Life in the Green Lane

Environmental journalist Candice Batista shares video clips and eco-savvy advice from her TV show, A Greener Toronto.

As you can imagine putting a TV show together is no easy feat. There are long days and even longer nights, spent in an edit suit wondering which shot should go where. For the past two months I have shot (with a camera of course!) so many wonderful green stories. The people I have met are true greenies and I cannot wait to bring their stories to you. Our initial launch date for A Greener Toronto was scheduled for September 22nd, but thanks to Mr. Harper's decision to call an election, the powers that be (at Rogers TV) have decided to launch the fall season after the election. Beginning Wednesday October 15th at 2pm, A Greener Toronto makes its season 2 debut. So, what can you expect to see? Well, lots! You'll meet a woman who is teaching her daughter about sustainability through art www.3six5green.com and a man who takes music too a whole new level, he made a harp from an old tree using fishing line as the cords, amazing, you bet! www.marksepic.com. We also go behind the scenes with Planet in Focus' Youth Camera Action program http://www.planetinfocus.org/yca, where kids between the ages of 14 and 18 shoot and edit their own documentary. There is no other program that I know of where kids get hands on film production experience, whilst learning about the big issues surrounding global warming and climate change. By the way, there is a difference between the two, but you'll have to wait till October to find out what it is...you can thank Mr. Harper for that!