Earth Month has become more than just a celebration at Disney. It’s an annual tradition that brings us together to discuss how we can positively impact the planet we call “home.”
Disney’s commitment to nature spans more than six decades, and we believe experiences with nature have the potential to spark a lifelong interest in conservation. That’s why, in 2014, Disney connected more than 13 million kids and families with nature experiences.
One place Disney incorporates fun for families to experience the wonders of wildlife is at its Vero Beach Resort in Florida. Guests can join real-life conservation biologists to inventory and report on sea turtle nests. Activities like this make family vacations both educational and meaningful.
The Company also provides philanthropic support to nonprofit organizations that share Disney’s mission of conserving resources and protecting nature. This year, for example, Disney is working with the National Parks Foundation and the National Recreation and Park Association to help preserve one of the Earth’s most valuable resources—the great outdoors. We’ll share more about these projects on Disney Post throughout Earth Month, so stay tuned!
We’re also excited for Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom to swing into theaters this month. Get your friends and family together and head to your local movie theater during its opening week starting Friday, April 17. For every ticket purchased, Disney will make a donation to Conservation International to protect monkeys and other endangered species in their natural habitat.
As we kick off Earth Month, we hope you’ll join us in April—and all year long!—in taking actions and making decisions that have a positive impact on the environment we all share.