“e² is a critically acclaimed PBS series about the innovators and pioneers who envison a better quality of life on earth: socially, culturally, economically and ecologically.

The series explores attainable solutions to pressing environmental and social challenges, and its stories are culled from a variety of fields including design, energy transport, water, food and urban development. Comprised of 30 half-hour episodes, e² is distinguished by compelling storytelling, provocative cinematography and an emotive original music score. In its 2008 season, e² contonues to feature new advances in sustainable living, adaptive reuse, eco-efficient transportation and more.

e² design season three, narrated by Brad Pitt (Releases September 2nd 2008, online Sept. 1)

Episodes explore: a profile of the Aga Khan’s Al-Azhar Park in Cairo, Egypt, a 500-year-old dump-turned-“urban-lung”; Canadian architect Brian Mackay-Lyons, who applies Nova Scotia’s vernacular pragmatism to projects around the world; Melbourne, Australia’s transformation from a tired, vacant city into a thriving, sustainable metropolis; wolrd-class architect Renzo Piano’s integration of nature into his design for San Francisco’s elegant, environmentally responsive natural history museum; the efforts to rebuild New Orlean’s Lower 9th Ward in a way that is environmentally, culturally and socially sustainable; and the visionary Dutch architects transforming recycled materials into modern design masterpieces.”  

Please note that e² transport will be released November 25, 2008 (online Nov. 24) and e² energy will have an encore release October 14, 2008 (online Oct. 13).

To view previews and for more information…

(Source: Sami Tannoury)