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Leonardo DiCaprio is well known for his activism around the ever present problem of climate change. Now he’s teamed up with the powerhouse that is National Geographic to bring an hour and a half documentary to the masses, “Before The Flood.” It’s a visual, auditory masterpiece, that might just inspi...
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Despite the shrillness of climate deniers in today’s political and media circuses, it’s fair to say that most regular citizens--and nearly all of the global scientific community--know that our planet’s climate is changing, and that those changes are already causing damage to our environments, cities...
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Leonardo DiCaprio won his first Oscar on Sunday and used his acceptance speech to address climate change. DiCaprio won the Best Actor Academy Award for his role in The Revenant and said: “Making ‘The Revenant’ was about the relationship between man and nature… Climate change is real. It’s happening...
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Stunning environmental doc Racing Extinction  Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past year+, you’re already aware of the latest motion picture project from the team responsible for the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove. Though the name has changed (at one time titled Si...
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Green news April 2015 Photo of me with Denis Hayes April 2015 How old were you when the first Earth Day occurred? I was 10…and I’m embarrassed to say I don’t remember it! But I do remember growing up in Berea, Ohio, south of Cleveland. And I definitely remember the Cuyahoga River, near by, catch...
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Natural history documentaries are now a mainstream genre in television, with worldwide audiences. Yet there remain remarkably few accounts of how these films are crafted. What is involved in gathering information? How can this demonstrate the inherent dynamics of their subjects? Can they contribute ...
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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR STOKED ON THE COAST WINNERS! The Grand Prize winner was selected by Heal the Bay staff and the People's Choice winner received the most votes during the public voting portion of the contest. We hope everyone enjoyed watching -- and making -- these videos! Special thanks to al...
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THE TIME HAS COME TO CAST YOUR BALLOTS! Attention film buffs: Our Stoked on the Coast Student Film Festival is closed to new submissions but OPEN for public voting between now and midnight, Saturday, September 12. Please share the link and encourage your friends to vote!   STOKED ON THE COAS...
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Discovery Channel's 27th annual "Shark Week," which ran from Aug. 10 to Aug. 16, reeled in 42 million viewers, according to the network. Though this year's programming was third best to date, behind 62.1 million viewers 2010 and 51 million viewers in 2013, it set ratings records among women an...
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‘Stoked on the Coast’ offers prizes, glamour for stories about local beaches Local environmental group Heal the Bay today issued a call for submissions to its inaugural youth film contest and community festival, dubbed “Stoked on the Coast.” The contest asks middle-school and high-school students ...
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Each summer, the Media Institute for Social Change hosts a dozen college students and teaches them how to produce engaging and effective radio and film documentaries. Students come from across the country, from schools like Princeton, St. Olaf, Colby, Macalester, Whitman, and Reed, to name just a fe...
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Congratulations to Earth Protect member "Dale", who was randomly chosen as the winner in the latest membership promotion sponsored by the G2 Gallery in Venice, CA. The prize generously donated by G2 is an original nature photo called "Courtship" taken by Barry Rowan. "Courtship"Ever since Bar...
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Feb. 7, 2014 is the deadline for membership signups in this latest Earth Protect membership reward promotion sponsored by The G2 Gallery which donated this beautiful bobcat photo. Be sure to JOIN now so you have a chance to win the drawing.  After the promotion, one lucky winner will be random...
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THE PRESIDENT HAS AN ASSIGNMENT FOR YOU Our schools are more high-tech than ever. There are laptops in nearly every classroom. You can take an online course on Japanese -- and then video chat with a kid from Japan. You can learn about geometry through an app on your iPad. So, what does it all mean?...
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TO HOST THE SF PREMIERES OF FIFTEEN INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARIES San Francisco, April 22, 2013 – The third annual San Francisco Green Film Festival is pleased to present the San Francisco premieres of over 15 internationally acclaimed, environmentally-focused feature films. The highly a...
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Hydraulic fracturing, known colloquially as fracking, is a contentious issue, and Hollywood has not overlooked it. “Promised Land,” directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Matt Damon, takes on fracking, which involves blasting millions of gallons of water, sand, and chemicals into rock, often shale, i...
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  Oscar-winning director Ang Lee's new epic "Life of Pi" showcases the relationship between a teenage Indian boy and a Bengal tiger. But in reality, the predators are under increasing threat from humans. Poaching remains a tremendous danger for the remaining feline population, with rising d...
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  Minister for Cultural Affairs K.C. Joseph on Thursday inaugurated the Green Film Festival which started with the screening of one-minute short film ‘Recycle.’ Speaking at the function, the Minister said the State was facing a lot of environment-related problems such as waste management an...
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  An Indian boy plays in the polluted waters of the Yamuna River in New Delhi. Women wearing leaves and flowers ready for a celebration in Barcelona. A girl holds a poster calling for water conservation amid a rain storm in Washington. The 42nd Ear...
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  The National Trust for the Cayman Islands is urging students to get their entries in for the annual Earth Day poster competition. The competition asks students to design a poster reflecting environmental issues that are important to them, in keeping with the 2012 Earth Day theme “Every ...
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