Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day!

Today is one of my favorite days of the year! The day the whole world comes together to celebrate Mother Earth. I love how everyone starts thinking about changes they can make to save the planet and become a better steward of our one and only planet. Education is the key to changing the bad that has been done and just remember to spread the word.

In honor of Earth Day, I am spreading the message about a new film. A film that makes its debut, very appropriately, today. Earth is a film by Disney Nature that follows the lives of three animal families - polar bears, African elephants, and humpback whales - and their amazing journeys across the planet. What? No pugs? Sorry, they did not make the cut. But that's okay, because this movie focuses on endangered animals and pugs, thankfully, are not endangered.

James Earl Jones narrates the film as it captures the most intimate moments on our planet. Even if you have seen movies or documentaries like this before, it is still worth going to see this film. Mom always says that you learn new things whenever you seeing something again. Plus a film like this, with spectacular footage of some of our planets most endangered animals, never gets old. This film is about educating everyone about the plight of animals in peril. These animals are running out of time and may not be around forever.

If you purchase tickets to this film during its opening week, Disney will plant a tree in your honor. Wow! What a great thing to do. Advance ticket sales for the film have already exceeded 500,000 so there will soon be that many more trees on planet Earth. The trees will be planted in critical areas of biodiversity, including Brazil's Atlantic rain forest which is one of the most endangered in the world. So many plant and animal species that haven't even been discovered live in rain forests, not to mention the thousands that have. Everyone needs rain forests for their survival and once they are gone, well it's not going to be pretty. Kudos to Disney for helping out in such a huge way and for setting an example for all to follow.

So get out and see this film, learn from it, ask questions about it, and take action now before it's too late. Pugs are lucky they are not endangered, but not all animals are. You can make a difference, not just on Earth Day, but every day, because every day is Earth Day.

6 comments:

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Hi Stubby
This is my first time to your bloggie, thank you for coming to say hi.
First I want to tell you I checked out your bloggie and it is sooo cool. A little of everything. And I want to say how wonderful that you are celebrating earth day. That is excellent. I do it too.
This movie you mentioned sounds so good- I am sure my moms would like to see it.
I also wanted to say I agree with you about saving the earth, and I wanted to add that people should think about the people who live on the earth too, and protect each other from hate and bad things happening.
Good job on your bloggie
Love
tweedles

Melissa and Emmitt said...

happy earth day stubby!

xoxoxo
melisssa and emmitt

Pearl said...

Hi sweet Stubby! I saw the previews for that Earth movie, it looks great! Momma says they won't let me in the theater, so I'll have to wait 'til it's out on DVD.

Happy Earth Day! You're right, EVERY day should be spent thinking about our planet!

Stubby said...

Hey Tweedles - Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you like my blog. I try to mix things up on it because I like variety.
I am so glad that you celebrate Earth Day. I had such fun yesterday and Mom was busy spreading the green gospel all over the county!
Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Melissa and Emmitt - Thanks for the Earth Day greetings. I am still celebrating because I can't squeeze all my activities into one day! Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Pearly Poo - I don't know why they won't let dogs in theatres. What do they think we are going to do - ruin the place? We could help clean up all the spilled popcorn and greet the guests. I think we should petition to offer our services to the theatres! Stubby xoxo