What a way to spend the day, Earth Day that is. It was a brisk, beautiful morning in New York City and I had the pleasure of spending it in Battery Park. I was there to do a live segment with Sam Champion, GMA’s weatherman extraordinaire. The segment was “Sam’s One Thing”. Although brief, Sam picks one thing each week to feature that we can all do to be more environmentally responsible.
My role for this one thing was to show a few drought tolerant alternatives to more “water-loving” plants. The segment idea was a great one, since there really are so many water-hogging plants with many drought tolerant options. The only problem with the one-thing concept (at least for me) is that you have less than one minute to talk about it…not an easy task for someone like me I’m told. So much to say and so little time. Yet, the concept was put out there along with the message that water conservation is important and there are easy ways to reduce consumption, even by making a conscience decision to select less thirsty plants.
ABCNews.com ran the story as a feature all day on their home page, referencing the book, touting the many environmental benefits of green gardening and listing several ways to go green in your garden and landscape.
After a ride back to the hotel and a quick lunch, it was off to the Martha Stewart studio for a live interview at 1:00. This time, I had a more relaxed, 30-minute opportunity to share great conversation with host Mario Bosquez. The questions and discussions around ways for greening the garden were filled with laughter and insights along with many references from The Green Gardeners Guide.
Next it was a race back to the hotel to write and submit a follow up article for the GMA producer that provided additional information related to my morning appearance. Tomorrow, assuming that article is posted on the ABC News site, I’ll post a link, along with providing the back story to what when on behind the scenes and what I didn’t have time to say that you’ll want to know about. It’s all good.