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Just south of the Walt Disney World Resort is the Disney Wilderness Preserve, a 12,000 acre nature preserve – and it’s celebrating its 20th anniversary this week.
This nature preserve was created in the early 1990s after The Walt Disney Company donated the land to The Nature Conservancy, in part to offset lands impacted by the development of the Walt Disney World Resort. This approach to conservation of an ecosystem was, at the time, a unique collaboration between government, business, and conservation organizations.
The preserve is near the top of the headwaters …
The Walt Disney Co. has pledged to adopt a new paper sourcing policy that will eliminate paper connected to the destruction of rainforests, sources say.
The new policy, developed in partnership with the Rainforest Action Network (RAN,) will apply to every aspect of the media giant’s operations. Additionally, Disney will require that all licenses and supply chain partners adopt the new paper policy as well. Beth Stevens, senior vice president, Disney Corporate Citizenship, Environment and Conservation, says:
The paper policy is an example of how Disney conducts business in an environmentally and …
Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund has awarded a grant to The Jersey Shore Terrapin Conservation Project, a program through the Wetlands Institute. This project is designed to monitor human impact on diamondback terrapins and help reduce the impact through various conservation measures.
Dr. Lenore Tedesco, Wetlands Institute executive director, says:
We are delighted to be working with DWCF to expand our work to reduce terrapin mortality due to human impacts in our community. These programs provide the community with opportunities to participate in meaningful and impactful conservation efforts.
Within the year ahead, Wetlands Institute …
While Disney’s new Art of Animation Resort delves deep into the stories of some beloved Disney characters, it is also a testament to Walt Disney’s legacy of protecting the environment. There are many environmental enhancements that were added to the resort, including:
The opportunity for guests to contribute to Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund
Energy saving LED lighting in the Ink & Paint Shop, as well as other areas of the resort
Reusable plates and utensils in the Landscape of Flavors Food Court
Recycle bins in many key public areas of the resort, as well …
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Sources have announced that DisneyNature’s latest documentary, Chimpanzee, which delighted audiences during its theatrical debut on Earth Day 2012, will be released as a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack this August.
Chimpanzee follows the story of a young chimp named Oscar, whose family is confronted by a rival gang of chimpanzees. The film takes a glorious turn, however, when an unexpected ally steps in to help Oscar and his family.
The Blu-ray combo pack will feature a variety of bonus material, including an in-depth look at Disney’s conservation legacy, a featurette detailing the making …
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The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) has given a $100,000 grant to The Nature Conservancy’s Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future Program (LEAF.)
Says Dr. Beth Stevens, senior vice president of Corporate Citizenship, Environment & Conservation at Disney:
At Disney, kids and conservation are important to who we are as a company. We have great confidence that the LEAF program will continue this commitment into the future. We know that the experiences they are helping to create for kids in nature are critical to inspiring the next generation of …
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This past weekend, over 140 Boys & Girls Club children participated in environmental-focused activities in celebration of Earth Month.
The programs, which were part of the Disney Youth Education Series, took place on the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail at Disney California Adventure. Here, the children learned about protecting California’s environment, and the different ways they can help to conserve water and protect nature.
Finally, the kids were able to get up close and personal with various species of wildlife, including tarantulas, gopher snakes, hermit crabs, and sea stars, which were shared by …
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In an effort to embed environmental conservancy into the everyday actions of Walt Disney World cast members & guests, Disney has put a spotlight on managing energy resources effectively, minimizing waste, and conserving water. Through a series of science-based programs & policies, Disney cast members participate to potentially conserve enough electricity to power more than 1,000 homes for a year.
By replacing over 1,000 theatrical spotlights and floodlights across the WDW Resort with longer-lasting bulbs, including LED lights in some fixtures, popular attractions like Rock n’ Roller Coaster, Living with …