As part of 21st Century Fox's Earth Day celebrations, Fox colleagues in LA were treated to a special presentation by Ford Cochran, renowned geologist, journalist, educator and director of programming at National Geographic Expeditions. Cochran, who has dedicated his career to the exploration and protection of parks, took attendees on a visual journey through some of the United States' most iconic national parks, accompanied by the stunning photography for which National Geographic is known.
Since the launch of its corporate sustainability program in 2007, 21st Century Fox has consistently made Earth Day a focal point of its yearly calendar, regularly extending its celebration into a full month of activities engaging colleagues around the world. From the FOX network's annual "Green It. Mean It." PSA campaign, now in its ninth year, to a long tradition of spring volunteer events, 21CF's global colleagues embrace Earth Day as a time to take action in their own lives to better the environment, as well as inspire others to care about the planet.
In honor of Earth Day, National Geographic is inspiring and empowering people around the world to make changes in their daily lives in support of a more sustainable planet. On television, Nat Geo WILD is dedicating its primetime slate on April 22 to shining a light on wildlife advocates, with new specials and some of the best documentaries from the channel's archive.
At the Second Annual Social Good Awards Breakfast in New York City, Cynopsis Media recognized FOX Sports Supports as this year's "Social Good Shining Star," while awarding several honorable mentions to programming at National Geographic. The April 7th event honored the television industry's outstanding social responsibility initiatives, for which 21st Century Fox brands received seven nominations.
On March 5, 21st Century Fox's Nat Geo WILD, in partnership with the Sun Valley Film Festival, announced Justin Grubb and Alex Goetz of Toledo, Ohio, as the winners of the third annual WILD TO INSPIRE filmmaking contest, which gives aspiring nature documentarians the chance to take an expedition to Africa. Over the next year, Grubb and Goetz will document their journeys to Nat Geo WILD viewers through video diaries, photos, social media and more, sharing their experience of what it's like to be Nat Geo WILD filmmakers.