Earth Day programming on SCETV

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Earth Day is April 22, 2024.

Earth Day began in 1970 and is celebrated annually around the world on April 22. Various events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

Check out upcoming Earth Day programming this month.


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Join Dr. Scott Tinker on an unexpected journey -- in turns heart-warming, funny, eye-opening and unsettling -- to understand the benefits and challenges of bringing energy to more than 3 billion citizens of the developing world.

Hydropower In Africa

Friday, April 5, 08:30 pm on ETV World
Sunday, April 14, 09:30 am on ETVHD

Many countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America aim to build hydroelectric projects, large and small, to bring electricity to their growing cities and power their economies. Join Dr. Scott Tinker in Ethiopia, at the construction site of Africa's largest dam, to understand the key issues of building hydro here and across the developing world.

Developing On Coal

Sunday, April 7, 09:30 am on ETVHD

Nearly every nation developed on coal, and countries in the developing world are following suit because coal is cheap, local and easy to use. Affordable coal electricity is helping lift their people out of poverty, but at local and global environmental costs. Dr. Scott Tinker travels to Vietnam to see the benefits and challenges of developing on coal.

Off-Grid Solar, Part 1

Friday, April 12, 08:30 pm on ETV World
Sunday, April 21, 09:30 am on ETVHD

For millions of off-grid citizens and villages, building their own solar power system may be the fastest way to get electricity. Dr. Scott Tinker visits a houseboat family in Vietnam, a Maasai family in Kenya, the Arhuaco tribe in remote Colombia, solar nonprofits and innovative start-ups to learn what it takes to plan, fund and build solar far off the beaten path.

Off-Grid Solar, Part 2

Friday, April 19, 08:30 pm on ETV World
Sunday, April 28, 09:30 am on ETVHD

Dr. Scott Tinker and a team of volunteers return to the jungles of Colombia with an international solar nonprofit, to build a solar microgrid - as utilities, NGOs and local entrepreneurs are doing across the developing world. With the help of the Arhuaco villagers, for the first time ever this remote community will have the power to SWITCH ON.


Changing Planet

In the third year of this 7-year project examining the issues facing the planet’s most threatened ecosystems, Dr. M. Sanjayan visits the Maldives to take an in-depth look at coral reefs and the urgent efforts to help them survive climate change.



The Coral Special airs: 

  • Wednesday, April 24, 08:00 pm on ETVHD 
  • Wednesday, April 24, 11:00 pm on ETV World 
  • Thursday, April 25, 12:00 am on ETVHD 
  • Thursday, April 25, 03:00 am on ETV World 
  • Friday, April 26, 04:00 am on ETVHD 
  • Friday, April 26, 07:00 am on ETV World 
  • Saturday, April 27, 12:00 pm on ETV World 
  • Sunday, April 28, 01:00 am on ETVHD 
  • Sunday, April 28, 04:00 am on ETV World