Environmental Pop Culture for Earth Day

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Original air date: Monday, April 21, 2014

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Unity of the Oaks tree

Unity of the Oaks tree

 

Tour with your Pop Conscious friends Malayna and Stacy, with Pop Culture as your eco-friendly vehicle through the sustainable past and the future possible. We’ll talk about cartoons (yay!) like Bambi, Pocahontas, Fern Gully and Wall-E. We’ll discuss Sci-Fi films like Avatar and activists like Erin Brockovich and Al Gore. We’ll also see what Unity cofounder Charles Fillmore said about conservation, all in time to celebrate Earth Day!

(And it was also Malayna’s dad’s birthday! But he’s not quite as old as the earth…)

 SHOW NOTES:

Disney has a history of nature documentaries –  BEARS is coming out on Earth Day!  Live action, but with personifications that people can relate with.

Plus, Bambi, Pocahontas, Wall-E!  (See lyrics to “Colors of the Wind” below….)

Charles Fillmore – on Conservation:

  • Revealing Word : Law of Conservation–Building up a large reserve consciousness of substance, life, strength, and power, instead of laying up material treasures. This is done through prayer.
    In Prosperity on Laying Up Treasures – Any form of waste is a violation of the divine law of conservation.  Everywhere in  nature there is evidence of stored up energy substance, ready for use when needed.

No hoarding!  Join in the cycle!

Deepak Chopra said energy and prosperity is like water — you need it to run and circulate and have an inlet and outlet. Much like Charles Fillmore said about Spirit.

Check out the Environmental Media Association!  Awards and green seal for responsible production.

MOVIES with an ECO-MESSAGE:

Check out this article: 10 Films to Inspire Your Inner Environmentalist

  • Celeb Documentary – 11th Hour with Leonardo Di Caprio, Al Gore and An Inconvenient Truth
  • Message Movie – Promised Land with Matt Damon, Erin Brockovich (she lives in Ventura County, like we do!)
  • Post Apocolyptic -Wall-E, The Day After Tomorrow
  • Horror Movies – Godzilla, Swamp Thing
  • Environmental Fiction – Avatar! (Featuring James Cameron‘s love for deep-sea bioluminescence!)

I Heart Huckabees – A movie about the environment and quantum physics, and stuff.

HOME – Aerial shots of the amazing Earth.

Animation:  Princess Mononoke, Avatar: The Last Airbender

Songs for Earth Day:

  • It’s the End of the World As We Know It – by R.E.M.
  • The Greatest Love of All – by Whitney Houston (featured on the episode of Who’s the Boss that Malayna was on!)
  • We Are the World and Hands Across America

Book Series:

Fashion:

Garments Without Guilt! Ecouterre! Tree Hugger.com!  Planet Green!

Lyrics to “Colors of the Wind”

You think you own whatever land you land on
The Earth is just a dead thing you can claim
But I know every rock and tree and creature
Has a life, has a spirit, has a name

You think the only people who are people
Are the people who look and think like you
But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger
You’ll learn things you never knew you never knew

Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon
Or asked the grinning bobcat why he grinned?
Can you sing with all the voices of the mountains?
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?

Come run the hidden pine trails of the forest
Come taste the sunsweet berries of the Earth
Come roll in all the riches all around you
And for once, never wonder what they’re worth

The rainstorm and the river are my brothers
The heron and the otter are my friends
And we are all connected to each other
In a circle, in a hoop that never ends

How high will the sycamore grow?
If you cut it down, then you’ll never know
And you’ll never hear the wolf cry to the blue corn moon

For whether we are white or copper skinned
We need to sing with all the voices of the mountains
We need to paint with all the colors of the wind

You can own the Earth and still
All you’ll own is Earth until
You can paint with all the colors of the wind.

 

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