Episode 107: The Giants are Green

Original Airdate: 
Monday, December 17, 2012 - Sunday, December 23, 2012
Next Airdate: 
Monday, May 6, 2013 - Sunday, May 12, 2013

Many of our favorite sports teams are keeping up with the green revolution. One team in particular is leading the way...The World Series Champion San Francisco Giants. We visited the Giants to see what they are doing and learned they have a "Green Team" that works to keep the park green from the concession stands, to watering the field, to recycling and transportation! Jordan got the inside scoop on what they are doing and how they are doing it.

Next, converting the sun’s power to electricity is not a new concept. Solar power has proven to be an effective form of clean energy. But Eco Company found a company that wants to do it a bit differently. They use 8 foot balloons to capture the sun's energy!! They look just like BIG Mylar party balloons. Brendan goes to check them out!

Then we head out to the new Brower Center in Berkley, CA, named after pioneering environmentalist and former Executive Director of the Sierra Club David Brower. Adam gets the tour inside and out and learns that this new structure is setting the standard for green building in every detail…even down to the hand dryers in the bathrooms!

Finally, Jessica catches up with an inspirational teen from Ventura, CA, who has been an eco crusader since he was 12. From starting his own environmental non-profit organization to becoming the youngest presenter trained by Al Gore’s Climate Project, this high school sophomore isn’t taking climate change sitting down! Alec Loorz is now busy giving climate change presentations, taking his case to lawmakers, and writing a new Declaration of Independence…declaring our independence from fossil fuels and the influence of the fossil fuel industry. He says the future is in the hands of youth.