e2 (The Economies of Being Environmentally Conscious)

 
  

Transport: Food Miles

In the 21st-century global food economy, by the time it's been grown, processed and distributed, most food has traveled an average of 1,500 miles before reaching the plate. AS renowned author Michael Pollan elaborates, the effects of this fossil fuel-driven system are detrimental to the environment, to health and to social well-being.
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ABOUT E2 (THE ECONOMIES OF BEING ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS)

e² design is an ongoing PBS series about the pioneers and innovators in the field of sustainable architecture, and how their work is producing solutions to pressing environmental and social challenges. Each episode examines the built environment's effects — both ecological, and social — and the design innovations that can reduce buildings' contribution to climate change.

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