SHADES OF GREEN documents what is happening in South Florida as it takes the needed steps towards a sustainable future. Whereas South Florida is a unique location with regard to climate; the importance of a region area taking advantage of applicable renewable energy resources and customizing green strategies is highlighted. Introduction to key organizations informs viewers of the players involved with the shaping of policy. The continuum of Smart Growth, New Urbanism, and Green Building will be established with examples to show the importance of re-creating great cities to become greener while curbing sprawl. Local officials present current initiatives. Green buildings including homes, offices, and retail space are featured to show examples of LEED certification and what one can do to decrease their carbon footprint.Interviews with a variety of local leaders and professionals are integrated to address the consequences of Global Warming in South Florida and the importance of conservation, lowering automobile dependence, environmental and economic benefits of living a green lifestyle, and water issues and solutions. SHADES OF GREEN: Sustainable Initiatives is an educational outreach tool illustrating how individuals, businesses, and governments can save resources, energy, and money - while benefiting the environment and health of all living things.