An energy cooperative gives solar-powered water heaters to a village in Georgia. This should reduce deforestation, because locals traditionally burn wood for heating.
In Germany, villages and towns are leading the pack in the climate change fight. One motivated mayor has set up a store stocked with regional produce to help cut emissions. But going local isn't as easy as it sounds.
Renewable technology is bringing light into the lives of Kalunga people, descendants of slaves living in remote communities in Brazil. Now, solar powered lamps made from recycled bottles are extending their evenings.
Building a completely solar-powered town is a challenge, even in very sunny Florida. And not just for technical reasons. Getting average buyers to go green sometimes means having to compromise.
Jordan goes to great lengths to get water to its people. It's a dry country that requires a lot of power and the water still doesn't always reach its destination. New technology could be the solution.
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