Nature is speaking and it's getting its message across through some of the most recognizable, iconic voices of Hollywood. Will you listen to what they have to say?
Featuring the talents of Julia Roberts as Mother Nature, Harrison Ford as The Ocean, Kevin Spacey as The Rainforest, Edward Norton as The Soil, Penelope Cruz as Water, Robert Redford as The Redwood, Ian Somerhalder as Coral Reef, and Lupita Nyong'o as Flower, Nature tries to reason with humans.
Conservation International (CI) has launched a campaign entitled Nature is Speaking, aiming "to raise awareness that people need nature in order to survive". What they did was quite unique, as they have given voice to Nature itself. M. Sanjayan, CI's senior scientist, explained you can hear the ocean is angry, the soil is edgy and the rainforest is full of sarcasm. Each segment in the series of short videos ends with a simple, yet very deep and meaningful message "Nature doesn't need people. People need nature." The campaign's conceivers thought it might help spark people's empathy and make it clear to everyone, even those who don't care about ecological issues, that Nature will find a way, it will go on, and it's entirely up to us humans, if we go on together or it goes on without us.
"One way or another, every living thing here needs me," says Harrison Ford as The Ocean. "I'm the source. I'm what they crawled out of. Humans? They're not different. I don't owe them a thing. I give, they take. But I can always take back."
Do you think these short films will be able to make any difference? Did they make you reconsider your place on Earth? Check some of the videos below.