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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 5: Becoming Energy Independent
One of Germany green pockets, Climate Community Saerbeck, shows a model to the world of how to become energy independent in a sustainable way. A town of about 7,000 people started its climate protection and adaptation work in 2009, and in just five years the town was producing more renewable energy than it consumes.

Sustainability Pioneers also interviews Ralf Fuecks, the president of Heinrich Boll Foundation, and climate scientist Neil Donahue from Carnegie Mellon University. Neil Donahue explains how we need to reduce our carbon footprint, and Ralf Fuechs offers his view if this is feasible in the U.S.

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

EarthSayers Neil Donahue; Ralf Fuecks; Guido Wallraven

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