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Pathway To Paris Launches The 1,000 Cities Initiative With Care2

The world is transitioning into a new era; a world no longer dependent on fossil fuels. Last week, Pathway to Paris and Care2 launched the 1000 Cities initiative, a bold mission to meet and go beyond the targets of the Paris Agreement.

The initiative invites all cities of the world to transition off of fossil fuels and move to 100% renewable energy by 2040, in order to turn the Paris Agreement into reality. Click here to take action. Every signature will automatically send an email letter to the governing body of the the signer’s city, urging them to join this crucial cause.

“Pathway to Paris is more than a name – it’s an ideal,” said Rebecca Foon. “Cities have a remarkable and necessary part to play in moving us towards achieving, and possibly even surpassing, the goals of the Paris Agreement.”

Jesse Paris Smith added: “The climate movement is in urgent need
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Joan Baez Joins Pathway To Paris Concert For Climate Action

Another music legend has joined the line-up for November’s historic Pathway to Paris Concert for Climate Action in New York.

Singer, songwriter and activist Joan Baez will perform along with Patti Smith, Michael Stipe, Flea, Talib Kweli, Cat Power and more.

The news was confirmed at the United Nations today, during a press conference to preview the concert.

“I’m incredibly honored and excited to be part of this event,” said Joan Baez. “Climate change is the issue of our time and it will take all of us – musicians, activists, policymakers and business leaders – to truly make a difference.”

The concert, set to take place at New York’s Carnegie Hall, will also feature speeches and musical performances from Bill McKibben, Dr. Vandana Shiva, Tanya Tagaq, Tenzin Choegyal, and Pathway to Paris founders Rebecca Foon and Jesse Paris Smith.

The role of cities in reducing carbon emissions and tackling
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Pathway To Paris: Concert To Fight Climate Change

Pathway to Paris, a climate change initiative focused on turning the Paris Agreement into reality, will partner with the Un Development Programme (Undp) and for a concert on climate action, to be held at Carnegie Hall in New York City on November 5, 2017.

Pathway to Paris promises to be a night of incredible musical performances and rousing speeches aimed at advancing the important work of fighting climate change while offering innovative solutions.

Set to take place on the eve of Cop 23 – the United Nations conference on climate change that kicks off in Bonn, Germany – the evening will feature internationally recognized musicians and speakers, including Patti Smith, Bill McKibben, Dr. Vandana Shiva, Tanya Tagaq, Flea, Talib Kweli, Cat Power, Michael Stipe, Tenzin Choegyal, and Pathway to Paris founders Rebecca Foon and Jesse Paris Smith.

Tickets for the concert are on sale now and can be purchased by calling CarnegieCharge at 212.247.7800 or
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Documentary ‘Food Evolution’ Lands at Abramorama for U.S. (Exclusive)

Documentary ‘Food Evolution’ Lands at Abramorama for U.S. (Exclusive)
Abramorama has acquired North American theatrical rights to Scott Hamilton Kennedy’s documentary “Food Evolution,” Variety has learned exclusively.

The film, narrated by science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson, will have its U.S. theatrical premiere on June 23 at the Village East Cinemas in New York, followed by a nationwide release to select cities.

Food Evolution explores the controversy surrounding genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, and food. The film includes experts such as Mark Lynas, Alison Van Eenennaam, Jeffrey Smith, Andrew Kimbrell, Vandana Shiva, Robert Fraley, Marion Nestle and Bill Nye, as well as farmers and scientists from around the world.

Richard Abramowitz of Abramorama says, “We are eager to introduce ‘Food Evolution’ to this essential conversation, one in which emotion often overtakes information. Scott Kennedy’s always entertaining deep dive into the science of GMOs is going to change some minds.”

Kennedy was nominated for an Academy Award for Best
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Sharon Stone Documentary Femme To Be Distributed By Vision Films

Vision Films, a worldwide distributor of independent films, has announced today that it has picked-up worldwide rights to the inspirational documentary Femme, which is directed by Emmanuel Itier (The Invocation, The Midnight Hour), and executive produced and narrated by Sharon Stone (Casino, Basic Instinct).

Femme features interviews with many internationally recognized speakers including Sharon Stone, Marianne Williamson, Gloria Steinem, Nobel Peace laureates Shirin Ebadi and Maired Maguire, Maria Bello, Angela Davis, Maria Conchita Alonso, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Mary Buffett, Rickie Lee Jones, Jean Houston and Dr. Sue Morter. The soundtrack of the film includes music and songs from well-known artists such as Annie Lennox, Yoko Ono and Rickie Lee Jones. Femme, which has played at numerous international film festivals, is currently available for worldwide release. Vision Films will be introducing the documentary for the first time at the upcoming Marché du Film in Cannes.

Femme is a Celebration of Women
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Indian director’s short film to compete in La Film Fest 2012

New Gift (USA) directed by Supriyo Sen will compete in Short Film Competition at the La Film Fest 2012 which is being held from June 14-24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

The 3-minute film deals with ‘farmers in India harnessing the power of seeds’. It highlights the work of Dr. Vandana Shiva, a renowned environmental activist and eco-feminist in India.

The film is part of a series of 30 three-minute stories about innovative people who are reshaping the world through act or invention, directed by celebrated documentary filmmakers.

Supriyo Sen’s earlier documentary Wagah had been screened in Sundance Film Festival 2010. He also won the Berlin Today award at Berlinale Talent Campus for the same film.
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Green giants: the eco power list

We all agree that the planet is in a perilous position. But what is the best way to save it? We name the 20 activists, filmmakers, writers, politicians and celebrities who will be setting the global environmental agenda in the coming year

From David Attenborough to Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transition Town movement, the Observer Ethical Awards has honoured many movers and shakers in ecological and social justice. So it seems fitting to launch our sixth awards by profiling the 20 global figures who'll exert influence in 2011. For those on our list, the coming year might best be described as "take your partners" time, as activists and corporates scramble for power – and we're predicting some unlikely marriages ahead. Commentators have noted that big business is taking an unprecedented interest in the environment and are pushing for conservation capitalism. The really big decisions from the climate-change conference in Cancun have effectively been
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TV Daily: Full Episodes of Trauma 1.13, The Simpsons 21.15, Desperate Housewives 6.18 and More!

If you recently missed an episode of your favorite show, don't sweat it. TV Daily has you covered. Every day, we will be updating you with the funniest, most exciting series out there. Finally, you can catch all of these water cooler conversation starters in one convenient place. Today, we have brand new episodes of Trauma, Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, Desperate Housewives, The Simpsons, Destination Bollywood, InfoMania, America's Most Wanted, and Cooking Up a Story.

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Trauma: Episode 1.13: "13"

Rabbit has a breakthrough in therapy. Tyler passes his paramedic exam and Boone questions his future as a paramedic.

Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution: Episode 1.01: "Series Premiere"

Jamie heads to Huntington, W.Va., where he tries to make lunches healthier.

Desperate Housewives: Episode 6.18: "My Two Young Men"

After Lynette catches Preston and Irena having sex in the house, she asks
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Miff '10 Interview: Anand Ramayya, Director of Mad Cow Sacred Cow

Anand Ramayya is a Canada based Indian film maker whose film Mad Cow Sacred Cow had its Indian premiere in Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films. It was screened in the competition section of the festival. This documentary is the film maker’s personal journey who realizes that cow is not only his favourite meal but also the God of his Hindu ancestors and the livelihood of his Canadian in-laws who are small farmers. Mr. Ramayya talks to Nandita Dutta about the Sacred Cows, India and beyond…

How has the Miff experience been for you?

Miff is the first Indian film festival that I have ever attended. My father Ray Ramayya too is a film maker. It’s the first time in two generations that a film from our family is being screened in India. Moreover, Miff is my chance to update myself with what is going on in the country.
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