Emcee: Debra Poneman
Around Chicago, our next honoree is none other than NBC, a network that is indeed going green. And here to accept the award is meteorologist and green reporter Ginger Zee, a face we will all recognize.
Its GREEN is UNIVERSAL week across all the platforms of NBC Universal, and NBC5 Chicago is leading the way in the Chicago area.
In April of 2007 NBC5 began their "going green" campaign with weekly green news features and an informative green section of their website. A weekly feature on the 6:00 pm news. A dedicated section of the website. An internal "green team" made up of representatives of every department. Station co-sponsorship of the Chicago Green Festival for the past 2 years.
As we speak, the Commissioner of the Chicago Dept of the Environment is officially announcing the City of Chicago's Green Office Challenge on the NBC5 News at 5:00 pm tonight.
NBC5 Meteorologist Ginger Zee is also the station's green reporter. We welcome Ginger to the podium to accept NBC5's award and to tell us a little more.