MediaCorp celebrates World Environment Day with Saving Gaia

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MediaCorp celebrates World Environment Day with Saving Gaia
 

Singapore, 5 June 2013 – Fresh from winning BCA’s Green Mark Platinum award, the highest rating for green building certification in Singapore, MediaCorp’s annual Saving Gaia initiative returns today to coincide with World Environment Day, renewing the company’s commitment to raise public awareness of environmental issues and going green.  

The logos and mastheads of MediaCorp’s key platforms will adopt a green hue for 24 hours on that day, the symbolic colour for the environment. The temporary colour change will be reflected in MediaCorp’s popular television channel logos (Channel 5, 8, U, Suria, okto, Vasantham and Channel NewsAsia); logos on websites (mediacorp.sg, channelnewsasia.com, TODAYonline); and the mastheads for TODAY,8 DAYS and i-Weekly.

This year’s advertising campaign reprises the tagline of ‘Save my World’ to appeal to everyone to help build a better and greener world together. Following the success of last year’s music video which garnered more than 800,000 views on social media, this year’s music video promises a fresh take featuring the young cast of popular local film Ah Boys to Men, with a remixed arrangement and rap specially written by breakout star Tosh Zhang (aka Tosh Rock).
 
For the month of June, MediaCorp television, radio, print and online platforms will feature “green” programmes, features and tips on how we can all do our part for the environment. These include:

  • Fill My Tank, 5 June 2013, Wednesday, 11.30am to 6.30pm, Channel NewsAsia

Viewers of Channel NewsAsia can look forward to Fill My Tank, an eco-travel show which sees filmmaker and environmentalist Sean Lee-Davies embarking on a green road trip across 2,500km from Singapore to Cambodia using recycled fuel he finds along the way.

  • JUS! Sr 5, 10 June 2013, Monday, 8.30pm, Suria

Variety show JUS! Sr 5 will be featuring the upcoming attraction, River Safari to create a deeper awareness of the importance of natural conservation and the endangered species facing high risk of extinction.

  • Radio

On radio, highlights include green tips, facts and contests to get listeners onboard the green journey. The stations are English language Class 95FM and Gold 90.5FM, Chinese language Capital 95.8FM, YES 93.3FM, Malay language Ria 89.7FM, Warna 94.2FM and Tamil language Oli 96.8FM. 

Warna 94.2FM, 29 June 2013, Saturday, 9.00am, Hort Park

This year, Warna’s DJs have decided to put together their money to adopt a Vegetable Plot with RC Zone 1 Chua Chu Kang to plant fruits and vegetables. When it’s time for harvesting, the fresh produce will be given away to the needy residents of Chua Chu Kang. The guided walk will take place on 29 June 2013 along Hort Park with our Adopted Charity residents, as we unplug ourselves from the hustle and bustle of the city to embrace our green, open spaces.

  • 8DAYS and i-Weekly, 2 June 2013, Sunday, City Square Mall

Join the 8DAYS and i-Weekly teams for some eco-fun! Take part in the “Race to Save the Earth” event and complete a series of eco-friendly challenges along City Square Mall aimed at educating environmental awareness.

  • xinmsn.com – 7 June 2013, Friday

Entertainment and lifestyle portal xinmsn.com turns the spotlight on the environment with a feature article on K-pop stars who are eco-friendly.

Issued by Corporate Communications, MediaCorp

For more information, please contact: 
Yeong Lai Lai 
Senior Manager 
Corporate Communications 
MediaCorp 
DID: 6350-3945 
Fax: 6251-5628
Email: yeonglailai@mediacorp.com.sg


About MediaCorp

MediaCorp is Singapore’s leading media company with the most complete range of platforms, spanning television, radio, newspapers, magazines, movies, digital and out-of-home media.

It pioneered the development of Singapore’s broadcasting industry, with the broadcast of Radio in 1936 and Television in 1963. Today, MediaCorp has over 50 products and brands in four languages (English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil), reaching out to all adults in Singapore every week.

Initiatives in the new digital space include Internet TV-on-demand, High Definition TV broadcast and Over-the-Top (OTT) interactive services.

Beyond Singapore, MediaCorp is an active regional player through co-productions in TV dramas and movies, magazines publishing, as well as Channel NewsAsia International, one of the first Asian-owned English news channels.

Our financial and strategic relationship in the region includes International Media Corporation in Vietnam, which was set up to develop and produce television entertainment and economic news content. MediaCorp also has a stake in Singapore-based retail firm Reebonz, one of the region’s fastest growing luxury online retailers and a majority stake in Cubinet Interactive, a Malaysian digital games publisher.

Winner of numerous international awards and accolades including Asian Television Awards’ Terrestrial Broadcaster of the Year, MediaCorp’s vision is to become Asia’s top media company, delivering valued content to the world.

For more information, please visit mediacorp.sg.

Annex

Platform

Date/Time

Description

TV

Channel NewsAsia

5 June 2013, Wednesday

Fill My Tank: 11:30am to 6:30pm

Saving Gaia: 12:30am to 5:30am

Fill My Tank (Eco-travel show)
Soon, the world will no longer be able to rely on coal, gas, or oil to satisfy its insatiable appetite for fuel. Supplies are running out, and we are damaging the environment beyond repair. How can we fuel our future? 

Filmmaker and environmentalist Sean Lee-Davies hopes to find the answers, from out of the frying pan. Converting used cooking oil to bio-fuel, he will drive over 2,500km from Singapore to Cambodia on a green road trip of a lifetime.


Saving Gaia (6-episodes)
In this 6-part environmental documentary series, dwell deep into the eco-problems and choices Asian cities are facing as they face rapid urbanization.

Channel 5

22 May to 5 June 2013

World Environment Day vignette, targeted to run from 22 May – 5 June.

Green Channel 5 corner bug on 5 June 2013.

Suria

10 June 2013, Monday

8.30pm

Variety show JUS! Sr 5 will be featuring the upcoming attraction, River Safari.

A walk along River Safari will feature an upcoming attraction which will create a deeper awareness about the following:

  • The importance of natural conservation
  • The endangered species which find their home at the River Safari and the importance of saving these species against extinction
  • A consciousness of how Singaporeans can contribute to preservation of the environment which will be shared by a River Safari staff

Vasantham

1 to 30 June 2013

Hosts of variety and infotainment programmes (Osthi, Hello Vasantham, Friends) will weave-in light-hearted green messages on conserving the environment. Vasantham artistes will also appear in fun-facts trailers to educate viewers on how we can all keep our mother earth healthy and green.