A Series of 3 Programs
The latest in energy saving technology and good design.
PLANET NEIGHBORHOOD is a three part series looking at the latest in energy saving technology and good design. Hosted by Bill McDonough, architect, environmental designer, and Dean of the School of Architecture, University of Virginia.
Produced by Larry Klein
A Production of WETA-TV Washington DC, Executive Producer Richard Thomas
The titles in the series are:
Home - Green technology and innovative design save energy.
Work - Sound office building design, car recycling and waste water disposal.
Community - Good community design and natural wastewater treatment.
Grade Level: 9-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 1997
Copyright Date: 1997
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-736-1
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-718-2
"An eager writer-host, specific examples, and personalizing case studies examine the ways in which homes, workplaces, and communities can create and sustain more affordable, healthier, and environmentally sensitive lifestyles."
"Covers a range of environmental issues related to the home and workplace, including energy-saving designs and technologies...Recommended"
Rachel Lohafer, Instructional Technology Center, Iowa State University, MC Journal
"Planet Neighborhood is all about solutions for improving health and environment. It is a great teaching tool for anyone or group interested in turning a negative situation into a positive one."
"Interesting, informative, and inspiring. If it were offered as part of the curriculum in grade school science classes, our attitude towards environmental responsibility would change."
"We have become so used to bad news about the environment...that PLANET NEIGHBORHOOD...comes as an exceedingly pleasant surprise."
The Washington Post
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"Interesting, informative, and inspiring."
Awards and Festivals
Nationwide PBS Broadcast
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