In celebration of Earth Week 2014, NBCU joins with Green is Universal for a seventh consecutive year of environmental action and outreach.
Thousands of NBCUniversal volunteers will join together to make change happen in their communities on Comcast Cares Day (April 26) and throughout Earth Week. Volunteers from New York to California will be working across America to better their communities. Internationally, employees from the U.K., Spain, Germany, Australia, Singapore and beyond are participating in a spectrum of environmental and community service projects.
From the conversations we inspire through green-focused programming to the way we work to reduce energy, waste and water consumption across our operations, NBCUniversal’s commitment to the environment reaches far beyond Earth Week. Green is Universal has established NBCUniversal as an industry leader for sustainability, and gives us a platform to prioritize initiatives that benefit the environment and make good business sense.
Earth Week 2014 upcoming programming, environmentally-themed activities, and operational highlights from around the company include:
•Ann Curry’s new documentary, “Our Year of Extremes-Did Climate Change Just Hit Home?”
•Green home renovations featured on NBC’s “American Dream Builders.”
•The new cross-company “Lights Off. Screens On.” energy conservation consumer campaign.
•The return of award-winning Earth Week events at Universal Studios in Hollywood and Florida.
•A new state of the art news center in Los Angeles featuring LED studio lighting, advanced cooling systems and efficient power-management controls that help conserve energy. 96 percent of the debris generated in demolition was also recycled.
•Recycling efforts at the Universal Orlando Resort in 2013 resulted in the collection of more than 2,000 tons of recyclables.
•Sustainable television production practices led to the reuse of nearly $5 million in production materials through our Television Asset Center last year.
•24 employees were honored in 2013 with EcoGEM Awards for innovating and incorporating sustainable practices within their departments.
•12 Environmental Media Awards were won in 2013 for content and sustainable production practices, including Best Feature Film “Promised Land.”