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Austin’s Dare To Go Zero: And the Winner is…: Episode 5

This is the sixth in a series of blogs highlighting the unique waste-reducing reality TV series produced by this earth-friendly Texas city.

Knuckling-biting, tense, dramatic. I couldn’t watch, and yet I couldn’t look away…

'Day 418 / 365 - Hide the Spots' photo (c) 2008, Jason Rogers - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

A bit much perhaps – but honestly, the finale of Austin’s Dare To Go Zero reality TV show, about reducing household waste, kept my interest until the end.

After following these four families through five weeks of life-style changes, watching the videos and exchanging emails, I realize that although we might never exchange Christmas cards, there was a connection. And besides, I truly wanted/needed to know who was taking home the Sustainable Home Package worth $2000.00!

Which I’m sure you want to know as well.  Without further adieu, Episode 5:

Congrats to the Green Team! Their tenacity and creativity paid off and they accepted the giant check with enthusiasm and grace.

'clapping hands' photo (c) 2009, Finlay Stewart - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

But, then again, there so many other winners…

Certainly, Red, Black and Blue teams gave it the ol’ college try, some receiving eco-friendly prizes along the way for their efforts, like earth-friendly cleaners and garden equipment. Congrats, Kyle, Barnes and Zimmerman-Brian families. You guys rock!

A round of applause for Austin’s Channel 6 govt. access TV station who proved they know a thing or two about producing a professional and quality program. Great job!

Hats off to Austin’s Waste Management Services who took a risk for a worthy cause. They not only got their own city to sit up and take notice about household waste reduction, but folks around the country who watched the series on Youtube. Smart move in so many ways.

Three cheers for awesome Austin, who continues to keep itself “Weird” and proud, stepping up to the waste-reducing plate and swinging away. You set an amazing example for personal waste reduction by setting the bar high – something all of us need to do, across the nation, and around the world.

Finally, for everyone who watched the TV show and made significant waste reducing changes in their lives. Keep on keeping on, and spread the word to others to continue the crusade.

As for me, I’m a little sad to see this blog series end. But I learned a thing or two and I’m putting my new-found knowledge touse in my own household.

So, as I say good-bye, I guess my only question is…

'Green Question Mark' photo (c) 2008, Michael Coghlan - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Who’s next?

About molly wright

Freelance writer, loving and living green. Blogger for Greenopolis.com Websites: http://greenupforlife.wordpress.com and nvoke.us

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