(posted by Paige Donner)
SAVE THE DATE!
Environment California’s 11th Annual Spring Event: Path to Paris
Saturday, May 16th, noon to 2:00 pm
at the lovely Brentwood home of actor Donna Mills
Please join Environment California for lunch, drinks and stimulating conversation to help elevate California’s global warming solutions leading up to the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference in Paris.
Special guest speaker: Sen. Fran Pavley, climate solutions leader and author of California’s game-changing Global Warming Solutions Act, AB 32
The Path To Paris
Global warming is the most critical issue of our time. With the U.N. Climate Change Conference to be held in Paris this December, there is a sense that if the world can unite around solving global warming, we can stave off the worst impacts.
In the lead-up to Paris, Gov. Brown and the leaders of the California legislature have outlined an aggressive path by which California can continue its leadership with these statewide goals:
- Increase the amount of electricity from renewable sources to 50 percent;
- Reduce the amount of petroleum used by our vehicles by 50 percent; and
- Increase the energy efficiency of existing buildings by 50 percent—all by 2030.
But the oil companies and the utilities are fighting every step of the way. Environment California is working this year to build the public support needed to pass legislation to turn these critical climate goals into reality — for our health and our future. Join us for a provocative conversation on how we can lead the way!
Ambassador to Paris $15,000 (Includes 10 event & 10 VIP reception tickets)
Partner $10,000 (Includes 8 event & 8 VIP reception tickets)
Friend $5,000 (Includes 6 event & 6 VIP reception tickets)
Supporter $2,500 (Includes 5 event & 5 VIP reception tickets)
Host $1,250 (Includes 5 event tickets)
Individual Ticket $200
|HOST COMMITTEE (in formation)
Join the hosts of the 2015 Spring Event and other friends of Environment California.
Ed Begley, Jr.
Glen Dake, Renee Dake Wilson & Brian Wilson
Tom Hayden & Barbara Williams
Douglas H. Phelps
Akasha Richmond & Alan Schulman
Jamie Rosenthal Wolf, David Wolf, Rick Rosenthal & Nancy Stephens & the The Rosenthal Family Foundation
Amy Smart & Carter Oosterhouse
Margery Tabankin & Earl Katz
Tom & Janet Unterman
Wendy Wendlandt & Cliff Latimer
Roger & Nori Wolfson
|Environment California is a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(4) environmental advocacy organization dedicated to protecting California’s air, water and open spaces. Contributions or gifts to Environment California, Inc. are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. Donations may be used for political purposes such as supporting or opposing candidates. No funds will be earmarked or reserved for any political purpose. More information about Environment California, Inc. may be obtained by contacting the organization at: 3435 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 385, Los Angeles, CA 90010.
Paris – Francois Hollande, France’s President, last Friday (Sept. 14, 2012), announced that under his watch, environmental issues will be placed at the top of the national, and even international, political agenda. His announcement was issued during La Conférence Environnementale, an annual environmental conference held in Paris.
His most ambitious statement issued is his recommendation to cut CO2 emissions by 40% by 2030 and 60% by 2040 at the European Union level. Current EU targets are 20% reduction of 1990 levels by 2020.
Hollande stated that he would like to see more global dialogue on environmental issues, citing the lack of a renewed agreement on climate goals reached internationally so far makes this an urgent and important matter. The Kyoto Protocol expires at the end of this year so climate talks are expected to once again take priority at the upcoming November Doha COP 18 conference. According to the Paris-based International Energy Agency, CO2 emissions rose by 3.2% last year to 31.6 billion tons, spurred by increases from China.
More initiatives he announced/ launched:
- New tenders for solar and offshore wind power by end of 2012.
- Closing of Fessenheim’s Nuclear Power Plant by end of 2016.
- Rejected applications for shale gas exploration.
- Cut France’s nuclear power from 75% to 50% by 2025.
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More than 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries worldwide switched off their lights for Earth Hour last year alone, sending a powerful message for action on climate change. It also ushered in a new era with members going Beyond the Hour to commit to lasting action for the planet. Without a doubt, it’s shown how great things can be achieved when people come together for a common cause.
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by Paige Donner
Originally published on Traveling Greener Jan. 2012
A room with a view in Paris. Photo credit: Hotel Eiffel Trocadéro.
Paige Donner wrote this post about Hotel Eiffel Trocadéro in Paris. She is a Travel Writer for Fodor’s Paris Travel Guidebook and consults on Eco-Tourism.
In Paris, Place du Trocadéro has long needed a swanky, new boutique hotel.
With the top-to-bottom, refurbished Hotel Eiffel Trocadéro, the neighborhood has just deservedly been gifted a lovely gem.
The Hotel Eiffel Trocadéro is a green hotel, though you would never guess it with its sedated use of jewel-toned color-accents such as ginger-gold and turquoise velvet all made from ethically-sourced textiles. Read MORE here…
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In Paris, in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, on the banks of the Seine, there is a Carrousel that is now powered by renewable energy.
Renewable Energy Carrousel, Paris - photo by Paige Donner copyright 2011
All photos by Paige Donner copyright 2011
This City of Light is filled with carrousels. You can find them across the street from the Eiffel Tower, on the other side of the river at the foot of Trocadero, in the vast courtyard of the Hotel de Ville and many more locations throughout the city. But this one, just underneath the Eiffel Tower, is the city’s flagship Renewable Energy Carrousel. Its LED lights are the same color as the flickering lights that have the Tour Eiffel twinkling on the hour every evening.
On a recent sunny, Autumn day filled with the scent of fallen leaves, the carrousel was itself twinkling in the afternoon sunlight. And FYI – during the Christmas Holiday week, many of the carrousels are free for children to ride on.
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I’m pleased to announce that our new doc, Revenge of the Electric Car, begins its national theatrical rollout next week starting October 21 in LA and NY and then in 20+ cities over the next month (see list below).
If you’re in Los Angeles, please join us for our opening week launch at Landmark’s NuArt and our Opening Weekend Airstream Lounge Party!
Opening Week Screenings
11272 Santa Monica Blvd, West LA, CA 90025
Fri–Sat-Sun: 12:30 PM, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:50 (Oct. 21-23)
Mon-Thurs: 5:10 PM, 7:30, 9:50 (Oct. 24-27)
Tickets available now via this site:
Opening Weekend Airstream Lounge Party
Sat-Sun: 2PM – 10PM
To support our opening weekend in LA on October 22-23, we’re bringing in the electric cars from the movie and setting up shop in a vintage Airstream around the corner from the NuArt Theater. You’ll find us next to Sideshow Books at 11323 Idaho Avenue. The Airstream Lounge is our all weekend drop-in cast and crew party for friends, media makers, and well-wishers. Come on by anytime from 2:30PM to 9:30PM to say hello to Gadget, Scarlett and other stars from our team, check out the EVs (Tesla, Leaf, Volt and Porsche), and hang out with us between screenings
Co-Host a Screening at a Theater
If your group would like to co-host one of our public screenings at the NuArt (or anywhere else during run of theater), we’ll try to set it up with you. Choose a show-time from the list above (if LA), then send us an email and let us know about how many people you’d like to host. We’ll try to arrange to have a Q&A with someone from the film there with you at your show. So far we have screenings with Causecast, Bioneers, GADA, LA Burning Man, the Black Rock Yearbook, Plugin America and Global Green.
Thanks to everyone for spreading the word and making our opening week a success!
||BRING YOUR ORGANIZATION
TO SEE ‘REVENGE’
||OCTOBER 21ST, 2011
Los Angeles, CA – Landmark Nuart
New York, NY – Landmark Sunshine Cinema
OCTOBER 28TH, 2011
Nashville, TN – The Belcourt Theatre
NOVEMBER 4TH, 2011
Berkeley, CA – Landmark Shattuck Cinemas
Boston, MA – Landmark Kendell Square Cinema
Palo Alto, CA – Landmark Aquarius Theatre
Portland, OR – Hollywood Theatre
San Francisco, CA – Landmark Embarcadero
Santa Fe, NM – Center for the Contemporary Arts
Scottsdale, AZ – Harkins Theatres Camelview 5
NOVEMBER 7TH, 2011
Annville, PA – Allen Theatre
NOVEMBER 11TH, 2011
Ann Arbor, MI – Michigan Theatre
Chicago, IL – Gene Siskel Film Center
Detroit, MI – Landmark Main Art Theatre
Houston, TX – Alamo Theatres Mason Park
Minneapolis, MN – Landmark Lagoon Cinema
Sacramento, CA – Crest Theatre
San Diego, CA – Landmark Ken Cinema
Santa Rosa, CA – Summerfield Theatre
Seattle, WA – Landmark Varsity Theatre
NOVEMBER 18TH, 2011
Philadelphia, PA – Landmark Ritz at the Bourse
NOVEMBER 23RD, 2011
St. Louis, MO – Landmark Plaza Frontenac Cinema
NOVEMBER 25TH, 2011
Denver, CO – Landmark Chez Artiste
Washington, DC – Landmark E Street Cinema
DECEMBER 2ND, 2011
Atlanta, GA – Landmark Midtown Art Cinema
JANUARY 5TH, 2011
Honolulu, HI – Honolulu Academy of the Arts
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Modeled after the NYC Day of Yoga, free and open to willing participants, Paris organizers of the event admitted they’d had 6,500 people sign up on the website to attend this morning’s hour-long practice in the 7th Arrondissement, en plein air. They had organized for and expected 2000 participants.
The practice was led in both English and French and an elegant Cellist played on stage, accompanying the entire session with live sitar-like music. Practitioners were from all ages, mature to the young, and attendees included mothers with infants, families with children, young couples, men, women and even a few of our furry friends.
Sponsors of the event which included BeYoga, Go Sport, SportForUs.com, Soy Joy, Lole, VaiVai and the Mairie de Paris, passed out complimentary yoga mats, t-shirts, energy bars, coconut water and tea and re-usable tote bags.
On this gorgeous October Sunday morning of Paris Fashion Week, a yoga respite en plein air was a welcomed and stimulating detox! Namaste!!
All photos by Paige Donner c. 2011