Segments in this Video

Luis Jorge Rivera Herrera, Puerto Rico (04:06)


Herrera learned of a proposed resort development on a fragile ecosystem. He led a successful campaign to establish a nature reserve in Puerto Rico’s Northeast Ecological Corridor, a critical nesting ground for the endangered leatherback sea turtle.

Destiny Watford, Maryland (04:19)

Curtis Bay has been a toxic dumping ground for decades. In 2012, Watford learned of plans to build an incinerator near her high school. Her group Free Your Voice organized a campaign pressuring the state to cancel the permit.

Máxima Acuña, Peru (04:08)

Laguna Azul provides water for communities downstream. Acuña fought the Newmont Mining Corporation to prevent them from developing a gold and copper mine on her property. She has been physically attacked and arrested.

Edward Loure, Tanzania (04:00)

Loure organized his Maasai community and lobbied to claim land titles for Tanzania’s indigenous tribes. This secured their stewardship of more than 200,000 acres of traditional lands and helped to preserve their nomadic way of life.

Zuzana Caputova, Slovakia (04:02)

Caputova spearheaded a campaign to shut down a toxic waste dump that was poisoning Pezinok. After holding demonstrations, she took the issue to the Slovakian Parliament and Supreme Court.

Leng Ouch, Cambodia (04:40)

An estimated 830,000 Cambodians were forced off their land for government commercial agricultural programs. Ouch risked his life while going undercover to expose illegal logging and government corruption. The Environmental Ministry canceled 23 concessions. Robert Redford concludes the program.

Credits: From Peru to Tanzania (00:49)

Credits: From Peru to Tanzania

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From Peru to Tanzania

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The New Environmentalists share a common goal, safeguarding the Earth’s natural resources from exploitation and pollution. The program features portraits of six passionate and dedicated activists around the globe who have placed themselves in harm’s way to battle intimidating adversaries for environmental justice in their communities. Narrated by Robert Redford, The New Environmentalists illustrates how ordinary people are effecting extraordinary change. This episode profiles community leaders establishing a nature reserve in Puerto Rico’s Northeast Ecological Corridor, leading a student campaign to stop incinerator construction in Baltimore, refusing to sell subsistence farmland to a mining corporation in Peru, claiming land titles for Tanzania’s indigenous nomadic and hunter-gatherer tribes, shutting down a toxic waste dump in Slovakia, and going undercover to expose illegal logging and government corruption in Cambodia.

Length: 28 minutes

Item#: BVL162915

ISBN: 978-1-64481-246-4

Copyright date: ©2016

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