Television keeps getting greener by the week. The Sundance Channel is launching Robert Redford’s THE GREEN later this month, Discovery is preparing a 24-hour green network for 2008, and now HGTV, the channel that took the first risk with the highly successful Living With Ed, is reaching out with some new programming and a “green home” giveaway. Makes you glad TIVO exists.
HGTV will premiere its second green offering this coming June 10th. Called Red, Hot, and Green, the show will star craftsman and green enthusiast Carter Oosterhouse teaming up with eco-stylist Danny Seo on a one-hour special devoted to green design. We have no idea if this “green team” will be helping out around the home, showing you how to build things, or channel Martha Stewart and offer practical green alternatives to everyday items.
Most exciting, in my opinion, is the news that HGTV will now be offering a “Green Dream Home” giveaway. For those that have never played, the company builds an enormously extravagant “dream home” every year and then gives it away to a lucky winner. It’s a fun time, but also a perfect example of unsustainable home building and excessive space. That doesn’t hold me back from entering every year, but it will be cool to have a green alternative to lust after instead. Next year’s Dream Home location is in the Florida Keys — something the site lists as “sand, sun, surf..” and might I also add “destructive hurricanes”. Let’s hope this Green Dream Home is located somewhere not immediately faced with the consequences of climate change.
We’ll keep you updated on any additional green shows hitting the tube. Remember, you can participate in this environmental entertainment by signing up to star on the second season of Living With Ed! Hit the jump for more information.