environmental

Disneyland Paris recommits to environmental stewardship on Earth Day

Even as Disneyland Paris is temporarily closed due to the global health emergency, it is reaffirming its commitment to strong environmental stewardship as people everywhere celebrate Earth Day.  The company released an action plan with six areas of focus for the Disneyland Paris resort over… Read More »Disneyland Paris recommits to environmental stewardship on Earth Day

Group Targets Disney’s Theme Parks for Potential Lead Poisoning

I’m not going to pretend to know much about California or Florida consumer safety laws, especially when it comes to safe lead levels in paint and other materials. However, the group known as the Mateel Environmental Justice Foundation claims they do know and that Disney’s… Read More »Group Targets Disney’s Theme Parks for Potential Lead Poisoning

Expressions – Epcot – April 23rd, 2011

I’ve long wanted to experiment with the sort of environmental pieces one associates with the last few minutes of CBS’ Sunday Morning. With that as the inspiration, I’m starting a new series called “Expressions.” I’m afraid I don’t have the best video or sound equipment… Read More »Expressions – Epcot – April 23rd, 2011

EARTH coming soon on DVD & Blu-ray

EARTH, the beautiful and powerful documentary released by DisneyNature earlier this year, is coming to DVD and Blu-ray. Here at The Disney Blog we’ve been given two copies to give away. See below for details on how to enter the drawing.

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On September 1, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment releases EARTH on Blu-ray and DVD! This trio of unforgettable stories is woven together by award-winning filmmakers Alistair Fothegrill (“The Blue Planet) and Mark Linfield (“Planet Earth”), and narrated by Academy Award-winner James Earl Jones. In Blu-ray, the film gives audiences an unmatched opportunity to view its dizzying aerial photography, epic backdrops and rare footage of land, sea and air in astonishing high definition. Bonus material includes a making-of featurette and more.

A large part of Walt Disney’s legacy is his love of the outdoors. You see it in the true life adventure series, the parks, and ultimately in his plans for EPCOT. My hope is that the new Disneynature label will return to this legacy in full. To win a copy of Earth (the DVD version) leave a comment on this post with your idea for what you’d like to see from the Disneynature label in the future. Specific answers with a focus on Walt’s legacy will get extra weight. Make sure to provide a valid email address! Delivery only to US addresses. A winner will be chosen September 4th at Noon eastern.

After the jump you can check out a preview of one of the DVD’s bonus features – Aerial Shots and get more DVD details:

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Sustainable Salmon Feeds Shamu at SeaWorld

Animal trainer Amber Cavett offers a piece of sustainable salmon for Shamu at SeaWorld Orlando.

Ever wonder where all that seafood consumed by SeaWorld’s guests and its wettest performers came from? Certainly not from the aquarium tanks. Although the Shark Encounter certainly looks to hold the capacity.

SeaWorld took a careful look at their sources for seafood and decided they could do more to be in line with their conservation mission. That’s why soon all of the seafood served to guests — and even the salmon fed to Shamu — will be purchased from sustainably-managed fisheries that promote environmentally responsible stewardship. This change affects more than 220,000 pounds of seafood and is on track for completion by early 2009.

Busch Entertainment Company, SeaWorld’s parent company, is working with the Marine Stewardship Council and Aquaculture Certification Council in sourcing sustainable seafood options. Both are international, non-profit organizations that promote environmentally responsible fishing, fish farms, processing and food safety.

In partnering with the Rainforest Alliance, the parks also serve coffee and chocolate purchased from growers who meet demanding social and environmental standards. This global certification program ensures food is farmed and harvested in ways that protect wildlife, habitats and people.

Click below the cut for some other examples of how BEC is working to maintain its dedication to the environment.

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Disney gets Green, buys Ideal Bite

CNET is reporting that Disney has bought “Ideal Bite”, a ‘green’ focused e-newsletter. The price was about $15 million, PaidContent reported. That’s a lot smaller than Club Penguin, which Disney acquired for $350 million last year. Ideal Bite is small even as far as e-mail… Read More »Disney gets Green, buys Ideal Bite