Green Week

12/19/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Green Week for NBC-Universal-Bravo launches with green themed programming. Their website - - invites individuals to "Green Your Routine" by taking on simple environmentally sound actions until they become a habit.

Their "Green Your Routine" feature offers easy, practical and economical ways to become green just by changing routines to alter the individual impact we each have on the environment.

Simple stuff like supplying your own reusable tote bags when shopping for groceries, drinking from a ceramic coffee mug at home and at the office, using reusable water bottles instead of the disposable single-use variety, walking, riding a bike or carpooling to destinations, printing on both sides of the page, turning the water off while brushing your teeth, taking shorter showers as opposed to long and wasteful luxurious baths, unplugging computers at night... the ideas are only limited to the scope of your imagination.

The 'Green Your Routine' campaign features tips and suggestions from celebs like Julia Benz, Coolio, Ann Curry, Dana Delany, Tom Hanks, Jane Krakoswki, Bill Maher, Howie Mandel, Christopher Meloni, Debra Messing, Moby, Denis Quaid, Al Roker, Brook Shields, Tori Spelling, Meredith Viera, and Brian Williams - among others - talking about the way that they walk the walk.

Perhaps by "Greening Your Routine' we'll reclaim the environment, put big business in its place and make it safe again not just for our children, loved ones and pets, but for everything that climbs and crawls, flies or swims. Think of it as a way of being one with the Universe on a daily basis, and doing your part to make the world a safer, cleaner, more beautiful place.

[For the sake of full disclosure, I write as "Mr. Green" for the "Ask Mr. Green" column on the NBC-Universal-BRAVO eco-web site,]