Saturday, September 1, 2007

"The 11th Hour" Producer Brian Gerber

Aired on television September 30th, 2007 watch NOW click below:

Exclusive Television Interview. Tamara explores movie icons and concepts with Film Producer Brian Gerber:

Part 1:

See footage from the Premiere of Leonardo DiCaprio on the red carpet... along with other stars... including Nadia Conners and Leila Conners Peterson the adorable sister film-makers:

Part 2:

Part 3:


stayingwealthy said...

I would have loved to see the interview, although I am in the UK, so hopefully it will come here soon including the movie!

Here is my initiative, please spread the word for the Planet!


Global No Drive Day stops 10.8 billion Co2 in one Day!

With green issues increasingly on the agenda, individuals are desperately asking what they can do – beyond recycling and refusing to use plastic bags - to help reduce their own carbon footprint.

One such individual is Michael de Groot, a Dutchman living in the United Kingdom, Midlands,
who’s spearheading a campaign to
declare Sunday October 28th as
the planet’s first “Global No Drive Day!”

And de Groot, whose company ‘Staying Alive!’ specialises in health & wellness, isn’t content to stop there. He’s so determined to ensure that the movement gathers momentum that he’s hoping to persuade growing numbers of individuals to leave their car at home every last Sunday in the month.

“There are 600 million cars on the Planet today – if we all left them at home for just a day, we’d stop 10.8 billion of carbon dioxide being emitted in just one day*. What we can all achieve by collaborating in this way would be amazingly powerful!”

de Groot’s major fear is that individuals – in the absence of a government led initiative – feel that there’s nothing they can do individually to make a real difference.

“’Global No Drive Day!’ is something that everyone can support now - without having to wait for the government to take a lead. And let’s face it, the government couldn’t afford to come up with an idea like this – it’d cost too much in lost taxes.”

de Groot points out that his fears are underscored by recent movies such as Inconvenient Truth (Al Gore) and 11th Hour (Leonardo di Caprio) – which just encourage people to recycle more while at the same time waiting for the government “to do something”.

“But it’s up to us as individuals to take action. Like many people, I’m really concerned about the future of the planet – and like many more people, I’ve sometimes wondered whether what l can do personally will actually make any real difference.”

“But then – ironically enough, when I was driving home one evening – it suddenly dawned on me that we could all make a spectacular difference if we collaborated and chose not to use ours cars on a specific day.”

A realist at heart, de Groot knows that he’s aiming impossibly high – and that the chances of everyone choosing to opt for public transport on a single day each month are pretty slim.

He is however, hopeful that the “Global No Drive Day!” campaign will raise awareness – and more importantly encourage others to recognise that each of us as individuals is responsible for the future of the planet. And as he points out, it HAS been done before – in the 70s during the oil crisis, when governments did all they could to keep cars off the road to preserve oil.


Notes to Editors
1. *One day per month could conceivably prevent 10.8 billion kilos of Co2 going into the atmosphere. (Based on 600 million cars and just a 50 mile journey)

2. Formed in 2005 Staying Alive (UK) Ltd is primarily concerned with ‘Wellness’ in individuals through workshops, retreats and coaching programmes.

3. “Global No Drive Day!” has no financial incentive or revenue model. It is purely voluntary for individuals to join and share their stories from Global No Drive Day.
Further information: Michael de Groot
Tel: +44(0)1827 881360

Patrick Roberts said...

just saw 11th Hour myself, the "Nature's Operating Instructions" extra feature was especially interesting... apparently there is some amazing technology built into nature, a lot there that we should use as a model for our own technology