Save the Earth and Save Some Cash in New Series
Premiering Thursday, September 6 at 10:30 p.m. on W Network
TORONTO, Aug. 15 /CNW/ - W Network adds eco-import Wa$ted! to the
Thursday night design lineup. Premiering Thursday, September 6 at 10:30 p.m.,
this environmentally conscious makeover series shows how household waste can
have a global impact - and proves that going green doesn't have to be extreme.
Each week Wa$ted! takes a different family, audits their waste and energy
usage with the show's unique eco-calculator and confronts them with the
terrifying truth about their long-term impact on the planet. Environmental
expert Francesca Price puts each family on a green regime to clean up their
act. Price, a British journalist and TV presenter, is joined by builder
Tristan Glendinning. The pair uses the term "ecological footprint" to explain
the load each family is imposing on the planet through their lifestyle. After
tracking the family, Francesca re-calculates their household footprint and, if
they've cleaned up their act, then she gives them their green.
From worm-farms and rainwater barrels to solar power, this energetic,
entertaining and informative series turns polluting homes into green havens,
while allowing families to cash in on serious savings.
In the first episode, premiering Thursday, September 6 at 10:30 p.m., the
Petelos family learn that they produce twice the garbage of the average
household, half of which comes from the youngest member of their family. They
waste power and money on their dryer and other appliances; and Patrick spends
three hours a day burning through gas in traffic. With the help from the
Wa$ted! team, the Petelos will save $1250 in household bills every year, and
reduce their household footprint by a third.
Wa$ted joins a strong Thursday night lineup of design programming that
already includes such viewer favourites as Divine Design with Candice Olson
and Take This House and Sell It with Kimberly Carroll.
W Network, the number one women's specialty service in Canada, is watched
by over 10 million viewers in an average month. W's line-up delivers
compelling entertainment for women, ranging from blockbuster movies to popular
dramas and lifestyle series. Its website, www.wnetwork.com offers in-depth
show information featuring expert advice from hosts in addition to a popular
gaming section and a rich online community. W has built a leadership position
as in "marketing to women experts" through its various research initiatives,
including the W Her Report.
W Network is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media
and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television
and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising and digital
audio services, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and
children's animation. The company's multimedia entertainment brands include
YTV, Treehouse, W Network, Movie Central, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio
stations including CKNW, CKOI and Q107. Corus creates engaging branded
entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A
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