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Hands On 5 | Green Currents

Access to adequate clean water continues to be a huge challenge for millions throughout the developing world. This film presents six innovative water-related projects: filtering lake water in Finland; developing pico-hydro power generating systems in the mountains of Vietnam; a simple solar water disinfection system in use in Brazil; designing a new tank for rainwater harvesting in Sri Lanka; an international collaborative effort to clean up marine rubbish in the North Sea; developing new friendly non-toxic dyes for the fabric industries of Bangladesh.

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Hands On | Do it Herself

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Hands On | Food Works

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Hands On | From the Farm

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Hands On | From the Grassroots

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Hands On | From Vogue to Vehicle

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Hands On | Fuel For Thought

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Hands On | Gone Fishing

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Hands On | Green Endings

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Hands On | It’s a Gas

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Hands On | Lifting the Lid

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Hands On | Naturally Yours

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Hands On | Net Profits

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Hands On | On the Move

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Hands On | Out of Asia

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Hands On | Out of the Forest

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Hands On | Out of the Woods

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Hands On | Power to the People

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Hands On | Pure Gene-eous

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Hands On | Sting in the Tale

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Hands On | Taking Off

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Hands On | The Equator Show

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Hands On | Think Global Act Natural

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Hands On | Volt Face

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Hands On | Waste to Wages

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Hands On | Waste Watchers

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Hands On | Water Ways

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Hands On | What a Load of Rubbish

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Hands On | Who’s Got the Power?

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Hands On 5 | A Switch in Time

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Hands On 5 | Energetic

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Hands On 5 | High Tide

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Hands On 5 | Making the Connection

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Hands On 5 | Packing a Punch

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Hands On 5 | Source to Sale

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Hands On 6 | Africa Works

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Hands On 6 | E-Frontiers

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Hands On 6 | Energy Matters

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Hands On 6 | Green Beginnings

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Hands On 6 | Health Matters

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Hands On 6 | Shedloads

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Hands On 7 | Animal Magic

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Hands On 7 | Energy Wise

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Hands On 7 | Plague to Plenty

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Hands On 7 | Take it personally

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