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A Different Kind of City Living

Communes were popular in the 60’s, but most of them failed.  Not so with the Eco-Village, an apartment building tucked in the middle of one of L.A.'s densest neighborhoods. About forty people live in this “intentional community” in Koreatown. They are committed to sustainability, affordability, social justice and respect for each other and nature. But what is it like to live here? Reporter Dija Dowling takes a tour of the Eco-Village led by 80-year-old, Lois Arkin, whose vision 23 years ago made the Eco-Village a model of cooperative living.

 

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This video is part of KCET and Link TV's “Summer of the Environment,” which offers a robust library of content on multiple platforms from June-August intended to ignite compassion and action for helping to save and heal our planet.

 

Upcoming Airdates

On The Cutting Edge

A look into cutting-edge environmental practices at a farm where soil is king; a visit to an incubator for green business entrepreneurs; and a hopeful discussion with a climate scientist.

  • 2017-07-23T11:30:00-07:00
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'Environmental Justice'

Exploring environmental justice with a dive into lead-contaminated communities; the effects of the Chiquita Canyon Landfill; and an interview with an African-American environmental leader.

  • 2017-07-25T13:00:00-07:00
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Balancing Act

In this episode, "Joshua Tree National Park" -- Are we loving our parks to death? The popularity of Joshua Tree area is bringing stress and damage to this beautiful park. "Frozen Garden" -- Can endangered plants be saved by freezing them? Can they survive super cold temperatures? Scientists at Huntington Gardens are hopeful. "Eco-Village Living" -- Can you live in harmony with nature in the middle of the city? A communal village in the middle of Koreatown has stood the test of time.

Source Image:  Alan Eng, some rights reserved

  • 2017-08-01T13:00:00-07:00
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Can L.A. County End Homelessness?

L.A. County voters approved a sales tax hike to fund services for the homeless. Can homelessness be solved? How will the money be spent? What are the real solutions to this crisis?

  • 2017-08-22T13:00:00-07:00
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