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Green Day – “The 11th Hour is Really Great”

August 16, 2007

Billie Joe Armstrong says:

Last week, Adrienne and I went to the premiere of “The 11th Hour,” Leonardo DiCaprio’s new documentary film. The movie is really great. You should check it out (it opens in New York and Los
Angeles on Friday the 17th, and in other cities later this month).

“The 11th Hour” is intense. It tells us the truth that nobody wants to hear: that human beings, especially greedy corporate executives and their politician cronies, are responsible for putting our planet in serious danger. If things don’t change soon, life on Earth may not survive. It has to be this generation that breaks the chain between the polluting
corporations and the crooked politicians, this generation that changes its habits so there’s something left for other species and the people who come after us.

There IS hope. We can make changes in our everyday lives, and most of the technology we need to move forward, we already have today. What we really need is the leadership, and the will, to change.

Reposted from www.11thhouraction.com

from Joe Costello

Screening Liberally in NYC

August 14, 2007

roundedbox2.gifGather up your friends in NYC, see the film and get to this event. Screening Liberally and Tree Media Group invite you to an evening with the 11th Hour featuring Thom Hartmann, August 21st, 9 pm at The Tank. We encourage you to see the film and then join Screening Liberally for an evening of discussion and action with Thom Hartmann. Thom is an bestselling author and host of a national daily talk show on Air America radio. He is one of they many experts featured in the 11th Hour and his book “The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight” was an inspiration for Leonardo DiCaprio’s earlier film, Global Warming. Selected clips from the film will be screened and we’ll have 11th Hour giveaways and action items.

RSVP: ScreeningLiberallyRSVP@gmail.com

Screening Liberally presents an evening with the 11th Hour featuring Thom Hartmann
FREE (with suggested donation)
August 21st, 9 pm
The Tank
279 Church Street
Click here for directions

Reposted from www.11thhouraction.com

from Brian

Diane Wilson

August 13, 2007

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When I did my first hunger strike on a shrimp boat in Texas in l991, a savvy, environmentalist friend said it was the stupidest thing he had ever heard of. Nobody did hunger strikes in Texas. Maybe in California or India, but certainly not Texas. Another thing, he said, an activist never does what her community isn’t ready for. And my little Gulf coast fishing community was not ready for what I was fixing to pull. Still I sat on a Gulf shrimp boat in Lavaca Bay—two strikes against me– until a local shrimper threatened to threw me overboard if I didn’t get off his dang boat.

I had never done a hunger strike before. I was a woman shrimp boat captain. What the heck did I know of civil disobedience? I grew up in the ’60’s, alright, but I wasn’t a flower child. In the 60’s I was a solitary teen who loved the hot Texas bays and spent half my time sitting in the tide. No wonder I loved shrimping. But there comes a time, as it does in most people’s life’s, when the home needs protecting and the line needs drawing, and anybody who doesn’t act, acts at their own peril. It, also, just so happened, that the orthodox route (working inside the box) wasn’t working any more—surprise surprise– and seemed to be taking us where we seem to be headed. In that instance in l991 in Texas, where our small Texas coastal county was headed was a gigantic petrochemical take over by Formosa Plastics, a notorious polyvinyl chloride polluter that had been kicked out of its home base in Taiwan. Now Formosa was coming to Texas. Or Louisiana. Whichever state treated them the best. And Texas was treating them plenty good. So my hunger strike was a desperate, last ditch attempt to save my home bay.

A hunger strike comes from a different place than the head. It comes from the heart. It isn’t a coincidence that all, or most all, of Gandhi’s hunger strikes were decided suddenly. The planning might have taken some time, but the decision to do it came sudden, spontaneously. Gandhi actually counseled some people not to do a hunger strike and it wasn’t because he thought their bodies couldn’t take it or that they were already too skinny, it was because Gandhi, spiritually man that he was, knew that a hunger strike is all about an inner arena. Gandhi called it ‘soul power.’ I didn’t call it nothing back in 199l— but intuitively (knowing as how I knew myself) I knew that if I thought long and hard about that decision on the hunger strike, a rational cold blooded dancer would take a knife to everything I loved and held dear. And what I loved was the bay and the marshes and the birds that flew over and the fish that swim under that water.

So while I had no resources–things like money and people and media support– I did have myself and a belief in a living breathing bay and so I committed myself to a hunger strike that nobody believed in. That first hunger strike succeeded beyond my wildest hopes. Good enough that folk’s figured a bold man must be behind me somewhere.

Reposted from www.11thhouraction.com

by Diane Wilson

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

Leading Man Leads a ‘Green Revolution’

August 12, 2007

Top Story on Nightline:

 

” Leonardo DiCaprio says it was years ago when then-Vice President Al Gore took the time to explain to him the phenomenon of global warming and what it means for Earth.

 

“I was terrified, “DiCaprio said. “I think I was terrified, like anyone would be. And I didn’t quite understand the connection that we had as human beings and the fact that we could literally alter our climate in that way.”

 

Now the 32-year-old actor, whose career skyrocketed even as the on-screen Titanic sunk, is a passionate advocate for the environment and saving the planet. His documentary “The 11th Hour,” set for release this week, presents an argument that says, in a nutshell, “Time is running out. You need to listen and believe it.”

 

See the rest of the story here: http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/story?id=3466584&page=1

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

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