Walt Disney Company is an international leader in sustainble tourism. Walt Disney Company plans and manages for sustainability, disaster reduction, and economic development through eco-friendly tourism. The following videos give a peak at some of Walt Disney Company sustainable tourism practices
A Potential Education Program of Walt Disney World about Coastal Habitats ProtectionLast Updated on 2017-04-01 20:54:33
Currently, coastal habitats around the world are regrettably damaged by climate change, plastic debris, overfishing, chemical pollution, and so on. In 2016, as the most famous recent case of this vulnerable ecosystem, we could recognize the coral reef loss of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia via several news platforms. In fact, this unintended instance could be also seen in many other locations around the world. Losing a piece of marine ecosystem means other species loss in the ocean because each species is closely interrelated. Therefore, we must consider and address the coastal habitats protection in our life.
Considering the coastal habitats protection, it would connect us with a great sustainable case of Walt Disney World (WDW). The WDW is recently addressing... More »
Sustainable Food & TourismLast Updated on 2017-03-22 19:33:37In the food supply industry, consumers are the driving force of the marketplace – through purchases, consumers tell suppliers the items that they want, and do not want, so that the in demand items can be stocked in store. When enough consumers ask for a particular product, a store or market will start to carry that product. By asking about where fish or other seafood comes from, and by choosing the sustainable option, it promotes a market demand choice that changes how fish are caught. The oceans are being overfished at 40% more than what is considered sustainable, with approximately 75% of fisheries overfished or depleted. By switching to sustainable practices (practices that allow for a population of fish species to be managed in a way that provides for today’s needs without jeopardizing future generations), the fishing industry can stay alive and profitable.
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The Windsor Consultation and Sustainable TourismLast Updated on 2016-02-16 09:46:14This month I had the privilege of serving as one of the co-chairs for the Windsor Castle Consultation "Imagine the Possible: Innovation for Urban Development, Sustainable Tourism and Culture.
The Consultation was coordinated by Dr. Diane Davis of the International Council for Caring Communities (ICCC). The Consultation was attended by representatives from three different U.N. agencies and global leaders from such diverse places as Europe, the UAE, U.S. and China.
The sustainable tourism portion included concepts of the anthropocene, planetary boundaries, social-ecological systems approaches, resilience thinking and cultural preservation, particularly for indigenous cultures and the cultures found in geotourism destinations.
A summary of some of the key ideas presented are as follows:
As many scientists have observed we have entered a new geological era called the Antropocene,... More »
Circle of Life: An Environmental FableLast Updated on 2016-02-16 09:45:08
A 70 MM film in the Land Pavilion at Walt Disney World EPCOT Future World.
A blend of animation from the Lion King and live action footage to promote an ethic to better connect with nature and protect it.
Nature Needs Our Help
Laugh and learn as Simba teaches Timon and Pumbaa an important lesson about the environment.
When the talkative twosome start cutting down trees to build Hakuna Matata Lakeside Village, Simba steps in to remind them that nature, while majestic, is also very fragile: Hakuna matata may be a good philosophy for everyday situations, but choosing not to worry about our planet could spell disaster!
The Circle of Life features a magical mix of animation and live action. Presented in stunning 70mm footage shot in over 30 countries, this panoramic film provides a wonderful opportunity to introduce youngsters to the concept of eco kindness.
Solar farm being built at Walt Disney WorldLast Updated on 2015-06-02 16:40:35The Reedy Creek Improvement District voted recently to accept a 15-year agreement with Duke Energy to build a solar power facility near Epcot, on 20 acres near World Drive and Epcot Center Drive. Duke will lease the land and Disney will buy the power.
Construction on the power plant, with 48,000 solar panels in the shape of a Mickey Mouse head, will begin in mid-summer and should be completed and the plant in service by the end of the year.
The 5-megawatt facility represents 1,000 residential rooftop systems, but Disney wasn’t able to confirm what percentage of their power they would receive from the new facility.
Disney already uses some solar power, with panels at Ellen’s Energy Adventure and a water-heating system at a wardrobe facility at the Animal Nutrition Center, but nothing on the scale of the new project.
According to Disney and Reedy Creek, this project shows... More »
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