World's first GreenTV:
Founded by Jonathan David Lake in the year 1995. Delaware, USA
Jon is a passionate photographer, cancer survivor, and avid champion for eco-friendly ways for construction, clean transportation, and everyday living. He has been blogging about his travels, adventures, and even an eco-friendly home re-build since the start of GreenTV and now he has partnered with Betsy Rosenberg. They are building a strong team of professionals to help bring real facts and real news to the everyday person.
Join our team on an e-mission—to reduce emissions—and clean up the mess humans have made so we can stop wasting precious resources and time, regenerate and re-wild nature, so she in turn can support all life on this miraculous planet. When it comes to environmental news our team will pick up where the networks stop. That means going deeper and wider on many more eco-facts, and bringing the eco solutionaries directly to you.
You can help by following us on social media, subscribing to our YouTube Channel, sharing our content, and giving us funds to help keep the lights on so we can bring to you the top minds, top stories, and best practices to think and be green. We are fleshing out our skeleton crew right now so come back for new updates. You can join our mailing list too, we don't send out many emails during the year because we are focused on making videos, vlogs, and blogs.
Jon created the world's first GreenTV in 1995.
"A lifetime of experience working hands-on in the automotive industry piqued Jonathan's interest and desire for clean, efficient transportation, buildings and Green energy sources. Self-employed since the age of 12, Lake began his career by re-designing and building custom vehicles.
He founded GreenTV® at the age of 39 after battling and conquering a terminal cancer diagnosis.
The origin of the disease was from the tailpipes of the cars he had been saving from the scrap yard. While battling for his life, he began sketching out what is now GreenTV® to advocate for clean, Green living. The entrepreneur has now dedicated himself to assisting with an efficacious transition to clean transportation.
As evident in his daily posts, his passion for electrifying all modes of transportation continues and aligns with the new USA Green-friendly administration.
Jon has been blessed with daughters, grand- and great-grandchildren, who motivate him to create a greener, healthier world. He is based in Delaware and travels to the Greenest destinations to report the latest for GreenTV."
Betsy Rosenberg is an award-winning national broadcast journalist who spent the first half of her career as a reporter and anchor with the CBS Radio News network. On Earth Day, 1997, Betsy launched TrashTalk minutes on KCBS Radio in San Francisco. The "how-to" reduce, reuse, recycle & rot feature was the first recurring green program to air on a mainstream news outlet and ran for ten years. In 2004 she left news to specialize in environmental programming and went on to helm the first green-themed interview show in the nation to air daily.
Over the next decade—many years before any news outlets were covering the climate best-- Betsy interviewed the biggest names in the movement and on across all shades of green!
In addition to interviewing the leading eco-innovators of our time from science, politics, business, tech, activism, and the arts, Betsy is a keen observer, writer, and speaker on how mainstream news outlets cover climate change and other environmental issues — or fail to-- and is proud to be a communications bridge between eco-experts and the general public. With 20 years of experience in radio news and known for her insightful and engaging interviews, Betsy has earned distinction as a world-class, solutions-oriented visionary.
In addition to her extensive media experience, Betsy has played an active role in educating her community hosting “Green Tea Parties” and co-founding a GASroots campaign called Don’t Be Fueled! — Mothers for Clean and Safe Vehicles.
She has also written many articles and contributed to a book called Climate Abandoned — We’re on the Endangered List. In her personal life, Betsy practices what she preaches; driving an electric car, charged by her solar-powered roof, composting, and speaking up whenever she sees waste and encouraging others to do the same. Her latest project is growing GreenTV.com, a new online media platform that picks up where the news networks leave off; going beyond the headlines to focus on actionable solutions.
Meet The Team
Director of Photography, Videographer, Editor, Producer, Line Producer, Project Manager, Director of Social Media, & wearer of many more hats ...
C.F.A. Weiss, aka Chris or "WEISS!!!" is a lifelong observer of people, events, and happenings. Her love of cinema as a child eventually lead to a life behind the camera capturing the living, the dying, the real and fictional, for private and the masses of society to consume. Now she is working with Green TV to bring the Eco Solutionaries to the public mainstream to help save our planet.
Her life resume resides on LinkedIn as well as IMDb, granted the right name combination is necessary for each. She is a lover of mystery, thrillers, comedy, and puzzles. Even co-wrote and Produced a humourous horror under the Invictus Films banner that won an award.
Contributor, Business Manager
Bonnie has an extensive background in broadcast advertising, marketing, and production having worked for various media outlets such as CBS, A&E Network, Blair Television, and Comcast. She has a degree in psychology and holds a certificate in Sustainable Practices from the Green MBA program at Dominican University. She is a Fellow National of The Explorers Club.
Bonnie serves on the Standards Committee for The Non-GMO Project. She is a board member of the Hela Bima Rice Project, an organization that has transitioned farmers in Sri Lanka from chemical to natural farming. She also serves on the board of Tenderloin Tessie Holiday Dinners in San Francisco. She is an advisor to The New Normal Foundation and to Everflux Technologies. She is certified as a Climate Reality Leader by Al Gore’s The Climate Reality Project and trained as an environmental advocate by The Environmental Forum of Marin. She is the founder of Pomegrant, an online platform that helps raise funds for non-profit organizations.
Jeana is a Women in Cleantech & Sustainability Events Committee Member. She is an organizer for Women in Robotics and TechTogether, nonprofits that empower underrepresented groups in STEM. diNatale is passionate about environmental issues and working to impact positive change through sustainable initiatives.
Her skills include but are not limited to; Product & Project Management, Sustainability, Research, Problem-Solving, Social Impact
Aria is an award winning actress, a voice-over artist, director, producer and founder of Global Cooling Productions. Her dramatic, narrative series, Revolution Earth is in development with Golden Globe Award winning writer/producer Jeff Abugov (‘Roseanne, ‘Two and a Half Men’, 'Cheers'). She also produced multiple political ads for Quantum Surge Media and was an on camera host for Long Island International Film Expo.
As an audio producer, Aria was involved with ESPN’s ‘30 for 30’ series, ‘The Two Escobars’, has directed and produced four audio-books, and has taught countless students the art of acting both on camera and on the mic while producing demos for The NY Voice Over Success Program and Voice Tree Productions.
Aria's dedication to climate restoration and environmental action was inspired by the birth of her daughter Phoenix. Since then, she has traveled across the country searching for a deeper understanding of the issues related to the climate crisis, while maintaining a specific focus on its solutions. In Texas, she was educated by Al Gore as part of his Climate Reality Leadership Corps. In Pennsylvania, she received climate advocacy training from the Citizens Climate Lobby. In Colorado, she attended the American Renewable Energy Day Summit three years in a row, where she was a panel speaker. And in NJ, she spoke at the Cooperative Impact Social Innovation Conference sponsored by Princeton University.
In Washington DC and Florida, while lobbying for climate action with the American Sustainable Business Council and CCL, she became aware that, while some important progress had been made, there were some politicians who would never lead their constituents on climate action. They were, in fact, waiting for their constituents to lead them. This has renewed her belief in the power of the media to help create the cultural shifts that will help save our ecosystems and preserve our children's futures.
In addition to her work with GreenTV, developing programming and strategizing impact, she has been working with climate scientists around the world through the Healthy Climate Alliance, Planetary Restoration Action Group and Healthy Planet Action Coalition to advocate for a three-pronged emergency scale plan for climate restoration. Aria is also on the advisory board for Love the Wild Foundation.
Chris was born in Los Angeles in 1955. By age 13, his family had lived in Mexico, New York, Toronto and London. Returning from England, he entered Verde Valley School and before graduating -- in addition to learning about community on campus and much time in the ceramics studio -- he had been on field trips to Hopi Land, Clarksdale Mississippi and Patzcuaro Mexico. These life experiences, and later ones in Austria, Spain, France, North Africa and the South Pacific have given Chris a broad multi-cultural background and sense of the world. He speaks fluent French and decent Spanish.
Chris graduated from UC Berkeley in 1976 with a combined degree in architecture/ environmental design, reinforcing a lifelong passion for sustainable design and technology. Following Berkeley, Chris followed an equally long-standing passion for cinema, working in Los Angeles for 10 years as an art director on both independent and studio movie and tv productions. He also began writing his own projects which led to an opportunity to write and direct commercials and then other television programming in Paris, where Chris moved in 1987, eventually becoming a partner in European Television Company. Over the next 25 years, Chris alternated between free-lance movie design and business consulting work in the US, and writing and directing programs for broadcasters in France, Morocco, Italy and Germany, including long-form documentaries. One of the most personally meaningful of these projects was making “Trouble in Paradise”, a film about the tiny South Pacific island nation of Tuvalu, one of earth’s first sovereign nations facing total destruction due to the effects of climate change / sea-level rise.
In parallel with his film work and throughout his professional life, Chris has maintained a deep interest and involvement in environmental issues and green business, both as a continuing student and by using his experience and business skills for both profit and non-profit endeavors. In addition to working with several renewable energy startups, he was a founding member of L’Association Jour de la Terre which brought Earth Day to France for the first time in 1990, and has returned to Tuvalu several times, working extensively with the Government of Tuvalu via AlofaTuvalu, a Paris and Tuvalu-based NGO dedicated to assisting the nation with its many environmental challenges.
Chris lives in Santa Barbara with his partner Ellen Strickland and their dog Minnie. He continues writing and working in various aspects of green business and communications, steadfast in his belief that both are vital for helping civilization transition to a wiser, healthier and more sustainable home planet Earth -- vital tools to get us from “here” to “there”.
Tamara Diamond’s passion for environmental sustainability and wellness compelled her to study and get a BSc degree in Environmental Design, followed by certification in Recycling and Waste Management from UCLA, with the goal of creating healthier places for people and planet, while preventing more waste from filling-up the natural terrain. She is a bridge-builder across multiple industries, she is both a big picture and detail person who enjoys collaborating on projects utilizing her expertise in event planning and production, project management, designing, writing and revising publications, strategic marketing, business development and research, and implementing best practices and solutions. She has worked in public, private and non-profit sectors, and has coordinated, co-produced and managed the Green Festival (Annual Sustainability & Green Living Event in SF), San Francisco Sustainable Fashion Week International and the annual Sustainable San Mateo County Awards. She likens this work to finding, sorting, and synthesizing all of the pieces to complete a puzzle.
She is Chief Partnerships Officer at Joule, Inc., a Clean/Climate technology start-up at LACI (Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator) that creates hydro-energy in the ocean, and is also a Climate Reality Leader, USGBC LEED Green Associate, a board member for Bay Area Green Tours, and member of Women in CleanTech and Sustainability.
Alfred Robert Hogan
Alfred Robert Hogan is a longtime science journalist and media historian, born in Boston and based in Maryland. Hogan’s pieces on space exploration, environment and climate, health, veganism, animal rights, and history have appeared in myriad newspapers and magazines, from The Washington Times to The Los Angeles Times to The Houston Chronicle to The Sun of Baltimore. In 2005, he earned a University of Maryland master’s degree in journalism, and he is now striving toward his PhD, focusing on the history of radio and television space coverage from 1922 to the present day. Hogan, who has contributed to more than 10 books, is researching and writing an in-depth bio book on teen environmental champion, “science nerd,” Indigenous ally, and ethical vegan Greta Thunberg and the climate emergency’s underlying science. After serving as film advisor, historical consultant, and script editor on Andrew D. Kaplan's three-hour documentary film "In Search of Walt Whitman," which has aired on more than 60 US public television stations, he is assisting Kaplan with his forthcoming documentary on Edgar Allan Poe.