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Environmental Technology DVDs Offered by Penn State Media Sales

Liquid Assets

Liquid Assets, a ninety-minute documentary, tells the story of essential infrastructure systems: water, wastewater, and stormwater. These systems, some in the ground for more than 100 years, provide a critical public health function and are essential for economic development and growth. Largely out of sight and out of mind, these aging systems have not been maintained, and some estimates suggest this is the single largest public works endeavor in our nation's history. Exploring the history, engineering challenges, and political and economic realities in urban and rural locations, the documentary provides an understanding of the hidden assets that support our way of life. Locations featured in the documentary include Atlanta, Boston, Herminie (Pennsylvania), Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Washington, D.C.

Water: An Endangered Resource

Pennsylvania is famous for the beauty of its countryside -- the small towns, mountains and farmlands. Yet the land hides an unseen killer, polluted water, resulting from drainage from abandoned coal mines. There are 45,000 miles of streams and lakes in the state, and 2,800 miles are polluted. These aren't the big rivers around cities like Pittsburgh or Scranton. They are small steams and creeks running throughout the Commonwealth. "Water: An Endangered Resource," a Penn State Public Broadcasting production, looks at the problem, the dangers to wildlife, recreation and the economy and what is being done to clean it up.

PA Energy

The petroleum industry started in Pennsylvania. Now the state is leading the way in sustainable energy. Explore the potential of wind, solar, and bio- energy with exceptional examples of these renewable resources now being used in Pennsylvania.

Marcellus Shale: The Environmental, Economic and Social Issues

Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale has the potential to fuel the entire country for two full years and make Pennsylvania the center of America's next energy boom. What impact will the rush for natural gas in Pennsylvania have on our region? WPSU's Patty Satalia and a panel of experts will explore the gas rush in a public discussion in the lobby of the Outreach Building in Penn State's Innovation Park.

Building Green in Pennsylvania Three Disk Series Disk 3 - Furnishing High Performance Green Buildings, Model Office Recycling

Furnishing High Performance Green Buildings Focuses on flexible design that reduces churn cost featuring ergonomics to improve health and comfort. Also included are examples of the use of recycled systems furniture and the incorporation of recycled materials and recyclable design in furniture. Model Office Recycling The design and implementation of a total office recycling program.

To the Best of My Knowledge: Future Energy Strategies

The United States continues to consume more energy each year. And, it is estimated that the demand for oil will exceed the supply within 10 to 20 years, creating a global oil crisis. Renewable and clean forms of energy are one of society's greatest needs. On this edition of To the Best of My Knowledge, we'll talk about fueling the future with biofuels, solar energy, fuel cells, coal and nuclear power. Dr. Graham Spanier discusses future enery strategies with Penn State energy experts.

Building Green in Pennsylvania Three Disk Series Disk 1 - Making the Case for Green Building, Better Places to Learn

Making the Case for Green Building Better places to work, healthier environments, more productive spaces. Pennsylvania businesses are learning that "smart building is smart business". Tour the buildings and hear from executives of PNC Bank, PP&L, the PA Turnpike Commission, PA Department of Environmental Protection, Liberty Property Trust and others. Better places to work that cost less to operate! Better Places to Learn High performance school design includes better day lighting, more fresh air, energy savings to school districts and improved teacher and student health and improved academic performance. See firsthand how Pennsylvania schools are realizing the benefits of high performance school design.

Building Green in Pennsylvania Three Disk Series Disk 2 - Pennsylvania's First Green Building, Lessons Learned

The story of the design and building of PA's first green building, the PA Department of Environmental Protection South Central Office Building. Go behind the scenes to see recycled steel, fabric made from soda pop bottles, paneling made from wheat and soybeans, environmentally friendly carpets, paints and finishes. PA is a leader in green building -- see how it all started. Lessons Learned Focuses on the integrated design process that led to a LEEDTM Gold Building, PA Department of Environmental Protection's Cambria Office Building

Climate Change Future Our climate is changing RICHARD ALLEY

HOME USE RIGHTS ONLY Richard Alley discusses the latest climate change developments and what we can do to make a difference. Richard Alley is Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences and EMS Environment Institute at Penn State. He is one of several Penn State earth scientists who contributes to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Prize with Al Gore. Alley's teaching philosophy focuses on helping students to discover the motivation, tools, and background knowledge to contribute to society as lifelong learners. Alley has authored numerous publications including The Two-Mile Time Machine, which received the 2001 Phi Beta Kappa Science Award. His current research focuses on glaciology, ice sheet stability, and paleoclimates from ice cores.

Building Green in Pennsylvania Three Disk Series Disk 1 - Making the Case for Green Building, Better Places to Learn , Disk 2 - Pennsylvania's First Green Building, Lessons Learned , Disk 3 - Furnishing High Performance Green Buildings, Model Office Recycling

Building Green in Pennsylvania Three Disk Series Disk 1 Making the Case for Green Building Better places to work, healthier environments, more productive spaces. Pennsylvania businesses are learning that "smart building is smart business". Tour the buildings and hear from executives of PNC Bank, PP&L, the PA Turnpike Commission, PA Department of Environmental Protection, Liberty Property Trust and others. Better places to work that cost less to operate! Better Places to Learn High performance school design includes better day lighting, more fresh air, energy savings to school districts and improved teacher and student health and improved academic performance. See firsthand how Pennsylvania schools are realizing the benefits of high performance school design. Disk 2 Pennsylvania's First Green Building The story of the design and building of PA's first green building, the PA Department of Environmental Protection South Central Office Building. Go behind the scenes to see recycled steel, fabric made from soda pop bottles, paneling made from wheat and soybeans, environmentally friendly carpets, paints and finished. PA is a leader in green building -- see how it all started. Lessons Learned Focuses on the integrated design process that led to a LEED‚Ñ¢ Gold Building, PA Department of environmental Protection's Cambria Office Building Disk 3 - Furnishing High Performance Green Buildings Focuses on flexible design that reduces churn cost featuring ergonomics to improve health and comfort. Also included are examples of the use of recycled systems furniture and the incorporation of recycled materials and recyclable design in furniture. Model Office Recycling The design and implementation of a total office recycling program.

For the Rest of Your Life

Improper handling of anhydrous ammonia, a widely used fertilizer, can result in blindness. Demonstrates safety precautions to prevent accidental release of ammonia liquids and vapors. Shows protective apparel, emergency first aid, and more.

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