10 Celebrities Advocating for Climate Change

Studies indicate that celebrity culture has a significant influence on consumer choices and lifestyle. In a fun and lighthearted manner, I have shared interesting facts on how each celebrity has contributed towards a more sustainable world. 

I love that this idea 

  1. uses popular global figures to highlight sustainability
  2. inspires more people to be eco-friendly
  3. shows that climate change can be combated through activism

Here’s an infographic on “10 Celebrities Advocating for Climate Change”.


Green High School Buddy Celeb Robinne Lee went 50 Shades Darker

I’ve known Robinne Lee since High School. When I ever saw her, she wrapped me in a hug. 

Welcoming, wonderful, beautiful, peaceful. content and yes beautiful are just some of the words that surround the energy of Robinne Lee. 

Now, anyone that’s made the acquaintance of Robinne knows this is NOT an exaggeration. It’s Robinne. 


Best part for me is she’s eco friendly too! Boom, Drop the Mic and check her out!

So yes I am proud that she’s starring in 50 Shades Darker. Robinne is playing the role of Ros Bailey (VP of Grey E. H.). 

According to Indie Wire:

The film stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, respectively.

Lee will play Ros Bailey, VP of Grey Enterprises Holdings, Inc., and Christian Grey’s “second in command.” According to the “Fifty Shades” wiki page, Bailey is described as intelligent; can keep up with Christian in conversations, and he is at ease around her. She is a lesbian and her partner is named Gwen. She lives almost opposite Christian’s apartment in Escala.

Now I am definetly going to see this movie!! LOL

According to IMDB, 

Universal is planning to shoot “Fifty Shades Darker” and the final pic, “Fifty Shades Freed,” back-to-back, with “Darker” set to bow Feb. 10, 2017. The last installment brought in $570 million worldwide, including $166 million domestically.

Other Movies 


Anyway, IMBD Lee also is an actress and producer; known for Hitch (2005), Seven Pounds (2008) and National Security (2003).

Author soon too!

Now we both are authors too! Robinne has a novel coming out in June called The Idea of You: A Novel. Here’s the book description on Amazon!  Please buy this book!

Solène Marchand, the thirty-nine-year-old owner of an art gallery in Los Angeles, is reluctant to take her daughter, Isabelle, to meet her favorite boy band. But since her divorce, she’s more eager than ever to be close to Isabelle. The last thing Solène expects is to make a connection with one of the members of the world-famous August Moon. But Hayes Campbell is clever, winning, confident, and posh, and the attraction is immediate. That he is all of twenty years old further complicates things.

What begins as a series of clandestine trysts quickly evolves into a passionate and genuine relationship. It is a journey that spans continents as Solène and Hayes navigate each other’s worlds: from stadium tours to international art fairs to secluded hideaways in Paris and Miami. For Solène, it is a reclaiming of self, as well as a rediscovery of happiness and love. When Solène and Hayes’ romance becomes a viral sensation, and both she and her daughter become the target of rabid fans and an insatiable media, Solène must face how her romantic life has impacted the lives of those she cares about most.

Future Bright 

Obviously this Lee’s future is bright. As a friend of Robinne, I’m just saying: Couldn’t happen to a better person. 

Green Living Guy Breakthrough Model of the Year 2016 is Eleni Tzimas 

Eleni Tzimas, former L’Oreal model previously signed with Ford models and now with a new and amazing agency called Iconic Focus (you believe this guys and ladies?!) and actress (known for The Fire and the Wood) is an amazing Green Living Guy Breakthrough Model of 2016!

Eleni is also founder of a company called kos organic that has taken the green business scene by storm. More on that later!

As I’ve mentioned in years past, The Green Living Guy Green Breakthrough Model of the Year must possess inner beauty, strength and also a real understanding of life, our world and how to be. Yes. How to be. Eleni possesses all these qualities and then some. 

Every year it seems that great Breakthrough models always are like cream (they rise to the top). Eleni is also a New Yorker so we got along just just fine. We see eye to eye on life, living and love. Yes love. Not the physical type but the personal emotional type. She loves people, her skincare and loves being who she is. That sense of self exudes loud and clear. It stood out to me as clear as day. So right on Eleni for just getting it!


She like others had terrible skin and even broke out big time in the Dominican Republic. She came up with these products to save her own skin. Now it’s for sale to everyone!  Yes!!

Here is a segment of Eleni’s story

At 13, I wanted to be a model. So I did some research and took the train into a rainy Manhattan. In the elevator up to the 7th floor I stood quietly armed with nothing but the intention of kicking down every door. Somewhere between the second and fifth floors a Wilhelmina scout named Karenlee grabbed my hand and said come with me! 

Now, a few minutes later, I’m 40!  I’ve run a marathon in a business renowned for sprints. I’ve seen the world. I’ve been pushed and prodded into and out of corporate dreams, and I’ve most certainly been covered with every makeup and hairspray, hair dye and nail polish, moisturizer and toner, perfume and powder ever devised by mankind.

Sometimes I look back and see myself as a crash test dummy–what I endured professionally, everyone else did and still does voluntarily. At one level, it made total sense, but at another, no sense at all.

For years, I watched professionals use products on me only after they’d wrapped and protected themselves in rubber gloves, aprons and in some cases even masks! Hmmm..

But what about me? What of my skin? What of my hair? What of my organs? No one had an answer for the little girl beyond ‘you’ll be fine.’

As an adult I know that’s the way we’re expected to live. Do what we’re supposed to do, do what everyone else does, don’t rock the boat. My world was hair and makeup. If I wanted to work then I had little choice, but I had a secret.

Without ado, I began experimenting with different forms of detox. While ramping up my health, fitness and diet, I explored different methods of detoxification–60-day cleanses, colonics, water pills, water enemas, coffee enemas, coconut pulling, hot springs sulfur baths, acupuncture, scalding foot baths, vitamin pills, herbal teas, herbal baths, facials so deep they called them extractions–I wanted those toxins out!

That said, I’d forever had borderline problematic skin, my face always on the cusp of explosion. Like everyone else I wanted perfect skin but how to get it? Like everyone else I migrated from one brand & product to another, to another, even at one stage, signing up for monthly deliveries of peroxides and acids. Sure I lost pimples but my entire face went LUNAR–bleached, gray, cratered, and dead!


There had to be another way. And so began the confluence of life’s seemingly random events. The past met the present which met the future and I became one–kös organic skincare (although at the time I had no idea).

By heritage, I’m Greek. Greeks believe fine olive oil courses through their veins and that there’s nothing it can’t cure. So began my experimentation with oils and with it a cornerstone of the kös map. By the way, olive oil failed my face.

Eleni Tzimas, The Green Living Guy Breakthrough Green Model for 2016

My exposure to herbal teas and baths revealed the tip of a latent passion for botany and herbalism. Assign whatever values you wish to modern medicine but in the process do not discount the power of nature. Since well before Hippocrates, the power of herbs has coursed the history of medicine. And so came the second kös cornerstone.

My legitimate loathing of toxins and the flip attitude of these massive corporations toward the health and welfare of their unsuspecting customers, coupled with a complete lack of government oversight in an industry described by insiders as the ‘wild, wild west,’ should enrage each of us. What’s so wrong with the idea of safe, effective products? Something that helps one part of you without hurting another? Meet the third cornerstone.

But while these are three massive drivers behind my own experimentations, never in my wildest dreams did it occur to me as something for anyone else. I wanted perfect skin. I wanted health. The more I learned the more I realized my goal could never be achieved through synthetic chemicals, certainly not the way the conglomerates were going about it. To them, it was a game of sales and marketing. I couldn’t understand why premium organic herbs were only being toyed with.


The final cornerstone on this map now known as kös organic skincare was the birth of my children. No matter what I myself was prepared to and had endured, it would be a cold day in hell before I’d let any of it near my children.

I’ve taken decades of personal knowledge and experience, and transformed my life, my home into a toxin-free zone. For six years, I’ve done little else but research and hone effective products for the purpose of excluding other products, always for the exclusive use of my family. Now, by popular demand, it’s ready for you.

Know that if it says kös, it says me. Know that if it says me, it says my kids. Know that if it says my kids, it’s toxin-free, organic, safe and thoroughly EFFECTIVE!


“You don’t need makeup over your face to qualify as beautiful. Take your trillion cells and make them one. Focus on keeping it healthy. Feed and water it, exercise and love it, and best you can exclude toxins, and your cell will be beautiful and you will stand a great chance of health and happiness.”

Environmental Media Association Awards Show Highlights for 2016

SHAILENE WOODLEY, JADEN SMITH, AND MOBY RECEIVE TOP HONORS AT THE 26TH ANNUAL EMA AWARDS

The Environmental Media Association (EMA) did their annual awards show with panache and grace.

The EMA Awards honor film and television productions and individuals that increase public awareness of environmental issues and inspire personal action on these issues.  I’ve always been a fan. Now we can try and work together to also clean the world and the water too!

Here are some snapshots and videos from the night at Warner Brothers studios in California. 

Warner Brothers studio during the event. Getty Images for the Environmental Media Association

Considered “Food’s Erin Brockovich,” Robyn O’Brien was Honored at the 2016 Environmental Media Awards

Jaden Smith with Shailene Woodley. Getty Images for the Environmental Media Association

Watch Honoree Jaden Smith talk about how he’s working to save our planet’s resources through his work with JUST Water.


 

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 23, 2016) – Last night the Environmental Media Association (EMA) announced the 26th annual EMA Awards winners, presented by Toyota, Lexus and Calvert Investments. EMA is dedicated to harnessing the power of celebrity and the media to promote and inspire solutions for the environment through our impact in media and pop culture, and believes through positive role modeling the entertainment community can inspire consumers to take action. With this mission in mind, the organization bestowed its top honors upon Shailene Woodley (Female EMA Futures Award), Jaden Smith (Male EMA Futures Award), Moby (EMA Missions in Music Award), Robyn O’Brien (EMA Green Parent Award), and United Nations PRI(EMA Corporate Responsibility Award). All EMA Awards honorees were presented with crystal awards, in collaboration with Swarovski, on a stage built on the backlot of Warner Bros. Studios adorned with a sparkling Swarovski crystal curtain framing a custom-made Swarovski crystal-embellished podium.

The EMA Awards was hosted by board member Nicole Richie. Attendees included Will Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Willow Smith, Trey Smith, James Van Der Beek, Kimberly Brook, Malin Akerman, Nikki Reed, Ian Somerhalder, Lance Bass,Emmanuelle Chriqui, Darby Stanchfield, Jamie-Lynn Sigler,Joey Graceffa, Karreuche Tran, Francesca Eastwood, Frances Fisher, Shiri Appleby, Connor Franta, Wendie Malick, Perrey Reeves, Ed Begley Jr., Ryan Guzman, Michaela Watkins, Zoe Lister-Jones, Tara Lynne Barr, Tommy Dewey, Marcus Schribner, Angelique Cabral, Phillippe Cousteau, Dawn Olivieri, Leilani Munter, Ione Skye, Jason Stuart, John Savage, Kodi-Smit McPhee, Sarah Wright Olsen, Scottie Thompson, Shannyn Sossamon, Cary Elwes, Ray Parker Jr., Amber Childers, Austin Rivers, Barry Bostwick, Brec Bassinger, Holly Barrett, Matt Nemethy, Maureen McCormick, Mikaela Hoover, Brittany Furlan, Matt Cutshall, and Arielle Vandenberg.

Highlights of the evening:

Host Nicole Richie led the evening preaching about being environmentally conscious with some light political banter. “Are we all ready to make America green again? I am calling for a total and complete ban on climate change deniers. Nobody loves the environment more than Richie does. I was one of the first Young Hollywood board members. Before me, no one drove a Prius, no one took their bags to the market. In fact, I’m pretty sure I invented the concept of smoking weed out of a pen. That’s why nobody has a better relationship with the greens than I do.”

Shailene Woodley, who has strongly and publicly opposed the Dakota Access Pipeline, gave a heartfelt acceptance speech that resulted in a standing ovation. “Thousands of people are committed to fighting and winning a battle against corporate greed with nothing but love and compassion. Live a more compassionate life because the ripple effect of that is what is going to save our oceans, our planet, and our race.”

Jaden Smith challenged the audience to take action. “It’s time to be proactive, because there is hope. This isn’t the first time in history that humankind has faced grave challenges into the next chapters of responsibility and collaboration,” said Smith as he accepted his award. “This is dedicated to those who are driven, committed, creative and hopeful for a bright and resilient future.”

Moby brought the house down as he gave a surprise live musical performance accompanying his speech on animal agriculture. “One thing that we collectively as a nation and species could do to really address environmental concerns is stop supporting animal agriculture. We can address environmental issues just by stop subsidizing animal agriculture.”

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PHOTO & B-ROLL CREDIT: Getty on Behalf of the Environmental Media Association

2016 Film and Television EMA Awards Winners

Documentary Film

How To Let Go of The World And Love all The Things Climate Can’t Change (HBO) 

Children’s Television

Cyberchase “Bottled Up” (PBS)

Reality

Jimmy Kimmel Live “Climate Change” (ABC) 

Feature – TIE

Jungle Book (Disney)

Consumed (Marvista Ent) 

TV Comedy

Simpsons “TEENAGE MUTANT MILK-CAUSED HURDLES” (Fox) 

TV Drama 

The Blacklist “Eli Machett” No. 72 (Sony/NBC)

Excellence in Advertising

Angry Birds “International Day of Happiness” (Sony)

Getty Images for the Environmental Media Association
Shaileene Woodley acceptance speech. Getty Images for the Environmental Media Association

Honoree Shailene Woodley gave a very inspiring speech this year. 


Listen to filmmaker Josh Fox’s acceptance speech for winning best Documentary for his film “How to Let Go of the World”.

Artist Moby does amazing work to save the bees. Getty Images for the Environmental Media Association.
Source: Environmental Media Association

Before The Flood pre Game Interview With Director Fisher Stevens Too With Full Video!

Leonardo DiCaprio takes us with Fisher Stevens to Inconvenient Truth 2.0. What a wake up movie this is. 

Before the Flood was directed by Fisher Stevens (The Cove and my favorite Undefeated) captures a three-year personal journey alongside Academy Award-winning actor and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio. 

Throughout the movie Leonardo interviews individuals from every facet of society; in both developing and developed nations. Each person provides their own unique, impassioned and pragmatic views on what must be done today and in the future to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet.

Uncovering the impact of climate change … DiCaprio in Indonesia in Before the Flood. Photograph: RatPac Documentary Films
Uncovering the impact of climate change … DiCaprio in Indonesia in Before the Flood. Photograph: RatPac Documentary Films

As Business Insider adds,

You have to admit, it doesn’t sound like must-watch TV: a National Geographic Channel documentary about climate change starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Mixing together the science of our damaged planet and the guy who fought the bear in the movie “The Revenant” seems like a bit of an odd choice.


But the combination works. 

DiCaprio steps into the role of science journalist, interviewing researchers, innovators, and people living in parts of the world where severe impacts of climate change are already being felt. The film trades in charts and jargon for stunning images of climate catastrophes already underway.

“Before the Flood” is so powerful because it presents climate change as it a really is: a global threat that links together people separated by class and geography.


Or as Director Fisher Stevens said to the Green Living Guy,”It was meant to wake people the F&@&!@’k UP!” 

What I respect the most about this movie is that Fisher Stevens has now joined in the idea that climate change movies need to occur more regularly. He’s 100 percent correct.

Building upon his movie Racing Extinction, Fisher wanted to continue filming movies like this that ignite that inner understanding of the need to take care of this earth. This type of an environmental movie is exactly what’s needed in our world today.

Like a lawyer developing the real evidence and case about climate change, and truthfully discovers we must do things NOW! to literally prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet.  Like really folks. We are this close to bad stuff. Watch the movie!

They even got Trent Resnor and Atticus to write the music. Resnor even wrote the song “A Minute To Breathe”, which is his newest piece in a while that we’ve heard from his voice on the mic. 

As Resnor recently said in Billboard:

Reznor: When I saw it, it was something we felt we needed to be involved with — the fact that the country’s even debating about the science of this seems absurd and we related to it and wanted to help in some small way. We also thought it would be an opportunity to work with some people that we respected and could collaborate with so we reached out to Gustavo and Mogwai. We showed them the film and we didn’t talk about what scenes we’d be scoring; we just started to collaboratively write some music we felt like might be in the same wheelhouse for this film.

However, the Guardian really sums up this movie well. It examines our fossil-fuel addiction, including emerging powerhouses such as India who now resent the idea of being denied the energy-consumption prosperity that the US has already enjoyed. The answer seems to be, of course, enforcing the 2015 Paris agreement, developing wind and solar power – although revisionist arguments for nuclear are not touched upon – and also a carbon tax. A shift in public opinion has to be achieved to change the political classes’ opinion: DiCaprio concludes with a ruminative walk-and-talk interview with President Obama ….A serious, substantial piece of work!

For every use of #BeforeTheFlood across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram between October 24 – November 18, 21st Century Fox and National Geographic will together donate $1 to Pristine Seas and $1 to the Wildlife Conservation Society, up to $50,000 to each organization.

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