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and EARTH HOURLesson Plan With great POWER comes great RESPONSIBILITY #UseYourPower
EARTH HOURSATURDAY MARCH 29th 2014 Earth Hour is the global movement organized by WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature), which was created to get as many people as possible to turn off their lights for one hour to raise awareness and show their commitment to saving the planet. Earth hour was started in Australia in 2007 and has grown to involve hundreds of millions of people from all walks of life across 7000 cities and towns and 154 countries and territories. Change is already underway - and it's all because of you. Within each one of us is the power to achieve greatness. No action is too big or too small. Join the mission to protect our planet.#UseYourPower
Spider-Man might wear red and blue but he’s a total greenie! Spider-Man is the first Super Hero ambassador for Earth Hour, with a message to inspire individuals to use their power to become Super Heroes for the planet. When filming The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro, the movie studio, Sony Pictures, made significant efforts to be the most eco-friendly film in the history of the film studio. It’s the first film to gain the sustainability end credit “Sustainable Efforts Made a Difference”- and they really did!
How The Amazing Spider-Man 2 kept it green... • Through green-thinking, Sony Pictures saved 755 tons of materials from the landfill - enough to make 3.5 Statues of Liberty. • By having all the cast and crew on set use reusable bottles, 193,000 plastic water bottles were avoided! • Each department worked with an eco manager on the film set to help them towards the lowest environmental impact possible. • All leftover food was donated to those in need, adding up to 5,620 meals. • 49 tons of construction and set decoration materials were sold or donated after filming finished – the same weight as about 6 elephants! • Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy hold reusable mugs during scenes in the film. • One of the scenes is shot at East River Park which had been devastated by Hurricane Sandy back in 2012. • During filming Sony Pictures fixed benches and planted trees. • After finishing, the studio planted • an additional 50 trees in the park, leaving it a better place for the community.
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef This year Earth Hour will focus attention on one of the world’s most iconic and threatened places: the Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s natural wonders and can even be seen from outer space. It’s the world's biggest single structure made by living organisms but this precious ecosystem, which is already under pressure from multiple threats, faces serious damage due to the effects of climate change. Most Australians don’t know that climate change could wipe out our Reef, but we have the chance to tell a story powerful enough to help save it. On Saturday 29th March at 4:30pm on Channel 10, a special Earth Hour television event with will air to reveal the true story of what’s happening to the Great Barrier Reef due to climate change and more.
Andrew Garfield Andrew Garfield plays Peter Parker/ Spider-Man. Peter Parker is bitten on the back of his hand by a spider when visiting Oscorp, a company which specializes in cross-species genetics. He develops spider powers and thus becomes Spider-Man, using his powers to hunt down criminals and keep his city safe. To prepare for his role, Andrew studied the movements of athletes and spiders and tried to incorporate them into his acting. He trained for four months before filming started as his role included many challenging stunts and practiced yoga and pilates to make sure he was as flexible as possible. “I’m proud that Spider-Man is the first superhero ambassador for Earth Hour.” “Earth Hour is a movement that has created massive impact around the world. Imagine what we could do this year with Spider-Man by our side.” ”Join me and be a superhero” #UseYourPower
Emma Stone Emma Stone plays Gwen Stacey, Spider-Man’s first love. Gwen is both smart and charismatic and is the chief intern at Oscorp. Emma was homeschooled from age 12 onwards and convinced her mother to move to Hollywood with her when she was 15. She turned down other roles so that she could play Gwen. “Earth Hour is special because it is a movement where you can take Charge. Earth Hour gives you the power to inspire anyone even if it’s just one person.” #UseYourPower
Jamie Foxx Jamie Foxx plays Max Dillon who later becomes Electro. He is a ‘nobody’ who idolizes Spider-Man and just like Spider-Man, he gets his powers accidentally– after being struck by lightning the electricity takes over his body and he becomes Electro. He is capable of creating and controlling massive amounts of electricity. “Earth Hour isn’t just about lights off. It’s about people across the world coming together throughout the year to join forces to improve the planet.” “Never underestimate your power. Never underestimate what you can do.” #UseYourPower
How you can get involved in EARTH HOUR just like Spider-Man! At 4:30pm on Saturday the 29th March, tune in to Channel 10 to watch the special Earth Hour documentary.Later that night at 8.30pm, it’s time to turn out the lights. You can even host your very own Earth Hour gathering. It’s easy – you could organise a school-wide event or just a night at home with family and friends to show your support for the Reef.Make sure you register your event with Earth Hour to let us know how you’ll be celebrating. Even if you’re not hosting your own event, you can still attend a public gathering.To register an event or to find one to attend, go to earthhour.org.au/gatheringsTo download free curriculum resources for classes, go to earthhour.org.au/schools
Word Search Compost Earth Hour Ecofriendly Electro Green Gwen Movies Planet Power Recycle Responsibility SpiderMan Superhero Web The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro will be in cinema across Australia from April 17th www.TheAmazingSpiderMan2.com.au
Questions What did you learn from this article? If you were Spider-Man, what would you do to help the earth? What superhero like thing can you do as a human to help the environment? What does “with great power comes great responsibility” mean to you? Why is it important to you to save the planet from climate change?