The remote Scottish island of Eigg is one of the first energy self-sufficient communities in the world. Over the past year Eigg's residents have become recognised as world leaders in the integration of multiple renewable energy sources and successfully reduced their carbon emissions by 95 per cent.
Russell Beard journeys to the Isle of Eigg, where he meets the energy-conscious islanders to find out how their renewable technologies work, and discovers that their strong sense of community is the key to the scheme’s success.
'earthrise' is an award-winning series exploring solutions to the environmental challenges we face today.
The programme takes an upbeat look at ecological, scientific, technological and design projects all around the world, from a group of Dutch architects who design stunning buildings made from waste materials, to an ingenious project that has dramatically cut rhino poaching on a South African game reserve.