Episode 111: Green, Green, Green

Original Airdate: 
Monday, April 1, 2013 - Sunday, April 7, 2013
Next Airdate: 
Monday, August 26, 2013 - Sunday, September 1, 2013

Eco Company visits a school that is doing everything to be sustainable. From their greenhouse and organic garden, to their energy monitoring systems and the new LEED Gold awarded science building with a living roof, this school is getting it right.

Speaking of green building, we decided to visit a green building expo to see what’s on the horizon for green building construction and remodeling. Brendan walks the floor and finds solar tiles that blend into the roof, straw bales for building, rain water collectors to reduce consumption in landscaping and wood from sustainable forests. You’ll find out what that means!

Then we catch up with two Northern California High School students who have created their own line of eco-friendly clothing. Josy and Aza started Leftover Green Beans a few years ago when asked to create a few dresses for a green New York fashion show. Since then they have continued to design creative fashions from vintage cloth and accessories often found at flea markets, organic fabrics and crochet made by Aza’s grandmother.

Finally we visit a high school class that encourages students to get into green careers by giving them hands on experience with things like solar energy. On this day they were making model structures from cardboard that were powered by miniature solar panels. Nothing like seeing how it works first hand to inspire future careers!