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ARCTIC: Chasing Ice

Watch the largest glacier calving ever filmed, in the trailer for the new documentary Chasing Ice. Here learn about the work of the Extreme Ice Survey, and their efforts to publicize the effects of climate change. "The only way to put it into scale of human reference is if you imagine Manhattan... breaking apart before your very eyes."

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MISSION — See the Planet, Change the World

What is your MISSION? Watch. MISSION. See the Planet, Change the World.


USA: The House I Live In

The US has spent more than $1 trillion on drug arrests in the past 40 years, and yet drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever before. This film, winner Grand Jury Prize Documentary, Sundance 2012, explores the price US society pays for arresting 2.3 million people at any one time (743 per 100,000) and supports the theory that drug use should be treated as a public health issue, not a criminal offense.

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Nothing is Impossible

Challenge your concept of impossible. Meet Joel Runyon, he did. Laid off from his part-time UPS job and fed up with living in his parents basement, Joel decided to "start living a life worth writing about." Last summer, Joel joined Pencils of Promise's program The Impossible Ones. He took on a challenge that previously seemed impossible, to run an Ultra Marathon, 50k in one day, and raise $25,000 to build a Pencils for Promise school. Joel will run this weekend in Chicago.

You can join The Impossible Ones too, through October 31, 2012, take on something that seems impossible to you, and you could win up to $28,000 in scholarships.


UNITED STATES: Picking Up America

Pick Up America is the United States' first coast-to-coast roadside litter pick-up program. The founders of Pick Up America envision "a resilient network of individuals, commuities, and organizations interacting with each other and the land with an 'I thrive when you thrive' ethic." The cross-country adventure began in Maryland in the spring of 2010 and this November the Pick Up America crew will end their 13-state clean-up in San Francisco. Watch their journey unfold.

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