EarthX Announces Partnership with Fundación Azteca by Grupo Salinas
DALLAS (April 22, 2021) – EarthX and the Fundación Azteca have partnered to broadcast the EarthxTV show “El Futuro Del Planeta” on Sunday, April 25th. The show will air on ADN 40 after its initial Earth Day launch on EarthxTV’s new OTT streaming platform on April 22nd.
“The climate crisis is not a potential problem; it is already here. Many citizens in Latin America have witnessed the near extinction of species and suffered the effects of extreme weather patterns. “El Futuro Del Planeta” sounds a global call for all nations to make the necessary changes to protect the environment and humanity” says EarthX Founder, Trammell S. Crow.
El Futuro Del Planeta, (Future of the Planet) host Iván Carrillo converses with experts on solutions to the environmental issues that affect Mexico, Latin America, and the World. In Part 1, Iván welcomes National Geographic Explorer and zoonotic disease expert Dr. Rodrigo Medellín to discuss COVID-19, bats, and the role of the environment in preventing future pandemics. Dr. Medellín, researcher at the Institute of Ecology of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM, and one of the greatest experts on bats in the world. Learn why bats are pest controllers by nature and despite these great environmental services, bats have been accused responsible for transmitting the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Viewers will learn if there is scientific evidence to support this claim.
In Part 2, Carrillo speaks with UNAM Professor of Engineering, Guillermo Casar Marcos and Isla Urbana President and Co-Founder David Vargas about water issues and the scarcity in Mexico City. The experts will discuss new initiatives being effectively implemented, creating a hopeful future.
Mercedes Jiménez de Arco, of the Museum of Natural History also joins the show to share about the museum’s campaign to teach the community about the dangers of single-use plastic.
Episodes of the show are filmed on location at various location, including an aquatic paradise south of Mexico City, Xochimilco which has been a World Heritage Site since 1987.
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EarthX convenes the world’s largest environmental expo, conference, film festival, and TV channel, and is a member of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature. Founded in 2011 as Earth Day Dallas by environmentalist and businessman Trammell S. Crow, the Texas-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization promotes environmental awareness and impact through conscious business, nonpartisan collaboration, and community-driven sustainable solutions. In 2019, the April event drew over 177,000 attendees, 2,000 environmental leaders, and 750+ exhibitors. In 2020, the April virtual event drew over 570,000 live-stream views and reached 171 countries. After an initial web-based launch in September 2020, EarthxTV is now available as an OTT platform on streaming TV services, mobile devices and tablets for balanced, inclusive environmental conversations, programs, emerging media & films. Visit www.EarthX.org or follow us @earthxorg on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
ABOUT Fundación Azteca by Grupo Salinas
Fundación Azteca is a non-profit organization that was created by Grupo Salinas to serve as a vehicle to promote the well-being of the communities where it operates. Instead of charity, we offer the resources and capacities to people to generate opportunities.
As part of its environmental actions, Fundación Azteca promotes a series of initiatives which seek to contribute to the conservation and regeneration of the ecosystems and also address the main environmental challenges that exist. Among those initiatives are ‘Limpiemos México’ a program that for more than 11 years has sought to raise awareness about the problem of solid waste or ‘Guardianes Ambientales’, a project that seeks to promote the development of capacities in young people and inspire them to take actions in favor of the protection of biodiversity and the environment.