Archive for the ‘environment’ Category

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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Tree Media Interns Continue Taking Action!

August 11, 2007

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Tree Media interns Dana Helwick, Alisa Ahmadian, Lotta Andonian, Caroline Murray and Madelyn Rothstein (pictured above at the 11th Hour premiere) will be taking all of their friends and family to see The 11th Hour in theaters for the opening weekend in Los Angeles on August 17th, and they plan on arriving by bike, by bus and/or by carpool in an effort to continue to take action in their daily lives! (Go Bruins)


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

Paul Hawken’s “Blessed Unrest”

August 8, 2007

Paul Hawken has some wondeful thoughts in “The 11th Hour,” his book is reviewed here: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/05/books/review/Sullivan-t.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

 

“Blessed Unrest” is about a movement that no one has noticed, not even the people involved. “The movement,” as Paul Hawken calls it, is made up of an unknowable number of citizens and mostly ragtag organizations that come and go. But when you do see it, you understand it to include NGOs, nonprofit agencies and a seemingly disparate range of people who might describe themselves as environmental activists, as well as people who might not describe themselves as anything at all but are protesting labor injustices, monitoring estuaries, supporting local farming or defending native people from being robbed of the last forests. There are a few billionaires, working hard to give their wealth away, and there are even some Christian evangelicals, who have decided the earth is not theirs to trash, but the movement is mostly about shared beliefs, even if those beliefs are unproclaimed. “Life is the most fundamental human right,” Hawken writes, “and all of the movements within the movement are dedicated to creating the conditions for life, conditions that include livelihood, food, security, peace, a stable environment and freedom from external tyranny.”

 

“Sustainability, ensuring the future of life on earth, is an infinite game, the endless expression of generosity on behalf of all,” he says. Hawken, it seems, is hoping for a miracle, which by definition is possible only because it’s impossible. At the very least, knowing that other people are thinking along those lines makes such a thing seem a little more likely.

 

Reposted from www.11thhouraction.com/blog

 

from Joe Costello

Leonardo on Nightline – Ask him a question

August 6, 2007

Leonardo will be on Nigthline, Friday Night, August 10th. Go to the Nightline site:

http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/story?id=3444889

Leonardo DiCaprio’s new documentary “11th Hour” will examine the state of the global environment. In an interview with “Nightline” airing on Friday, August 10th, DiCaprio will talk about his new film, as well as ways he thinks you can help live greener life.

Do YOU have a question to ask Leonardo DiCaprio about the environment?

Please send your questions in by Tuesday, August 7th, and he will answer one of them on air on Friday night

Reposted from www.11thhouraction.com/blog

from Joe Costello

Going on the 11th Hour Press Tour

August 3, 2007

So we are about to embark on The 11th Hour press tour. Leo will be joining us for some of it. I am very interested to see how the message of our film is received around the country. I’ll report back on how it goes!

Reposted from http://www.11thhouraction.com/blog

from Leila Conners Peterson

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The Value of Nature

August 3, 2007

So, to continue with the Tree riff, I was reading The Economist this week and there was an interesting article about the value of urban trees. We so often take trees, and most of nature, for granted. We don’t often think of their economic value. So, in this article, they calulcated that the value of an urban tree can be as high as $100,000, even more! Because the tree is doing valuable things like cleaning air and water, providing habitat and lots of other things. To put that in perspective, the tree that may grow in front of your house is 2 to 3 times more valuable than the car parked in the driveway. And the tree is only valuable if it is living; not dead. So don’t cut it down and think you can sell it for that amount. The point of the article and what we all are beginning to understand is that the things that nature does for us for free are worth a whole lot of money, in some cases it is invaluable, and we have not recongized it or undestood its value. It is now time to do so.

 

Reposted from http://www.11thhouraction.com/blog

by Leila Conners Peterson

The 11th Hour

August 2, 2007

Friend,

 

I am writing to tell you about my new environmental film, “The 11th Hour.” The film documents the environmental crises we face and the solutions we must begin to implement.

 

Please take a look at the trailer here: http://www.11thhouraction.com/trailer

 

With the help of over fifty of the world’s most prominent thinkers and activists, including reformer Mikhail Gorbachev, physicist Stephen Hawking, and Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai, “The 11th Hour” documents the grave problems facing the planet’s life systems. Global warming, deforestation, mass species extinction, and depletion of the oceans’ habitats are all addressed.

 

However, the most powerful element of “The 11th Hour” is not a portrait of a planet in crisis, but an offering of hope and solutions. The film ends with a call for restorative action through reshaping human activity.

 

“The 11th Hour” is opening on August 17th in New York and Los Angeles. On the 24th it opens in other cities, and in the following weeks across the country. It would be great if you could go see it and bring a friend. You can go to www.11thhouraction.com to get more information on the movie and when it will play near you.

 

We need the message of this movie to hit as far and wide as possible.

The hope is us. Let’s begin.

 

Thank You,

Leonardo DiCaprio

 

P.S. Please feel free to use the code here http://www.11thhouraction.com/trailer to embed the trailer on your website!