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Morgan Freeman Narrates ‘A Love Letter from #EarthToParis’

Morgan Freeman Narrates ‘A Love Letter from #EarthToParis’

Earth to Paris, a coalition of global partners driving awareness about the connection between people and planet, released a high impact video yesterday promoting the global #EarthToParis movement that took place Monday in Paris. Narrated by Morgan Freeman, the video serves as a crowdsourced love letter from Earth to Paris for world leaders to take action on […]

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    Adrian Grenier’s New Entourage and Lonely Whale Foundation

    Adrian Grenier’s New Entourage and Lonely Whale Foundation

    Actor, filmmaker and social advocate Adrian Grenier is best known for his role as the leading man in the HBO series and movie Entourage. By Grenier’s own account, the “show promotes a culture of conspicuous consumerism” with Hollywood’s elite purchasing cars, homes and big ticket luxury items in nearly every episode. However, Grenier’s new “entourage,” his […]

    Richard Branson Presents Sustainia Award for World’s Most Innovative City Solution

    Richard Branson Presents Sustainia Award for World’s Most Innovative City Solution

    Effective and inspirational, the redesign of Indian city Chennai wins the 2015 Sustainia Award, chaired by Arnold Schwarzenegger, for its solution to the city’s mounting air pollution and traffic casualties. The city receives the award, while experiencing incessant rainfalls, overflowing rivers and lakes are causing thousands to flee the city, stressing the importance of sustainable […]

    Progress Check: COP21 Week One

    Progress Check: COP21 Week One

    We said we would make history at this year’s UN COP21 climate conference. We never said it would be easy. I’ve been in Paris this week to meet with government leaders, negotiators and civil society activists from all over the world taking part in talks on a global agreement to address the climate crisis. Five […]

    Carl Pope: What’s Really Happening at COP21

    Carl Pope: What’s Really Happening at COP21

    If global warming was an enemy army besieging Paris and the COP21 UN climate summit the defenders, there is no sign outside that the siege is being lifted. It’s in the mid-50’s here, a full 10 degrees above normal. But you can sense that climate advocates recognize that this may be their moment. At the opening […]

    Leonardo DiCaprio: ‘Do Not Wait Another Day’ to Move to 100% Renewable Energy

    Leonardo DiCaprio: ‘Do Not Wait Another Day’ to Move to 100% Renewable Energy

    Leonardo DiCaprio delivered a powerful speech Friday at the Climate Summit for Local Leaders at City Hall in Paris, a side event of COP21. The event was hosted by Mayor Anne Hidalgo of Paris and former mayor of New York City and the United Nations secretary general’s special envoy for cities and climate change Michael R. Bloomberg. Mayors from Los […]

    Carl Pope: Cities Can Lead … Cities Want to Lead … So Let them!

    Carl Pope: Cities Can Lead … Cities Want to Lead … So Let them!

    Prospects for the Paris climate summit is much brighter than for any climate gathering since Kyoto in 1997. Three main factors are driving Paris towards success: China’s decision, partly driven by its air pollution crisis, to become a major advocate of change both domestically and globally has upended the politics of North vs. South. The dramatic fall […]

    Kick Big Polluters Out to Stop Corporate Capture of COP21

    Kick Big Polluters Out to Stop Corporate Capture of COP21

    The first days of climate talks have played out some predictable story lines. Global North leaders like President Obama have made lofty commitments. Global South governments have demanded less lip service and more action. But yesterday: a new wrinkle. Civil society is advancing an urgent new agenda to address the “elephant in the COP.” Photos […]

    Uruguay Powers Nearly 100% of Electricity From Renewables

    Uruguay Powers Nearly 100% of Electricity From Renewables

    Uruguay has made some impressive strides in the last decade on the environmental front. The South American country of 3.4 million has drastically reduced its carbon footprint in less than 10 years “without government subsidies or higher consumer costs,” the country’s National Director of Energy Ramón Méndez told The Guardian. Uruguay Makes Dramatic Shift to Nearly […]