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Sustainability Pioneers: It Takes a Village

Sustainability Pioneers: It Takes a Village from Kirsi Jansa on Vimeo.


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.