NBC4 has produced a half-hour special, “Locally Green,” which will air on Wednesday, November 17th at 7:30PM, as part of NBC Universal’s “Green Week” initiative. “Locally Green” was created as a complement to the NBC feature film/ television special “Harmony” which airs Friday, November 19th at 10PM. The half-hour NBC4 special focuses on local environmentalists and entrepreneurs with surprising ecological solutions who are proving that “green” is definitely becoming more colorful.
"Locally Green" To Air on NBC4, Wednesday, November 17th at 7:30PM
Half-hour Special is hosted by NBC4’s Elita Loresca and Professional Skateboarder and Eco-Maverick Bob Burnquist
Published at 10:33 AM PST on Nov 12, 2010 | Updated at 10:45 AM PST on Nov 12, 2010
“Locally Green” is hosted by NBC4 Weather Anchor Elita Loresca and Bob Burnquist, a professional skateboarder and eco-maverick who started two non-profit organizations that advocate for the environment. The Bob Burnquist Foundation encourages organic farming and gardening in schools and the Action Sports Environmental Coalition, which Burnquist co-founded, promotes ecological awareness among skateboarders, surfers and BMXers.
“Locally Green” visits a unique restaurant in Silver Lake, California that uses 30% of its ingredients from local backyards. Escarole, persimmons and even coffee are just some of foods supplied to Forage -- not by professional farmers but by local residents.
The Environment Charter High School (ECHS) in Los Angeles employs a green curriculum to educate its students and empower them to look for solutions to environmental issues and make a measurable impact by becoming eco-stewards in their communities. The students of ECHS give “Locally Green” a tour of their school, which includes a “free vending machine” that dispenses bananas in a most natural way!
Is that a mermaid on the beach? A group of innovative young women dress as mermaids and hit the beach to draw attention to the problems of single use plastics trash and its affects on the ocean and environment. The special also spotlights a New York City Designer who uses recycled detergent bottles and milk jugs to make fashionable shoes, and the Habitat for Humanity home improvement store that sells donated items at fraction of the original price to keep them from winding up in landfills. A teenage girl shows other teenagers how to make money by being green, and -- just in time for the holidays – “Locally Green” shares the latest tips on how to throw a green party.
In addition to airing on NBC4 Los Angeles, “Locally Green” will also be broadcast on other NBC owned and operated stations.
NBC Universal’s “Green Week” initiative, which incorporates environmentally themed content across NBC Universal's cable, news and network media outlets, will run from Sunday, November 14 to Sunday, November 21st.