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EDENS LOST & FOUND, a four-hour PBS series, showcases extraordinary stories of environmental rebirth in four very different American cities.

Each one-hour program examines the unique environmental, economic and social issues that each of these great cities face. Interviews with citizen activists, politicians, urban planners, and urbanites reveal how passion combined with innovative strategies can address the widespread problems facing many of America's urban environments today. While these citizen activists and politicians come from different parts of the U.S., they share a common approach. It's called "Sustainable Development."

What is Sustainable Development?

The World Commission on Environment and Development defines sustainable development as, "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

Sustainable development embraces the use of green building materials by cultivating and utilizing plants and trees native to a region. It recognizes the importance of conservation and minimizes the disruptions of the natural environment. People who practice sustainable development are on the road to creating sustainable cities and that’s what EDENS LOST & FOUND is all about.

Read more about EDENS LOST & FOUND at

Episode Three: Seattle, The Future is Now airs January 4, 2007.
Episode Four: Los Angeles, Dream a Different City airs January 11, 2007.

Edens Lost & Found is produced by
Media & Policy Center Foundation
in association with Oregon Public Broadcasting
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