NBCU Rolls Out 100+ Hours of Green-Themed Content, TreeHugger Tours NBC Studios, Jimmy Fallon's "Eco Jam" (Video), and More
Al Gore and the cast of NBC 30 Rock. Credit: Ali Goldstein, NBC Universal.
Starting tomorrow NBC Universal is rolling out over 100 hours of green-themed programming across 40 of their media platforms in honor of Earth Week, April 19th-25th. This past week we toured their studios at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City--Jimmy Fallon paid us a visit and broke out in an "eco jam" (video, after the jump). Catch up on NBC Universal's green initiatives, from greening the sets of Saturday Night Live and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to cutting carbon emissions on the feature film Away We Go, then click through to find out which of your favorite shows (photos, too) will be eco-themed this week: Jimmy Fallon sang us a much briefer version of his "Eco Jam" when we toured NBC studios on Tuesday. He sings the jam to the beat of Justin Timberlake's "I'm Bringing Sexy Back", below.
NBCU provides highlights from their green-themed programming, see what's playing, below.
Oxygen: Thrift Shopping & Organic GardeningTuesday, April 20: Love Games - The guys have 30 minutes and $60 to buy an outfit from a thrift store for each of the girls. Instead of a plastic bag, the guys are given reusable shopping bags to stuff their loot into (10pm EST). Monday, April 19: Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood - "Gro Organic" stops by and helps Tori and Dean expand their organic garden by adding wine grape vines in the backyard. Dean also shows the kids how to compost (10pm EST).
Dean, Liam, and Stella of Oxygen's "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood" plant an organic garden. Credit: Albert Ferreria, Startraks.
Bravo: Eco-Princess Finds Love & Celebs Run for Water
Tuesday, April 20: The Millionaire Matchmaker - Patti goes green this week with two eco-conscious clients. Douglas Donehoo is a 39-year-old gay millionaire who owns an all-organic sportswear line. Patti's other client is British import, Nicole Sherwin, a 40-year-old divorcee who now lives in L.A. Nicole parlayed her passion for luxury and the environment into a successful green events company that creates lavish, celeb-studded parties. Patti gives the snobby, superior eco-princess the inconvenient truth that at her age, her options are limited, especially in youth-obsessed L.A.
Friday, April 23: Live Earth Run for Water - Water is the next major environmental issue. Bravo will air a 1-hr special from the Live Earth Run for Water--a series of 6k races that took place around the world on April 18, 2010. 6K is symbolic of the average distance a women has to travel in Africa to get access to clean water. Each run raised money for local water projects/awareness. The special will feature the issue of water from 5 different perspectives; for example, through the voice of the personally afflicted, the passionate celebrity, athlete, the cause driven NGO, with appearances by Pete Wentz and Alexandra Cousteau.
Al Gore makes an appearance on SNL's Weekend Update during Green Week, fall 2009. Credit: Dana Edelson, NBC Universal.
MSNBC: Fourth Installment of Future Earth
Thursday, April 22: Future Earth - Addicted to Power: MSNBC will present the fourth installment in its environmental documentary series, "Future Earth: Addicted to Power," in association with NBC Universal's Green Week, on Thursday, April 22nd, from 11 pm-12 am ET. The one-hour special, hosted by 'Law & Order' star Sam Waterston, examines the troubling issues that will confront us as we continue the struggle to power our world.
CNBC: Christie's 'A Bid to Save the Earth' Green Auction, Fuel to the Future, and MoreApril 22: Power Lunch - Power Lunch will be live on-site at the Christie's 'A Bid to Save the Earth' Green Auction, highlighting the lots that are being auctioned, as well as interviewing some of the hosts for that evenings auction/discussing green investing and A Bid to Save the Earth.
April 22 (Time TBD): 'Beyond the Barrel: The Race To Fuel The Future' - Carl Quintanilla is the anchor and will have correspondent pieces from Bolivia, China, Mexico, Israel and the US.
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