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Avatar Earth Day RELEASE: James Cameron Film Comes Out On DVD, Inspires 'Home Tree' Earth Day 2010

Posted: 04-21-10 06:04 PM

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The Avatar Earth Day release was carefully planned and Avatar inspired several "Home Tree" Earth Day events.

The Avatar Earth Day release is no coincidence, and Avatar director James Cameron will be the first to tell you that.

"I'm not coming out of the closet as an environmentalist," Cameron recently said about Avatar and the Earth Day 2010 release. "I think I was pretty up front about it. I think the themes of the film have been pretty overt."

Avatar has caused some to call April 22, 2010, 'Home Tree' Earth Day and it inspired a worldwide tree-planting campaign, involving a million trees in 15 countries.

In fact, Cameron and actress Sigourney Weaver have just returned from a trip to the Amazon rainforests and have been talking about the importance of preserving the environment.

Look To The Stars reports that a special screening of Avatar will take place in Los Angeles, coinciding with a Home Tree Earth Day event that Cameron will participate in.

Cameron told the Los Angeles Times he's now working on Avatar 2, and that the sequel will have a new environment -- namely, the ocean:

Part of my focus in the second film is in creating a different environment - a different setting within Pandora. And I'm going to be focusing on the ocean on Pandora, which will be equally rich and diverse and crazy and imaginative, but it just won't be a rain forest.
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The Avatar Earth Day release is no coincidence, and Avatar director James Cameron will be the first to tell you that. "I'm not coming out of the closet as an environmentalist," Cameron recently said ...
The Avatar Earth Day release is no coincidence, and Avatar director James Cameron will be the first to tell you that. "I'm not coming out of the closet as an environmentalist," Cameron recently said ...
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- New clydd I'm a Fan of clydd 6 fans permalink

A movie when well-done and having a subtle but thought provoking underlying message is a great way to galvanize us towards getting our act together. There is no doubt that in hind-sight after leaving a Cinema from a viewing of Avatar, the sense of immersion that the powerful visuals combined with 3D and the story’ message, impresses on our minds how it’s sad to destroy life and a beautiful planet… simply because we can.

This article looks at how a movie such as Avatar, along with it’s “digital assets” could go a long way and help educate the younger generation in saving our planet – Earth.

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    Reply     Favorite     Flag as abusive Posted 04:39 PM on 4/22/2010
- hlehman I'm a Fan of hlehman 2 fans permalink
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Regardless of your take on Cameron, the story is important enough. I would love to see some citations to back up the "not even a dime" statement, but that is a tangent.

The truth is that there are too many of us, and too many of us that don't do anything to change the course of rampant destruction.

Here is my choice - funny, irreverent,satire based on Avatar....but with an ACTION item. Send Obama a message and support the clean up of the actual model of mining destruction on Pandora...Alberta's OilSands.

Go to: http://avatarsands.org. Get a laugh and get heard.

    Reply     Favorite     Flag as abusive Posted 02:11 PM on 4/22/2010

Yeah, and how much environmental damage is Avatar causing from the millions of plastic discs and covers for them, as well as the energy required to make, transport and advertise them? Oh yeah, Cameron's a real tree-hugger to be sure. Pfft. I'm so sick of all this corporate greenwashing.

    Reply     Favorite     Flag as abusive Posted 08:40 PM on 4/21/2010
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Yet Cameron wouldn't donate a dime of his profits to indigenous people or the environment.

    Reply     Favorite     Flag as abusive Posted 08:28 PM on 4/21/2010
- Wallace J Nichols - Huffpost Blogger I'm a Fan of Wallace J Nichols 98 fans permalink

I'm looking forward to Avatar 2: The Ocean

Meanwhile...take everyone you know to see DisneyNature's OCEANS, it's the real thing.

Then sign up to help the real ocean...

    Reply     Favorite     Flag as abusive Posted 07:55 PM on 4/21/2010

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