Events and Entertainment
This week's Global Wake Up call proved to be amazing with 2,632 events in 134 countries! There were tens of thousands of phone calls crashing government lines, unbelievable creativity and diversity of events, directly reaching heads of state and cabinet ministers from Australia to Europe.
This Wake Up call was covered by major news outlets all over the world. Europe's environment chief praised the mobilization and the UK Prime Minister became the first major world leader to agree to Avaaz’s demand to go to Copenhagen.
Climate Week kicks off in New York City on Monday September 21st and Hugh Jackman will be there to get it started! Jackman will speak at a climate change forum in New York alongside world leaders including UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. "
I hope to be a voice for the billion people in developing countries who will be the hardest hit by changing weather patterns, by the droughts and floods that destroy their crops and threaten their food security," Jackman said in a statement.
"Climate Week NYC provides an ideal forum to help underscore the urgency for world leaders to secure and fund an ambitious global climate change deal in Copenhagen that is effective, fair and binding."
Three CEOs that have defined the world with their brands discuss how sustainability is good for business, and how to communicate the most important message of our time at the Empowering a Sustainability Movement panel Monday September 21 at the New York Times Building from 5:00-5:45pm.
Wal-Mart and Starbucks are committed to sustainability at scale, even when it wasn’t popular -- and more importantly, they continue their commitment even in the face economic adversity. Once again, they are at the forefront of leading a global sustainability movement that empowers employees and consumers to take action -- Team Earth.
"No Impact Man" chronicles the real-life adventures of Colin Beavan, his wife and daughter in Manhattan for a whole year... but with a small twist -- they strive to drastically reduce their carbon footprint and leave no impact on the environment while doing so.
Their family "turns off the electricity, stops making garbage, gives up TV, taxis and takeout; and becomes a walking, bicycling, composting, tree-hugging, polar bear saving, local food-eating citizens...."
Live Earth is proud to partner with Twestival Local, taking place September 10-13 in more than 130 cities around the world.
Twestival Local raises funds for a local charity selected by the volunteer event organizers in each city. Beneficiaries this weekend range from Miriam's Kitchen in Washington, D.C., to Cordaid Kenya in Nairobi, and Khushboo Welfare Society in Delhi.
The 1 Reel Film Festival is part of the Bumbershoot 2009 Fest and will present over 100 U.S. and international short films over Labor Day weekend at Seattle Center, September 5-7, 2009. If you’re in the Seattle area this weekend you should definitely head over to check it all out!
The Live Earth Films are scheduled to be viewed on Sunday, Sept 6th at 5:30pm.
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One of tennis' four Grand Slam events each year, the US Open site at Flushing Meadows, New York will be visited by 700,000 spectators over the course of the two week tournament. For an event of this size, their sustainable actions have a ripple effect and inspires vendors to change and sell sustainable products.
Their sustainable practices include mass amounts of recycling, energy efficiency, smarter and greener concession choices and much more. Learn more in the video spots featuring Venus Williams and Billie Jean King below.
We love that Dave Matthews Band has always been at the eco-friendly front of the music business. At their shows they always encourage their fans to carpool, divert waste from landfills and continue to reduce their carbon footprint.
This year, DMB is continuing that commitment to the environment with the So Much to Save campaign.
We're very proud to announce that our Live Earth Films will be featured at this year's Sustainable LA Festival! The Downtown Film Festival in Los Angeles will hold its 4th annual Sustainable LA event this Thursday, Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you’re in the LA area this Thursday you should definitely head over to Sustainable LA to check it all out!
In addition to the speakers and various green-themed films, there will also be a really cool farmer’s market and product expo. But the best part is that all Sustainable L.A. events are free to the public!
Tapped is a film that examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil.
Approximately 29 billion bottles of water are purchased every year in America alone. All of that plastic is made with petroleum - with a very small amount of that made from recycled content plastic - and sadly very little of it is recycled.