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Visionkeepers

Visionkeepers

Created and hosted by Dan Barham, VISIONKEEPERS profiles individuals and organizations across the United States making an impact through innovative methods and programs focused on sustainability, the environment, education and community. Barham, an American entrepreneur in land management and investment, has dedicated his life to promoting conservation and sustainability after living in Germany, where he learned to appreciate the frugal nature of his host country's residents. These principles are built into their way of life. Filmed in Oregon, Georgia, South Carolina, Missouri and Texas, each half-hour episode introduces a diverse range of people and companies whose work has impacted their communities with environmental, economic and social benefits. The six-part human interest series aims to inspire and empower everyone to take action and find sustainable options in their lives, while featuring Americans who are discovering ways to leave the world in a better place than they found it.

Latest Episodes

In South Carolina, the green roof revolution; a locally focused coop incubates farm and food enterprise; an innovative bridge helps protect the marshland ecosystem.

In Austin, TX, Barton Springs' successful balance of public playground and federally protected habitat, and programs geared to families and children promote healthy lifestyles, offer sustainability of the human experience.

In Atlanta, a manufacturing company becomes an advocate for the earth, changing their process without losing profits and making community education part of their mission.

In Atlanta, GA and Portland, OR, replacing traditional pipework processing with "green" infrastructure, along with new legislation, has transformed storm water management with stunning environmental and community benefits.

In Kansas City, a revolution of integrated technology is going to enhance livability with responsive, real-time solutions to transportation, communication and more issues across cities and workplaces.

In Oregon, two non-profits build community from a culture of second chances - one with mentor programs to turn lives around after hardship, another that salvages building materials sold to profit the community.

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