The Pennsylvania Environmental Council and MiND television (formerly WYBE channel 35) partnered to produce an educational television series on sustainability in Philadelphia – showcasing local efforts in green building, alternative energy, education, and recreation.
The series of five 5-minute programs will begin airing on May 21st.
Television viewers will learn about sustainability topics such as LEED-certified homes and offices, environmental curriculum, wind power and riverfront recreation. Each 5-minute program features sustainability leaders and innovators who make the Philadelphia region a healthier, greener place to live, work, play and learn.
The PEC-MiND partnership formed after the success of the first Philadelphia Sustainability Awards in 2007, and four of the segments feature Philadelphia Sustainability Award Winners:
• A Zero-Energy Home features Jackie O’Neil’s residence, which produces all the energy needed to run the home. (2007 Winner).
• Wissahickon Charter School features the school’s urban environmental education programs (2007 Finalist, 2008 Winner).
• A Sustainable Workplace features Liberty Property Trust’s One Crescent Drive, a LEED certified green corporate office building at Philadelphia’s Navy Yard (2007 Winner).
Additionally, the Philadelphia Riverfronts and Trails program highlights walking, biking and paddling opportunities along the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers. That program will be included in MiND’s very first broadcast hour on May 15th between 9:00 – 10:00 am.
Finally, Wind Farming looks at Locust Ridge Wind Farm, a wind generation facility adding alternative energy options for the entire region.
Funding for these programs was provided by The Reinvestment Fund’s Sustainable Development Fund and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Local film production company 3PPG completed the production aspects of the programs.