Episode 216 - Gerty Becomes VoltBug

Original Airdate: 
Monday, May 16, 2011 - Sunday, May 22, 2011
Next Airdate: 
Monday, August 3, 2015 - Sunday, August 9, 2015

Meet Gerty, a Volkswagen Beetle. But she's not an ordinary Beetle. That's because the Bheda Family greened her up!! It was total family project. They tore out the old gas engine and put in a new electric motor. No easy task! And as Jalena found out, the project had it's share of problems...and a lot of satisfaction when the wheels successfully hit the road.

Then meet some high school students who visit their old middle school to check on fourth graders carrying on a tradition that they began...conducting a school-wide trash audit. They find out the tradition is in good hands and credit their fourth grade experience with setting a precedent for a long term sustainable life-style. And the fourth graders? They are already demonstrating green leadership when it comes to their school.

Next Eco Company's Jordan goes to Nashville as a new member of Inconvenient Youth, a teen organization that's part of Al Gore's The Climate Project. She is inspired by the training and by Al Gore's presentation. Then follow her as she visits a local school as the featured speaker on Earth Day. Now she is providing the inspiration!