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ReUse [Infographic]

A recent online poll conducted by Green is Universal reveals some interesting insights about the increased importance and awareness of Reusing among the American consumer. Check out the infographic below that highlights some of the standout data as well as some of the efforts around Reusing that NBCUniversal is making in our television and film productions.

 

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Art of ReUse Finalists Announced

We’re kicking off Earth Week with the top 10 Art of ReUSE projects submitted and voted on by our fans, friends, and tweeps. Thanks to everyone for contributing to The Art of ReUSE Contest! We received lots of amazing submissions, so be sure to check them all out. Thanks to everyone who voted.

The finalists’ projects will be featured all week on the Today Show and reviewed by our guest judges: Andy Cohen, Angela Matusik, Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee, Lauren Bush, Martha Stewart, and Tori Spelling.

The top 10 projects, as selected by your votes:

On Earth Day (April 22nd), the judges will select the winning project, the most creative and best example of the Art of ReUSE!

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Green News Roundup

We’re now in full swing of Earth Month and the news stories keep pouring in. Here are a few of the most recent go green picks:

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Blog Action Day 2010: Water

How NBC Universal is Taking Action

Close to 4000 blogs representing 125 countries and over 28 million readers are participating in Blog Action Day, and we’re proud to be among them. But for us, every day is an action day because we are constantly attempting to reduce our overall environmental impact. Here are just a few ways we’re reducing our water consumption.

At Universal Orlando, we have installed storm water treatment devices covering 80% of our 400 acres so that trash and sediment carried by runoff is retained and managed onsite and not discharged into nearby water sources.

While in Atlanta at the Weather Channel’s HD broadcast facility, a LEED-Gold Certified building, there is an underground pond pumping water out to the surrounding landscape. The pond is used for irrigation purposes only when natural rainfall isn’t available.

In a related area, we have gone a long way toward eliminating the use of plastic water bottles companywide. We are now transitioning to water filtration units instead of purchasing single use plastic water bottles across our facilities. Our TV and film productions are undergoing a similar effort–utilizing reusable water bottles and water filtration units (unless circumstances don’t permit) on set.

We’re all looking forward to our upcoming Green Week, November 14-21, when NBC Universal will be informing and entertaining our audiences on local, global and environmental issues. We’re excited to be showcasing Harmony, a new feature film and television special, in an unprecedented association with HRH The Prince of Wales. Based on his book of the same title, it chronicles Prince Charles’ three decades of work to combat climate change and find innovative solutions to the global environmental crisis.

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Green News Roundup at iVillage

We’re green with envy over the awesome Earth Week stories at iVillage. But it wouldn’t be right if we didn’t recycle the news. Here are some of the Earth Week highlights:

 

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Green News Roundup

Earth Day is coming and so are good news stories about all things eco-friendly – from solar power going mainstream to student activists setting a shining example for a new generation of green. Here are our favorites:

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Green Week is Here!

Learn more about what employees like Scott Strobl and Karen Fung are doing to help NBC Universal make green strides at Universal Studios.

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NBCU Stars Get Into the “Green Week” Spirit!

Check out this great new video of NBCU Stars talking green.

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30 Rock: Green Behind the Scenes

Check out this collection of photos of your favorite stars going green behind the scenes on the set of NBC’s 30 Rock.

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NBC: Green Behind the Scenes

Check out this collection of photos from some of your favorite NBC TV shows.

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