Earth Report | Hands On

Part of tve‘s flagship Earth Reports series.

Described by one regular viewer as “the best environmental programme around” we bring you information on what people around the world are doing to meet the practical challenges of Agenda 21 – the Earth Summit’s action plan to save people and planet.

Be inspired to safeguard the environment – either by investing in an appropriate technology or by taking up an idea which might bring in some extra income.

Whether you’re interested in renewable energy, enterprise, recycling or fishing, Earth Report’s ‘Hands On-Ideas to Go’ offer something for everyone.

Films in this series

Hands On | A Growing Trend

Anita Roddick introduces a programme that shows farmers are cashing in on a growing consum ...
Hands On | Blood Sweat and Business

This week's Hands On travels to Madagascar and Uganda to find out how local people are ada ...
Hands On | Cash No Questions

Reports on six alternative, cashless, economy schemes from around the world. ...
Hands On | City Scope

Five stories from towns and cities from all the continents will show that the sustainable ...
Hands On | City Slickers

Features four stories from around the world where citizens’ groups and neighbourhoo ...
Hands On | Communicating for Change 1

Received wisdom is that the digital divide between North and South is one of the reasons w ...
Hands On | Do it Herself

Annie Lennox is the guest introducing five 'Hands On' stories about women gaining new econ ...
Hands On | Fair Trade, Fair Profit

Five projects illustrating what makes green enterprise work and bring in a fair price for ...
Hands On | Food Works

'Out of the Forest' checks out a range of environmentally sound forest products. ...
Hands On | From the Farm

'Hands On' is going organic as we look at the farming and marketing of organic products in ...
Hands On | From the Grassroots

This Hands On Special looks at various environmental projects across countries of West Afr ...
Hands On | From Vogue to Vehicle

This Hands On Special reports on green technologies around Europe - from Denmark, France, ...
Hands On | Fuel For Thought

A review of five innovative renewable energy projects. ...
Hands On | Gone Fishing

'Hands On' tracks down what people are doing themselves to combat the global decline in fi ...
Hands On | Green Endings

This Hands On checks out inspirational recycling initiatives around the globe. ...
Hands On | It’s a Gas

It's a Gas looks at how the latest in solar, wind and bio-gas technologies provide energy ...
Hands On | Lifting the Lid

Each of the six billion people in the world produces 550 litres of excreta a year, and the ...
Hands On | Naturally Yours

How we can buy products that safeguard the environment and do the poor a power of good. ...
Hands On | Net Profits

Looks at measures underway to sustain the boom in fish farming. ...
Hands On | On the Move

As the world populations grow, so does pressure on local transport. This Hands On looks at ...
Hands On | Out of Asia

Hands On travels to India, Sri Lanka and Thailand to see how credit initiatives can boost ...
Hands On | Out of the Forest

'Out of the Forest' checks out a range of environmentally sound forest products. ...
Hands On | Out of the Woods

Features stories from around the world where local communities are safeguarding their tree ...
Hands On | Power to the People

'Power to the People' checks out the latest in solar power technologies from around the wo ...
Hands On | Pure Gene-eous

'Pure Gene-eous' profiles communities from Africa, Asia and Latin America, with their own ...
Hands On | Sting in the Tale

'Hands On' goes around the world searching for innovation in green enterprise. This progra ...
Hands On | Taking Off

Looks at developments in transport that help people get around, linking them to essential ...
Hands On | The Equator Show

The Equator Show features five communities given the UN Equator Initiative prize for their ...
Hands On | Think Global Act Natural

Is there a way to balance the needs of local people, the environment, and tourists for the ...
Hands On | Volt Face

Volt Face looks at how people are getting their energy needs met without having to tap int ...
Hands On | Waste to Wages

Ideas from around the world to turn waste into saleable commodities. ...
Hands On | Waste Watchers

This episode of 'Hands On' travels around the world to look at innovations in waste dispos ...
Hands On | Water Ways

This edition of Hands On goes around the world to examine various means of obtaining fresh ...
Hands On | What a Load of Rubbish

This Hands On looks at some of the enterprising way in which people are dealing with the 5 ...
Hands On | Who’s Got the Power?

Hands On this week visits Peru, Germany, Netherlands, Spain and China to look at some of t ...
Hands On | Woodn’t You Know

Woodn't You Know containes six stories showing how natural resources, when used with care, ...
Hands On 5 | A Switch in Time

Profiles five projects supported by ASTAE to bring off-grid electricity to poor rural comm ...
Hands On 5 | Energetic

Innovative eco-friendly energy initiatives from around the world. ...
Hands On 5 | Green Currents

Access to adequate clean water continues to be a huge challenge for millions throughout th ...
Hands On 5 | High Tide

Around the world 200 million people depend on fish, directly or indirectly, for food and e ...
Hands On 5 | Making the Connection

Hands On | Making The Connection ...
Hands On 5 | Packing a Punch

‘Packing a Punch’ explores a series of World Bank projects that are attempting to incl ...
Hands On 5 | Source to Sale

Innovative schemes to improve access to finance for small entrepreneurs around the world. ...
Hands On 5 | The Paddy Chronicles

Reports on how rice systems and rice products are leading the fight against world hunger a ...
Hands On 6 | Africa Works

Five stories from four African countries highlighting how new ways of thinking are paying ...
Hands On 6 | E-Frontiers

Innovative uses of new digital technologies to support community action. ...
Hands On 6 | Energy Matters

Over 2 billion people have no access to electricity. Around the world people are coming up ...
Hands On 6 | Green Beginnings

5 stories on approaches to improve the environment, ranging from educational initiatives, ...
Hands On 6 | Health Matters

In Hands On this week we report on cost effective developments that can give the poor chan ...
Hands On 6 | Shedloads

Looks at the potential and problems of watershed maintenance and management in South Afric ...
Hands On 7 | Animal Magic

This Hands On focuses on animals and their relationship with humans. ...
Hands On 7 | Energy Wise

Five items on renewable energy initiatives around the world. ...
Hands On 7 | Plague to Plenty

This Hands On programme explores how we can improve agricultural production. ...
Hands On 7 | Take it personally

This Hands On programme takes a personal view of how development can affect lives and live ...