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 squarely 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.
Germany | Community activists respond to the Chernobyl nuclear accident by creating the country’s first successful, cooperatively owned, renewable power company.
Texas | An entrepreneur returns home to his environmentally damaged coastal community to fight a major industrial polluter.
Zimbabwe | When the rhino population in his homeland is threatened by heavily-armed poachers, a visionary bush pilot moves the animals hundreds of miles to safety.
El Salvador | Courageous farmers are paying with their lives as they stand up against a transnational gold mining corporation to protect their fragile water resources.
Indonesia | A charismatic teacher leads the cleanup of the Surabaya River from a flood of industrial chemicals and sewage that are causing severe health issues.
Russia | On an island off the coast of Siberia, a dedicated activist fights to protect endangered wildlife and the region's biodiversity from oil and gas development.