Castro's dream for Cuba's artists
Ancient Peruvian technology to fix a water crisis
From the Congo to the Amazon, the High Andes to the Arctic – for the last four years I have worked as producer / reporter for earthrise and had the great privilege to meet many individuals and communities around the world, who are rising to the environmental challenges that we are all facing.
From the courageous local heroes in rural Kenya, risking their lives on the frontlines of wildlife conservation to the environmental entrepreneurs of Manhattan, who are making millions by recycling the American dream.
My work on earthrise is the perfect synthesis of my passion for ecology and filmmaking and has confirmed my belief in the power of documentary storytelling to make a difference in the world.
By exploring various aspects of our human aspiration and the earth's capacity to sustain it I hope the show helps viewers better understand the range of environmental challenges before us and that our positive approach inspires people to become more conscious, about how our everyday choices impact the planet and perhaps become active participants in the growing global environmental movement.
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earthrise travels to Barbados to see how the tiny island has become a world leader in solar thermal technology.
23 Dec 2014 10:38 GMT | Environment, Barbados
Introducing microalgae to the masses with spirulina rooftop farming.
16 Dec 2014 12:01 GMT | Environment
How the largest dam removal project in history is healing habitats and setting the Elwha River free.
08 Dec 2014 14:00 GMT | Environment, US & Canada, United States
Harvesting water from thin air in the foothills of the Andes.
Earthrise | 09 Oct 2013 08:34 GMT | Environment, Latin America, Peru
An underwater farm that dives deep for sustainable fishing.
Earthrise | 24 Nov 2014 13:56 GMT | Arts & Culture
India's growing eco-agriculture movement; Curitiba's collective dream; and environmentally-friendly fashion in China.
Earthrise | 15 Oct 2013 09:38 GMT | Environment, Asia Pacific, China, India, Farming
Waste cooking oil from fast food outlets is being converted into bio-diesel, reducing waste and pollution.
Earthrise | 17 Jul 2013 18:57 GMT | Environment, US & Canada, United States
A little-known fact about the fear elephants have of bees may be helping to ensure their continued survival in Kenya.
Earthrise | 09 Jul 2013 12:14 GMT | Environment, Kenya
Faced with expensive and garish funerals, many search for a more traditional resting place.
Sonia Elks | 06 Aug 2013 17:38 GMT | Human Rights, US & Canada, United Kingdom, United States
Using sand dams to turn once arid soil into fertile farmland.
Earthrise | 02 Oct 2013 11:44 GMT | Environment, Kenya
We travel to southwest Africa to witness an initiative to secure the future of a big cat under threat.
Earthrise | 16 Oct 2013 06:21 GMT | Environment, Namibia
People & Power investigates how a match-fixer and his syndicate corrupted global football.
Sport, Football, Corruption
How Japan is using high tech factories to grow vegetables indoors.
Environment, Science & Technology, Food
A look at the country's changing media landscape and what it means for journalism in Cuba.
Media, Cuba, Fidel Castro
Can Kazakhstan become a world power and tourism hotspot despite its poor human rights record and steep prices?
Human Rights, Kazakhstan, Asia