Shades of Green is an educational and enlightening film that illustrates how individuals, businesses, and governments can save resources, energy, and money – while benefiting the environment and health of all living things. This documentary shows what is happening in South Florida as it takes the needed steps towards a sustainable future. Introduction to key organizations informs viewers of current discourse and policy shaping. The continuum of Smart Growth, New Urbanism, and Green Building is introduced with supporting examples. Relationships between land-use and transit are examined to show how wise-planning and other initiatives play integral roles in energy conservation and efficiency.