Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Launching Planet Green

Tonight the Discovery Home network will become Planet Green, the "first and only 24-hour eco-lifestyle television network." A couple of nights ago (during Sage's late-night feeding) I watched an episode of the New Zealand version of "Wa$ted!" The American series is described as: "Wa$ted! attacks a spectrum of environmentally unfriendly households across the nation, auditing their waste, energy, water and transportation consumption. Not surprisingly, each episode unearths dozens of eco-horrors that are killing both the environment and the homeowner's bank account. Drafty windows, a television blasting around-the-clock to keep a pet company, spoiled food from over-purchasing -- you name the possible eco-crime, and these households have offended. But no matter how far gone the family, it's not as hard to change hazardous habits as one might think."

Other green programming includes "Supper Club", an on-air dinner party hosted by Tom Bergeron and attended by celebrities where the conversation has an environmental flavor. "Renovation Nation" explores green upgrades and improvements for your home.

Tune in this evening at 5pm CDT for the official "open house" of Planet Green!

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