Disney announces ambitious 'green' environment goals for its theme parks
Disney today announced a plan to do its part to fight made-made global warming, by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the company's properties by 50 percent over the next five years
, with the long-range goal of eliminating them entirely.
Disney also seeks to reduce its use of electricity by 10 percent over the next five years. The goals are included in Disney's annual corporate responsibility report, released today in advance of the company's annual shareholder's meeting. Here is the Orlando Sentinel's write-up, too.
The bulk of Disney's greenhouse emissions and electrical use comes from its theme parks, both the Walt Disney World parks in Orlando and Disneyland parks in Southern California. A greener Magic Kingdom would help make the rest of the world a happier place, of course, but not if Disney achieves its environmental goals through having that many fewer people visit its parks.
With the creation of Disney Nature, they are starting to really try hard now. I think its a great thing!
I'm all for conserving energy for the sake of not being wasteful and for saving money. I don't put a lot of stock into the whole "green" initiative, or the motivation of the people behind it. I like nature, and I do think that global warming exists, but I don't buy the concept that human beings are as responsible as "they" (whoever that is) say we are for the latest warming trend, and I don't buy the notion that we are saving the planet by "going green". It's all about the money guys...it always has been and it always will be. It isn't about global warming, endangered species, or preventing future catastrophe. When the corporations and/or the government (the same government that got us into this mess) are behind it, it's about money and control.
I kinda believe the opposite, but I was brainwashed by those "liberal biological atheists!" :)
Besides the amount of air conditioning used everyday, I can see something being done about things like the Autopia... not really futuristic to be using fossil fuels... Leave those to real cars. It's Disney, I'm sure they can simulate real cars when Carsland or whatever it'll be called opens.
I'm with ya, Derek. I'm really sick of these announced green iniatives for that very reason. It's what's "in" right now.
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