Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Planet Green

Planet Green is my new favorite television network! I happened upon it one night while channel surfing. Launched in 2008, it is the first and only 24-hour eco-lifestyle television network. The network’s primary goal is to take an active role in motivating all of us to take action when it comes to improving the environmental status of our planet.

My favorite shows on Planet Green are:

Living with Ed- This is a reality show about the life of Ed Begley, Jr., the actor, who is a renowned environmentalist. Ed is a diehard activist who uses solar power in his home and drives an electric car, among many other things, to decrease his effect on the environment. He gives many easy tips to help us learn how to be more eco-friendly.

Wa$ted- This show takes ordinary people, monitors their waste, and helps them make simple habit changes to decrease their eco footprint. They use an eco footprint calculator to tabulate their effect on the environment. The people are monitored for a few weeks, and then they recalculate the footprint. The show gives back the amount of money saved because of the decrease in the eco footprint. It is amazing how much money you can save by decreasing your eco footprint.

World’s Greenest Homes- This is a show featuring homes that are very pleasing to the eye, environmentally friendly, and easy to maintain. Many of the homes featured are made from recycled materials and use solar power or wind turbines for electricity. If you watch this show, you will definitely want a green house!

Planet Green is my favorite channel of all time. I enjoy learning how we can make a better environment for ourselves and our children. Many of the eco-friendly tips given on this network can be easily done at our homes with very little lifestyle change. I have learned a lot by watching this channel and hope that you are inspired to check it out. It may prompt you to start decreasing your eco footprint. If this network does not come with your cable package, check it out at

www.planetgreen.discovery.com . I will be sharing some of the cool things that I have learned in my upcoming posts!

Thanks for joining us for Talk About It Tuesday!


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