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Re: [GreenYes] Bryant Gumbel
Television industry needs to be educated in recycling
/ environmental field.  I watch home and garden,
crafty, sewing, related shows.  Kinds of comment that
TV casters make is very ignorant about environmental
issues.  They often use the term, "ECO".  Their
emphasis is to create things cheap and pretty,and
possibly "ECO" looking (earthy tone color, bamboo
textured furniture, etc.).  To me they are making full
out of themselves for using the term "eco" when they
create such obsolete materials and encouraging
purchasing of fancy paper cups and such (because no
one wants to wash dishes when you have a big party). 
Cooking or gardening shows are viewed by people (men
and women) who are interested in doing things around
their houses. Maybe it is good for them to hear about
recycling not from local recycling company or local
government, but from their favorite TV personnels? If
any one of you have a list of big media contacts (NBC,
ABC, etc. etc.), please let me know.  Thank you for
your help in advance.
--- Wayne Turner <WAYNET@cityofws.org> wrote:
> Unfortunately, we do periodically see more affluent
> people discard the tree with everything left on it
> during garbage collection after christmas.  This
> usually happens when they are tired of the same old
> decorations after using them many years.  (Does this
> happen elsewhere or is this just a local
> phenomenon?)  Since we take the trees to the compost
> facility, we tell our citizens to remove all
> ornaments AND the tree stands.  The stands make up
> the most aggravating and recurring item left on
> trees put out for collection.  Whether Gumbel's
> remark was joking or not, it doesn't help the
> collection cause, either.
> 
> 
> B. Wayne Turner
> City of Winston-Salem
> Utilities Division
> phone: (336) 747 8418
> email: waynet@cityofws.org
> 
> >>> <RJayW2@aol.com> 12/05/01 12:45PM >>>
> Hi GRRN'ers:  It's nice to note that Gumbel's show
> is among the lowest rated 
> news shows currently on the air.  As a matter of
> fact the CBS Morning Show 
> was in danger of being cancelled earlier this year. 
> Still, I wonder if he 
> was perhaps joking about throwing the lights out
> with the tree.  Most 
> people--we trust, hope and pray--have better sense
> than to throw out a tree 
> full of perfectly good Christmas lights.  If they
> don't, a retraction by CBS 
> isn't going to help them.
> 
> Happy holidays all!
> 
> John Waddell
> KJWB Publications, Inc.
> Refuse News
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