Events and Entertainment
Always wanted to be a model but feared your green morals would have to go out the window? Now there's a better option.
Project Green Search is a new modeling competition that is looking for people who want to "take a stand, get noticed, align your modeling endeavors with your personal beliefs, be an advocate for the environment, animal welfare, fair trade, and human rights. Be the poster girl for what is ok to sell... and what is not."
You must register at Project Green Search by September 16th to be considered.
Human actions are destroying Earth's oceans: what can we do about it?
Discovery's Planet Green teamed up with the NRDC to explore such questions in the documentary "Acid Test," hosted by Sigourney Weaver. "Acid Test" premieres tonight at 10:30 EDT as part of Planet Green's Blue August series.
As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Woodstock, we must celebrate the social change that the festival was crying out for as well. The music was filled with political and activist messages, and much of it is still extremely relevant today.
They had meaning then, and they continue to have a powerful meaning even today!
The band recently installed a photo-voltaic solar panels to power its studio (see video below). Cake's next album will be recorded using 100% solar energy. Click here for more information.
Check out the new Modest Mouse video for "King Rat," directed by the late Heath Ledger. This video is a really amazing, animated look into what would happen if the roles were reversed....and it was the whales who hunted us humans.
Copenhagen, Denmark is the site of the COP15 conference that will likely be a vital step in creating new global protocol to fight climate change.
From December 7th through the 18th, over 170 governmental representatives will come together for critical climate change discussions. This conference will be the last time these key representatives meet on a governmental level before the Kyoto Protocol expires and must be renewed in 2012.
Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Jesse McCartney, and will.i.am were among the stars to honor Nelson Mandela on his 91st birthday at Radio City Music Hall in New York on Saturday.
Thousands were in attendance -- with many more watching online -- to celebrate the life and legacy of South African social activist Nelson Mandela. France's first lady Carla Bruni made her American stage debut alongside Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart (see video below).
This Saturday, July 18th is Mandela Day. This day serves to honor Nelson Mandela’s amazing life and the influence he has had. It is also a global call to action for people to recognize their individual power to make a change in the world around them.
Organizers are asking people around the world to take some time to make a contribution on Saturday and everyday! This year, New York City will be the home of Mandela Day with a massive concert at Madison Square Garden featuring Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Will.i.am, Aretha Franklin, Wyclef Jean, Cyndi Lauper, and many more.
Watch the concert live online at 8 p.m. EDT (GMT-5) at www.mandaladay.com.
Rainforest Action Network (RAN) organizers Joshua Kahn Russell and Kimia Ghomeshi have embarked on a on a tour of Canada and America with the bands Propagandhi and Strike Anywhere and the organization Substance to educate, organize, and mobilize people to stop a disastrous oil project called the Tar Sands.
They are documenting it all in a series for Current Green (see video below).
Every night, Russell and Ghomeshi speak with the bands on stage and to the audience to raise awareness of this horrible oil project.
Ride the Wave! And surf for “A Greener Apple."
A Greener Apple is a grassroots campaign by New York City-based independent producer/director Pamela French. In these off-the-cuff videos, French asks New Yorkers how they would make their city a greener place to live.
How would you make New York “A Greener Apple?