Monday, April 22, is Earth Day, and as such it is a time to pause and give a bit of thought to something that, frankly, we should be thinking about every day. To be clear, that something is Earth.
Perhaps you are asking what you and yours can do to help celebrate and protect the planet? That’s easy! Most schools and communities have scheduled events (check your local listings), and if they don’t you can make your own—that’s organic!
When my oldest son was in second grade his class wrote a poem (one sentence per student) and I am sharing it with you today (below), because who doesn’t love poems about creative monkeys, recycling programs, and the dogs of Panama? If that doesn’t say Earth Day then I don’t know what does.
Perhaps you are thinking: Sure, Earth is great, but what’s my motivation? What has the planet done for me lately? To which I judge you silently and then offer this awesomeness: Wings of Life by Disneynature, the studio that brought you Earth, Oceans, African Cats, and Chimpanzee (all of the films are pretty darn awesome).
Wings for Life is a beautiful adventure narrated by Meryl Streep showcasing an intimate and unprecedented look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, and bats is a celebration of life. Consider that a third of the world’s food supply depends on these amazing creatures, and that their existence is increasingly threatened. Now consider doing something about it. That’s Earth Day!
Speaks for itself, right? Right.
And now it can speak for itself in the comfort of your own home, which is, most likely, also on Earth. Leave a comment below and you can win a Wings of Life Prize Pack which includes:
- 1 Blu-ray Combo Pack of Disneynature’s Wings of Life
- 1 Safari Ltd Butterflies TOOB
- 1 Safari Ltd Life Cycle of a Honey Bee
- 1 Safari Ltd Life Cycle of a Monarch Butterfly
How to Enter:
- Prize: One (1) gift pack featuring the items outlined above.
- To enter, leave a comment on the post below telling us how you plan to celebrate Earth Day! Please include a valid email in the space provided (not within the actual comment text box).
- Only one (1) entry per person is allowed. Only residents of U.S. and Canada that are 18 and older with a valid address are eligible to enter.
- This Giveaway entry period starts today, Friday, April 19, 2013, at the time of this posting, and ends on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 11:59:59 PM PST.
- One (1) potential winner will be picked in a random drawing on or about Tuesday, April 23, and notice will be sent to that person via the email address provided. If you are a potential winner but fail to claim your prize within three (3) days of us sending you notice or are otherwise in non-compliance with the Giveaway rules, then we will choose an alternate winner.
- We will announce the winner in an updated version of this post once confirmation of prize acceptance is verified.
- No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Odds will depend on the number of eligible entries. See the complete general rules and eligibility requirements that apply to all Giveaways here.
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**WE HAVE A WINNER! CONGRATULATIONS TO SUSAN IN FLORIDA!**
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