The event takes place from April 12 at 11 PM EST and ends on April 22 at 11.59 PM EST
There are so many companies out there that help the environment – why not to know more about them? Learn about great businesses, their products, and win some giveaways. Over 60 bloggers have prizes valued at $25+. Make sure to visit every blog for more chances to win. Eco-Foil provided Kindle Fire ($199 value) as a grand price. In order to win it – you need to enter some giveaways (the more you enter – the more entries you earn)! Take a moment – visit Eco-Foil and look for 100% recycled disposable aluminum pans at the local stores.
If you’ll remember, I was lucky enough to review a screener of the first two episodes of Frozen Planet on BBC a few weeks ago. I am absolutely in love with that program. BBC has always been a fantastic source for natural history programming and I turn to it regularly. The BBC Natural History Collection features The Life of Birds (3 discs), The Life of Mammals (4 discs), The Blue Planet (5 discs), and Planet Earth (6 discs). This is a collection of some of my very favorite BBC natural history programming. If you’re not familiar with them already, here’s a brief description:
The Life of Birds – This DVD set includes the history of birds from the first flying reptiles to today. You will learn about their challenges in getting into the air and staying there as well as landing safely and how their feathers help in all this. The DVD also explains the range of bill shapes, their diet and how they find their meals. This includes birds that eat seeds, bugs, animals and fish. Also explored are how they attract mates, their communication via signals and songs, laying and hatching their eggs, and raising their young. There’s even a really interesting section on how birds manage to survive even in the most hostile environments on earth.
The Life of Mammals – The Life of Mammals is the story of 4,000 species that have outlived the dinosaurs. Their habitats include the farthest reaches of the earth. You will see so many different animals from the tiniest pygmy shrew that is only 2 inches long to the larges, blue whale! The photography of these animals is truly stunning. There is beautiful footage from underwater, from desserts, from the arctic, and from snow covered areas. My favorite has got to be the shots of the wolves – unbelievable!
The Blue Planet – The Blue Planet is all about Earth’s oceans. Each of the different episodes examines a different type of marine life. You learn about how ocean life is regulated by tides and currents. You have a chance to see some of the creatures that live in the deepest, darkest, and coldest depths of the oceans that you’ve probably never seen before. The DVD also shows you some of the most remote areas of the ocean that are home to the largest whales and predators. There’s also a section on the Arctic and Antarctic seas and some of the creatures that live in the frozen seas. You’ll also have a chance to see some of the tidal bores, coastal regions and coral seas.
Planet Earth – Planet Earth literally takes you to every corner of the globe. This DVD includes amazing photography from mountains, fresh water, north & south poles, caves, desserts, ice worlds, great plains, jungles, seas, forests, and oceans. There is also a discussion on saving the species and how we can all live together that I really enjoyed watching.
One of my lucky readers is going to win a Frozen Planet DVD set, hat, and theatrical poster:
Frozen Planet – Frozen planet examines the frozen wilderness that makes up the Arctic and Antarctic. You see not only the wildlife that lives above the ice, but the amazing photography will take you under the ice to the water below. You can read my review of Frozen Planet for more information. Make sure you enter to win the BBC Polar Bear sweepstakes! Here’s what you can do for a chance to win:
Disclaimer: Please note that Confessions of an Overworked Mom, “Earth Day Giveaway Event” or the “Earth Day Event” bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. We have represented each sponsor with the expectation they will fulfill their prize and in a timely manner. We will contact the sponsor regarding your prize(s). The sponsors, in most cases, are shipping their items to you directly. We will make every effort to assist you obtaining your prize. If there is an issue with a sponsor, please notify the blog you won a prize from within 4-6 weeks for assistance, after that we may be unable to assist you.
Disclosure: I received a product or products in order to write my review. All opinions are mine and mine alone. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255 concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising.