GEM is creating “GEM-TV.com”, a 24/7 live linear experience along with hundreds of Video on Demand “solution-oriented” videos covering nine key environmental Topics: Energy, Climate Change, People on Earth, Forests, The Ocean, Biodiversity, Food, Sustainable Living and Water.
It will also include an education section rich with infographics, a library of academic papers, and a portal to courses around the globe dedicated to the environment, and a special learning section for kids.
“GEM uses “good news” to inspire action that transforms our relationship with the planet so our children will live in harmony, safety and balance with ourselves and nature.”
GEM creates the first-of-its-kind digital media network dedicated to positive environmental solutions.
Experts from the environmental, entertainment and government sectors join forces with NGOs, foundations, and universities to create an enhanced media platform and digital community for the planet
Nonprofit, civic and corporate leaders from around the world have come together to launch Global Environment Media (GEM), a content platform designed to better the planet by educating, engaging, and empowering audiences with compelling programming and data-rich information. GEM will utilize the power of positive narrative and science-based materials to tell stories of progress and innovation about our planet and those who inhabit it.
Seeing the need for positive solutions that address the current environmental crises, the founding teamjoined forces to build a media company with the support of the non-profit organization, GEMA, that together will lead current and future generations to a healthier, more sustainable planet. Hailing from government and broadcast production to marketing and social strategy, the founders share a vision to curate, produce and distribute inspiring environmental stories with positive solutions.
“There is nothing more majestic and powerful than planet Earth. GEM embodies that mindset that people must fall in love with the natural world first in order to then be engaged and excited enough to save it. This was why we launched GEM as the first-of-its kind media network. We will combine fascinating content with reliable environmental information from trusted sources that are tackling the challenges we face.”
“We believe in positivity and wanted to create a destination where people can explore stories of innovators who are impacting and shaping the world, as well as those working on a local level to impact their own community. We know that governments can only go so far and together, individuals, businesses and NGOs, can take action and catalyze the change needed to heal our planet.”
Other co-founders and their executive team roles include:
- Dennis Kucinich, the Advisory Board Co-Chairman who has been a leading environmental policy champion and former U.S. Congressman from Ohio;
- Michael Clemente, the Senior Executive Producer who led programming at ABC News, CNN, and Fox News;
- Elizabeth Kucinich, the Executive Director for Global Partnerships, a professor, documentary filmmaker and environmental advocate;
- Marc Scarpa, Product Development & Growth Hacker who specializes in live participatory media;
- Doug Scott is Marketing Advisor and a renowned branded entertainment pioneer.
GEM-TV.com will offer viewers a 24/7 live linear experience along with hundreds of Video on Demand “solution-oriented” videos covering nine key environmental Topics: Energy, Climate Change, People on Earth, Forests, The Ocean, Biodiversity, Food, Sustainable Living and Water.
In one interface, GEM-TV.com will combine media and education. The first broadcast network dedicated to providing a platform for environmental solutions, GEM will be divided into four sections:
1) Live TV,
2) Topics – an expansive VOD library,
3) Research – an education section rich with infographics, a library of academic papers, and a portal to courses around the globe dedicated to the environment, and
4) Kids – a special learning section for kids.
With its powerful mission, GEM has already partnered with 50 institutions, foundations, NGOs, producers, and other organizations, including the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Conservation International, Earth Day Network, Freeland, Ocean Cleanup, and Global Resource Information Database (GRID) Geneva, among others. GEM is working towards a partnership agreement with the UN Environment Programme. The TV/VOD solutions company Mobibase was in charge of the technical integration of GEM. To read the full list of partners, please go here.
Members of the nearly 40-person global advisory board are respected explorers, prime ministers, physicists, professors, ecologists, activists, and educators. This esteemed group includes :
- Dr. David Courchene, a respected elder and knowledge keeper of the Anishinaabe Nation
- Wade Davis, a National Geographic Explorer
- Dr. Ann Kurth, Dean at Yale University
- Pascal Peduzzi, Director of UNEP/GRID
- Dr. Vandana Shiva, a globally renowned physicist, ecologist, and activist.
To see the full Advisory Board, please go here.
GEM social media channels:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegemplatform/?hl=en (@thegemplatform)
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheGEMPlatform (@thegemplatform)
If you have content that you would like to see on GEM-TV please contact us at [email protected]