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Television Trust for the Environment

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Works: 614 works in 1,100 publications in 1 language and 14,893 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Nonfiction television programs  Television series  Environmental films  Educational television programs 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 986.900498
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Most widely held works by Television Trust for the Environment
Slums and Money A Socioeconomic Analysis( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patterns of urbanization and poverty are playing an increasingly heavy role in the debate over globalization and market regulation. In a hard-hitting analysis of the issues, this program assembles a wide-ranging set of opinions from scholars and experts-as well as from ordinary individuals around the world who face urban hardships and obstacles to their livelihoods every day. Commentators include economists Jeffrey Sachs and 2008 Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman; Prof. Sakika Fukuda Parr, former editor of the UN Development Program's Human Development Report; and World Bank President Robert Zoellick. City residents, favela dwellers, and itinerant merchants in India, Turkey, Nigeria, Brazil, and China have their say
Trinkets & beads( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the lives of the Huaorani, a small tribe of Ecuadorian Indians who, after 20 years of pressure from foreign oil companies, agreed to allow oil-drilling on their land. Focuses on the introduction of massive environmental pollution and cultural change, and the tribe's subsequent efforts to regain control of their lives and lands
Chemical conundrum( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program explores the health impact of manufactured chemicals found in pesticides, plastics, and other products. The benefits of these chemicals are weighed against their dangers
Bucking the system alternatives to cash and capital( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are the days of the traditional cash economy numbered? This program examines ground-breaking monetary systems designed to benefit disadvantaged segments of the population and build strength in the small business sector-not only in the United States, but also in Mexico, India, Poland, and Britain. Traveling to each country, the program showcases remarkable financial innovations-including the "Ithaca hour," a currency rapidly becoming standard in the upstate New York town; a Greenwich "time bank" that encourages community involvement; and Warsaw's Fundusz Micro credit organization, which helps entrepreneurs build businesses without capital. (27 minutes)
Why women count video clip collection Western Europe, Central Europe, commonwealth of independent states and Asia( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in 15 countries, this collection of video segments spotlights Jasmila Zbanic, Ute Bock, Francoise Gaspard, and 13 other women who are making a difference in Europe and Asia
My City, Your City a Senegalese Mayor Fights Sea Level Rise( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the annual rainy season in Saint-Louis, one of Senegal's largest cities, thousands of people face upheaval from flood devastation linked to rising sea levels. There are no funds to build a cement sea wall, so the city dumps garbage along its waterfront in an attempt to shield itself. As mayor, Cheikh Bamba Dieye took on the responsibility of protecting his constituents from flooding, but with a severe lack of financial and infrastructural resources, the world stage became his principal weapon. Filmed prior to his appointment as Minister of Regional Planning in Senegal's national government, this program follows Mayor Dieye as he visits the imperiled streets, structures, and beaches of his city and as he travels to Mexico City to address the World Mayors Summit on Climate Change, hoping to focus global attention on the local impact of global warming. A meeting with host mayor Marcelo Ebrard brings out comparisons and contrasts in the ways that urban areas around the world face environmental challenges
Damming the Mekong( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Often thought of as the Amazon of Southeast Asia, the mighty Mekong River flows through six nations and is central to the livelihoods of some 60 million people. In Laos, plans have been drawn up for 11 hydroelectric dams along the river, with the government agreeing to sell 95 percent of the electricity to neighboring Thailand. The envisioned construction projects and energy-centered commerce would create an unprecedented level of economic activity for the nation and alleviate a degree of the region's poverty. However, the dams may also cause devastating ecological damage and the dismantling of entire villages. This program travels to the site of the planned Xayaburi Dam in northern Laos, as well as to the capital city of Vientiane and other locations, to sift through the issues involved and determine whether or not the country's political and environmental leaders can find a solution. Presented and narrated by Thitarat Sriwattanapong, a Thai-born environmental studies Ph. D. candidate based in Laos
Why women count video clip collection Africa, Middle East, South Asia( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in 15 countries, this collection of video segments spotlights Malalai Joya, Mukhtar Mai, and 17 other women who are making a difference in Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. Segments include ... Africa Sierra Leone-Among the Numbers: This clip profiles 58-year-old Mary Musa, the first female council chair in the town of Koidu. One of few women to have risen to leadership via the grassroots, she is also a widow raising five children of her own and 15 orphans. Ghana-Picking Up the Pieces: This clip profiles Comfort Adongo. Abducted and forced into marriage at 14, 32-year-old Comfort is finally free to pick up the pieces of her disrupted life and finish her schooling. Nigeria-Love of Indigo: This clip profiles Nike Okundaye, an internationally renowned artist specializing in traditional Yoruba indigo art. Having overcome great disadvantages, she trains disenfranchised young Nigerian women in the arts so they can become self-supporting. South Africa-Finding G
Fair trade, fair profit making green enterprise work( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All over the world, green enterprise is growing. This program focuses on the catalyst that is transforming Earth-friendly businesses into paying ventures: a thing that economists call externalities. In Mexico, coffee growers use collective bargaining to create a more secure market. In Tanzania, where malaria is rampant, a mosquito net manufacturer makes good by marketing social change. In Brazil, babassu nut farmers preserve their traditional business by finding markets for their nut by-products. And in Uganda, impoverished entrepreneurs rebuild their community with startup money from a nontraditional venture capital fund called C3. (27 minutes)
Why women count video clip collection Southeast Asia, Pacific, Caribbean, Latin America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in 11 countries, this collection of video segments spotlights Lydia Cacho, Casimira Rodriguez, and 14 other women who are making a difference in Southeast Asia, the Pacific, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Segments include ... Southeast Asia Indonesia-Standing in the Gray Zone: This clip profiles Nurdiati Akma, one of thousands of Indonesian women campaigning for a law restricting access to pornography-particularly by children. The Women's Congress of Indonesia and NGOs have been campaigning for new laws since 1998, with little success. Thailand-My Missing Husband: This clip profiles Angkana Neelapaijit, who has campaigned relentlessly for the government to be held accountable for police involvement in torture, "disappearances," and murder. Her husband, a leading human rights lawyer, was abducted by police officers in 2004. Philippines-In Conflict and in Peace: This clip profiles Samira Usman, who is living with her family in an evacuation center. Driven from her home in Mindanao by war, she and other women are taking control of their lives by setting up small businesses and playing a key role in peace negotiations. Pacific New Zealand-The Mother's Voice: This clip profiles Deanie Mulu. Trapped in the multigenerational cycle of poverty and family abuse, this single mother lost custody of her children, which she'd had while still a teen-but through the intervention of social workers, she has become a fit parent and has been reunited with them. Fiji-Determined Women: This clip profiles Anshu Mala and Vijay Latchmi, two chutney entrepreneurs benefitting from the support of Friend, a local NGO. Their enterprises are revolutionizing the local community by providing jobs for women and financing for the country's only senior citizens center. Caribbean Jamaica-Strides of Women: This clip profiles Cassida Jones, vice president and head of human resources at the firm of Grace Kennedy Limited-one of a new generation of women changing the face of the Jamaican corporate world. Trinidad and Tobago-Breakfast Shed, Femmes du Chalet: This clip profiles Omega Rosales, Stephanie Gill, and Charmaine Best, three generations of women from one family involved in the formidable Femmes du Chalet cooperative at the Breakfast Shed-an iconic eating place for Trinidad's dockworkers. Latin America Mexico-Lydia Cacho: This clip profiles journalist Lydia Cacho, author of The Demons of Eden, an expose of a crime ring allegedly involved in the sexual abuse of children. The book represents one of many times she-at grave personal risk-has taken on Mexico's male-dominated legal system to seek justice for female victims of violence. Cuba-Volunteers of Hope: This clip profiles three female Cuban health professionals who have helped improve the lives of others abroad: pediatrician Rafaela Audiva, in Ethiopia and Namibia; dermatologist Omara Lemus, in Pakistan; and general practitioner Ileana Cuba, in Guatemala. Brazil-House of Dreams: This clip profiles Dagmar "Auntie Dag" Garroux, who runs the Casa do Zezinho educational center for poor children in Sao Paulo-an area the UN once called the most dangerous place on Earth. Her center is an oasis of hope that is giving both girls and boys equal opportunities to create a better life. Bolivia-Protagonists of the New History: This clip profiles human rights activist Casimira Rodriguez, Minister of Justice under Evo Morales-Bolivia's first president of indigenous descent. Quechua make up 60 percent of Bolivia's population but were denied power until 2003 when they protested the sale of Bolivia's gas reserves. (56 minutes)
Rising Tides the Biosphere in Coastal Communities( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biosphere reserve coordinator in North Devon, England, wants people to know that a biosphere is not an arcane experiment conducted under a dome, but a living lab where environmental changes are studied with the goal of resolving conflicts between humans and nature. This program looks at the economic realities of two distinct populations that share similar ecological problems by visiting biospheres in the U.K., where shore areas are threatened by increasing sea levels, and in Kenya, where development endangers coastal habitats. It's more than the beauty of salt marshes and coral reefs that is threatened by rising tides; it's the life of communities as well
Burning bush saving peat swamp forests in Indonesia( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intention behind the Indonesian Mega Rice Project was a good one: by demolishing millions of acres of peat swamp forest, land could be cleared to cultivate much-needed grain. But the project unleashed a cascade of interlocking social and ecological catastrophes--a situation considered to be one of the worst environmental disasters on the planet. This program follows the efforts of agronomist Suwido Limin to protect his peat swamp forest research areas from the fires raging across Borneo as a result of the failed Mega Rice Project. The film makes the point that the flames now ravaging this unique ecosystem are also destroying an important carbon sink, exacerbating climate change and helping to give Indonesia the dubious distinction of being the world's third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases. (Portions in other languages with English subtitles, 26 minutes)
Protecting the oceans( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although sustainable fishing practices are a rarity in our environmentally threatened world, some can be found. This program searches out fishing industries that take steps to protect delicate ecosystems. In the Canary Islands, fishermen use hook-and-line methods for high market-value species and take only fully mature fish. In Oman, the authorities closely monitor catch sizes as well as what types of boats and nets are used. In one small British village, a 70-year-old injunction allowing only sail power along the coast has prevented the over-exploitation of fish and oyster beds. Interviews with leading policy-makers elicit a growing awareness that drastic action must be taken to protect ocean fish stocks-although in almost all cases, these measures fall short of what is needed to avert a planetary crisis
Energy wise developing renewable solutions( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Access to affordable, sustainable energy supplies is a growing concern around the world. This program looks at successful enterprises that are providing some renewable energy solutions. In Scotland, small-scale turbines put wind power within the reach of domestic users. In Sweden, the world's first train to be run solely on biogas has been developed. In Nepal, biogas stoves are improving the quality of life in many ways. And in India, agricultural plant waste is being turned into solid fuel briquettes for use in industrial stoves and boilers, while a solar energy company has developed environmentally friendly lighting technology that disadvantaged communities can afford. (24 minutes)
Forgotten fruit reclaiming biodiversity( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Kolli Hills of India, hardy, nutritious millet has been reintroduced to the farming community as a sustainable alternative to the short-term benefits of cash crops. And in Italy, a "food archaeologist" searches for long-lost varieties of fruit, aiming to promote biodiversity by breeding commercially viable strains. This program visits the people and places involved with agro-ecology projects, making the point that 75 percent of traditional crop varieties have been neglected and genetic diversity lost in favor of the more profitable--but less famine resistant--production of wheat, rice, and corn. Can food security be ensured by creating a market for heritage fruits and grains?
Plundering the oceans( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Almost without exception, fishing grounds all over the world are being recklessly exploited. This program brings the global problem to light, making clear that our planet is approaching an environmental crisis. It examines methods that are widespread in India's fisheries, including the use of nets so finely meshed that even seawater only trickles out; it also explores the waters of the Mediterranean and the North Atlantic, where tuna and cod populations are not only shrinking but quite possibly doomed. The assault by land-based polluters on coastal fishing areas is documented as well. Industry's self-destructive approach is perhaps best exemplified by a story from Bali, where new hotels were made from local coral-leaving fish species without a habitat and snorkeling tourists with no fish to see. (24 minutes)
The Science of climatology( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the Industrial Revolution sparked the widespread burning of fossil fuels, scientists have concerned themselves with the climatic effects of carbon dioxide. This program spotlights milestones in the history of that research as it seeks to understand humankind's impact on Earth's atmosphere. The greenhouse effect, global warming, ozone depletion, the Keeling Curve, the Atlantic Conveyor Theory, and other key concepts are illustrated through the contributions of Jean-Baptiste Fourier, John Tyndall, Svante Arrhenius, Charles Keeling, Joe Farman, James Hansen, Richard Alley, and Wally Broecker. (28 minutes)
The legacy of Malthus by D Dhanraj( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses Malthus's theories of population and the causes of poverty. It contrasts the 19th century poor in Scotland with today's poor in India
Waste not waste ecosanitation( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flush toilets are one way to deal with human waste-but they themselves are wasteful, as clean water and nutrient-rich biological matter are allowed to simply go down the drain. This earthy but informative program addresses the benefits of the dry toilet and waterless urinal, ecosanitation devices that collect human waste for use as compost and fertilizer. Ideal for regions where conventional sewage systems are unavailable, impractical, or outright impossible, dry toilets and waterless urinals have the potential to bring sustainable sanitation to billions in both developing and developed nations-and improve the environment in the process. The use of gray water in conventional flush toilets is also presented. Some content may be objectionable. (23 minutes)
The Nature of business partnering with the environment( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As corporations continue to think globally, the rapidly deteriorating state of the environment is demanding that they act locally-now. This program brings together the president of the World Bank and visionary corporate leaders to map out a plan for a sustainable future that everyone can live with. British Petroleum, an industry giant committed to reducing greenhouse gases; the Otto Group, a German conglomerate that factors environmental protection and social responsibility into all processes and decisions; and Interface, an American commercial interior furnishings company dedicated to sustainable development and fighting waste, are featured. (28 minutes)
 
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