(This giveaway is now closed for entries… congratulations “Marisa”!)
Last year was the first time we really participated in Earth Day. We planted a small tree in our yard (that shortly thereafter became a deer’s lunch… but at least we tried!), read some books about the Earth and had an eco-friendly dinner complete with some dirt for dessert (don’t call the authorities – it was just the dessert that LOOKS like dirt!)
This year I was so excited to learn that Disneynature is premiering its first film, Earth, on Earth Day, April 22, 2009. The trailer looks just incredible. Narrated by James Earl Jones, this film 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. In fact, it’s directed by the same creative team behind the Planet Earth series (that we love!).
To make this an even more impactful event, Disneynature will also plant a tree in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest (the most endangered rain forest in the world), in honor of every moviegoer who sees the film in its opening week. If a weekday viewing isn’t possible, you can plan for the weekend too, and still make a difference!
To top off this great effort, Disneynature has also offered a giveaway to a Mom Goes Green reader. This Earth-branded package (valued at $60) includes a canvas tote, a biodegradable tumbler, a fleece blanket and a tree seedling (that hopes NOT to become a lunch!). To enter this contest, just leave a comment and tell me how you will spend Earth Day this year. You can also send a Twitter message that includes a reply to @momgoesgreen and a link to this blog or write about this giveaway and link back.
A random winner will be selected one week from today’s post (US residents only, please… sorry!)
So plan your Earth Day activities, schedule a viewing of Earth and enter to win… all in celebration of this great planet we share!