See it, Read it, Play it - CLIMATE CHANGE SPECIAL!
By Danielle Daggett, for Aspire Magazine (Blue Leaf Media Ltd) June 2019
Available now on Netflix.
This month, in place of upcoming films, I wanted to discuss a new documentary series I truly believe everyone should watch. As he did with Planet Earth and Blue Planet, Sir David Attenbourgh narrates another astonishing series, bringing the wonders of the natural world in to our homes, and highlighting the peril it faces today.
Speaking at the premiere, Sir David Attenbourgh said: “The eight part Our Planet series aims to reach a billion people around the world. It celebrates the species and habitats which still remain and reveals what must be protected to ensure both people and nature thrive. I’ve always believed that few people will protect the natural world if they don’t first love and understand it. Many sequences in the series reveal nature at its most fascinating and delightful. But what really makes Our Planet stand out, is the clear, driving story that runs through the entre series, and the wider communications project. The natural world is not just nice to have, it fundamentally matters to each and every one of us. This has been a true labour of love for hundreds of filmmakers, cinematographers, conservationists and production teams; all of whom have brought their best work to the most important story there is – a story that could not be more universal or more timely. The ability to tell that story to almost every country on earth, at the same time, via Netflix, brings the possibility of an unprecedented global understanding of the one place that we all call home”.
Everyone must do their part to work towards saving the planet, and the time to act is now. This series is sure to inspire you. As Sir David said, once you love and understand the natural world, you’ll have a desire to save it! If you don’t have a Netflix account, borrow a friend’s login details or sign up for a month’s free trial just to watch this!
FERGS AND THE ECO TYKES
Available on Amazon.
Educating our children on the natural world and teaching them how they can make a difference in the fight to save our planet is so important. This fantastic book is sure to inspire them.
Fergs and the Eco Tykes is full of adventures, life lessons and fun. Local author, and former teacher, Erica Thicket has used her scientific knowledge and experience as a teacher to create an exciting book for children and a platform for parents and teachers to encourage projects and investigations. With a multitude of entertaining characters inspired by Erica’s loved ones, hints of adult humour and heart-warming stories for all, Fergs and the Eco Tykes is a book every family can enjoy together.
THE SUSTAINABLE FUTURES REPORT
Available on the Podcasts Apps and online at www.player.fm
Weekly podcast from Antony Day, in which he and his guests make sense of sustainability and discuss surviving climate change, resource depletion, the energy crisis and staying profitable.
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