Episode 309: Paper, Pulp & Packaging

Original Airdate: 
Sunday, December 4, 2011 - Sunday, December 11, 2011
Next Airdate: 
Monday, September 21, 2015 - Sunday, September 27, 2015

30 Days. 30 Different Themes. 30 different challenges. That's what Project Green Challenge is all about. Created by Teens Turning Green, it's a challenge to help teens go from a conventional lifestyle to a conscious lifestyle in 30 days. Teens overwhelmingly responded to the challenge. Josh visited TTG to learn more about it.

Then, millions of beautiful Orchids and Poinsettias! It's Rocket Farms in Salinas California, one of the largest flower growers in the country. But in addition to growing many varieties organically, they run a very sustainable operation. What does that mean? Jalena paid them a visit to find out and walk among the beautiful flowers.

We recycle our printer paper, newspapers and cardboard, right. Yes, of course you do. But do you know what happens to all it? Eco Company went to a recycled paper mill to see how it all happens, and we were surprised at what it becomes! Josh has this story.

We profiled Alec Loorz a few years ago when he was just 14 and learned he was an incredible crusader for the environment. He had created Kids vs Global Warming and the SeaLevel Awareness Project, he had written a Declaration of Independence from fossil Fuels, and he had been trained as a presenter for Al Gore's The Climate Project. With all that behind him we wanted to know what he's been up to since. We caught up with him at an iMatter March that he had organized.