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Designing Healthy Communities - Ep 2 - Rebuilding Places of the Heart (2/4)


This is also part of this series: Designing Healthy Communities (4)

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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Video Project
Closed Captioned: Yes
Running Time: 56 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2013
Available in French: No

Hosted by author and national health expert Dr. Richard Jackson, MD, MPH
 
Many cities are struggling to resuscitate their dying downtowns and overcome a history of industrial pollution. Episode 2 looks at how families and young people seek to repair main street America by rebuilding places of the heart.
 
When U.S. industry and manufacturing collapsed or went elsewhere, cities like Elgin, IL, and Syracuse, NY, were left with the task of redefining themselves for a new paradigm. Leading the way to a greener, more sustainable Elgin is a group of high school students. Despite many innovative programs to get Syracuse back on its feet, the city struggles with the larger problem of Lake Onondaga, the most polluted lake in our nation. Local Native American Onondaga tribal leader Oren Lyons serves as conscience in the movement to cleanup the industrially polluted lake. And in Riverside, CA, 16-year old science prodigy Otana Jakpor has a personal reason for her war against air pollution and takes her battle all the way to the White House.

DVD is closed captioned and has scene selection.
 
Extra: "Creating Healthy Spaces"
Lecture by Dr. Richard Jackson sponsored by the California Endowment - RT: 9:47