Get Part of the Earth in HD for Free!

40 years ago, I was a marshal for the first Earth Day parade in Boston. We’ve certainly learned a lot about our planet and its ecology since then, and some of that knowledge has informed actions in our daily lives. I suspect that a significant portion of people reading this participate in some form of recycling, which was hardly the norm 40 years ago.

The BBC is offering an episode of the Planet Earth Series for free on iTunes in April.

The BBC is honoring the 40th anniversary of Earth Day by making an episode of the epic documentary, Planet Earth, available as a free download on iTunes. Starting on Monday, April 12, through Monday, April 26, you will be able to download the episode “Pole to Pole” for free. This offer even includes the HD version. You can also purchase the other 10 episodes on iTunes: $1.99 per episode in standard definition or $2.99 per episode in HD.

This is a great opportunity to get part of one of the landmark nature documentaries, and a piece of programming that can show off you HDTV’s abilities.