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A sneak peek at eco-series to air in April

Jennie Turner Garlington, third from left, celebrated the upcoming launch of her new series with a preview showing for family and friends. She's shown here with her siblings Laura Turner Seydel, from left, Beau Turner, her mom Jane Smith Turner, brother Rhett Turner and his wife Angela Turner. Photo by Doug Fallon

Jennie Turner Garlington, third from left, celebrated the upcoming launch of her new series with a preview showing for family and friends. She's shown here with her siblings Laura Turner Seydel, from left, Beau Turner, her mom Jane Smith Turner, brother Rhett Turner and his wife Angela Turner. Photo by Doug Fallon

“I like a challenge,” Jennie Turner Garlington told us during a private party the other night at EcoManor, the home of her sister, Atlanta eco-activist Laura Turner Seydel.

The sisters’ shared love of the environment (inherited from their dad, Ted Turner) is what spurred Garlington to take on the challenge of creating a four-part series, “EcoSense for Living.”

Party guests, including two other siblings, Beau Turner and Rhett Turner, got a sneak peek at the programming during the event. It will air on Georgia Public Broadcasting stations at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday during April, known as “Earth Month.”

A former CNN producer, Garlington has aimed her series at, well, everyone: kids, adults, families, single people — everyone. “People think being green means spending more money,” she said. “Our series reflects the opposite.”

Need more proof? Budget guru Clark Howard appears in one episode!

”EcoSense for Living” began as a series of short PSA segments, expanded to full-length programs. “It’s not a tough sell,” Laura Turner Seydel said. “Even if people aren’t motivated by wanting to do the right thing, you can appeal to them on the money basis. Once you explain the environmental impact of chemicals in cleaning supplies, people start cleaning out their closets.”

-Jennifer Brett/The Buzz/jbrett@ajc.com

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Shirley Bass

April 4th, 2011
11:17 pm

Be sure to check out the video on http://www.sashaymagazine.com as we interview Jennifer about the first episode to air on April 5 at 7:30 pm.