Stars Speak For Nature

Almost a year ago Conservation International launched an awareness campaign featuring some of the world’s best-known celebrities speaking as nature (and elements thereof) with the goal of educating one and all about the need to take care of our planet.

The concept is great, the messages are fabulous and the imagery is stunning (and best viewed in HD full-screen).

People can argue all day long about climate change and wonder if we Humans have really done this, or does it really exist. But, there are simple truths. Chief among them is that Humans do indeed pollute our home, our planet, our Earth.

Take a look around. The burger wrapper in the street. An oil spill off the coast. The mess of paint on the ground. The soot captured in the atmosphere. The raped forests which are not replenished. Radiation spills. On and on and on. If one opens one’s eyes one can see what we Humans are doing to the home on which we all live.

Whether or not one financially supports this type of cause, as an individual it really does not take much to become more aware of and about the environment and to effectively do something about it and to then get others to help. There are ideas at the Conservation International site aptly named Nature is Speaking. There you can also watch the other videos , download incredible animated posters for your desktop, and more.

There is only one Planet Earth and it is up to each one of us to take care of it.

Yosemite Valley - Half Dome
Yosemite Valley – Half Dome

After all, it is a place of great beauty and incredible wonder.

Over For Now.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Nearly four decades ago, George Lucas released upon the world a wonderfully epic space opera story, Star Wars (later retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope), the events of which occurred “a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.”

Star Wars Movie Poster 1977That masterpiece, produced with an $11 million budget, earned 10 Academy Award nominations and won six, and was the only film of its decade to be selected to the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

How many times have fans kicked back to enjoy this truly classic film, starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness and Peter Cushing, with droid-faves C-3PO and R2-D2, along with David Prowse as Darth Vadar (voiced by James Earl Jones) and Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca.

Two other movies, starring the same main characters followed three years apart, then, 16 years later, in 1999, the first of a prequel trilogy arrived, with new characters and a whole lot of special effects. While all the Star Wars films have been box office hits, the original trilogy is considered by most as the better movies.

Star Wars The Force AwakensEnter 2015 and Episode VII, bringing back several of the original stars, and surely one of the most anticipated films of the year, though it will not be released until December 2015.

The second trailer for The Force Awakens was released at the Star Wars Celebration in California on April 16, and received over 10 million views on YouTube within the first 24 hours. For those of us who grew up with Star Wars, this should be an exceptionally fun ride.

Thank you George Lucas for providing a lifetime of entertainment. May the force be with you.

Over For Now.

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