by Yann Arthus-Bertrand
We All Have a Date With The
We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have
10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural
resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth's climate.
The stakes are high for us and our children. Everyone should take
part in the effort, and HOME has been conceived to take a message of
mobilization out to every human being.
For this purpose, "HOME" needs to be free. A patron,
the PPR Group,
made this possible. EuropaCorp, the distributor, also pledged not to
make any profit because "Home" is a non-profit film.
HOME has been made for you.
Share it! And act for the planet.
Every day, we are assailed by bad news:
hunger is growing, the
climate is affected, species are dying out, resources such as water,
oil, and metals are dwindling, and we are on the brink of a
worldwide economic crisis.
And yet most of us have not changed at
all. We read the many reports from scientists and economists, but
still we continue down the same path as if we were suddenly struck
by some inescapable intellectual blindness. It is as if, although we
know about it, we just don’t want to believe it.
Perhaps what we need is some good news. All over the world,
entrepreneurs, local authorities, and associations are moving into
action, coming up with new technology, new trades, new relationships
between humanity and nature. Their creativity is moving forward into
a new century that is cleaner and fairer, more natural and at the
same time more human.
This is the international overview that is captured in this book.
appraises the threats that our current lifestyles have created, but
at the same time reveals the amazing heritage that four billion
years of evolution have given to humanity. It also celebrates the
many projects that have been launched to usher in a new era, in
which the human spirit has dreamed up new ways of living and
thinking that are more in tune with our planet.
A world that no
longer regards the Earth as a supermarket, but as a home...
AN EXCERPT FROM THE FIRST CHAPTER OF Home-Ecology
We 6 billion human beings are not the only inhabitants of this
We share it with billions and billions of animals, plants,
and single-cell organisms. And it is not merely a case of
cohabitation: our very existence depends on our close links with
these other organisms.
Albert Einstein once predicted that if the
honey bee disappeared, the human race could only last four years:
without bees to pollinate their flowers, the majority of plants
would fail to reproduce and would die out, along with all the
animals that depend upon them for food, and that includes mankind.
All living organisms, including humans, are part of a complex web of
relationships that connects them with one another and with their
environment. This interdependence relates to the food chain, to the
balance of populations, and to natural cycles.
As a result of these
relationships, all the basic elements circulate and are exchanged
between living beings and the environment in a process that is
constant and universal, occurring through us and all around us.
Versión en Español
Tenemos Una Cita Con El Planeta!
Estamos viviendo un periodo crucial. Los científicos nos dicen que
solo tenemos 10 años para cambiar nuestros modos de vida, evitar de
agotar los recursos naturales y impedir una evolución catastrófica
del clima de la Tierra.
Cada uno de nosotros debe participar en el esfuerzo colectivo, y es
para sensibilizar al mayor número de personas que realicé la
Para que esta película sea difundida lo más ampliamente posible,
tenía que ser gratuita. Un mecenas,
el grupo PPR, permitió que lo
sea. Europacorp que lo distribuye, se comprometió en no tener ningún
beneficio porque "HOME" no tiene ningún interés comercial.
Me gustaría que esta película se convierta en vuestra película.
Compártela. Y actúa...