In its new season, STAR's Satyamev Jayate continues to explore India's most pressing social problems, no matter how complex or taboo. On this week's episode, host Aamir Khan shifted his focus to environmental concerns and addressed the issue of proper waste management in India's cities.
To celebrate Earth Day, FoxGives, Fox's staff volunteer team, joined 50 youth volunteers from the local Boys and Girls Club to participate in a beach clean-up in Santa Monica, California.
Representatives from the Heal the Bay organization gave the youth lessons on marine debris, Los Angeles's sewage and storm drain system, and how a piece of trash can travel for miles and end up in California's beaches and oceans.
Together, the group collected 55 pounds of trash and more than 4 feet of cigarette butts. Visit FoxGives on Facebook for more photos from the event.
21st Century Fox employees came together on Saturday, April 12, as part of the annual Spring New York Cares Day, a New York City-wide volunteering initiative to clean up the city's parks.
New York-area colleagues from the corporate office, FX, Fox News, and Fox TV Stations spent the day pulling weeds and trimming seagrass at Hudson River Park in Manhattan. By the end of the day, the volunteers helped give a five-block stretch of Hudson River Park a fresh makeover.
New York Cares organized similar efforts at 68 other parks and gardens throughout New York's five boroughs on Saturday, assembling upwards of 5,000 total volunteers.
For more information on this year's events and other ways to get involved, visit NewYorkCares.org.
Last week, nearly three thousand Fox employees, their friends, and families celebrated Earth Day on the Fox Studios Lot in Los Angeles. Fox's annual Earth Day Fair brings together dozens of vendors and nonprofits to provide local, organic food and educate attendees on ways to protect the planet.
This year, Fox offered plenty of exciting ways to learn about the earth, including partnering with Global Inheritance to build an Energy Playground. Attendees could ride swings, pedal stationary bikes, and even run on giant hamster wheels to generate clean energy to power the event. Other attractions included a test drive of the Elio, a groundbreaking eco-friendly car due out next year, and a host of other booths and games designed to teach people about the environment.
Fox also invited students from the nearby Richard Merkin Middle School to participate in the Fair. The students were treated to an art workshop to design their own reusable canvas bags, and they provided much of the energy for the Fair by playing on the Energy Playground.
Other organizations present included Tree People, Heal the Bay, Downtown Women's Center, Plug In America, and Friends of the LA River. For more information, visit My Fox LA for their coverage of the Earth Day Fair, and be sure to stay tuned in the coming weeks for updates on the company's Earth Month activities.
On March 29, 21st Century Fox joined millions of people around the world in celebrating Earth Hour, the World Wildlife Fund's annual environmental awareness campaign.
Each year, WWF asks people to turn off their lights for one hour from 8:30pm to 9:30pm local time, showing that people working together can make a big difference in the fight to protect the planet.
21st Century Fox participated by powering down its Times Square screen in New York City, and 21CF businesses developed their own awareness campaigns. Blue Sky Studios developed a "Turn Off the Lights!" ad featuring characters from the upcoming animated movie Rio 2, and many of the Fox Television Stations got the word out to their communities around the U.S.
Earth Hour began in Sydney, Australia, in 2007, and it has grown into a major international effort since then. This year's Earth Hour was the most successful ever, with hundreds of millions of people in more than 7,000 cities in 162 countries turning off their lights.
On Sunday, March 9, FOX and the National Geographic Channel will launch Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey, a reboot of Carl Sagan's landmark 1980 PBS series. The show takes viewers on a journey through the history of human scientific achievement, with host Neil deGrasse Tyson guiding the audience through even some of the most complex mysteries of science.