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Pray Big Ideas for a Small Planet, Season 1 25:33 2007-07-10  $1.99  See Preview/Download
     The Reverend Fletcher Harper inspires environmental concern in the religious world with GreenFaith, an interfaith coalition dedicated to greening places of worship and taking action against polluters; Judy Bonds, director of Coal River Mountain Watch, uses her faith to galvanize local communities in the battle against the mining companies who are destroying their homes; and avid diver Don Brawley gives life to the cremated remains of the dead by including their "cremains" into a man-made reef that supports coral re-growth in the Florida Keys. Details
Work Big Ideas for a Small Planet, Season 1 25:33 2007-07-03  $1.99  See Preview/Download
     Mathias Wackernagel, co-creator of the Ecological Footprint, audits a Bay Area company in an effort to show it how to reduce its environmental impact; Kim Jordan and Jeff Lebesch, the founders of New Belgium Brewing Company, demonstrate their dedication to the environment and to their employees by creating an ideal working environment; and David Hertz, founder and president of Syndesis Inc., introduces the office of the future. Details
Sports Big Ideas for a Small Planet, Season 1 25:34 2007-06-26  $1.99  See Preview/Download
     This episode visits three people dedicated to keeping the planet safe for athletic pursuits: the creator of racing bikes made from bamboo; a champion skier who is raising awareness about the declining snow pack; and the distributor of skateboards made from bio-friendly materials. Details
Paper or Plastic? Big Ideas for a Small Planet, Season 1 26:36 2007-06-19  $1.99  See Preview/Download
     This episode introduces innovators who are working to make intelligent, eco-friendly design a reality. They include a world-renowned architect, designer and ecological innovator who is guiding the United States Postal Service to eliminate toxins in its packaging. Details
Kids Big Ideas for a Small Planet, Season 1 25:34 2007-06-12  $1.99  See Preview/Download
     This episode looks at how a new generation is learning about ecology as it profiles young activists who have saved portions of the Costa Rican rainforest and created an outreach program to focus community attention on plastic problems and solutions for our waterways. Details
Create Big Ideas for a Small Planet, Season 1 25:34 2007-06-05  $1.99  See Preview/Download
     In this episode, a photographer documents the biodiversity and indigenous cultures of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; an artist weaves together audiotape to make clothing, upholstery and boating sails; and a green architect creates a house from a retired 747 airplane. Details
Furnish Big Ideas for a Small Planet, Season 1 25:34 2007-05-29  $1.99  See Preview/Download
     In this episode, a leading furniture company explores the goal of making all new products 100% sustainable; two designers use leftover scrap wood to create recycled furniture; and a Philadelphia-based firm shows off their innovative and stylish home-product designs. Details
Drive Big Ideas for a Small Planet, Season 1 25:34 2007-05-22  $1.99  See Preview/Download
     In this episode, a Silicon Valley carmaker debuts an electric sports car of the future; an entrepreneur shows off his brightly colored affordable electric commuter car; and a high-school team works on their electric vehicle prior to competition in a variety of road rallies. Details
Eat Big Ideas for a Small Planet, Season 1 25:36 2007-05-15  $1.99  See Preview/Download
     In this episode, an up-and-coming chef shows off his new green restaurant, where even the rooftop doubles as a produce garden; a burger restaurant uses sustainable meat and produce from farms within 100 miles; and a young entrepreneur finds treasure in another man's trash. Details
Wear Big Ideas for a Small Planet, Season 1 25:34 2007-05-08  $1.99  See Preview/Download
     In this episode, an eco-friedly fashion designer prepares for a fashion show, a clothing company recycles used soda bottles and worn out garments to produce high quality active wear; and Lori Petitti invites people to construct new fashion statements from used clothing and fabric. Details
Cities Big Ideas for a Small Planet, Season 1 25:34 2007-05-01  $1.99  See Preview/Download
     In this episode, a real estate developer turns a polluted field into a sustainable community; a researcher tests underwater turbines in the hopes they will light up the skyline using renewable energy; and a band of guerilla gardeners work overnight to beautify blighted urban plots of unused land. Details
Build Big Ideas for a Small Planet, Season 1 25:37 2007-04-24  $1.99  See Preview/Download
     In this episode, a visionary architect works with clients to build their first "green" home; a designer demonstrates his real-life tree house made of growing tree trunks; and environmentally conscious ideas are introduced to low-income neighborhoods. Details
Fuel Big Ideas for a Small Planet, Season 1 25:34 2007-04-17  $1.99  See Preview/Download
     This episode investigates the future of automotive fuel with segments on a truck that runs on vegetable oil from a fried-chicken party; one-woman's bio-diesel publicity campaign; and the test of an ethanol racing car at Daytona. Details
Animals Big Ideas for a Small Planet, Season 2 25:38   $1.99  See Preview/Download
     From zoos to shelters to pampered pets, this episode of Big Ideas for a Small Planet explores how animals' diets and living environments are increasingly reflecting the "green-ness" of their human guardians. Details
Business Big Ideas for a Small Planet, Season 2 25:38   $1.99  See Preview/Download
     As corporations have begun embracing green business practices to increase productivity and promote their image with consumers, this episode of Big Ideas for a Small Planet profiles some companies - both large and small - that have profited by doing good for the earth. Details
Decorate Big Ideas for a Small Planet, Season 2 25:38   $1.99  See Preview/Download
     Traditional furniture, carpets and paint can exact a heavy environmental toll, be it in the depletion of virgin forests, the use of petroleum products or toxic emissions from paints and adhesives. But it IS possible to have stylish furnishings without messing up the planet, and this episode will introduce three designers who know how beautifully and conscientiously to feather a nest. Details
Fashion Big Ideas for a Small Planet, Season 2 25:38   $1.99  See Preview/Download
     In this episode,environmental consciousness hits the fashion world as style means sustainable fabric and earth friendly manufacturing practices. Meet men and women who are bringing green to fashion, clothing stores and the dry cleaners. Details
Food Big Ideas for a Small Planet, Season 2 25:37   $1.99  See Preview/Download
     Loss of biodiversity, water depletion, topsoil erosion, carbon emissions: when it comes to conventional farming and industrial food production, the cost goes beyond the supermarket bill. This episode explores the different ways professionals and ordinary people are trying to nourish us with enviromentally friendly food and wine. Details
Gadgets Big Ideas for a Small Planet, Season 2 25:38   $1.99  See Preview/Download
     This episode previews the technology, the products and innovators behind cutting-edge consumer gadgets that also help the planet. Featured segments include a look at circuit boards made from chicken feathers and shopping malls powered by the shoppers themselves. Details
Gen Y Big Ideas for a Small Planet, Season 2 25:38   $1.99  See Preview/Download
     Generation Y — the children of baby boomers, now in their late teens to early 20s - came of age to ever-louder warnings of climate change, resource depletion, and species extinction. It's an eco-aware group, but also one inclined toward buying, eating, traveling and consuming more than any generation before. By blending environmentalism with consumerism, the life choices Gen Y is making right now — how they party, where they go to college, even how they get married — open a fascinating window onto how future generations will care for the earth. Details
Grow Big Ideas for a Small Planet, Season 2 25:38   $1.99  See Preview/Download
     This episode looks at new green spaces in cities and suburbs. As urban populations swell, creative environmentalists are scouting surprising spots for vegetation amidst the cement. Elsewhere, suburbanites are introducing environmental consciousness to their lawns and gardens. Details
Live Big Ideas for a Small Planet, Season 2 25:38   $1.99  See Preview/Download
     Following in the wake of the recent building boom - which used enormous quantities of resources while generating tons of garbage from the demolition of older structures - this episode explores some fresh ideas for eco-conscious construction and de-construction. Details
Power Big Ideas for a Small Planet, Season 2 25:38   Free  See Preview/Download
     This episode explores the booming field of alternative energy as it introduces several individuals who are working to develop clean, renewable energy from resources like the sun, wind and even cow manure. Details
Recycle Big Ideas for a Small Planet, Season 2 25:38   $1.99  See Preview/Download
     This episode looks at recycling. As the U.S. produces 400 million tons of garbage per year, individuals and organizations are trying to recycle everything from computers to medicine bottles and handbags, with methods both simple and sophisticated. Details
Transport Big Ideas for a Small Planet, Season 2 25:38   $1.99  See Preview/Download
     This episode explores how city governments, private organizations and university scientists are working to get commuters to leave their cars behind for cleaner, more efficient modes of transportation. Details
Water Big Ideas for a Small Planet, Season 2 25:38   $1.99  See Preview/Download
     Water is likely to be a flash point in the 21st Century, as population growth collides with droughts and dwindling reserves. This episode introduces three people who are embracing creative solutions to the looming shortage of drinking water - be it desalinating the ocean, catching rainwater or cleaning up our rivers. Details

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