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Spider-Man 2 And World Wildlife Fund Join Forces To Save The Planet With Earth Hour Campaign

(Photo Credit: Sony Pictures)

(Photo Credit: Sony Pictures)

Spider-Man, the comic book character created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, is about to fight his greatest battle. We are not talking about the slew of supervillains the mysterious company Oscorp unleashes against him in the upcoming movie, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, opening in theaters on May 2.

What the Marvel super-hero is about to embark on is an environmental and humanitarian effort of planetary proportions: this year, in fact, the organizers at World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are joining forces with the movie release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as part of the Earth Hour campaign.

Director Marc Webb (Days Of Summer, The Amazing Spider-Man 1) and the fabulous cast of actors starring in the anticipated action movie (Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, and Jamie Foxx) are pledging to support one Earth Hour Blue crowdfunding project each: A Flame Called Hope, Puppy Protectors, Light up a Village, Power up a Ranger.

“I’m proud Spider-Man is the first Superhero ambassador  for Earth Hour because he shows we can all be Superheroes when we realize the power we all have”, said actor Andrew Garfield (Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the movie).

The celebrity ambassadors Garfield, Stone, and Foxx will be in Singapore, Saturday March 29, to celebrate the world’s largest environmental grassroots movement: at 8:30 pm, Spider-Man and cast fellows will help switch off the lights across Singapore’s Marina Bay skyline.

(Photo Credit: Sony Pictures)

(Photo Credit: Sony Pictures)

“Earth Hour gives you the power to inspire anyone, even if you’re just one person, and Earth Hour is much more than one hour. There are great projects from the crowd, for the planet, happening all over the world”, Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy in the movie, Peter Parker’s fiancee) said in a statement about the event.

The movie itself is one of the most eco-friendly big-budget production in the history of Columbia Pictures. Sony Pictures chairman, Jeff Blake, announced that the film  was able to achieve a completely carbon-neutral status by supporting the WWF China’s Earth Hour Blue Project, an initiative aiming to prevent the deforestation in the habitat of the Giant Panda.

Turning off the lights on Saturday March 29, from 8:30pm to 9:30pm local time, is just one of the ways we can get involved with this environmental movement. It’s also possible to fund a variety of humanitarian projects, including the ones supported by The Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie stars, through the web.

 

(Photo Credit: Earthhour.org)

(Photo Credit: Earthhour.org)

 

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