Last June, Tristan began his connection with Green Magazine TV (GMTV) by shooting a pilot for the Discovery Channel. As the host of GMTV, Tristan explained their concept saying, "Green Magazine TV is dedicated to the prospect of preserving our planet as a healthy vibrant habitat for us, for our children, our children's children, and for many generations to come beyond that. It's the responsibility of us and every country and corporation to make sure that that happens." The show highlights corporations that take their responsibility to the planet very seriously, and shows their commitment to seeking out sustainable solutions to the problems that corporations face in their day to day business.
Tristan recently headed back out to Florida to film two more GMTV episodes in which he speaks about the efforts of World Bank, Dell Computers, Johnson Controls, and Colorado State University as leaders in the move to becoming and remaining green. Giving voice to such efforts is important to Tristan because of his own personal views on the significance of taking care of our planet. "I have been a big believer in recycling and just doing common sense stuff like turning out lights" he said. "What we have here is five steps beyond that."
Not only does Tristan recycle, but he is also in the beginning stages of a project to upgrade the energy efficiency of his home. Living in Palm Springs and dealing with the desert heat has made him mindful of finding ways to keep the energy expenditure down, as well as the bills, something we all certainly think about. Trumpeting the value of keeping our carbon footprints small and showing how it benefits our planet, our lives, and yes, even our pocketbooks in the long run, is something that Tristan can easily do.
What does the future hold for us? "I would like to see it ultimately get to the point where we don't dump anything," he stated. "It ALL goes into some sort of recycling program. But that's a way off, and probably not in my time." As far as the timeliness factor, he shared that "recycling is something we need to make a priority right now. I doubt any sort of a program is going to take hold until this generation is gone. Total recycling is a pipe dream that will happen in about 50 years time, and it will be a whole new industry. Wish I was going to be around to be part of it. For now I will do what I can and bring it to people's attention. That's the first step."
Taking that first step is vitally important, but it's not easy getting corporations or even your own household into the green mode. However, Tristan gives a nod to his daughter as being quite savvy about what it takes to care for the environment. Working together in our homes and in our jobs is exactly what it takes to do just that.
Tristan enjoyed his experience with GMTV and looks forward to filming more episodes in January. He has commented numerous times about tackling projects in the Sunshine State and how partial he is to working there. "I see a place with a great look and life style that is somewhat under used," he said. "It is a place I would love to have three or more projects going at once. Reality and web based shows... who knows?"
Be sure to watch for future episodes of GMTV to arrive on your screen at home and see what Tristan has to say there.
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