Pimp My Planet: MTV Show Goes Green For An Episode
Popular MTV show "Pimp My Ride" will celebrate Earth Day Sunday the only way they know how: making a 1965 Chevy Impala run on canola oil, reports the Associated Press.
The previously-recorded episode will air Sunday and will feature an introduction by Cali. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, according to the Los Angeles Times.
What begins as a rusted, beat-up old muscle car, gets transformed into an environmentally conscious machine, reports the LA Times.
Additions include: "upholstery made of renewable hemp fiber and carpeting from recycled plastic bottles," and a "6.6-liter Duramax diesel V-8 engine from General Motors Corp." capable of up to 600 horsepower, according to the LA Times.
Schwarzenegger's endorsement of the episode is part of a slew of events attempting to draw international attention to issues of environmentalism and problems of global warming, reports the AP.