Just by chance I was looking at the TV listings for something to watch while the Red Sox pitiful effort was winding down last night and noticed something called "The Greening of Southie" was going to be on the Sundance Channel.
"Southie" like Southie in Boston, I wondered? Green?
It sure was. The documentary follows the construction of the Macallen building in South Boston and the efforts to win Gold LEED certification during the design and construction of the project.
Through interviews with the developers, project managers, material suppliers and workers on site, they show you what's involved in green building. They also give some interesting insight into how people react to the concept.
Remember, some of this footage was taken a few years ago and the level of education and acceptance about green building has increased, no doubt.
If you haven't seen it, set your DVR for Sundance on Friday, Aug 1 at 10:35 AM or Sunday, Aug 3 at 3:35 PM.
You can order a copy of the film on DVD through the producer's website.
Here's a little clip from YouTube.