Archive for the ‘ecosystems’ Category

11th Hour Review – Grist

August 13, 2007

The environmental webzine Grist has a good review of the 11th Hour. 

If this film gains popular exposure and acceptance, the impetuous to change our society will never be stronger. I’ve been in the streets on this fundamental issue for many years, this may be the thing that brings the soccer moms and senior citizens out there with the us 20-somethings too.

Speaking with Nadia, she philosophized that real change may not happen until this is seen as a human rights movement. Comparing this movement with the civil rights movement, and the amount of social unrest and cohesion which propelled that through the laggard politicians of the day.

This movie is transideological, caring about the quality of life for the future of humanity should never be wrapped up transient and petty politics, religion, or business. When sustainability is not built into these institutions, they do not exist for long on this earth.

Well, perhaps your reading of this review shows someone a little over-enthused on the subject. I contend that watching this movie will give you exactly this empowered sense. As Bill McDonough says we get to imagine what it means to “re-design design itself.” This is really the context of the movie, the path that humanity must walk if our culture is to survive.

 Reposted from www.11thhouraction.com/blog

from Joe Costello

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ForestEthics & the 11th Hour bring out the Stars

August 11, 2007

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ForestEthics makes a true Hollywood story. 11thhouraction.com joined Forestethics.org at their private screening of the 11th HOUR film last night in Hollywood at Harmony Gold Theatre with after party at Cisco Home. Tzeporah Berman one of the experts in film, Co Founder of ForestEthics was met by some of Hollywood’s finest- Sharon Lawrence, Adrian Grenier, Paris Hilton, Vanessa Williams, Elise Neal amongst others. John Picard Environmental Designer gave opening remarks, as well as Kenny Ausubel from Bioneers and a real tear jerker welcoming by Tzeporah herself.

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After the film a panel discussion of experts was led by Gliving’s Boise opening remarks by Nancy Sutley ­LA Deputy Mayor of Energy and Environment. Panelists included; Tzeporah Berman ForestEthics, Nina Simons- Bioneers & Sarah Laimon -greenambassadors.org, youth empowering youth.
Immediately after all went to gather at Cisco Home to enjoy festivities, light fare & beverages. Art by epOxybOx, Special Aerial Performance by TROUPE, Beats provided by NATURAL HIGH with evening Sponsored by: metromix.com, Cisco Home, Zaadz.com, Bioneers, GLiving.tv & KJM Reality.
For more info log onto forestethics.org
Courtesy of Nicole Landers

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David Suzuki Appears in The 11th Hour

August 10, 2007

“When I first encountered First Nations people, they told me we are made of the four sacred elements: earth, air, fire and water,” Suzuki explains by way of introduction to his doc. “As I reflected on that, I realized we’ve framed the environmental problem the wrong way. There’s no environment “out there” for us to interact with. We are the environment, because we are the Earth. For me, that began a whole shift in the way that I looked at the issues that confront us and the way we live on this planet.”

Click here for more

And visit David Suzuki’s website at: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/

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Leonardo on The 11th Hour and the Environment

August 9, 2007

Here’s a good one on one video clip of Leonardo talking about the film, how he became aware of environmental problems, and how we can meet the challenges we face:

http://video.accesshollywood.com/player/?id=141051

Also AP video has nice piece with Leonardo and then with Leila and Nadia. Leila asks people to come to 11thhouraction.com, check it out:

http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/popup/?rn=49750&cl=3632843&ch=68276&src=news

And from last night’s Los Angeles Premiere

Reposted from www.11thhouraction.com/blog

from Joe Costello

DiCaprio’s 11th Hour Features Real Environmental Superstars

August 8, 2007

Olivia Zaleski –

“Two weeks ago, fellow Treehugger George Spyros and I had the opportunity to catch a sneak preview of Leonardo Dicaprio’s The 11th Hour. Appropriately, the screening was held outdoors and under the stars at Marders, an organic nursery in Long Island. The film’s mantra, “Consume Less Live More.” Ironically, an adjacent shopping center blared signage for Gap, Yankee Candle Co, and T.J. Maxx.

 

A reference to the very last moment when change is possible, The 11th Hour, explores humanity’s past, present, and future: how we came to meet this desperate tipping point, how we live and impact our earth’s ecosystems, and what we must do to ensure a worthwhile future.

 

The film is a collection of vivid imagery accompanied by commentary and meditation from an impressive collection of political leaders, designers, and visionaries—a proverbial team of environmental rock stars. Cast members include former Soviet Prime Minister Mikhail Gorbachev, scientist Stephen Hawking, and sustainable design authority William McDonough. . . to name a few. In total, the film features 50 independent voices, bringing expertise, experience, and emotion to the crisis at hand. Their words are informative, powerful, and inspiring—perhaps some of the great quotes of our time…”

 

See Treehugger for the whole article:

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/08/dicaprios_11th.php

 

 

Reposted from www.11thhouraction.com/blog

from dana