Take Tiffany, for example. We were introduced thanks to Twitter, and I'm excited to share her side project with you. In addition to being a full-time legal wiz, together with the whole family she produces "Tristin and Tyler: Tales from the City," a web series hosted by her adorable twin boys, Tristin & Tyler. In short form videos, Tristin & Tyler highlight different environmental projects going on around NYC. From interviewing an "upcycler" who turns old umbrellas into dresses & accessories, to donating their old denim to a local recycling organization, the boys are discovering talented people all over the city who are doing good for our planet.
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Tales from the City
Here's an excerpt from a recent conversation with Tiffany:
The idea came about because we wanted a way to reinforce eco-friendly/green themes, as well as a way to allow city kids to really enjoy their environment. Cartoons show a lot of imaginary places and themes, which is great! But it's also nice to have children watch real kids, in real places doing real things they can do too! Another goal of the show is to promote things parents can do with their children for little to no expense. So whether its crafting with household items or visiting ducks in a park, its something the family can do together. We would love the show to have a larger audience of parents and children, but really we want the show to help parents think of fun, crafty, educational and green things to do with their children. If we could make one parent make a fun craft, recycle or reuse an item based on their viewing the show, we would have done our job! Great question! It's hard work as I am sure all us moms are used to. I have a full time job, a husband and the twins so it can get a bit overwhelming at times. But, I love my day job and if I have to work hard at something in addition to that, it's nice that I am able to do it with my family. Shooting and editing episodes, doing research for the show and meeting all types of creative people is so worth the work when I see the boys light up when they see it all put together. They are learning so much, and they get to do some really cool activities too!