Disney does their best to Explore new and more sustainable agricultural advances. If you have ever taken a ride on EPCOT's Living with the Land then you know what I am talking about. As you snake your way through this ride you'll hear the history of agriculture from the dawn of man to present day. This ride presents a case for thinking green in agriculture. The boat eventually takes you through a green house that looks like something out of the future. The scientists at EPCOT grow everything from banana's to jack fruit in new and interesting ways. There are huge lemons, aquaculture (fish farming), tomato trees, new ideas for fighting diseases and pests, and even gardens that require no soil. All of the growing and farming techniques are carefully thought out. The produce and even some fish from this greenhouse are sent out into the restaurants of Epcot.
Here are a few pictures...
Here is a video from undercovertourist's Youtube channel!
Disney has done an awesome job at adopting green choices! For example in the Animal Kingdom there are no plastic cup lids or straws. Enjoy your drink uncovered with a paper straw and enjoy in some Earth friendly choices!
I love that recycling is promoted throughout the park! With tons of waste going out of the park daily, the least we can do is recycle plastic bottles!
I also love that Mickey (well at least back when they had Mickey's Toontown Fair... :( ....) promoted recycling too! See...cans, bottles, old gloves. Ha!
Okay, so we already talked about Living with the Land. I feel like I learn something new and interesting each time I ride! Now let's talk about another EPCOT attraction, Lion King Circle of Life. This video attraction features Simba, Timon, and Pumba and teaches you all about conservation efforts for this thing we call the circle of life! Who said you can't learn anything from Disney World!
Check out this Youtube video of the video (I know, that sounds a bit redundant. Anyway, there is a part 2 as well but, I thought I would just give you a preview since it is sort of long!)
from century3horizons's Youtube channel
I love the conservation efforts that run through Disney. I am even conservation HERO! You see, I bought one of the conservation buttons to help with Disney's worldwide conservation efforts. Disney offers guests these buttons for a $1 donation! Just think...you can be a hero too! This is a link of the picture from Flickr because I can't seem to find my picture...
Happy Earth day my dear Disney friends. I hope you'll do like Disney and make every day Earth day! We're all a part of this beautiful planet! Let's do our part!