On Earth Day, Plant Trees Without Getting Your Hands Dirty; Save the Oceans without Getting Wet
Posted Apr 20 2010 10:56am
On land or on sea, you can make a difference on Earth Day.
Volunteer Spot, the nation's premiere Web-based volunteer coordinator, has teamed up with Arbor Day to recognize you and your good deeds for the planet by planting trees in fire-damaged national forests. The Give and Grow program rewards activities ranging from organizing an Earth Day event to staging a beach clean up, to planning a community garden, as long as you register them with Volunteer Spot. The program is a natural extension of Volunteeer Spot's own commitment to eco-friendly business. The company's paperless online volunteer management system saves trees and conserves water while making it very easy for anyone to volunteer in her community. Even if you don't get your act together in time to do something for Earth Day, check out Volunteer Spot whenever you need to organize an eco action in your community.
If you can't be outside for Earth Day, commune with nature at the cineplex. This year, Disneynature is releasing OCEANS, the sequel to the stunning "Earth" it premiered this time last year . Nearly three-quarters of the Earth’s surface is covered by H2O, a fact OCEANS chronicles with footage of the sea's deepest waters and most amazing creatures. Narrated by Pierce Brosnan, the feature-length film showcases spectacular never-before-seen imagery captured by the latest underwater technologies.
What do you get besides oohs and aahs and maybe some buttered popcorn? If you see OCEANS any time during opening week (April 22-28, 2010), Disneynature will make a contribution on your behalf to The Nature Conservancy to save coral reefs. That seems like it's more than worth the price of admission.