The purpose of educational television is to influence the knowledge, attitudes, and values of the viewers. In this context, it is considered a resource for social transformation and community service since its educational, scientific, social, and cultural contents are of public interest.
The Vice Presidency of Sustainability created the educational television program Mundo Sustentable (Sustainable World) to show the actions taken by UANL members and society to promote sustainability practices within their own environments, encouraging viewers to adopt a pro-sustainable attitude.
Mundo Sustentable has a length of 30 minutes per episode and is broadcast on Mondays at 8:30 p.m. The show repeats on Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. on UANL’s free-to-air channel TV UNI and is also available on http://www.uanl.mx/.
As of 2019, Mundo Sustentable has produced 154 episodes divided into six seasons. For the first season (July – November 2015), 21 episodes were broadcast; 10 selected episodes from the first season were repeated from December 2015 to January 2016. As part of the second season (January – June 2016), 27 episodes aired; 6 selected episodes from the first and second seasons were repeated from July to August 2016. The third season (August 2016 – January 2017) consisted of 20 episodes; 18 episodes from the first, second, and third seasons were repeated from January to April 2017. The fourth season aired on May 8, 2017, with a total of 32 episodes; 12 episodes were repeated from January to April 2018. For the fifth season (April – July 2018), 17 episodes were broadcast; 8 episodes were repeated from August to September of the same year. The sixth season aired in October 2018 and comprised 15 episodes.
During 2019, Mundo Sustentable produced and broadcast 25 and 53 episodes, respectively, which represents 151 hours of production and editing.
Some of the show guests include students, professors, and administrative staff from UANL, non-profit organizations, and public and private institutions from Mexico and other countries. All guests are involved in the field of sustainable development.
Mundo Sustentable covers topics such as human health, environmental education, green economy, environmental conservation, efficient use of natural resources, animal welfare, sustainable food production, sustainable infrastructure, pollution causes and effects, environmental management, operational security, climate change, sustainable construction, sustainable communication, sustainability research, cultural diversity and sustainability, sustainable innovations, sustainable consumption, bioenergy, environmental restoration, effects of plastic pollution, sustainable organizations, and the conservation and sustainable management of the Lacandon Jungle.