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Animated Short is the Last in Five-Day Series, One Home, Celebrating the Interconnectedness of All Life on the Planet

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April 26, 2020

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Global Wildlife Conservation today shared the final in its five-part series of animated videos celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. In today’s episode, confirmed cynic, producer and writer for The Simpsons, George Meyer, explains how his initial skepticism of Earth Day 50 years ago bloomed into a deep appreciation for the planet that permeated his writing.

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Earth Day videos

GWC will release a new Earth Day video daily at 10 a.m. EDT through April 26. Each video tells a personal story of its narrator’s unique connection to nature.

April 22—Commander Chris Hadfield narrates a video about viewing the Earth from space and its profound effect on him. The experience, which is not uncommon in astronauts and known as the overview effect, puts in sharp perspective for him that all life on Earth is connected. He invites viewers to flip the narrative about humans’ relationship with the Earth and climate change. And he asks them to stop viewing themselves as separate from the Earth, but instead as very much a part of it.

April 23— Renowned environmental photographer, Cristina Mittermeier, describes her passion for the oceans and the foundation they create for all life on Earth. She invites viewers to remember that humans, as well as the planet, are made of water, making their survival perpetually linked.

April 24Nemonte Nenquimo, a Waorani leader, used her voice to defend her tribe from attempts to open Waorani lands for oil extraction in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Guided by tribal knowledge passed down for generations, she invites viewers to join her and other indigenous women to become guardians for nature.

April 25—Confirmed cynic, producer and writer for The SimpsonsGeorge Meyer, explains how his initial skepticism of Earth Day 50 years ago bloomed into a deep appreciation for the planet that permeated his writing.

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Global Wildlife Conservation

GWC conserves the diversity of life on Earth by safeguarding wildlands, protecting wildlife and supporting guardians. We maximize our impact through scientific research, biodiversity exploration, habitat conservation, protected area management, wildlife crime prevention, endangered species recovery, and conservation leadership cultivation. Learn more at https://globalwildlife.org

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Lindsay Renick Mayer

Global Wildlife Conservation

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Global Wildlife Conservation

dmurphy@globalwildlife.org

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