Earth Day is a fantastic holiday. I’ve heard folks say that it’s the most celebrated secular holiday ever.
This year to celebrate Earth Day Disneynature, Disney’s new independent film label, will release their first film, Earth. Earth is narrated by James Earl Jones and tells the remarkable story of three animal families and their amazing journey across the planet we all call home. Earth combines rare action, unimaginable scale and impossible locations by capturing the most intimate moments of our planet’s wildest and most elusive creatures. Directors Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield, the acclaimed creative team behind the Emmy Award-winning “Planet Earth” series combine forces again to bring this epic adventure to the big screen, beginning Earth Day 2009. To celebrate the film’s theatrical release, Disneynature will be planting a tree in the endangered Brazilian Atlantic Rain Forest in honor of every person who sees the film during its opening week!
Disneynature is giving away a variety of Earth-branded products including a canvas tote, a biodegradable tumbler, and a tree seedling to one lucky reader!
To enter this contest, leave a comment on this post describing how you will be spending Earth Day this year.
I will use Random.org on April 21st, noon Pacific time to pick a winner.
[This post was written by Jessica Gottlieb.]
Watch my daughter go to her prom in an eco-friendly dress and apparel – driven in a hybrid car… she loves saving the planet but has to meet her social committments
I want to devote some special time with my little ones this Earth Day to really connect with our natural world. My boys love to be outside and have started really understanding about “reduce, reuse, recycle” and I want to foster their love for our planet and its inhabitants.
We will be making an even greater effort to be green that day but have made many chnages this month like:
* taking the max to work instead of driving
* use reusable sandwich boxes for school lunches
* no papertowel use – cloth napkins and towels only, even for clean up
* no more daily coffee (cup)
* a list of green crafts and activities for the kids
But on Earth Day, we’re looking forward to checking out the Earth movie with friends.
We are planning to plant some flowers, spend the entire week TV free, and visit a real greenhouse!
On this Earth Day, I want to spend the day appreciating… well, earth. 🙂 Starting off the morning at the beach in San Diego, hiking to the nearby cliffs, and then to the movies- to watch Earth. 🙂
We will be taking our 11 month old son for a picnic at the Maine Audubon Society and then home to continue planting our garden. We want this earth to be his playground and his kids playground, and their kids and so on… Therefore we must teach him how to love, protect and nurture it.
I’ll be at work, but I’m creating a display case in my library in honor of Earth Day. Our “new books” case will also be filled with all books on how to be more green.
Carolyn G says
I am going to an earth day celebration in town and then we will plant 2 trees in our yard
Working in our organic, compost-fed garden, shopping at Goodwill and using yard-sale fabric to make new drapes to keep out the coming summer sun and lower heating bills.
Happy Earth Day, everyone!
Jamie Morrison says
We are planning on going to a nature center in our area. They are having an Earth Day event with bird show, puppet show, activities, local music and food.
unfortunately i’ll be at work. :\
We’ll be working in our garden and cleaning up the yard.
We’ll be in church that night- the usual. Unfortunately the earth day activities in our area all happen during my babe’s nap time. We did get to celebrate earth hour though. That was fun.
I plan on spending some time in the garden with my daughter. We like to pull weeds, water flowers, watch worms crawl, and play in the dirt. I love seeing nature through her eyes.
We’ll be planting our vegetable garden and some blueberries along with doing a fun reusable craft project at my daughter’s school. Then at the end of the week we’ll be doing community-wide Earth Day projects at her school as well.
Shaping Youth says
I just caught the world premiere here in Hollywood to cover for ECP and Shaping Youth this week, but on Earth Day itself, I’ll probably be supporting the film in S.F. doing exit poll interviews with a Flip cam to talk to kids about their impressions (and to plant a tree)
Added bonus? Got to chat with Wyland about his whale wall refurbishment in Long Beach and his 4000 sq. ft. painting revealed at the premiere. He’s doing awesome work in marine life preservation with kids as ambassadors for his foundation!
(p.s. As you know, I’m not wanting the ‘stuff’ just checkin’ in here from afar so disqualify me for any drawings etc. please!)
We will be taking a hike with our cleanup gear unless the boys decide they want to walk to beach and cleanup there instead. In the late afternoon I believe there is an Earth Day celebration in our town.
TJ Boyer says
I will be spending the week of Earth Day working in my garden with my 4 year old and starting on my compost pile.
Nicole Vesota says
I will definitely be going to see Earth on Earth Day! Trees are expensive, so buying a movie ticket is the easiest way to plant one. I will also go disc golfing = )
I will be helping students pick up litter and I’m definitely planning on seeing the movie.
Deb W says
My kids and I plan to go to the recycle center and then spend the day outside. Maybe replanting my cedar tree to a better location.
What about Jean Luc Picard?
Jessica Gottlieb says
Congratulations TJ Boyer, be on the lookout for an email from me!