"Lester Brown has produced another 'planetary survey' book that tells us how to get off the wrecking train we are on by courtesy of a dozen environmental assaults such as climate change. The better news (and there’s plenty) is that turning problems into opportunities generally puts money into our pockets." —Norman Myers, 21st Century School, University of Oxford on World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse
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Based on Lester Brown’s Plan B book series, this 90-minute film, by award-winning film producers Marilyn and Hal Weiner, premiered on PBS stations across the United States on March 30, 2011. The show is continuing to air at least through mid May of 2011 (see listings for time in your area).
The film follows Lester as he speaks in Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo, New Delhi, Rome, Istanbul, Ankara, and Washington, DC, and visits with world leaders to discuss Plan B—a roadmap that will help eradicate poverty, stabilize population, and protect and restore our planet’s fisheries, forests, aquifers, soils, grasslands, and biological diversity.
Along with Lester Brown, you will hear from notable scholars and scientists including Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman, Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, and former Governor and Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt.
Narrated by Matt Damon, well-known for his work raising environmental awareness. He is a 2011 winner of the Heart of Green Awards.
Plan B Documentary: Educator’s Edition
Educators and conference organizers should order performance copies of the film, which also includes a discussion guide.
Plan B Documentary: PBS version with Journey to Planet Earth series
For the month of April only, you can watch a streaming edition of the film Plan B on the PBS website.
This version of the documentary is also sold as a DVD. NOTE: Because the Earth Policy Institute did not produce this film, it is not a distributor and is unable to offer discounted copies. The DVD costs $29.95 plus shipping and handling.
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