1. There are some terrific wallpaper downloads available at disney.com/earth
2. There is also a contest to win an earth prize package. I have no idea what the prize is but it is a text contest. Text the word NATURE and your zip code to 43549 by 21 April. The winners will be notified on 22 April.
I found the contest with some promotional material for a "green" event I am involved with and apparently this movie is now one of our newest sponsors.
It shouldn't but in environmental stances a lot of things are questioned and this is an eco-friendly board where hopefully we think about all kinds of factors before we act.
There is a great book called the Fallacy of Wildlife Conservation by Livingston and he goes into all the arguements of why wildlife should be conserved. In the end it all boils down to the experience the person pursuing conservation had for an organism. Zoos and these kinds of movies are great vehicles for experiences. I won't take away from that and hope I didn't.
I simply look at it as a way to get kids excited and involved in preserving the earth and learning about our need to protect it. It shouldn't be made into an adult platform of controversy in my opinion.
Edited by: ERINALEXIS20 at: 4/7/2009 (10:59)
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Apparently if you see it Earth Day week Disney will plant a tree in the Brazilian Atlantic rainforest.
So... I personally don't advocate going to the movies for Earth Day. Community activities requiring less electricity are best... but if you or your kiddies are at a complete loss for what to do, this can be a fun option. Animals are always a great introduction for kids to ask questions about conservation.
Also... I am not 100% behind the Disney campaign and their tree planting. There could be some accountability issues, the Mata Atlantica is a serious zone of peril and who knows if the trees are the best solution there where they will be planted, and then there is the whole debate of tree planting/carbon shares and their usefulness.
All right. I'll stop being a Negative Nancy. The movie looks good. If you go ENJOY!
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