Eco TV Series Coming to Georgia Public Broadcasting

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Atlanta native and former CNN producer Jennie Garlington has just developed EcoSense for Living, a television series that focuses on everyday tips and topics that will both save money and the environment. The four episodes will premier, appropriately, during Earth Month, which is this April

The daughter of Ted Turner, Garlington was raised in a eco-conscious environment. Growing up, her home was the one on the block that did not use pesticides on the lawn. The kids weeded. They carpooled. Her family didn’t pump up the heat in the winter; they wore sweaters. It started at home and it started in the Ted Turner family.

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Today, Garlington embraces her father’s sustainability view, prompting the creation of the television series. “People think being green means spending more money,” Jennie said. “Our series reflects the opposite. There are ways – lots of them – to save money while helping the environment. In EcoSense for Living we have created an outlet to communicate to everyone just how easy it is to save money and to join in saving our resources for our children, whether you are a single homeowner, a huge corporate entity or an elementary school student. It’s all about saving our world for the generations to come, and I can’t think of a better time to spread the word in Georgia than during Earth Month.”

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Garlington launched EcoSense for Living as a PSA series in 2005 with tips on how to save money and be green simultaneously; it got such positive feedback that she created the first episode, which features Clark Howard, green cleaning experts and 30 minutes of environmentally friendly ways to save money around the house. The episodes will appear April 5, April 12, April 19 and April 26 at 7:30 p.m. on GPB.

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