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Jan 26 2008
State of the Union, 2010
Madam Speaker, Members of Congress, Ladies and Gentlemen, and Distinguished Guests, earlier today, I had the privilege of taking the oath of office as the President of the United States of America. Tonight, my fellow Americans, I begin my term in office by declaring that our nation and all nations are on the threshold of a world like no other. We are not only proud citizens of the United States, we are also citizens of the world. All nations now depend on each other, and the United States now depends on all nations.
Dec 04 2007
What is the Story of Stuff?
From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view.
Oct 07 2007
In Philadelphia, the problem of gun violence by young people is taking a terrible toll.
The Philadelphia chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, led by Pat Harner, decided they had to take action. On April 15th 2007, A Nore'easter storm hit Philadelphia...and the race went on anyway - the problem is too severe to let a little rain interfere.
When you hear the poems of the young people bruised by gun violence, you'll know the reasons why everybody wants a solution...
Sep 04 2007
Dan Orzech shows Pierre his new home, built as a Green, sustainable home design. Many Japanese style elements were used as part of this beautiful dwelling on the banks of the Schuylkill River near Phoenixville Pennsylvania.
Geothermal heating and cooling, passive solar design, radiant-floor heating, natural clay products, pre-fabricated basement wall panels (structurally integrated or "SIP" panels) and an innovative hot tub (made of a simple concrete cylinder) are all part of this wonderful home.
Jun 22 2007
In the forest there is no such thing as garbage! Everything works together without harming anybody. They find ways to get along because they need each other. Pierre talks about how people can learn to think like a forest.
When we think like a forest, we seen many things newly. We see that waste does not exist, we can make our own food, and we can take only what we need - no more. We see that all living things have a right to live their lives, too. We see how to live together, and we see how to run a business - all by thinking like a forest.
Jun 22 2007
Oil is a finite resource. Now, even conservative analysts at Lloyds of London insurers and Chatham House consultancy are predicting oil prices rises to $200/bbl in a new report.
In our short film featuring Pierre Terre, with Bill Burke of the Post Carbon Institute, we find out about "Peak Oil" and why so many oil/gas wells are running dry. We see California oil wells and their ugly, toxic tar residues.
Across the world, oil production is highest just as we reach the end of the lifetime of many oil and gas wells. The year 2010 was predicted as the peak production year.
This is the "Peak Oil" problem.
Jun 10 2007
Blue Spruce Hollow, Episode II: Architect David Hartke shows Pierre his environmentally conscious new home, under construction in Doylestown Pennsylvania.
Since this was first filmed in Part I, David has sold the home to build another!