How to Celebrate Earth Month 2023 with Disney

At Disney, we are committed to taking meaningful action to support a healthier planet for future generations. By reducing our environmental footprint, investing in animal care and conservation, and telling stories that inspire action, we continue our longstanding work to ensure that people, plants, and animals have a healthy place to call home. These collective efforts are known as Disney Planet Possible: tangible actions we’re taking that put possibility into action and inspire optimism for a brighter, more sustainable future for all of us.

Join us this Earth Month as we celebrate the spirit of Disney Planet Possible with new programming and offerings from the diverse worlds of Disney. From landmark anniversary celebrations and insightful storytelling to unique digital activations and inspiring new series, here are some of the ways you can celebrate Earth Month and Earth Day with Disney this year:

Celebrate 25 Years of Innovation and Conservation at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park will celebrate its 25th anniversary this Earth Day. Since it opened its doors in 1998, this one-of-a-kind theme park has embraced the magic of nature by offering breathtaking animal encounters and thrilling rides. Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment team leads the way in providing best-in-class animal care, connecting guests with nature, and participating in scientific programs focused on wildlife conservation in Disney’s backyard and beyond, while inspiring all people to care for wildlife and wild places through everyday actions. And since 1995, the Disney Conservation Fund has committed more than $120 million and the expertise of our dedicated teams to support organizations that work with communities to save wildlife, inspire action and protect the planet.

In April, there will be a number of new ways to join in the celebration of Earth Day and this milestone, including new sweet and savory treats, special merchandise, limited-time character sightings, and a spot to take National Geographic photos at the park entrance in honor of the second season of Disney Animal Kingdom Magic on Disney+. At the Disneyland Resort, guests can enjoy delicious dishes from Paradise Garden Grill’s new all-plant-based menu for the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, now through Tuesday, April 25.

Plus, the Disney Parks Blog will celebrate the spirit of Disney Planet Possible throughout the month by sharing some of our favorite stories about how we’re taking action to change the history of our planet. Check out the first of these stories next week as part of our Earth Month blog, with more to come throughout the month!

explore the elephant secrets with National Geographic

National Geographic is exploring the elephant secrets with a four-part series premiering Friday, April 21 on National Geographic. All episodes stream Saturday, April 22 on Disney+ and Hulu. From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker and National Geographic Explorer General James Cameron, the series travels the world, from the savannahs of Africa to the urban landscapes of Asia, to uncover strategic thinking, complex emotions, and sophisticated language. of elephants, shaping a unique and dynamic culture. Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman and renowned National Geographic explorer and elephant expert Dr. Paula Kahumbu, the four-part series not only reveals the extraordinary lives of different elephant families, but which also highlights how similar they are to us.

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Launching online and in the app at on Thursday, April 13, the May issue of National Geographic’s flagship magazine will also explore elephants, with a focus on Asian elephant behavior and biology. , including a look at how humans can best coexist with these magnificent animals. In addition, elephants will be the central theme of the May issue of natgeo kids magazine, three episodes Heard on National Geographic podcast series airing beginning Tuesday, April 11 and the two following Tuesdays, and the subject of an impressive National Geographic book, elephant secrets—a companion to the streaming series—which will be released on Tuesday, April 4. And if you’re visiting the Disneyland Resort, see Downtown Disney’s life-size elephant sculptures inspired by the new series and other surprises at the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival.

To further celebrate the beauty of these majestic creatures, the National Geographic Lifestyle Collection introduces its spring line themed around elephants and their surrounding habitats. Coming soon to ShopDisney and Disney Parks, the collection includes select clothing, a tote bag, a collectible pin and a stuffed elephant. Every purchase of National Geographic products helps support the global nonprofit National Geographic Society in its work to protect and enlighten our world through exploration, research, and education. For more information, visit

Enjoy conservation and nature-themed content from the Disney+ “Earth Month” collection

At Disney, we believe that building a healthier future starts with imagining what’s possible, and storytelling has the power to make a difference. Throughout the month, Disney+ will highlight its extensive catalog of conservation and nature-themed content through its “Earth Month” collection, which is available to enjoy on the service year-round. As the broadcast home of National Geographic and Disneynature, Disney+ inspires audiences to celebrate the beauty of the world around them and take practical steps in their communities to ensure a better future for all of us. In addition to elephant secretsThe “Earth Month” collection will add new titles this year, including: born in africa, botswana, The lost worlds of India, panther path, The secret life of predators, Supernaturaland Wild Japan Snow Monkeys.

“Let’s keep our oceans awesome” and create your own avatar-inspired ocean creature

Avatar: The Path of Water Reach new heights and explore depths unknown when James Cameron returns to the world of Pandora in a thrilling action-adventure. Set over a decade after the events of the first film, this stunning film presents the history of the Sully family and introduces audiences to the majestic tulkun ocean.

In celebration of the theatrical release of avatar: the path of water, Disney and Avatar launched the “Keep Our Oceans Amazing” global campaign to raise awareness of the challenges facing oceans and marine life in support of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and its work to protect 10 of our oceans’ amazing animals and their habitats, connected to the beauty of Pandora.

As part of the campaign, fans can continue to participate in celebratory experiences, including Pandora’s Virtual Ocean. Through this unique digital activation, fans can help Disney and Avatar “Keep Our Oceans Amazing” from now through July 31, 2023, by creating their own Avatar-inspired ocean creature at For every creature created in the Virtual Pandoran Ocean, Disney will give $5 to The Conservancy to help the organization achieve its goal of protecting 10% of the ocean by 2030. Avatar: The Way of Water is now available digitally.

We’re excited about what we’re doing at Disney as we work toward a more sustainable future, and we remain committed to making a difference, not just during Earth Month, but all year long. To learn more about the company’s efforts to support a healthier planet, visit