Sundance Channel ‘The Lazy Environmentalist’ New Episodes

Sundance Channel’s original series “The Lazy Environmentalist” returns for a second season of clever, stylish and convenient green innovations for the exertion-averse, beginning April 20th at 8:00 PM et/pt.  Hosted by eco-entrepreneur and author Josh Dorfman, the primetime, half-hour series earned the 2009 Environmental Media Association Award for “Best Reality Show,” and showcases Dorfman’s credo that greening the planet doesn’t have to be complicated — even for someone like Josh, a self-described “lazy environmentalist.”  In the eight-part season two, Dorfman (who penned The Lazy Environmentalist: Your Guide to Easy, Stylish, Green Living and The Lazy Environmentalist on a Budget) makes his case to an offbeat roster of eco-skeptics, and demonstrates that a green approach can easily translate into any profession or lifestyle – from pest control and funeral services to camping and daycare.

Commented Dorfman: “I’m very excited about our second season, which I think carries the lazy environmentalist ethos into some unexpected, yet relevant, places.”  He continued, “Admittedly, I prefer convenience, so the show for me has two simple goals: one is to help viewers find green solutions that are easy, attractive and actually improve their daily lives; the other is to have fun with the entire process and keep a light spirit.  In other words, if you’re thinking about bringing a microwave on your camping trip – or just want to meet a person who would – this is a show for you.”

Sarah Barnett, Sundance Channel executive vice president and general manager, added:  “Josh is a perfect fit for our lineup for THE GREEN – he presents his point of view with an enthusiasm and sense of humor that is completely contagious, making going green relatable for just about everyone.  Viewers will be entertained, as they are guided to make positive changes in their own lives.”

The Lazy Environmentalist” operates on the theory that consumers should not settle for an expensive and/or inferior product simply because it is environmentally-friendly.  In season two, it is Josh’s mission to bring individuals from all walks of life, from fashion designers to exterminators to surfers and day care center operators, guidance towards a green lifestyle.  Dorfman works to prove that eco-friendly living can be achieved with little sacrifice, and even make their professional and private lives easier.

The Lazy Environmentalist” is produced for Sundance Channel by Free Range Media; executive producers are David Metzler and Josh Dorfman.

Tuesday, April 20th at 8:00pm
“The Lazy Environmentalist: Interior Designer / Campers”
Host Josh Dorfman struggles to find green solutions for a very skeptical and very demanding interior designer.   Then it’s off to the great outdoors with a family of campers, who pack up their generator and creature comforts to camp with as little environmental impact as possible.

Tuesday, April 27th at 8:00pm
“The Lazy Environmentalist: Fashion Designer / Mechanic”
Host Josh Dorfman meets high-end fashion designer Nony Tochterman and tries to find sustainable fabrics that meet her impossibly high standards.  Turning to four-wheeled fashion, Josh gets his hands dirty trying to convince two Lazy Mechanics that it’s easy to green their auto customizing business.

Tuesday, May 4th at 8:00pm
“The Lazy Environmentalist: Make-up Artist / Exterminator”   
Host Josh Dorfman meets a Lazy Make-Up Artist who doesn’t believe that beauty products come in shades of green.  Effectiveness is key for Lazy Exterminator John Gloske, and Josh sets out to show him that he can still kill bugs dead using an eco-friendly approach.

Tuesday, May 11th at 8:00pm
“The Lazy Environmentalist: Surfer / Teenager”
Host Josh Dorfman hunts down green solutions for a professional surfer to test out in a competition.  Josh finds that greening a typical teenager is much tougher than he anticipated.    

Tuesday, May 18th at 8:00pm
“The Lazy Environmentalist: Band /Mover”        

Host Josh Dorfman attempts to green the band Raining Jane by giving them eco-friendly instruments and merchandise to test out at an LA gig.  Josh shows a moving company ways to green their business, and outfits with all new eco-materials to use on a big job.       

Tuesday, May 25th at 8:00pm
“The Lazy Environmentalist: Daycare /Jewelers” 
Taking on the case of a Tucson-based daycare, host Josh Dorfman is a bit out of his element as he searches for eco-friendly toys, art supplies and diapers.  In San Francisco, Josh goes hunting for eco-friendly stones and materials for two San Francisco-based jewelry designers who are hosting an open house featuring their new green jewelry lines.                   

Tuesday, June 1st at 8:00pm
“The Lazy Environmentalist:  Athlete / Funeral Director”   
Host Josh Dorfman gets kicked around, literally, when he helps a professional martial arts athlete try out green training solutions.  In San Francisco, Josh unearths green caskets, urns and embalming techniques for a Lazy Funeral Director.             

Tuesday, June 8th at 8:00pm
“The Lazy Environmentalist: Boyfriend / Baker”
Host Josh Dorfman tries to help recently engaged comedian Frank Nicotero become greener in order to impress his fiancé.  A very skeptical baker proves to Josh that baking eco-friendly cakes and cookies is a lot harder than it sounds.   

About Josh Dorfman
Josh Dorfman is an environmental entrepreneur, media personality and author of The Lazy Environmentalist: Your Guide to Easy, Stylish, Green Living and The Lazy Environmentalist on a Budget.  He is also the founder and CEO of Vivavi, a provider of modern design green furniture and furnishings.  As an advocate for positive change, Josh also serves as spokesperson for Brita’s FilterForGood campaign to help reduce bottled water waste. Josh originally created and hosted “The Lazy Environmentalist” on Sirius Radio before moving to television. He currently contributes commentary to Huffington Post and through his own site, Josh holds an MBA from Thunderbird, The School of Global Management, and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. Dorfman’s environmental epiphany came while based in China during the 1990’s to launch Kryptonite Bicycle Locks’ sales and marketing program. Josh saw a nation of a billion bicyclists transforming into a nation of a billion car drivers, causing potentially unprecedented stress on the global environment. How all countries enable their populations to pursue a better quality of life while bringing their lifestyles into balance with nature is a vital challenge for the 21st century and what Josh’s ventures strive to address.

About Free Range Media
Free Range Media was founded in 2007 by David Metzler with a commitment to creating bold, dynamic and innovative content for television, film and new media. Currently producing Season 2 of The Lazy Environmentalist for Sundance Channel, the company builds on his track record of delivering projects with rich narrative storytelling and high production values. Prior to founding Free Range Media, Metzler executive produced Sundance Channel’s award-winning Big Ideas for a Small Planet and Bravo’s Emmy-winning Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.

About Sundance Channel
Under the creative direction of Robert Redford, Sundance Channel is the television destination for independent-minded viewers seeking something different.  Bold, imaginative and uncompromising, Sundance Channel offers audiences a diverse and engaging selection of films, documentaries and original programs.  Launched in 1996, Sundance Channel is a subsidiary of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC.  Sundance Channel operates independently of the non-profit Sundance Institute and the Sundance Film Festival, but shares the overall Sundance mission of encouraging artistic freedom of expression.  Sundance Channel’s website address is

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