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"People around the state are working hard to protect our natural environment. We hope our documentary inspires viewers to become environmental heroes themselves in their local communities," said Tom Linden, executive producer and director of the medical and science journalism program at UNC.
The environmental heroes profiled in the documentary include:
The documentary is a sequel to the first Environmental Heroes show that aired in February 2010 on UNC-TV. Associate producer of the new program was Jim Sander, documentary film producer from Chapel Hill, N.C. Andrew VanDerVeer, a medical student at the UNC, was the assistant producer.
Director of videography and video editor for the program was UNC-TV's Mike Oniffrey. Peter Bell, Alan Brown and Mike O'Connell provided additional videography.
Music was by Carrboro resident Chris Frank of the Red Clay Ramblers.
Students from the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health produced and wrote the three profiles. They included segment producers Emily Brostek, Facundo Diego del Villar and VanDerVeer. Segment associate producers were Anna Gieselman, Hertta Heinonen and Lauren Poor.
Scriptwriters included Courtney Harrington, Niveditha Ravi and Jeff Yeo.
Broadcast design was by Resa Toeller of UNC-TV.