Thursday, August 09, 2007

Leaves of Green

I've never watched "24" on Fox, although I am a fan of other Fox shows ("House" and "Bones"). But a friend of mine sent me a link to this news tidbit this morning that made me sit up and take notice:

The show's plan is to reduce and offset the carbon emissions from production throughout all of Season Seven, capping off with an entirely carbon-neutral season finale, The Washington Post reports.

"24" is the first series to take part in Fox's "Cool Change" program, a company-wide initiative to reduce the network's impact on global warming.


Kiefer Sutherland and the rest of "24's" cast and crew will now work on soundstages powered by electricity, rather than diesel fuel. Production vehicles and generators will run on a planet-friendly biodiesel blend, and location scouts are even getting hybrid Toyota Prius cars to get around with.

I'm really interested to see if they'll be able to pull it off. And if anyone else will follow suit. But in any case, it's nice to see Fox jumping on the green wagon. I wonder if any other shows will pick up on this initiative.

What would be even better is in the course of this experiment, the cast and crew discover new ways to save energy that can be picked up and used by others.

Good luck, "24"!

1 responses:

Kevin M. Keating said...

Nice. I wonder if that'll be enough to make me check out the show.

In other news: When the heck does House come back on?!

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