. [27 minutes]

  • Farming on the Edge (#103)

    Farmers deal with the unpredictability of nature almost every day, confronting floods, drought, temperature extremes, and numerous other factors beyond their control. Today, they must also face the pressure of development as suburban sprawl encroaches on farmland. This award-winning program follows three families as they grapple with the choice between holding onto the farming life or selling their land. [26 minutes]

  • Erie and Its Environment (#104)

    Tour Pennsylvania's 'Great Lake City' and discover some of its natural features, uncover some of the key issues facing the area's environment, and learn what local citizens are doing to protect and preserve the wild places that make their community so special. [27 minutes]

  • The Environmental Classroom (#105)

    Who says the environment should be just one single course in the curriculum? For students at the East Hills middle school in Bethlehem, PA, the environment is the curriculum. The Monagacci program brings lessons in math, science, history, and English down to Earth and makes learning a whole lot of fun. [26 minutes]

  • Enviro-Pioneers (#106)

    Journey through time and share the passion and perseverance of four of the nation's original environmentalists: Rachel Carson, J.J. Rodale, John James Audubon, and Rosalie Edge. Their commitment to nature has left a permanent mark on our landscape and their stories will inspire for generations to come. [26 minutes]

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