What’s better than the opportunity to make a video that sends an inspiring message about climate change to our next president? How about the chance to win a cash prize and your video broadcast on internet and TV channels?1Sky and Brighter Planet are inviting Americans to create powerful video messages that deliver a clear message to Washington: We’re ready for strong leadership on climate change. Upload your 30- or 60- second video to the contest page on Vimeo.com before September 22, 2008 to compete for $4,500 in cash prizes: www.vimeo.com/climatematters.
The ten videos with the most views per day will be judged by a select panel that includes award winning documentary filmmaker and producer Rory Kennedy (Ghosts of Abu Ghraib) and Academy award-winning producer Tia Lessen (Trouble the Water, Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine), among other notable individuals.
Movie and Action: Stop the Fossil Fools from acting like Everything’s Cool with Climate Change!
Everything’s Cool explores what it will take to move America from laggard nation to world leader on addressing global warming and ushering in a new energy economy.
Working Films has brought together the filmmakers and messengers featured in Everything’s Cool and the Energy Action Coalition. We invite you to host a movie and action night for Fossil Fools Day on April 1st. Join thousands of youth from around the world who are taking action against the biggest fossil fools and building a cleaner and just energy future.
Hold on… this is bigger than changing your light bulbs!
Tie your screening to an action!
After you’ve registered your screening. Find out ways that you can promote green job creation, get clean energy policies passed on campuses and other local and national action ideas by checking out the Energy Action Coalition.
Are you interested in bringing together your friends and neighbors for an entertaining and engaging conversation about global warming? This month the Sierra Club’s book and film club, Let’s Talk, is featuring Everything’s Cool, so you can do just that. Every other month Let’s Talk recommends an illuminating movie and book while providing background reading materials, tips on hosting a film club, and questions to help spark a good discussion.
Make your screening meaningful, check out the Sierra Club’s Cool Cities and Cool Counties campaigns and get involved by urging your local government to move forward with innovative energy solutions that curb global warming, save taxpayer dollars, and create healthier cities!
Remember that School House Rock segment called I’m Just a Bill , where the scroll of paper named Bill talks with a little boy about how he wants to become a law? Well just like the cartoon Bill the clean energy legislation passed by the House and Senate has not quite become law.
The good news is that the hard work of activists like us assured that the House version of the bill included a renewable energy standard (RES) that requires utilities to get at least 15% of their electricity from clean, US based, renewable energy sources by 2020, and the Senate version included an increase in CAFE, or fuel efficiency standards for vehicles. The bad news is that the differences between the two bills have to be hammered out in conference committee and then, just like we learned from School House Rock, the final version must be signed by the president. For this clean energy bill to have the same happy ending as the school house rock Bill, who does become a law, we must keep up our pressure on President Bush and our Congressional representatives. Read more about the legislation at It’s Getting Hot in Here, a blog by youth climate change activists, and then find the find and write your elected officials to tell them you want both increased CAFE standards and the RES in the final version of the bill.
Bish Neuhauser, a character in Everything’s Cool, was motivated to make biodiesel for his car, and eventually succeeded in pushing the ski resort where he worked to run their vehicles off of biodiesel. After a special screening for high school students, Bish made a visit. Check out what was catalyzed:
Activities surrounding Sundance are keeping us busy! Keep posted to find out what’s going on and how you can be involved! Check out our video of audiences taking action to counter global warming:
Can’t see the video? Download Quicktime 7 Video by Jeremy Levine, music by Atwood As the curtains close after Everything’s Cool screenings at Sundance, audience members are signing postcards to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid – urging Congress to STEP UP their commitment to address global warming. Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Energy Efficiency Tip cards are being distributed with over a thousand IKEA compact florescent light bulbs.Everything’s Cool and Working Films are also offsetting over 300 pounds of the carbon emissions generated from travel to Sundance – Cool Tags are being sported by each Everything’s Cool audience member. To counter the CO2 emitted by the cars, planes, and other transportation used to get to the festival, Clif Bar Cool Tags represent an investment in the Alaskan Native Village Wind Project.Take the next step and offset your own carbon with NativeEnergy.