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Shepard Fairy, Obey Giant and the 11th Hour Action Campaign

August 16, 2007

“I wanted to write a long explanation of why I’m doing this print to help promote the movie the 11th Hour and to generate funds for the 11thhouraction.com. Unfortunately, I’m short on time and so is planet Earth as we know it. Basically the film expands on the Earth crisis explained in an Inconvenient Truth. Global warming, deforestation, pollution, dependence on petroleum, and over -population. The film puts these issues in frightening perspective but also shows there are solutions. Skip the next Rob Sneider movie and to see the 11th Hour and you’ll be both avoiding pollution and educating yourself about it. If you won’t do it for yourself, do it for MY kid! Thanks”

-Shepard

For more from Shepard Fairy visit his site : Obey Giant

(PS: this poster is also FOR SALE on this site!)

Shepard Fairy is the creator of the famous underground icon simply known as Obey Giant, and has been a hero of mine for some time. Obey stickers appear on street corners, stop signs and tshirts around the globe. With this image he has successfully brought this artistic message and experiment in phenomenology to the public sphere … I’m thrilled that he has decided to participate in the 11th Hour Action Campaign and I can’t wait to see these posters and stickers up everywhere in the world and on the web!

Reposted from www.11thhouraction.com

from Dana

11th Hour as a Tool

August 13, 2007

When Nadia, Leo, and I made “The 11th Hour,” we hoped it would give attention to people, issues, and ideas that the mainstream media had ignored for decades. We hoped, the people in the film could use it to advance the causes so many of them have courageously and stubbornly championed for decades.

It’s why I’m so happy in the last few days with how Tzeporah Berman has used the film to bring attention to the destruction of Canada’s forest. People don’t realize that Canada’s ancient forests are important life systems not just for Canada, but for the planet, and we’re cutting them down for junk mail.

So take a look here at the initial press release Tzeporah put out. The paper industry issued a reply the following day, and Forest Ethics has recevied a lot of press attention, here’s an example and some other highlights:

“Logging in Canada alone contributes as much greenhouse-gas emissions every year as all the cars in California,” she said.

Intact forests are carbon storehouses. When logged they release carbon emissions into the air as they degrade, she said.

B.C. forests, where some of the world’s largest and tallest trees grow, hold more carbon per hectare than any other ecosystem on earth, said Berman, a leading figure in the 1993 Clayoquot Sound protests and co-founder of ForestEthics, an environmental group focused on forest protection.”

Reposted from www.11thhouraction.com

from Leila Conners Peterson