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Happy Earth Day!

April 22, 2009
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Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

Today is Earth Day, and in honor of that event, I encourage you to do 2 things.

1. Visit the Nature Conservancy’s Website here: http://support.nature.org, get to know it a bit, and consider sending someone an Earth Day e-card

2. Consider seeing Disney’s new film, Earth. If you buy a ticket during opening week, Disney will plant a tree in your honor, and besides – it looks so cool!

So happy Earth Day, get outside and appreciate our beautiful home! Read on for a photo montage…

 

And now…a photo montage of cool and beautiful things that come from the Earth (sometimes with the help of the people).

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 22, 2009 11:58 am

    A. You should also be visiting planetgreen.com and treehugger.com.

    B. Disney’s ‘Earth’ is really just a knock off of our ‘Planet Earth’ series. Of course, ‘Planet Earth’ puts Disney to shame. 🙂

    • lisam permalink
      April 22, 2009 12:02 pm

      Thank you, Lauren – an excellent point. Disney’s ‘Earth’ uses a lot of the same technology used for filming ‘Planet Earth’. I definitely support the watching of ‘Planet Earth’ as well – I just would love to see Disney’s plant-a-tree plan come through strong.

      Definitely visit the websites Lauren recommends: planetgreen.com and treehugger.com.

      Every little bit helps! 🙂

  2. Tom permalink
    April 22, 2009 12:42 pm

    Hey Lisa,

    I’m looking forward to seeing “Earth.” You and your friend Lauren are even more correct than you might think about it.

    I just recently bought the Planet Earth series and have slowly been working through it over the past couple months. Around the same time, ads for the Disney film started coming out. The two looked strikingly identical in content. I was curious about this, so I consulted the all-knowing electronic oracle, Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_(2007_film).

    The Disney film not only uses the same HD technology as Planet Earth… it uses much of the exact same footage, re-edited and condensed to follow more specific storylines – a polar bear family, and elepahnt family, and some whales, all of whom fans of the BBC/Discovery series will recognize.

    I have yet to see the Disney film, but I’m hoping they’ll add in new/additional/more in-depth footage specific to these animals’ stories that we didn’t get to see before. Hopefully it’s not just an executive summary of the series. I’ll see it either way, though, even if it’s totally a repeat – it’s bar none the best, most beautiful nature footage any film crew has captured to date. Plus, as you say, they’ll plant a tree for everyone who goes to watch it, so that’s incentive by itself.

    Oh, and nice blog!

    • lisam permalink
      April 22, 2009 1:23 pm

      Thanks, Tom!

      And just a note, everyone, the Disney planting-a-tree plan is only active for opening week. Be sure to buy your ticket before opening week is over!

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