Energy Award

Must Watch This Week “Saved by the Sun” on Nova
Calgary Herald – April 20, 2007

Clean? Yes. Cheap? Not yet. Solar power has long been the golden ring in the energy wars (during the '70s gas crisis, U.S. President Jimmy Carter put panels on the White House), but the promise hasn't panned out on a large scale in North America – yet. "Saved By the Sun" lays out the latest goings-on in solar power so we're not all left in the dark. And hey, it's working just down the road. Drake Landing housing development in Okotoks stores solar power gathered during the summer in the ground to heat the houses in winter. "Saved by the Sun" airs on Nova, Tuesday on PBS, Ch. 14, at 8 p.m.

More Green-Themed Programming PBS Kids is running a slew of green-themed programs, colouring everthing from Curious George and Dragon Tales to Maya &Miguel (Friday, PBS, Ch. 14, starting at 7:30 a.m.) - Big Ideas for a Small Planet includes segments on building a green home and environmentally conscious ideas for low-income neighbourhoods. (Saturday, TLC, Ch. 24, 1:34 a.m.) - Pimp My Earth puts an eco-friendly twist on the popular auto show as Xzibit and crew transform a '65 Chevy Impala with the help of one Governor Arnold "I have eight Hummers in the garage" Schwarzenegger. (Sunday, MTV Canada, Ch. 94, 10 p.m.) - 20/20 "Planet Earth 2007: Seven Ways to Help Save the World" offers a global perspective on problem solving. (Friday, ABC, Ch. 5, 11 p.m.) - Treehouse Shows such as This is Emily Yeung, Go Diego Go, Blue's Clues, Franklin and The Wonder Pets focus on recycling, conservation and the environment. (Sunday, Treehouse, Ch. 17, starting at 2 p.m.) - Earth Day Marathon includes the Canadian premiere of Megafalls of Iguacu, a documentary on an amazing water system with up to 300 waterfalls on the border of Brazil and Argentina. (Sunday, National Geographic Channel, Ch. 116, starting at 9 a.m.).