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Sundance airs season 2 of It’s Not Easy Being Green

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its-not-easy-being-green.jpgIt seems as if everyone’s going green, but for most people that means recycling, buying environmentally friendly products and maybe driving a hybrid vehicle. However, at least one family is taking “green” to another level. On Tuesday, July 29 at 9 p.m., Sundance Channel will present the U.S. television premiere of season two of the British reality series It’s Not Easy Being Green, as part of The Green, the network’s award-winning environmental programming block.
It’s Not Easy Being Green Season Two picks up in the wake of Season One, in which the Strawbridge family: Dick, a retired Army lieutenant colonel; his wife Brigit; and their children James and Charlotte, both university students, left their comfortable urban lives to transform a farm in Cornwall into a green, self-sufficient entity complete with energy-generating waterwheel, composting toilets, a wind turbine, and more.
Strawbridge, his son James and Jim Milner travel the country, advising and assisting a range of citizens in realizing their eco goals. The eight episodes find team Strawbridge/Milner lending their expertise, muscle and general good spirits to a range of undertakings, from the grand (a custom-built, self-sufficient eco dream house) to the quotidian (reducing electricity consumption). The projects hit a range of price points as well, with budgets ranging several hundred thousand British pounds to virtually zero.
The Green offers viewers a focused, entertaining source of information and inspiration about the planet we call home— an approach reflected in the destination’s new tagline, “Prime Time for the Planet.” In keeping with Sundance Channel’s commitment to giving flight to new voices and revolutionary new ideas, The Green presents a lively mix of original series, documentary premieres and interstitial series about the earth’s ecology. Its original programs and interstitial segments provide viewers with ideas for how to work green, play green, eat green, dress green and live green. Its documentary presentations survey a broad scope of eco-related topics, from climate change and energy to design, fashion and architecture.
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Sundance airs season 2 of It’s Not Easy Being Green