At the Environmental Media Awards on November 13, Twentieth Century Fox Television's "Boston Legal" won the Episodic Drama category for its episode "Green Christmas"! "Bones" (produced by TCFTV and airing on FOX) was also nominated in this category. Our businesses were also honored with five Green Seal Awards recognizing productions that embody and promote sustainable ideals. These awards went to TCFTV's "24," "My Name is Earl," and "Bones," and FOX Broadcasting Company's "Teen Choice Awards" and "Super Bowl."
Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of News Corporation, is presenting the Boyer Lectures for 2008. The series is called "The Golden Age of Freedom" and the first lecture, "Aussie Rules: Bring Back the Pioneer," aired November 3, 2008. In his first lecture, Mr. Murdoch proposed that climate change is an area in which Australia needs to lead, "rather than follow...Our emphasis should be on practical solutions. We cannot address climate change merely with emotion. The ultimate solution is not to punish the Australian economy by imposing standards that the rest of the world will never meet. It's to take the lead in developing real alternatives to solve the problem by offering clean, cheap energy to meet the growing demand. The world desperately needs these cleaner and more abundant sources of energy. That will require huge investments in new technology. But the upside is huge. If we can develop cleaner and cheaper sources of energy, we will grow our economy while leaving a greener, cleaner world for our children and grandchildren."
The National Geographic Channel continues its environmentally progressive programming this Thanksgiving as we showcase a marathon of Wild Spaces, all leading up to the premiere of The Everglades. Explore this controversial and threatened habitat that is home to thousands of animal species, many of which can not be found anywhere else on Earth. At 1.5 million acres the Everglades are already only a third of its original size, and the quality and quantity of water we allow to flow through what remains will determine if this wilderness and those extraordinary creatures will survive. To understand this remarkable ecosystem, we'll journey by foot, airboat, helicopter, and kayak to explore its secrets.
Futurama, Twentieth Century Fox Television (TCFTV) and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (TCFHE) are committed to reducing our impact on climate change. Bender's Game is the company's third carbon-neutral DVD release. (Futurama: Bender's Big Score was the company's first-ever carbon neutral DVD and was awarded most environmentally friendly DVD of the year by The Digital Entertainment Group at the inaugural Green Media Summit in Los Angeles.)
Our strategy to reach net zero emissions for the DVD was three-fold:
- To measure our carbon impact
- To reduce our energy use and switch to renewable sources of power wherever possible and to encourage suppliers to reduce their climate impact
- To offset our unavoidable emissions
Measuring our carbon impact:
To conduct this analysis, we worked with Clear Carbon Consulting and used the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, developed by the World Resources Institute and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, to instruct our measurement methodology.