20th Century Fox Television’s 24 will be honored at the Going Green Film Festival’s ECOtainment Awards on April 4 for the production’s sustainability efforts and successes in becoming the first carbon-neutral television network production.
WNYW and WWOR have reduced electrical consumption at the Fox 5 Studios in Manhattan and the My9 Studios and Master Control facilities in New Jersey by implementing a plan to turn off HVAC units during “off hours” and installing motion detector light switches throughout both facilities, and high efficiency lighting where possible. In addition the
KTTV, Fox11 and KCOP, My13 in Los Angeles have several on-going energy initiatives at their Bundy facility: Distributors erases video cassettes and redistributes them for reuse or properly destroys them when no longer usable. Conservation Corps of Long Beach has placed blue recycling containers throughout the facility to encourage station personnel to properly recycle items
Among the many “green” reports that WAGA in Atlanta produced this year, Fox5 Chief Meteorologist Ken Cook showed viewers how to make home rain barrels to help conserve water and Fox5 Meteorologist Joanne Feldman showed how to start home gardens to cut down on grocery costs.
In 2009, WJBK, Detroit worked with the nonprofit organization Urban Farming to plan an Urban Garden at the station, resulting in food being donated to local food banks.
Through the Vision Service Plan (VSP), KDFW Fox 4, Dallas is donating eyes glasses to be recycled and distributed to children and adults throughout the world. To date over 40 pairs of glasses have been donated with more coming in every day. Fox 4 has also installed motion sensor lights in common areas through the
WUTB, Baltimore has forged a partnership with the National Aquarium of Baltimore. A part of the partnership will be a push towards conservation, as the Aquarium is committed to utilizing the knowledge and resources learned throughout daily operations to help better the natural environment.
Throughout the year, Meteorologist John Dawson, Fox 26, Houston provides outdoor reports focusing on people working to make Houston a better place to live, good outdoor activities and beautiful “green” public parks available for Houston area residents.
WTVT, Tampa has shut off the fountains in the station’s front courtyard, saving electricity and water. They plan to renovate the fountain area by building a garden area with drought-tolerant plants which flourish in the Tampa environment. The gardens will be aesthetically pleasing, cost efficient and in balance with the environment.
WJBK, Detroit consistently receives calls about particular items that people want to donate and don’t know where to turn. So the station is partnering with local nonprofit agencies to tell viewers where to go if they have these items – from musical instruments to computers – business suits to medical supplies – furniture to cell