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.
Belgium, where a naturalist raised 90 million Euros and used a unique model to conceive, design and run his country’s first and only national park.
Mexico, where a farm leader helps his people use ancient technology to grow their traditional crop, while preserving water and preventing erosion.
Siberia, where Bikal, the world’s oldest and deepest lake, is being vigorously protected by a local biologist who is also helping to save its rare biodiversity.
Ecuador, where two men, a lawyer and a local activist, are forcing a huge multi-national oil company to clean up 20 years of environmental damage.
Mozambique, waterborne disease is being attacked by a local musician though his music and his success teaching sustainable sanitation practices to the country’s poor.
Puerto Rico, where a local housewife organized and galvanized her greater community to fight air pollution and regain a lost natural marshland legacy.