Green is Universal | Earth Week ’13

Earth Week ’13

Why Shop When You Can Share?

sharing is the new shopping


This Earth Week, NBCUniversal joined the sharing economy, by partnering with yerdle, a new online platform, that helps you share stuff with friends. By giving away or loaning items you have, but rarely (or never) use, you’re reducing waste and conserving natural resources. Plus, you can nab items, from other people, for free! Many of our brands shared with you items from their sets and stars—see some of them here!

Even though Earth Week has come to a close, that’s no reason to stop sharing. Keep giving and getting items on yerdle, and check out other innovative companies that are stars in the sharing economy, here.

Plus, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest green news!


Watch How We Powered the Earth Week Parties!

This Earth Week, we kicked off the festivities with two events at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood: At our Power the Earth Week Parties, guests got down to light up a dance floor and powered a movie screen by pedaling stationary bikes. Check out all the action here, and in the photos below:












“Share” the News about “Share and Tell”!

Are you as excited about “Share and Tell” as we are? Then help us spread the word! Check out our blogger app, below, to:

  • Learn how sharing items reduces waste and helps the environment
  • Take an eco-quiz to find out how green you are
  • Download a PDF explaining seven simple ways to start sharing now
  • Read stories of how sharing helps people get what they need
  • Join our Share and Tells to get items from NBCU channels, shows and celebs!

Bloggers: We’d love for you to share our app! Just copy and paste the appropriate code to add this app to your blog:


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And be sure to follow us on for all the latest Share and Tell updates!


Power the Earth Week Parties!

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To kick-off NBCUniversal’s Earth Week, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood will host a “Power the Earth Week Party” at their CityWalk locations. The interactive and educational program will encourage guests to generate pedal power from stationary bicycles. That energy will power video screens showing clips from Universal Studios Home Entertainment’s upcoming movie “Planet Ocean.” Narrated by Josh Duhamel and directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot, the film takes us on a magnificent and unprecedented journey into the heart of the least-known regions of our planet. Throughout the event, guests will be challenged to pedal faster to increase their energy output—with the results being displayed on a meter.

The Great Blue Hole

“Planet Ocean”

CityWalk guests will also be encouraged to dance the night away on a special energy floor powered by the dancer’s movements.

sustainable dance club

Universal Orlando Resort’s event will take place on Saturday, April 20 at 6 p.m. EDT and Universal Studios Hollywood’s event will take place on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. PDT.


Earth Week 2013: Sharing Is the New Shopping!


Why shop when you can share? On April 18, Green is Universal—and many NBCUniversal brands—are joining the sharing economy by kicking off “Share and Tell,” this year’s Earth Week campaign.

We’ve partnered with yerdle, a new online platform that helps you share stuff with your friends. Each of our brands has created a yerdle “Share and Tell” app for their Facebook page around a specific theme of items to exchange. On the apps, you and your friends can give away, get and loan things with each other—thus reducing waste and conserving natural resources. You can also enter to win cool items that our shows and stars are sharing with you.

Here’s a look at who’s participating, their theme and a few (but not all!) of the items they’re sharing:

kit's dress

Access Hollywood
From our family to yours: a little piece of Hollywood from us to you!
They’re Sharing: Dresses worn by Shaun Robinson, Kit Hoover and Michelle Beadle.

Director's Chair

Ever wonder what Bravolebrities would use if they were stranded on a desert island?
They’re Sharing: Bravo’s Bamboo Directors Chair, Set of “Watch What Happens Live” Glasses


Recycle your dead weight and survive a zombie apocalypse.
They’re Sharing: Cow skull and cowboy hat from “Remains”

black light

CNBC and CNBC Prime
Treasures from our set to your home. Start sharing—you could save a fortune.
They’re Sharing: Black light and magnifying glasses used by fraud expert Curtis Dowling on “Treasure Detectives,” “American Greed: Scams, Scoundrels and Suckers” framed poster

what would ryan lochte do?

What would Ryan Lochte share? Trade your items with fellow fans and enter to win a signed poster from Ryan.
They’re Sharing: “What Would Ryan Lochte Do? prize packs, including a signed poster

Jay Leno Mug

Green is Universal
One person’s stuff is another person’s story.
We’re Sharing: Signed “Tonight Show” mugs from Jay Leno; Signed “TODAY” tote bag by Savannah Gutherie, Al Roker, Natalie Morales and Sara Haines; non-electric espresso machine; scooter; bamboo mini speaker; NBC peacock pillow

honest kit

Share eco-friendly items with your friends and encourage them to do the same.
They’re Sharing: Honest Company Outdoor Fun Kit

Music Prize Pack

“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”
I love “Late Night“ swap!
They’re Sharing: Music prize pack, including signed drumsticks from Questlove and a LNJF guitar pick


Share your favorite books in the spirit of recycling good literature.
They’re Sharing: Signed books from anchors Rachel Maddow, Chris Hayes, Chris Matthews, Melissa Harris-Perry and Mika Brzezinski

larry's bobblehead

Keep the party going by sharing and swapping items with your friends!
They’re Sharing: Larry Hernandez’s Bobblehead, Guad’s polo shirt worn during the 2012 Olimpico segments

bad girls club nail art

Join our swap—you may even find the perfect outfit for your next hot date.
They’re Sharing: “Bad Girls Club” nail prints and necklace

chica set prop

Sprout is celebrating Earth Day with a garden swap party!
They’re Sharing: Nature-themed prop from “The Chica Show,” “Tree Fu Tom” gift pack

Big Rich Texas Cowboy Hat

Revamp Your Closet: Share your clothing, shoes, and accessories!
They’re Sharing: Cowboy hats worn by “Big Rich Texas” stars, yoga clothes worn by Tia and Tamara Mowry.


We have all the technology of the past that you might need/want.
They’re Sharing: iPad, Syfy radios, Flip Cam


The Weather Channel
Whether it’s a flashlight, or a first aid kit, help your friends be prepared for severe weather.
They’re Sharing: Emergency Car Care Kit, Emergency Self-Charging Radio with Light.

Psych Pack

To our character family, USA invites you to share a bit of your past in exchange for someone else’s!
They’re Sharing: Character packs from “Psych,” “Covert Affairs,” “White Collar” and “Royal Pains.”

Be sure to check out their pages, enter to win their items, share your own stuff and get other things back. Sweepstakes run from April 18, 2013 at 1 p.m. ET through April 29, 2013 at 1 p.m. ET.

Happy Earth Week!