From executive producers Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers and executive producer/creator Jenna Bans comes an uplifting medical drama that explores how far one has to go in order to truly heal. Six doctors who have lost their way will go to the ends of the earth to try to remember the reasons why they wanted to become doctors in the first place.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Off the Map - Off-the-grid - Netflix
Off-the-grid is a system and lifestyle designed to help people function without the support of remote infrastructure, such as an electrical grid. In electricity, off-grid can be stand-alone power system or mini-grids typically to provide a smaller community with electricity. Off-grid electrification is an approach to access electricity used in countries and areas with little access to electricity, due to scattered or distant population. The term off-the-grid (OTG) can refer to living in a self-sufficient manner without reliance on one or more public utilities. Namely the electrical grid. People who adopt this lifestyle are called off-gridders. Off-the-grid homes aim to achieve autonomy; they do not rely on one or more of municipal water supply, sewer, gas , electrical power grid, or similar utility services. A common misconception is that a true off-grid house is able to operate completely independently of all traditional public utility services. Although this is not the case. The term “off the grid” traditionally refers to the electrical grid only.
Off the Map - Environmental concerns in Canadian off-grid communities - Netflix
Canada has about 175 aboriginal and northern off-grid communities, defined as “a community that is neither connected to the North American electrical grid nor to the piped natural gas network; it is permanent or long-term (5 years or more), and the settlements have at least 10 permanent buildings.” Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada lists the following environmental concerns for these off-grid communities:
Burning large amounts of diesel produces substantial greenhouse gas emissions. This contributes to climate change which negatively affects communities. Fuel must be transported long distances by airplane, truck or barge, leading to a greater risk of fuel spills. The transportation of fuel by trucks on winter roads impacts the environment negatively through high greenhouse gas emissions from the vehicles. Fuel spills may take place while the fuel is being transported and stored, posing environmental risks. Fuel tank leaks contaminate soil and groundwater ... Generators can be noisy and disruptive, especially in quiet, remote communities. Emissions from diesel generators could contribute to health problems in community members.
Off the Map - References - Netflix