We were more than a little bummed when we found out that Josh Dorfman and his Lazy Environmentalist radio show was leaving the air as part of the LIME Sirius satellite radio network. Josh’s show gave voice and exposure to thousands of individuals, companies, and organizations attempting to make a difference for the planet.
Of course, he also has a popular book out in stores (and one in development), a successful sustainable furniture business named Vivai, many speaking engagements, and a calendar. Yes, a friggin’ 365 “Go Green” calendar based on the ‘Lazy’ brand. How cool is that?
So, we knew it was only a matter of time before ‘Lazy’ made its impact somewhere else — and we’re happy to say that Sundance Channel’s THE GREEN will be the new home of our favorite practical environmentalist. For Season 3, Sundance will premiere The Lazy Environmentalist with Josh Dorfman as a regular series revolving around green issues and cool new eco-friendly products.
After speaking with Josh last weekend, the radio show may also find rebirth through a yet unnamed partner. We’re hopeful this “Ryan Seacrest of the green world” continues growing his empire through as many media outlets as possible. We recently sent him five questions to answer about the future — and if a musical version of his show might be in the works. Check out his responses after the jump.
What can I do to remember to bring with me reusable cloth bags to the supermarket?
Tie a smaller, more convenient reusable bag like a Baggu Bag around your wrist as a reminder.
Will you openly challenge Bill Nye the Science Guy to a duel on your new show? If so, will you use rapiers or muskets?
Sure. We’ll use biodegradable, straw beach mats and whack each other on the head until he screams “Global Warming is not a conspiracy!” It’ll be part of our real estate episode on buying future oceanfront property in Arizona.
When can we expect The Lazy Environmentalist musical?
Probably in 2011. I’m still finalizing the song list for my first musical, Menachim and the Dancing Shiksas, which is based on the life and times of Irving Berlin.
What is a Yonker?
Yonker? I hardly know her.
After television, what’s next?
I’ll run for public office. I hear so many environmentalists saying that to effect change we all have to vote. I’m not entirely sure that’s true, but since I hear fewer environmentalists saying that to effect change we all have to watch tv, maybe they know something I don’t.
For more green laziness, check out the official website here.