Regular People, Natural Heroes
Returning to public television for its third season this fall, Natural Heroes is a series of independently produced films that turns the spotlight on people who are actively helping to better their local communities and the global environment, whether they're positioned among coral reefs surrounding Papua New Guinea or urban compost piles in New York City.
Take a peek at the the promos for all 13 episodes on the show's Web site. "Power Shift," hosted by Cameron Diaz, for instance, examines the role energy plays in our daily lives and the bounty of possibilities offered by clean, renewable energy. "Texas Gold" profiles a mother of five with the chutzpah to use hunger strikes and civil disobedience to wage her own war against the petrochemical industry, while "South Central Farm: Oasis in a Concrete Desert" tracks celebrity activists such as Daryl Hannah, Joan Baez, Julia Butterfly Hill, Martin Sheen, and Willie Nelson as they stand shoulder to shoulder with everyday citizens in a struggle over the country's largest urban garden.