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e2
Narrated by Morgan Freeman, the documentary series "e2" explores the economies of being environmentally conscious by covering topics like the ongoing shift in design technologies and energy alternatives changing the transportation industry. Watch high-definition footage of the world's environmental state and what is being done to solve ecological problems.
For more info: http://www.pbs.org/e2/

Latest Episodes

A Garden in Cairo Air date: 07-11-2009 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1145385945/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Cairo is one of the most densely populated in the world, with only one footprint of green space per person prior to 2005. His Highness the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims, saw the need to relieve this congestion. The result is Al-Azhar Park: a 500-year-old dump-... /episodes/get/1153 /episode/1153 e2: A Garden in Cairo /episode-player/1153
Architecture 2030 Air date: 02-10-2009 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1094055821/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Buildings are responsible for almost half of all greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Can a collaborative effort - government leaders, architects, regulatory agencies and building suppliers - avert a climate crisis through policy change and education? Architect-turned-activist Ed Mazria... /episodes/get/1155 /episode/1155 e2: Architecture 2030 /episode-player/1155
Greening the Federal Government Air date: 01-13-2009 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1094004504/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Government buildings are not historically associated with sustainability or exquisite design. But the U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) Design Excellence program is changing that perception. The program commissioned Pritzker Prize-winning Architect Thom Mayne to design the San Francisco... /episodes/get/1158 /episode/1158 e2: Greening the Federal Government /episode-player/1158
The Druk White Lotus School - Ladakh Air date: 01-06-2009 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1093965696/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Ladakh, India is one of the most remote regions on earth. Beset with religious, political and cultural strife, it is also one of the most tumultuous. Enter the Druk White Lotus School, which intends to equip Ladakhi children for living in the modern world while simultaneously embracing Buddhist... /episodes/get/1160 /episode/1160 e2: The Druk White Lotus School - Ladakh /episode-player/1160
Transport: Food Miles Air date: 12-09-2008 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1362891727/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In the 21st-century global food economy, by the time it's been grown, processed and distributed, most food has traveled an average of 1,500 miles before reaching the plate. AS renowned author Michael Pollan elaborates, the effects of this fossil fuel-driven system are detrimental to the... /episodes/get/1161 /episode/1161 e2: Transport: Food Miles /episode-player/1161
Transport: Paris: Velo Liberte Air date: 12-02-2008 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1362888236/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Paris' ambitious public-private "Velib" bike initiative encourages residents to forgo cars for bikes and public transportation. /episodes/get/1162 /episode/1162 e2: Transport: Paris: Velo Liberte /episode-player/1162
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Episode Archive

Coal & Nuclear: Problem or Solution?
Renewables, biofuels, solar, wind and other energy sources may be alternatives to fossil fuel, but it is impossible to ignore the ubiquity of coal and the power capabilities of nuclear, despite their many drawbacks.
Air date: 11/23/2007
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1362880093/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Renewables, biofuels, solar, wind and other energy sources may be alternatives to fossil fuel, but it is impossible to ignore the ubiquity of coal and the power capabilities of nuclear, despite their many drawbacks. /episodes/get/1157 /episode/1157 e2: Coal & Nuclear: Problem or Solution? /episode-player/1157
Bogota: Building a Sustainable City
Enrique Penalosa, former mayor of Bogota, Colombia, transformed one of the most chaotic cities in the world into a shining model of urban planning. He reformed public transport, added greenways, built mega-libraries and created the longest stretch of bike-only lanes in the world, but along the way...
Air date: 03/07/2008
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1144748717/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Enrique Penalosa, former mayor of Bogota, Colombia, transformed one of the most chaotic cities in the world into a shining model of urban planning. He reformed public transport, added greenways, built mega-libraries and created the longest stretch of bike-only lanes in the world, but along the way... /episodes/get/1156 /episode/1156 e2: Bogota: Building a Sustainable City /episode-player/1156
Affordable Green Housing
New York City is known for its diversity, but that quality isn't always reflected in its public housing developments, which often ignore the social and cultural characteristics of the communities who live in them. This episode follows developer Jonathan Rose through Irvington, Harlem and the Bronx...
Air date: 03/14/2008
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1144710648/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false New York City is known for its diversity, but that quality isn't always reflected in its public housing developments, which often ignore the social and cultural characteristics of the communities who live in them. This episode follows developer Jonathan Rose through Irvington, Harlem and the Bronx... /episodes/get/1154 /episode/1154 e2: Affordable Green Housing /episode-player/1154
London: The Price of Traffic
London's congestion charge challenges the 20th-century notion that cities should be designed around cars and asks drivers to pay for access to public roads and parking spaces. Thanks to Deputy Mayor Nicky Gavron, this plan is the core of a sweeping push to transform London into a transit-efficient...
Air date: 11/25/2008
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1145396186/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false London's congestion charge challenges the 20th-century notion that cities should be designed around cars and asks drivers to pay for access to public roads and parking spaces. Thanks to Deputy Mayor Nicky Gavron, this plan is the core of a sweeping push to transform London into a transit-efficient... /episodes/get/1159 /episode/1159 e2: London: The Price of Traffic /episode-player/1159
Transport: Paris: Velo Liberte
Paris' ambitious public-private "Velib" bike initiative encourages residents to forgo cars for bikes and public transportation.
Air date: 12/02/2008
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1362888236/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Paris' ambitious public-private "Velib" bike initiative encourages residents to forgo cars for bikes and public transportation. /episodes/get/1162 /episode/1162 e2: Transport: Paris: Velo Liberte /episode-player/1162
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