As I mentioned in this post, I’m all about trying to live a more sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyle. Global warming and environmental degradation are staring us in the face. The water shortage we’re currently experiencing is just one of the many ways the planet is crying out for us to make a drastic lifestyle change to help save it. It won’t just be our children or our children’s children who will suffer; we’re already suffering through it now.
If you don’t know where to start, here’s one easy way you could: Become more aware about how we’re abusing the planet and what we can possibly do in our own way to preserve it. As we build up toward Earth Day on April 22, we can turn our binge-watching habit into one of creating more awareness for ourselves by watching Our Planet on Netflix starting April 5.
The majestic beauty and fragility of Mother Earth is captured masterfully in Netflix’s most ambitious nature docuseries to date, narrated by English broadcaster and natural historian Sir David Attenborough. From the creator of the BBC television series Planet Earth that Attenborough also narrates, the eight-part series features never-before-seen footage of wildlife and their habitats, while also revealing why the natural world matters to us all and what steps must be taken to preserve it. The series is accompanied by behind-the-scenes content which will launch simultaneously on Netflix.
The ambitious four-year project has been filmed in 50 countries across all the continents of the world, with over 600 crew members, and focuses on the remarkable diversity of habitats around the world, from the remote Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the vast landscapes of Africa and diverse jungles of South America.
In the first episode, viewers will travel from the Brazilian rainforest to Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, discovering how each fragile habitat is connected and why they are all essential for life to thrive on this planet. Subsequent episodes capture Earth’s key biomes or habitats: the icy frozen worlds, jungles, coastal seas, deserts and grasslands, high seas, freshwater regions and forests. Thanks to an extensive team that includes some of the world’s best wildlife cinematographers, researchers, and scientists—plus the latest in 4K camera technology—each episode features stunning sequences that have never been filmed before. There’s nothing like seeing our planet in all its beauty for us to realize that we really must keep it that way.
Unprecedented in scope and ambition, Our Planet promises to entertain and captivate audiences of all ages. Even more important is how the series could help start an important conversation about the home we all share at a crucial moment when the world needs to act: now.
How to get Netflix
If you don’t have access to Netflix’s world-class entertainment yet, switch to GoUNLI plans by Globe At Home with speeds of up to 100 Mbps. Existing Globe At Home customers who want to subscribe to Netflix and charge it to their account may simply visit this website.
Globe Postpaid customers like myself can stream this docuseries and their other favorite Netflix shows and movies anytime, anywhere with ThePLAN. Go to this link to register your Globe Postpaid account; it’s fast and easy!
How else you can help save the planet
If you want to do something more concrete in support of environmental sustainability after or even before you watch Our Planet, I’m happy to share that the reforestation movement of Globe and Bukidnon-based non-stock, non-profit organization Hineleban Foundation, which I blogged about in the post I mentioned above, has been extended to the entire month of April. You can be part of it easily by donating your Globe Rewards points so you can name your own tree! Every 100 Rewards points donation is equivalent to one tree.
To donate, just download the Globe Rewards app on your mobile device and click the “Donate” banner. Tap “Help100” and press “Redeem.” Upon receiving the confirmation message, tap on the Hineleban site to name your tree. Enter your name, email, mobile number, and tree name, then wait for a confirmation prompt that you have successfully named your tree.
Globe and Hineleban joined hands to reforest the mountain ranges of Mindanao, home to the country’s last watersheds inhabited by indigenous people (IP) and Bangsamoro communities. This partnership was created to take on the enormous task of reforestation and was cemented via a Sacred Customary Compact with the IPs and a Peace and Development role with the Bangsamoro People.
Everything comes together when you want to do some good, don’t you think so?