Saturday, January 31, 2009

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February 4: Sustainability and Clothing with Special Guest from Patagonia

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How do we dress more conscientiously? What are the materials that have the least impact social and ecologically?

Sustainability and clothing is perhaps one of those combinations that many people do not think about, but we all buy clothes. On this show, we will talk with luminaries from Patagonia, Nau, and leading edge fashion designers who are striving to make conscious choices about their apparel and accessories. Visit www.onegreener.com before and after our show for show archives, extended interviews, links and resources. Email us beforehand with questions at info@onegreener.com, and follow us at Twitter.com/onegreener.

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Friday, January 30, 2009

-- Want to understand why we're in a recession / global perspective: http://ping.fm/8cF1G
-- Carbon trading may be the new sub-prime, says energy boss http://ping.fm/oPKe1
--14 Local Heroes: Nominees for a Heart of Green Award on Daily Greener - Thanks everyone for the nominations! http://ping.fm/O9eZP
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Thursday, January 29, 2009

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sundance me...

Sundance winners

The 2009 Sundance Film Festival Award Winners (the green film winner in bold):

The Grand Jury Prize: U.S. Documentary was presented to We Live in Public, directed by Ondi Timoner. The film portrays the story of the Internet's revolutionary impact on human interaction as told through the eyes of maverick web pioneer, Josh Harris, and his transgressive art project that shocked New York.

The Grand Jury Prize: U.S. Dramatic was presented to Push: Based on the novel by Sapphire, directed by Lee Daniels and written by Damien Paul. The film tells the redemptive story of Precious Jones, a young girl in Harlem struggling to overcome tremendous obstacles and discover her own voice.

The World Cinema Jury Prize: Documentary was presented to Rough Aunties, directed by Kim Longinotto. Fearless, feisty and unwavering, the 'Rough Aunties' protect and care for the abused, neglected and forgotten children of Durban, South Africa. United Kingdom

The World Cinema Jury Prize: Dramatic was presented to The Maid (La Nana), directed by Sebastián Silva. When her mistress brings on another servant to help with the chores, a bitter and introverted maid wreaks havoc on the household. Chile

The Audience Awards are presented to both a dramatic and documentary film in four Competition categories as voted by Sundance Film Festival audiences. The 2009 Sundance Film Festival Audience Awards are presented by Honda.

The Audience Award presented by Honda: U.S. Documentary was presented to The Cove, directed by Louie Psihoyos. The horrors of a secret cove nestled off a small, coastal village in Japan are revealed by a group of activists.

The Audience Award presented by Honda: U.S. Dramatic was presented to Push: Based on the novel by Sapphire, directed by Lee Daniels and written by Damien Paul. The film tells the redemptive story of Precious Jones, a young girl in Harlem struggling to overcome tremendous obstacles and discover her own voice.

The World Cinema Audience Award: Documentary was presented to Afghan Star, directed by Havana Marking. After 30 years of war and Taliban rule, Pop Idol has come to television in Afghanistan: millions are watching and voting for their favorite singer. Marking's film follows the dramatic stories of four contestants as they risk their lives to sing. Afghanistan/United Kingdom

The World Cinema Audience Award: Dramatic was presented to An Education, directed by Lone Scherfig from a screenplay by Nick Hornby. In the early 60s, a sharp 16-year-old with sights set on Oxford meets a handsome older man whose sophistication enraptures and sidetracks both her and her parents. United Kingdom

Directing Awards recognize excellence in directing for dramatic and documentary features.

The Directing Award: U.S. Documentary was presented to El General and director Natalia Almada. As great-granddaughter of President Plutarco Eliás Calles, one of Mexico's most controversial revolutionary figures, the filmmaker paints an intimate portrait of Mexico.

The Directing Award: U.S. Dramatic was presented to Sin Nombre, written and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. Filmmaker Fukunaga's first-hand experiences with Mexican immigrants seeking the promise of the U.S. form the basis of this epic Spanish-language dramatic thriller.

The World Cinema Directing Award: Documentary was presented to Afghan Star, directed by Havana Marking. After 30 years of war and Taliban rule, Pop Idol has come to television in Afghanistan: millions are watching and voting for their favorite singer. Marking's film follows the dramatic stories of four contestants as they risk their lives to sing. Afghanistan/United Kingdom

The World Cinema Directing Award: Dramatic was presented to Five Minutes of Heaven, directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel from a screenplay by Guy Hibbert. Two men from the same town but from different sides of the Irish political divide discover that the past is never dead. United Kingdom/Ireland

The Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award was presented to Nicholas Jasenovec and Charlyne Yi for Paper Heart. Even though performer Charlyne Yi doesn't believe in love, she bravely embarks on a quest to discover its true nature - a journey that takes on surprising urgency when she meets unlikely fellow traveler, actor Michael Cera.

The World Cinema Screenwriting Award was presented to Five Minutes of Heaven, directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel from a screenplay by Guy Hibbert. Two men from the same town but from different sides of the Irish political divide discover that the past is never dead. United Kingdom/Ireland

The U.S. Documentary Editing Award was presented to Sergio. Directed by Greg Barker and edited by Karen Schmeer, the film examines the role of the United Nations and the international community through the life and experiences of Sergio Vieira de Mello, the U.N.'s High Commissioner for Human Rights.

The World Cinema Documentary Editing Award was presented to Burma VJ. Directed by Anders Østergaard and edited by Janus Billeskov Jansen and Thomas Papapetros. The film takes place in September 2007 as Burmese journalists risk life imprisonment to report from inside their sealed-off country. Denmark

The Excellence in Cinematography Awards honor exceptional cinematography in both dramatic and documentary categories.

The Excellence in Cinematography Award: U.S. Documentary was presented to The September Issue. With unprecedented access, director R.J. Cutler, cinematographer Bob Richman and their crew shot for nine months to capture editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and her team preparing the 2007 Vogue September issue, widely accepted as the "fashion bible" for the year's trends.

The Excellence in Cinematography Award: U.S. Dramatic was presented to Sin Nombre, written and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. Cinematographer: Adriano Goldman. Filmmaker Fukunaga's first-hand experiences with Mexican immigrants seeking the promise of the U.S. form the basis of this epic Spanish-language dramatic thriller.

The World Cinema Cinematography Award: Documentary was presented to Big River Man, John Maringouin's documentary about at an overweight, wine-swilling Slovenian world-record-holding endurance swimmer who resolves to brave the mighty Amazon in nothing but a Speedo. U.S.A./United Kingdom

The World Cinema Cinematography Award: Dramatic was presented to An Education, directed by Lone Scherfig from a screenplay by Nick Hornby. Cinematographer: John De Borman. In the early 1960s, a sharp 16-year-old girl with sights set on Oxford meets a handsome older man whose sophistication enraptures and sidetracks both her and her parents. United Kingdom

A World Cinema Special Jury Prize for Originality was presented to Louise-Michel, directed by Benoit Delépine and Gustave de Kervern, about a group of disgruntled female French factory workers who, after the factory abruptly closes, pool their paltry compensation money to hire a hit man to knock off the corrupt executive behind the closure. France

A World Cinema Special Jury Prize: Documentary was presented to Tibet in Song directed by Ngawang Choephel. Through the story of Tibetan music, this film depicts the determined efforts of Tibetan people, both in Tibet and in exile, to preserve their unique cultural identity. Choephel served six years of an 18-year prison sentence for filming in Tibet. Tibet

A World Cinema Special Jury Prize for Acting was presented to Catalina Saavedra for her portrayal of a bitter and introverted maid in The Maid (La Nana). Chile

A Special Jury Prize: U.S. Documentary was presented to Good Hair, directed by Jeff Stilson, in which comedian Chris Rock travels the world to examine the culture of African-American hair and hairstyles.

A Special Jury Prize for Spirit of Independence was presented to Humpday, Lynn Shelton's farcical comedy about straight male bonding gone a little too far.

A Special Jury Prize for Acting was presented to Mo'Nique for her portrayal of a mentally ill mother who both emotionally and physically imprisons her daughter in Push: Based on the novel by Sapphire.

The 2009 Jury Prize in U.S. Short Filmmaking was awarded to: Short Term 12, directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. The jury also presented the International Jury Prize in International Short Filmmaking to Lies, directed by Jonas Odell. Honorable Mentions in Short Filmmaking were presented to The Attack of the Robots from Nebula-5, directed by Chema Garcia Ibarra; Protect You + Me, directed by Brady Corbet; Western Spaghetti, directed by PES; Jerrycan, directed by Julius Avery; Love You More, directed by Sam Taylor-Wood, I Live in the Woods, directed by Max Winston, Omelette, directed by Nadejda Koseva; and Treevenge, directed by Jason Eisener.

As announced on Friday, Adam, directed by Max Mayer, is the recipient of this year’s Alfred P. Sloan Prize. The Prize, which carries a $20,000 cash award to the filmmaker provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, is presented to an outstanding feature film focusing on science or technology as a theme, or depicting a scientist, engineer or mathematician as a major character.

Sundance Institute and NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) on Thursday announced the winners of the 2009 Sundance/NHK International Filmmakers Awards honoring and supporting emerging filmmakers–one each from the United States, Japan, Europe and Latin America. The winning filmmakers and projects for 2009 are Diego Lerman, Ciencias Morales (Moral Sciences) from Argentina; David Riker, The Girl, from the United States; Qurata Kenji, Speed Girl from Japan; and Lucile Hadzihalilovic, Evolution from France.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Big River Man on One Greener Radio

His film, Big River Man, won award at Sundance. Listen to him on One Greener Radio archives (click link for 1-21 show).

On Sunday, April 8, 2007, a 52-year-old self-described fat man in a Speedo by the name of Martin Strel swam 3,274 miles of the Amazon River. The Fish Man, as he was called by locals, almost died in the process several times. At the finish his blood pressure was at heart attack level, his entire body full of subcutaneous larvae, and besieged by dehydration and diarrhea and exhaustion. Strel undertook this epic swim to call attention to two issues he is concerned about: deforestation, and river pollution. Along the way he suffered from blisters, sunburn, exotic stomach illnesses, all the while trying to avoid piranhas, anacondas, crocodiles, alligators, river sharks, and a small fish known as the canduru, which when attracted by the smell of urine releases razor-sharp spines into the human orifice it has crawled into.
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Sundance, The Cove, post film Q&A

- green Sundance - saw 'The Cove' a film about the fishing dolphins, powerful; http://thecovemovie.com

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Watching Sundance film, 'Moon'

Waiting to see Moon with Sam  Rockwell (details: Nearing the end of a three-year contract with Lunar Industries, Sam Bell is counting the days until his return to Earth. The lone occupant of a lunar mining base, Sam monitors the tractors that harvest the moon’s surface for helium energy. Buoyed by sporadic transmissions from his wife and young daughter, he combats monotony and isolation by tending to plants, continuing his predecessor’s woodcraft project, and interacting with the station’s robotic computer, Gerty).

Theater is packed and buzzing. It's Friday night and I think Rockwell will be here. Other cast includes: Kevin Spacey, Dominique McElligott, Benedict Wong, Matt Berry, Kaya Scodelario, & Malcolm Stewart. Will be interesting to see who shows up in Park City. David Bowey is here. Sting just showed up in tow with Trudie Styler, a producer in the film. 
--environmental reading of 'Silent Winter' by Robert Redford at Sundance 2009 http://ping.fm/axmSM

Sundance, Robert Redford from "Silent Spring"

Thursday, January 22, 2009

'Sin Hombre' screening is starting soon. Check out details of this film here: http://ping.fm/raSpu It's not environmental but the buzz is good none the less.

'Sin Hombre' pre-impressions

I'm here at the public screening of Sin Hombre. The crowd is buzzing and it is packed. There is talk that it will win the fest. Benjamin Bratt, a star in the movie, also performed as a chorus of readers this afternoon. ASCAP and others sponsored this event with star studded readers including Bratt, Redford and others. They took turns reading historic and current writings on war dating back as far as the 1500s. That is still heavy on my mind as I have been in conversations with filmmakers and Sundance staff throughout the early evening.

 
Another note, the guy next to me smells like some spice. It's a bit rank. The ethinic party is tonight. It honors all of the cultural films in the festival this year. Since my background is cultural studies, I am excited to see this film.

Here's what the Sundance site says: "It’s almost impossible to believe that Sin Nombre is Cary Joji Fukunaga’s feature debut; its storytelling is so accomplished, its visual style so crisp, and its heightened naturalism and performances so textured. A social-political thriller in the tradition of American film noir, Sin Nombre is set on the border, where Mexico becomes the crucible and the fearsome gangs of today’s Mexican countryside, the gauntlet, to freedom. The stories of Sayra, a teenager living in Honduras and hungering for a brighter future, and teen gang members Smiley and Casper, for whom the Mara Salvatrucha is nearly their entire universe, become interlaced on the train to the border, a journey that will determine the future of their lives. Young Casper is already a wary veteran of the "Mara," and his new recruit is the 12-year-old Smiley, full of bravado and looking for status. The two run afoul of the everyday violence that penetrates their world and find themselves fellow passengers with Sayra on a States-bound freight, hugging the rooftop as their precarious journey unfolds. At once a love story and a chase film, a thrill ride and a vision of an apocalyptic hell, Sin Nombre demonstrates Fukunaga's skill; he envelops us in a nightmare that is all too real for its inhabitants. Sin Nombre is a portrait of hope and desperation and announces the launching of a shining new filmmaking career."
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Sundance and Sustainability on One Greener Radio

Sundance and Sustainability January 21 Show Summary
Look for the archive in 24 hours here.

11:00 - Big River Man/ USA (Director: John Maringouin mar-ing-u-in) - An overweight, wine-swilling Slovenian world-record-holding endurance swimmer resolves to brave the mighty Amazon - in nothing but a Speedo¨.  World Premiere
Martin Strel swims the rivers to raise awareness for clean water.

1115 - The Cove (Director: Louie Psihoyos; Screenwriter: Mark Monroe) - Dolphins are dying, whales are disappearing, and the oceans are growing sick. The horrors of a secret cove nestled off a small, coastal village in Japan are revealed by a group of activists led by Ric OÕBarry, the man behind Flipper.
The Cove documents the annual seven-month dolphin “drive fisheries” in Japan.

1130 – No Impact Man (Directors: Laura Gabbert and Justin Schein)—The documentary follows the Beavan family as they abandon their high consumption Fifth Avenue lifestyle in an attempt to make a no- net environmental impact for the course of one year. Cast: Michelle Conlin, Colin Beavan.
The Beavan family sets out to become carbon neutral.

1145 – The End of the Line/ UK (Director: Rupert Murray) - Based on the book by journalist Charles Clover, The End of the Line reveals the devastating effect that global overfishing is having on fish stocks and the health of our oceans. The filmmaker examines the global effects of overfishing.
Today's guest: Claire Lewis is an award-winning film and TV producer; she has won two BAFTA nominations and six Royal Television Society awards as Executive Producer.

Other interviews on One Greener Television at www.onegreener.com
  • interview with the Sundance staff who make the festival greener
  • extended interviews with filmmakers
  • On The Street interviews from the festival
  • interview Oscar-nominated director, Robert Stone whose film, Earth Days, closes the festival

Other Green Films at Sundance:


All Through the Night/USA (Director: Michael Robinson)—A charred visitation with an icy language of control: "there is no room for love". Splinters of Nordic fairytales and ecological disaster films are ground down into a shimmering prism of contradictions in this hopeful container for hopelessness.
The film contains manipulated material from “The Day After Tomorrow.”

The Beekeepers (Director: Richard Robinson)—An experimental documentary on the environmental crisis surrounding Beekeeping and Colony Collapse Disorder. It explores this ancient profession in its current crisis and the implications for our environment when millions of bees just disappear.
The film focuses on the environmental crisis killing off the honeybees called Colony Collapse Disorder.

Crude (Director: Joe Berlinger) - The inside story of the ÒAmazon ChernobylÓ case in the rainforest of Ecuador, the largest oil-related environmental lawsuit in the world.
The film sheds light on the environmental impact of consuming fossil fuels.

Dirt! The Movie (Directors: Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow) - The story of the relationship between humans and dirt, Dirt! The Movie humorously details how humans are rapidly destroying the last natural resource on earth.  
The film asks why humans ignore, abuse, and destroy our most precious, living natural resource.

Earth Days / USA (Director: Robert Stone)—The history of our environmental undoing through the eyes of nine Americans whose work and actions launched the modern environmental movement. World Premiere. Closing Night Film
The film explores the history of the environmental movement.

The End of the Line/ UK (Director: Rupert Murray) - Based on the book by journalist Charles Clover, The End of the Line reveals the devastating effect that global overfishing is having on fish stocks and the health of our oceans.
The filmmaker examines the global effects of overfishing.

A Film from My Parish: 6 Farms/ Ireland (Director: Tony Donoghue)—An animated film shot on location in North Tipperary. It consists of six stories by six farmers from one parish.
Tony Donaghue reminds us of the relationship that can exist with a close engagement to the environment.

Joel Stein's Completely Unfabricated Adventures (Director: Walter Robot; Screenwriter: Joel Stein)—Journalist Joel Stein takes us on an animated adventure through the waste treatment plant of Orange County.
The film is set in a waste treatment plant in Orange County.

No Impact Man (Directors: Laura Gabbert and Justin Schein)—The documentary follows the Beavan family as they abandon their high consumption Fifth Avenue lifestyle in an attempt to make a no- net environmental impact for the course of one year. Cast: Michelle Conlin, Colin Beavan.
The Beavan family sets out to become carbon neutral.

Out of Our Minds/USA (Director: Tony Stone)—A fantasy world spawned from sound. Three time periods and three narratives, one connection–blood. At the center of this life force is the heart.
The film is set in a logging camp where trees bleed when chopped down.

Treevenge/ Canada (Director: Jason Eisener; Screenwriter: Rob Cotterill)—Sometimes Christmas is worth crying over.
Treevenge explores the turbulent lives of Christmas trees.

The Yes Men Fix the World / France/ USA (Directors: Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno and Kurt Engfehr)—A pair of notorious troublemakers sneak into corporate events disguised as captains of industry, then use their momentary authority to expose the biggest criminals on the planet. Cast: Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno. World Premiere
The filmmakers expose corporations that are polluting the environment.
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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Sundance interview

sundance update: interviewed End of the Line director and writer; http://endoftheline.com and interviews- http://ping.fm/LNXrM

Monday, January 19, 2009

Prepping for second interview tomorrow at sundance http://ping.fm/ZOiEV Dirt! The Movie director http://ping.fm/bZw6S
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Prepping for interview with eco documentary Sundance filmmakers for 'End of the Line'
CSR to corporate sustainability; why do people objectify doing good? http://ping.fm/UOPFF
http://ping.fm/qnqSZ "Being green, environmental could be more convenient" article Commentary anyone?
http://ping.fm/Dlw0E Green Drinks Bring the Eco-Minded Together: the low-key way to network and socialize
Interview: Kathrin R. Winkler, Senior Director of Corporate Sustainability, EMC Corp., Hopkinton http://ping.fm/BJW6k
http://ping.fm/Yxsuh Let's All Help President Obama Make the Inauguration Green! Today Leonardo Academy, a charitable non-profit, announced...
Gearing Up for Sustainable Practices in the New Administration- Achieving energy independence is a top initiative... http://ping.fm/6UGYR
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Saturday, January 17, 2009

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Friday, January 16, 2009

There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed. ~Mohandas K. Gandhi
MLK martin luther king and green-sustainability-jobs http://ping.fm/CAeiR's_green_legacy_alive/
Gene Robinson: Gay Bishop Giving Obama Inauguration Prayer http://ping.fm/StO8d
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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

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Comment from our listener to discuss

Comment from listener that was received after show. Let's discuss.

Hi Shane,

I'm listening to the show. Here is a thought that intrigues me... isn't living in poverty, for all the hell it is, isn't it Green in itself? When one is living in poverty, one is not flying all over the world,one often doesn't have a car, and certainly can't consume as much, and often uses used items ect...


Aimee via email (not our guest on the show)


Shane: I think that is true, but they may also be consuming the least healthy cheap food and items produced which create more pollution. They consume less of the things that have the worst effect on the environment.

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January 14 Show Summary and Links

Seattle Based One Greener Radio Welcomes Experts to Discuss Urban Poverty and Green Issues

Community Activist, Ilene Harvey and Legal Advocate, Melissa Barnes from the City of Charleston join Aimee Allison from Green for All to discuss sustainability and community concerns.

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 9, 2009 --  How does "going green" meet the needs of those most in need? When is the appropriate time and how do we bring sustainability principles to disenfranchised groups? These and other challenging questions will be the focus on January 14th's show. Join us for a lively and engaging discussion. Marketing sustainability to the urban set. How to make green appealing to a 19 year old single mom with 4 kids?

Aimee Allison is the Media Project Manager for Green For All. Ms. Allison was an early advocate for green jobs as an Oakland city council candidate in 2006, a city that later created the first local Green Jobs Corps. As host and producer of KPFA radio's Morning Show, Aimee has discussed the green economy with top environmental and social justice leaders including Francis Lappe Moore and Winona LaDuke.  She was honored by Helping Our Peninsula's Environment for providing the first San Francisco Bay Area news coverage of the aerial spraying of secret, untested pesticides on California communities.  Aimee’s coverage led to the halt of the pesticide spraying in 2008. She was a featured speaker at the San Francisco Greenfest, Progressive Festival, and Craigslist Foundation. Aimee holds a BA and MA from Stanford University and lives in Oakland, CA.

Ilene Harvey has worked as an advocate for over 20 years for low income families, sexual assault/domestic violence victims and incarcerated youth. She founded a support group for women 17 years ago and still going strong. Harvey also established recycle and gardening  programs to raise awareness in a hard to reach population. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University- Public Relations & Journalism. Harvey is currently practicing and encouraging others in the minority communities to think Green, and even gave green gifts to friends for the holidays - "to practice what I preach" as she heads the Transitional Housing Programs for the homeless and disabled for the Housing Authority of the City of Charleston.

Melissa Barnes developed women's and youth ministries, immunization drives and participated in service projects in the Philippines through nondenominational Churches of Christ in Georgia and North Carolina. She worked with an Early Intervention Program in Atlanta, GA bringing awareness of community resources to families with special needs children. In addition, Barnes created a Special Education Project geared towards fostering parental involvement in advocating rights of disabled children. Currently, she serves as Guardian Ad Litem for abused/neglected children, incarcerated and the disabled for Dorchester County, SC, is a Volunteer Attorney for Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services and is General Counsel for the Housing Authority of the City of Charleston.
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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Green Behavior Shifts: Community level discussions

Small community group talks about greening and changing behavior:

For cleaning: do you use church volunteers or a cleaning service?  Non-toxic cleaning supplies can be cheaper, and as effective, if you stay mostly with homemade supplies rather than the premium-price stuff from the local healthfood store.   The premium priced stuff has its place, but it should be used only when something cheaper won't do.  I use the premium "natural" dish detergent, but my all-purpose surface cleaner is white vinegar, with a squirt of dish detergent, in a spray bottle.  My cleaning bible is Annie Berthold-Bond's "Better Basics for the Home".   I don't have the hard numbers but I know it is doable.  A cleaning service might be harder to deal with, just because they usually want to clean as many spaces as possible in as little time as possible, which means standardized products with a proven track record.  However, you have a few things on your side:
1) the green products are getting cheaper (Clorox has gotten in the market, which will certainly bring prices down)
2) there is more of a demand for "green cleaning services" which again will bring prices down and quality up.  
Example: one of the products Berthold-Bond had difficulty finding was "green" carpet shampoo to use rug cleaner.  Last week, I saw some at a mainstream chain grocery store with the rental rug cleaners. There is also a social justice aspect to this: people who clean buildings (too often minorities, immigrants and women) are at even more of a danger from hazardous cleaning chemicals, due to the amount of their exposure.  Could you negotiate with your social justice committee to cover some of the premium of a green cleaning service?

For paper, I would make sure you are reducing and reusing before I would think about paying for recycled paper.  Let's face it, if someone is printing three single sided drafts of a 5-page paper, using new paper each time, have we really gained much by making them use 50% post-consumer recycled-content paper?  Behavior changes may be harder, but they may save a lot more in the end than changing purchasing patterns (which I understand to be the ultimate goal of Green Sanctuary anyway).  It will also make it easier to buy more expensive "green" products if you have to buy less of them.

As for the windows, I found this site through Grist.org, http://www.efficientwindows.org/index.cfm.  And this column on dealing with inefficient windows that can't be replaced, http://www.grist.org/advice/ask/2006/11/08/inefficient_windows/index.html.  And while I can't find it now, I did see an article that pointed out that energy efficient windows don't help much if the building is not decently insulated.  I rent, so my experience with windows is mostly in trying to get landlords to clean them regularly.  Again, insulation and caulking may be an easier sell, even if .

Friday, January 9, 2009

Sustainability, community & poverty- topic for One Greener Radio Talk Show; Wed, Jan 14 at 10AM Pacific, 1PM EST http://ping.fm/yfihH

One Greener Radio Welcomes Experts to Discuss Poverty and Green Issues

Jan 14th Show Topic: Community Activist, Ilene Harvey and Legal Advocate, Melissa Barnes from the City of Charleston join Aimee Allison to discuss sustainability and community concerns.

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 9, 2009 -- How does "going green" meet the needs of those most in need? When is the appropriate time and how do we bring sustainability principles to disenfranchised groups? These and other challenging questions will be the focus on January 14th's show. Join us for a lively and engaging discussion. Marketing sustainability to the urban set. How to make green appealing to a 19 year old single mom with 4 kids?

One Greener Radio airs live on Wednesdays at 10 AM Pacific / 12 Noon Central / 1 PM Eastern on The Green Talk Network. To access the show, log on at http://www.modavox.com/green. All shows will be available in Shane Snipes' Content Library on The Green Talk Network for on-demand and podcast download. The Green Talk Channel on VoiceAmerica and World Talk Radio Networks generate over 2 million unique visitors through their established network of online listeners.

Aimee Allison is the Media Project Manager for Green For All. Ms. Allison was an early advocate for green jobs as an Oakland city council candidate in 2006, a city that later created the first local Green Jobs Corps. As host and producer of KPFA radio's Morning Show, Aimee has discussed the green economy with top environmental and social justice leaders including Francis Lappe Moore and Winona LaDuke. She was honored by Helping Our Peninsula's Environment for providing the first San Francisco Bay Area news coverage of the aerial spraying of secret, untested pesticides on California communities. Aimee’s coverage led to the halt of the pesticide spraying in 2008. She was a featured speaker at the San Francisco Greenfest, Progressive Festival, and Craigslist Foundation. Aimee holds a BA and MA from Stanford University and lives in Oakland, CA.

Ilene Harvey has worked as an advocate for over 20 years for low income families, sexual assault/domestic violence victims and incarcerated youth. She founded a support group for women 17 years ago and still going strong. Harvey also established recycle and gardening programs to raise awareness in a hard to reach population. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University- Public Relations & Journalism. Harvey is currently practicing and encouraging others in the minority communities to think Green, and even gave green gifts to friends for the holidays - "to practice what I preach" as she heads the Transitional Housing Programs for the homeless and disabled for the Housing Authority of the City of Charleston.

Melissa Barnes developed women's and youth ministries, immunization drives and participated in service projects in the Philippines through nondenominational Churches of Christ in Georgia and North Carolina. She worked with an Early Intervention Program in Atlanta, GA bringing awareness of community resources to families with special needs children. In addition, Barnes created a Special Education Project geared towards fostering parental involvement in advocating rights of disabled children. Currently, she serves as Guardian Ad Litem for abused/neglected children, incarcerated and the disabled for Dorchester County, SC, is a Volunteer Attorney for Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services and is General Counsel for the Housing Authority of the City of Charleston.

One Greener Radio will focus on sustainability with lighthearted and enjoyable conversations. A goal will be to hear stories of change in communities.

Entertainment professionals play such an important role in getting the message out to about social change. We will see how each guest's projects expand the awareness of the ecology, ethics and economics. The talks will not be tech heavy, but will highlight lifestyle choices and simple ways to grow greener. We will talk about their work and current events, which relate to the issues important to our guests.

One Greener Radio is hosted by Shane Snipes, a media and sustainability specialist. He has worked for more than 16 years in the sustainability, environmental and social change arenas. His recent clients include Microsoft, Nordstrom, and Intel to name a few. He has interviewed dozens of celebrities, corporate executives, and experts at festivals, fundraisers, special events, and casual settings. Some of his interviews include Al Pacino, Virginia Madsen, Susan Sarandon, Harvey Keitel and dozens more.

For additional information on One Greener, contact Shane Snipes at shane @ onegreener.com or visit http://www.onegreener.com . One Greener provides news and research into the the merging of technology and sustainability.

Contact Executive Producer Dave Kredell at 480-294-6409 for advertising / sponsorship information or other show details.

About One Greener:

One Greener is a marketing and training firm based in Seattle and Southern California with clients across the USA and Sweden. The firm specializes in green strategic planning using ISO 14001, LEED, Cradle to Cradle and the Natural Step methodologies. http://onegreener.com

About Green For All

Green For All is a national organization dedicated to building an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty. By advocating for local, state and federal commitment to job creation, job training, and entrepreneurial opportunities in the emerging green economy – especially for people from disadvantaged communities – Green For All fights both poverty and pollution at the same time. http://greenforall.org

About VoiceAmerica / Modavox:

(OTC.BB MDVX), Modavox is the leading producer and distributor of online talk radio content, streaming approximately 250 hours of live programs and scheduled replays weekly on its Modavox VoiceAmerica™ Network (http://www.voiceamerica.com ). Modavox, Inc. (http://www.modavox.com ) is a pioneer in internet broadcasting, producing and syndicating online audio and video, and offering innovative, effective and comprehensive online tools for reaching targeted niche communities worldwide. Through its patented Modavox Central™ technology, Modavox "takes the search out of search," delivering content straight to desktops and internet-enabled devices. Through its proprietary StreamSafe™, WebcastWizard™ and Stream Syndicate™ tools, Modavox provides managed access for live and on-demand internet broadcasting and syndication, content management, online meetings, event management, enterprise communications and distance learning.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

January 7th Radio Show Summary

Today's guests gave insights into how the entertainment industry is going green and taking other industries with it.

Current TV’s "Max and Jason" duo is composed of Max Lugavere and Jason Silva. They have become a prolific hosting and producing team on Current TV, with widely ranging stories- from illegal immigration and counterfeit IDs, to profiling a brave new singer songwriter right before signing a publishing deal, to a taped philosophical sit-down with director Darren Aronofsky. Their story on counterfeit IDs even earned them a featured appearance and interview on Anderson Cooper 360.

Both Max and Jason earned degrees in film and psychology from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.

Max and Jason helped co-host the first annual Pangea Day on May 10, 2008, a live 4-hour program of film, music, and speakers broadcast worldwide to over 150 countries and with a projected audience of 500 million people. The goal of the event, created by filmmaker Jehane Noujaim and TED curator Chris Anderson, was to unite the people of the world through the power of film.

The duo were featured in the Fall 2008 Gap campaign worldwide.

Katherine Carpenter & Meredith Bergmann consultants from Green Media Solutions

Katherine Carpenter is an award-winning documentary producer with extensive background in long-form specials and non-fiction series, specializing in environmental subjects from endangered species to climate change in diverse habitats around the world. She was trained as a climate presenter by Al Gore and The Climate Project in 2007 in Nashville, and is now working as a carbon-reduction consultant for film and TV productions with Green Media Solutions of New York

With Meredith Bergmann experience in public and private partnerships, she accepted a position with the Office of the Mayor, under Mayor Michael Bloomberg as a project manager for the Economic Development and Rebuilding Team. Coordinating with the department of City Planning to oversee the largest rezoning program in the City's history freeing up thousands of square feet for the development of affordable housing and implementing greening (open space landscaping) programs for Jamaica, Queens.

At Earthmark/Green MEdia Solutions, Meredith and Katie worked together to pilot carbon reduction strategies and carbon analysis and verification for the soon to be released major motion picture, AWAY WE GO, directed by Sam Mendes.

Green Media Solutions is currently engaged by NBCUniversal to implement sustainability strategies for current productions including Saturday Night Live, Lipstick Jungle, Nightly News, and the upcoming Jimmy Fallon Show.

Tamara Eberle & Jennifer Arnold consultants from EnviroTrack

EnviroTrack is a Canadian consulting company that provides facilitation, project management, communications and image and material production to companies and organizations that want to go green or be more green. They have just completed the first phase of a project with multiple stakeholders of the canadian film industry to green the industry and create a resource guide for industry use. They also are working with other creative industries including greening a studio arts organization and greening the production of a local fashion designer.


Cool insight from this show:

NBC NEWS AND MSNBC’S NEW “MEAN GREEN STREAMING MACHINE” TO PROVIDE ECO-FRIENDLY NEWSGATHERING

One of a Kind Hybrid Vehicle to Cover Politics, Breaking News and Environmental Stories for NBC News and MSNBC

NEW YORK – April 21, 2008 – NBC News today debuted its one-of-a-kind “Mean Green Streaming Machine,” an eco-friendly hybrid newsgathering vehicle that the network will use to cover breaking news, politics and environmental news for NBC News and MSNBC. The vehicle, a 2008 hybrid Ford Escape, also features a hybrid electronics package, and streams live audio and video.

FAST FACTS ABOUT THE “MEAN GREEN STREAMING MACHINE”:

-Shuts itself off while idling and runs on the battery, enabling it to cut its emissions in half
-Runs on less than 20 amps of electricity, while standard satellite trucks use more than 60 amps
-Vehicle electronics are powered by a 2,000 watt power inverter and three deep-cycle marine batteries, which can be charged via portable wind turbines, solar panels, or a conventional home outlet
-Can run from four to six hours without requiring a charge
-Handheld camera on-board is a Panasonic P2, using re-usable media cards in lieu of videotape
-Electronic design and integration by NBC News’ field shop in Long Island City
-All video sources on board equipped with Firewire technology, allowing NBC News to easily interface cameras, monitor and media playback with a laptop computer
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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

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How Green is Hollywood?

By Daniel B. Wood


LOS ANGELES--America's dream factory is out to put its reputation for waste in the can.

With a huge carbon footprint, and possibly more influence than any other industry, big TV networks and movie studios are partnering with major environmental organizations to go green. A growing list of behaviors once cutting-edge such as recycling, composting, and using wind, solar, and alternative fuels have become commonplace in Hollywood.

Not just season shows but high-profile awards events -- such as the coming Golden Globes on Jan. 11 and the Oscars in February -- are increasingly incorporating green ideas. These include red carpets made of old plastic bottles, chalkboards for signage, electric generators powered by soy waste biodiesel fuel, and party tents lit by solar panels. Gift bags at award shows now often include items such as low-energy light bulbs.

Such practices seemed faddish just a few years ago, but gained currency with the 2006 release of Al Gore's Oscar-winning film on global warming, "An Inconvenient Truth."

By using more renewable energy, the 2008 Oscars avoided an estimated 630 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
"A year ago these practices were fad driven and everyone was just talking, ‘How do we do it, how do we go green?' " says Charisse McAuliffe, founder and CEO of Gen Green, a Colorado-based company which helps promote environmentally conscious lifestyles.

"This year a lot more companies have implemented what they were talking about last year. They are in execution mode. I think Hollywood gets it, and they understand their power that they can help others to get it."

Green practices becoming the norm

More productions are including serious environmental goals in their mission statements. Fox Broadcasting Company adopted the slogan, "Green it. Mean it," with the goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2010.

The company has taken the lead in greening large special events. It reduced the power needs for lighting at the 2007 Emmys by 75 percent, using low-wattage LED and fluorescent lighting in the press tent and solar panels to drive air conditioning. It also turned the 2008 American Idol Finale into a zero-waste event by composting organic materials and recycling bottles, cans, metals, and cardboard.

Fox has now created a comprehensive online handbook on environmentally conscious productions and events, which includes a worldwide "green" vendor guide.

"This cross-fertilization of ideas is very important at this early stage," says Sasha Mervyn, director of development for Laura Ziskin Productions. She was asked to head the greening of the Oscars two years ago and recalls that she pretty much had to "start from scratch."

The growing list of environmentally friendly practices shows that the town is doing more than just talking about responsibility, say observers.

"Hollywood is taking great effort to go green," says Zahava Stroud, president and cofounder of iHollywood Forum, which organized an environmental conference this month for networks and movie producers. The impetus, he adds, is "coming from the top CEOs down."

Ninety-five percent of the new green practices are not noticed by viewers and audiences, says Allen Hershkowitz, senior scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and ecological adviser to ABC, Sony, Warner, Capitol Records, and others. "The reduced ecological impact happens at the raw material acquisition stage and in processing, refining and transportation stages," he says.

What may have an impact, however, is when announcers mention the activities on camera - such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Al Gore did at the 79th Oscar telecast in 2007.

"Hollywood is among the most culturally influential institutions on the planet so the impact is twofold," says Mr. Hershkowitz. "One [impact] is the amount of energy and waste saved, the other is the message it sends to consumers and other industries."

New techniques

Key individuals have made a difference in the Hollywood greening movement. Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson broke new ground when he used videoconferencing while filming the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy in New Zealand. It enabled him to remain in a central location while filming all three installments simultaneously. By plugging off-location cameras into the conference system, Jackson could make changes in lighting and camera angles from afar, saving air-travel emissions.

Jackson's techniques are now must-haves used by other industry leaders from Lucas Film to Disney and Bad Robot Productions.

Hurdles remain for Hollywood's new green agenda. Besides habit, there are technical and economic challenges, not to mention unfamiliarity with new products, materials, and processes.

But more and more studios have assigned "green gurus" known as EVPs or VP of environment, says Meredith Bergmann, spokeswoman for Green Media Solutions, a company that brings together environmental experts and production consultants.

What is helping drive each new advance is the realization that money can be saved, she says.

"If you reduce the number of cases of bottled water bought, reduce the number of locations, use less gas by renting hybrid vehicles, reduce the ... charter flights, you will save money," says Ms. Bergmann. "It is getting more attention now that we see how costly - both economically and healthwise - neglecting the environment can become."
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Monday, January 5, 2009

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Friday, January 2, 2009

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