Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Hollywood’s Red Carpet Meets “Green Teen” Journalists

Global Broadcast for Kids (GB4K) is the brain child of actor/director/producer Scott McGinnis, and it just might change the world.

While politicians and environmental activists work to clean up the mess left by older generations, GB4K reaches out to the ones who will inherit the mess – today’s teenagers. The message couldn’t be more perfectly on point; it’s “Green News…from One Kid to Another.” Each week, teen journalists, Marley and her brother Elijah, report on environmental issues, and finish each story with a “so what?” segment that helps explain the story in a way that makes sense to kids.

McGinnis has a long track record of producing great quality shows that kids love, like “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” the TV show, “Angel”, and more. Under his direction, Marley and Elijah are a refreshingly optimistic and entertaining pair, destined to engage a worldwide audience of kids that are looking for eco-information that matters to them.

Scott’s teen reporters will be covering the red carpet for the Earth Day premier of Disney’s new movie, “Oceans.” Be sure to check out their broadcast at: http://www.globalbroadcast4kids.com

Listen to this week’s Go Green Radio interview with Scott and Marley at 9 a.m. Pacific/12 p.m. Eastern/some other time in other places…on www.VoiceAmerica.com, or visit the Go Green Radio home page to listen to the archive - http://tinyurl.com/yzhyjdc.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Get Green Video Contest

By guest blogger, David Lanham, National Enviornmental Education Foundation


Americans account for roughly five percent of the world’s population, but use around twenty five percent of the world’s energy. With a majority of our energy resources coming from the use of fossil fuels, that’s a particularly substantial carbon footprint! If the rest of the world consumed as much per capita, we would need over five Earths to support the world’s current population.

Since the beginning of industrialization, worldwide energy consumption per capita has increased nine-fold. During the same time period, the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide has increased by about 36%.

As a result of these factors, scientists are now pushing for a worldwide decrease in carbon emissions. Reducing your carbon footprint not only conserves energy and natural resources, it decreases the negative impacts that traditional behaviors have on the environment. In essence, your actions leave behind a cleaner and more sustainable Earth.

As the next generation of leaders, teens today have a better understanding of the environment and its importance than any other generation. Planet Connect is hoping to help teens become more aware of how they can make a lasting impact.

Planet Connect has just announced the Get Green Video Contest. We want you to make a creative video that shows how you are reducing your carbon footprint – whether it’s biking, using less water, walking more, etc. Prizes include an Apple MacBook, an iPad and more!

We know you can make a difference. Here’s your chance to inspire others. You can watch our video commercial at youtube.com/pcgetgreen and read the contest rules at planet-connect.org/getgreen