Are you ready for Earth Day?

Earth Day globe

Tomorrow is Earth Day. Now into its 45th year, it’s now celebrated in over 190 countries around the world. There are all sorts of celebrations and festivals scheduled and there will be plenty of fun and information to take in.

Bears poster

One of the cool events you might want to do is to go see the new Disney pic Bears, which officially opened April 18th.  It showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. “Bears captures the fast-moving action and suspense of life in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses—Alaska. This film is the fifth theatrical release for Disneynature, the first new Disney-branded film label from The Walt Disney Studios in more than 60 years. As with Disneynature’s preceding 4 film, if you see the film this week, a portion of the proceeds will go to the National Park Foundation to help wildlife habitat such as planting trees to offset deforestation, protecting chimpanzee habitat and marine life.

Jane Goodall and Katie Couric

Another cool opportunity is to see Jane Goodall in her interview with Katie Couric’s TV talk show “Katie”, which airs tomorrow (the 22nd). In this Goodall shares her passion for and connection to animals, how she got started in her career and her involvement with Disneynature’s new movie “Bears.”  She also discusses  her mission to teach the next generation to take care of the earth.  You can find local air times by clicking here.

CALrecycle logo

EarthDay is a time for us to celebrate together with park and waterway cleanups, festivals, and other local events.

“As environmentalists, so much of what we do for the earth is part of our lifestyle now — we don’t give it much conscious thought,” CalRecycle Director Caroll Mortensen said. “Earth Day is a time to reflect on what we’re doing and what more we can do, and to join our neighbors and see what we can accomplish when we work together as a community.” You can see CalRecycle’s Earth Day calendar listing events in dozens of communities throughout California.

Ed and Rachelle Begley, photo by Lisa Franchot

Ed and Rachelle Begley, photo by Lisa Franchot

If you’re an online entertainment buff (and so many of us are), you can catch Ed Begley Jr. on BiteSize TV for all day coverage on all things green for Earth Day. This Earth Day marathon, ‘HOLLYWOOD GOES GREEN,’ hosted by Ed and his wife Rachelle Carson, will feature twelve hours of live streaming, celebrity-studded coverage that will be seen at BiteSize, with On Demand viewable segments appearing on The show brings together actors, authors, scientists, business innovators and other celebrities who are out front in the green movement, along with the leading experts on a wide range of environmental issues—from climate change and protecting our oceans to green fashion and sustainable farming. Definitely something worth turning in for!

Whatever you do to honor and celebrate this Earth Day, do something that’s memorable and special that honors this beautiful blue marble we call home. Don’t let the moment pass unheeded.

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