Eco Company, a nationally syndicated, weekly television show hosted by teens, produced two full episodes in Connecticut in early August 2011 – the first time the show has ever taped outside of California. Both episodes showcase Connecticut as a leader in renewable energy initiatives, statewide energy conservation programs, “green job” workforce development and environmental education.
Eco Company is an informational program that has been endorsed by educators for its “fresh, engaging and optimistic approach to environmental issues.” The teen hosts for this entertaining show combine their natural curiosity with their desire to preserve the planet they will inherit by reporting on environmental stories from their unique perspective.
Episode one debuts this Saturday, October 1 at 12:30 p.m. Featured in episode one is the Fuel Cell Energy manufacturing plant in Torrington, the innovative energy efficiency and renewable energy training program at E.C. Goodwin Technical High School in New Britain and the Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge, a U.S. Department of Energy grant project that was filmed in Portland, one of fourteen municipal partners throughout the state. Dan Esty, Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, is also featured in this episode.
Episode two will air the following Saturday, October 8 at 12:30 p.m. and features the Yale Farm in New Haven, Common Ground High School in New Haven and BioPur, Inc., a large scale biodiesel producer in Waterbury. Several buildings depicted in this episode are equipped with clean energy systems as well as numerous other sustainability components.
Tune in this Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on Fox 61. Check your local listings.