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Sustainability Pioneers is a series of short documentaries visualizing a bridge from our fossil-fuel based economy to an economy based on renewable energy and sustainable living.

The series is produced by Kirsi Jansa, a documentary filmmaker and journalist and the producer of Gas Rush Stories, short documentaries on shale gas exploration.

Sustainability Pioneers is funded by The Heinz Endowments, The Fisher Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Roy A. Hunt Foundation. It is produced in collaboration with Rachel Carson scholar and energy consultant Patricia DeMarco and The Institute for Green Science at Carnegie Mellon University.

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Sustainability Pioneers 3: It Takes a Village

Sustainability Pioneers' It Takes a Village is a story about community power. Documentary filmmaker Kirsi Jansa visits two communities, Butler in Pennsylvania and Balcombe in the UK. In Balcombe oil and gas industry wants to drill and frack, and in Butler the shale gas development is in full swing. In both places some local have visions for a different kind of a future.

Josh Roberts, an environmental lawyer from Client Earth talks about community power. Community power is a new energy system based on renewable energy that benefits the largest number of people.

Become a Sustainability Pioneers supporter and make a tax-deductible donation at sustainabilitypioneers.com. Published on May 14, 2015


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