A six part television series delivering environmental news is launching on eNCA today. Earth Watch, presented by Amy Maclver and Lance Witten, is “light enough for non-greenies to get their teeth into, and at the same time tackle meatier issues facing South African conservation”, the channel says.
“We’re delighted to add this dynamic new show into our programming mix. The show’s aim is to try and make us understand why we all need to be concerned about the environment,” says Debbie Meyer, head of eNCA’s Current Affairs.
The premise of Earth Watch is that the planet is changing, nature is under attack and citizens need to all they can to help. The show will deliver a weekly slice of local and environmental news, viewer submissions, quick and easy tips to make your life more eco-friendly.
Some of the stories the team will tackle include South Africa’s ongoing battle to save the rhinos; rising sea levels; a controversial new hotel going up in the Kruger Park; the plight of the honey bee; the surge in urban farming and its potential for community upliftment; and a special pre-election piece on the different political parties’ policies on the environment.
Earth Watch premieres today, 25 February 2014 at 10:45am on eNCA (DStv Channel 403) and in the United Kingdom on the SKY (Digital Satellite Platform Channel 517)
Show repeats on:
- Wednesdays at 12:45PM
- Thursdays at 10:45AM and 4:45PM
- Fridays at 11:45AM and 7:45PM
- Saturdays at 6:45AM, 2:45PM and 6:45PM
- Sundays at 9:45AM and 5:45PM
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