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Television Trust for the Environment

Works: 640 works in 1,368 publications in 1 language and 19,631 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Environmental films  Educational television programs  Short films 
Roles: Other, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 307.12160
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Most widely held works by Television Trust for the Environment
Slums and Money : a Socioeconomic Analysis( Visual )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 324 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
Chemical conundrum( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consider the following irony: that we live twice as long as our ancient ancestors did, even though our bodies contain all manner of synthetic and sometimes toxic substances-an unpleasant requirement of life in our modern age. This program explores the health impact, wide variety, and alarming ubiquity of manufactured chemicals. Viewers will see how communities around the world-including Inuit seal hunters, Asian and African farmers, and residents of an industrial town in the United States-address the pervasiveness of molecular compounds found in pesticides, plastics, and other products. The benefits of these chemicals are weighed against their dangers
The Nature of business : partnering with the environment( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 294 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
Energy wise : developing renewable solutions( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrates several innovative and enterprising sustainable solutions to energy issues. Shows a solar energy company in India, which has developed a wide range of solar-powered equipment, installations, and after-care support for lighting, water pumping and purification, and TV and radio. Shows how the world's first train to be run solely on biogas was developed by Svensk Biogas, a private company in Sweden. Features Ramesh Nibhoria, an Indian mechanical engineer who has developed a large-scale institutional stove, the Sanjha Chulha, which uses biomass briquettes that make use of waste agricultural products of no economic value to farmers and turns them into a source of cash income. Looks at a Scottish entrepreneur who is seeking to expand the role of wind energy through small wind turbines, hardly more intrusive than a satellite dish, which could be attached to most homes. Discusses how biogas stoves in Nepal that work with cow dung provide numerous benefits, including a reduction of pressure on forestry resources, improved sanitation and health because of less smoke, and improvements in crop yields
Bucking the system : alternatives to cash and capital( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 277 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 )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 274 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. Segments include ... Western Europe Spain-Hitting the Bottom: This clip profiles Marta and Mar, two women typical of the "new poverty" affecting young people in the region of Catalonia. Making a virtue of necessity, they share chores with their two other roommates and scrounge Barcelona's streets for discarded food and clothing. France-Paris Parity: This clip profiles former Parliamentarian Francoise Gaspard, who campaigned for gender parity within the French Parliament in the 1970s. The parity principle was finally made law in 1999, but representation is still heavily skewed toward males as political parties choose to pay huge fines rather than comply. Italy-Rosa: This clip profiles Rosa Carlucci, a victim of spouse abuse and anti-female prejudice. Although she succeeded in escaping to a social services organization with her two teenage sons, the organization refused to believe her story and sent the sons back to the violent husband. The boys subsequently disappeared. Austria-Mama Bock: This clip profiles former social worker Ute Bock, founder of the Verein Ute Bock charity. Working tirelessly to ensure that refugees have access to food and shelter, are treated with dignity, and do not lose hope, she has become a mother figure to asylum seekers and human rights activists alike. Central Europe Czech Republic-Choosing Life: This clip profiles lawyer Marie Vodickova, who-in addition to caring for eight adopted children-has started a network of 20 safe houses across the Czech Republic that serve poor and disadvantaged mothers who might otherwise be forced to give up their children. Bosnia and Herzegovina-Speaking Out: This clip profiles Bosnian film director Jasmila Zbanic, whose powerful movie Grbavica has helped banish the taboos and prejudice against women raped during the Bosnian War-and has empowered those tens of thousands of women to campaign for official recognition as casualties of war. Kosovo-Women of Krusha: This clip profiles 19-year-old Ardiana Shehu, who works with her mother and sisters on her family's farm in Krusha e Vogel-a village still practically without men, due to the 1999 Serbian military offensive. With training and support, Krusha's women are courageously rebuilding their lives. Macedonia-Biljana from "Alcatraz": This clip profiles Biljana Smileva, a mother of three working in a textile sweatshop. Fired from her job for publicly criticizing the inhuman working conditions, she is suing for unpaid overtime and unfair dismissal. Latvia-Born to Be in Business: This clip profiles Vija Ancane, the successful owner of a bakery, shop, and bread museum in the village of Aglona. She is a beneficiary of a loan program started by the Land and Mortgage Bank to encourage more women to go into business. Lithuania-Girls Don't Cry: This clip profiles Aiste Paskauskaite, a proponent of equality between the sexes who is fighting to dispel the idea that feminism in Lithuania is outdated, aggressive, and man-hating. CIS and Asia Ukraine-Being Positive: This clip profiles Tamila Kotlyarevska, a recovered drug addict with HIV whose Light of Hope Center is helping Ukrainians living with AIDS. Support ranges from legal aid, to prescriptions, to firewood for heating. Kazakhstan-Hope for Life: This clip profiles Nagima Plokhikh, a cancer survivor whose Healthy Asia Foundation has championed workplace cancer screening and has teamed up with trade unions campaigning for paid time off for women receiving cancer treatment. Uzbekistan-Seeking Happiness: This clip profiles Nuria Turiyeva, deputy head of the Uzbek Women's Association. Bigamy, although illegal in Uzbekistan, is on the rise as some men see taking a second wife as a symbol of power and prosperity, and she is committed to informing women of their rights. China-Geng Liufen's New World: This clip profiles Geng Liufen, who is changing the status quo in her husband's home village of Zuji. Shocked by the state of Zuji's women-isolated, uneducated, and wholly dependent on men-she is helping them get the training and information they needed to transform their lives. Japan-A Ticket to Japan: This clip profiles Virgie Ishihara, a Filipina performer who relocated to Japan on an entertainer visa-and ended up forced into hostessing at a Tokyo nightclub. Today, her organization, the Filipino Migrant Center, helps educate Filipinas about their legal rights and how to protect themselves. (81 minutes)
Why women count video clip collection : Africa, Middle East, South Asia( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 273 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
Fair trade, fair profit : making green enterprise work( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 273 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)
Rising Tides : the Biosphere in Coastal Communities( Visual )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 271 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
My City, Your City : a Senegalese Mayor Fights Sea Level Rise( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 271 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
Why women count video clip collection : Southeast Asia, Pacific, Caribbean, Latin America( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 271 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)
Damming the Mekong( Visual )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 270 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."--Container
Burning bush : saving peat swamp forests in Indonesia( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 266 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. Original broadcast title: Burning Bush
Forgotten fruit : reclaiming biodiversity( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 258 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? Original broadcast title: Forgotten Fruit
Protecting the oceans( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 257 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. (23 minutes)
Aliens from planet earth : problem of invasive species( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After direct habitat destruction, nonnative species introduced by humans to new areas pose the largest threat to global biodiversity. This program looks at how scientists and conservationists are coping with a number of these critical situations, such as on Seychelles, where rats have caused 200 years of devastation; on Scotland's Outer Hebrides, where hedgehogs were released to control garden slugs; and in New York City, where Asian longhorn beetles threaten not only Central Park but the forests of the entire east coast. Also examined are the political and economic difficulties of these species invasions when tensions arise between the interests of environmental protection and increasing trade
The Science of climatology( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 253 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)
Plundering the oceans( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 253 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
Boiling point : global struggle for water( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Competition for freshwater is heating up. Is war inevitable, or is a peaceful solution possible? This program spotlights three trouble spots that epitomize the intensifying crisis and efforts being made to manage it: the Okavango, where a commission formed by Angola, Namibia, and Botswana is trying to resolve the conflict that is endangering the river's unspoiled waters; the Rio Grande, where an aging water-sharing treaty and ever-greater demands for water leave farmers on both sides of the divide with little hope; and the West Bank, where Palestinian rainwater reservoirs and the Israeli water grid are dangerous points of contention between the two peoples
Stemming the flow of water pollution( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Donana marshland. The oyster beds below Rio. The Caspian's sturgeon fishing grounds. The coral reefs of the South Pacific. This program travels to Spain, Brazil, Iran, and Fiji to observe efforts to mitigate severe ecological damage to these sensitive regions-places primarily spoiled by water pollution, with causes as varied as upland agricultural runoff and the rupture of a mine tailings dam. Solutions such as preservation legislation, riverbank reconstruction, the creation of artificial wetlands, cultivation of depleted species of marine life, and even voluntary anti-pollution compliance among commercial stakeholders are featured
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Central Television, Television trust for the environment

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Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement, Television trust for the environment

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Energy wise : developing renewable solutionsBoiling point : global struggle for water