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Last week, my blog post took an excerpt from Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s book ‘Home; A Hymn to the Planet and Humanity’, and today, a film version of this great book is being shown in more than 100 cities around the world in celebration of Word Environment Day. Screenings - including star-studded premieres at the Eiffel Tower and in New York City's Central Park - will be free of charge, and the film will also be available for free download on YouTube

This year marks the 37th annual World Environment Day (WED) which was originally created to commemorate the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. Now, we celebrate every June 5th in order to:

1.    Give a human face to environmental issues;

2.    Empower people to become active agents of sustainable and equitable development;

3.    Promote an understanding that communities are pivotal to changing attitudes towards environmental issues;

4.    Advocate partnership which will ensure all nations and peoples enjoy a safer and more prosperous future.

The film uses the same stunning aerial footage that is Arthus-Bertrand's trademark, and is used throughout the book. Shot in more than 50 countries, the film makes an urgent appeal for our planet in peril, arguing that we have barely ten years left to reverse its destruction.

The movie and its message are breathtakingly beautiful and very scary at the same time. Spread the word by sharing the Youtube link on Facebook and Twitter- get the message out!

For more information, visit the World Environment Day website.

-Katie Edmonds, Editorial Intern