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  • In This Climate, a new documentary about the perils of climate change, was originally supposed to be a six-minute short. But as directors Pablo Ganguli and Tomas Auksas did more research, they realized they had to go much, much deeper. “It’s really the biggest crisis of our time,” Ganguli tells Vanity Fair in an interview.

    The film will be released via Liberatum, a global multi-disciplinary cultural organization founded by Ganguli in 2001 (Auksas serves as Liberatum’s creative director). In a new trailer, shared above, famous faces like Cher, Marina Abramovic, Mark Ruffalo, and Vivienne Westwood speak passionately about the world’s climate crisis, alongside citizens whose lives have already been dangerously affected by rising sea levels.

    “Where’s your brain?” Cher asks of climate change deniers in the trailer. “How can our brains be so different? How can you not notice all the things that are changing?”

    Ganguli was determined to include celebrities in the film, in order “to engage young people who are very much into the arts.”

    “If you only involve government people and scientists, you’re not reaching the masses the way you should,” he says. The documentary also features Noam Chomsky and David Attenborough, among others.

    The trailer includes old footage of current president-elect Donald Trump saying he doesn’t believe in climate change, an opinion he’s voiced repeatedly over the years (he previously called global warming a hoax created by China). The fact that a world leader holds such beliefs is a “big worry,” Ganguli says. “Most people, like it or not, do care about these issues . . . then you have someone like Trump who comes in and de-values the intelligence of the ordinary man on the street.”

    “I would hope that the people who advise him once he goes to White House, the people who are going to be working closely with him, will inject some basic intelligence into his mind as far as the environment is concerned,” he adds.

    In This Climate will be screened at festivals and events around the world in early 2017.

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  • Author: Claudia
  • November 17, 2016
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  • Mark warned in a video message to UK Prime Minister David Cameron that he was making an “enormous mistake” by “going all out” for fracking. He made the comments during an interview with Friends of the Earth.

    You can watch the video below, and read more about the subject at echowatch.com

  • Author: Luciana
  • February 08, 2016
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  • The movie stars launched “100%,” a campaign aimed at making energy from renewable sources available to everyone – and making it affordable.

    DiCaprio has spent much of the last few years toward environmental and animal conservation efforts. At Thursday night’s event, the actor said the clean energy movement was no longer about politics, but humanity.

    “This is a grassroots people’s movement but the ambition of this movement is absolutely revolutionary. Clean energy grows local economies,” he told the crowd.

    The event was held at a community garden in New York City. Musicians and dancers entertained the crowd while a solar-powered pizza truck provided food. A solar powered cell phone charging station was also available.

    Ruffalo – a co-founder of the campaign – called it a “serious issue.” [more at source]

  • Author: Mouza
  • June 26, 2015
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  • As part of the Climate Pledge Campaign, Mark, model Lily Cole, and MP for Bexhill & Battle/Former Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change Greg Barker attendrf Mark Ruffalo Takes The Meat Free Pledge at Ritz Carlton Hotel in New York City. Mark has tweeted a few days ago about the Meat Free Mondays, an initiative launched this month. According to the website, 14.5% of global carbon emissions are directly related to meat production. It’s the campaign’s hope that going vegetarian for at least one day a week will combat climate change in a major way. It will hopefully also act as a first step, paving the way for people to eat even less meat, or adopt a total vegetarian or vegan diet.

    As a vegetarian myself, I highly approve it! Also, watch here the campaign video Sir Paul McCartney has made.

  • Author: Luciana
  • September 22, 2014
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  • I’m here primarily for my children. I want to see the leaders of the world hear the will of the people and begin to implement 100% renewable energy for 100% of the people.

    Tens of thousands of protesters — Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo among them — marched Sunday calling for global action on climate change. The two-mile People’s Climate March began at 11:30 a.m., packing Central Park West, Sixth Ave. and concluding at 34th St. and 11th Ave.

    Participants came from all backgrounds — environmental activists walked next to indigenous peoples groups, victims of Hurricane Sandy, labor unions and religious groups, to name a few. They pushed a variety of causes, from anti-fracking to opposition of the Keystone pipeline stretching from Canada to the United States.

    The march coincides with the city’s climate week, which de Blasio kicked off by announcing a commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80% of 2005 levels by 2050.

    Mark also recorded this video to Amazon Watch while he joined their sunrise ceremony in Central Park to receive blessings from indigenous leaders from around the world who are on the front lines of climate change.

  • Author: Luciana
  • September 21, 2014
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  • MarkRuffalo_card

    Mark is doing an awesome campaign to raise money for his charity, Water Defense (waterdefense.org).

    In exchange for a small donation, fans can enter to win a trip to London from anywhere in the world to spend a day with Mark on the set of The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron!
    More than just a set visit, the winner will be his guest and he will show the person around and spend time with him/her. The campaign page is live now at www.prizeo.com/mark

  • Author: Liz
  • June 27, 2014
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  • So often, we forget to mention the many men who strongly, and pro-actively, support a woman’s right to reproductive choice. Mark Ruffalo is one of those men who takes a stand, and is willing to risk losing a portion of his career fan base to do so. Ruffalo tells a compelling story as a father, and as a son.

    Mark Rufflalo – Abortion Rights Rally – Aug 17, 2013 in Jackson, MS

    I am a man. I could say this has nothing to do with me. Except I have two daughters and I have a mother who was forced to illegally have an abortion in her state where abortion was illegal when she was a very young woman. It cost $600 cash. It was a traumatizing thing for her. It was shameful and sleazy and demeaning. When I heard the story I was aghast by the lowliness of a society that would make a woman do that. I could not understand its lack of humanity; today is no different.

    What happened to my mother was a relic of an America that was not free nor equal nor very kind. My mother’s illegal abortion marked a time in America that we have worked long and hard to leave behind. It was a time when women were seen as second rate citizens who were not smart enough, nor responsible enough, nor capable enough to make decisions about their lives. It was a time that deserved to be left behind, and leave it behind we did, or so it seemed. We made abortion and a woman’s ability to be her own master a Right. That Right was codified into law. That law was the law of the land for decades. My own mother fought to make herself more than a possession; she lived her life as a mother who chose when she would have children, and a wife who could earn a living if she so chose. I want my daughters to enjoy that same choice. I don’t want to turn back the hands of time to when women shuttled across state lines in the thick of night to resolve an unwanted pregnancy, in a cheap hotel room just south of the state line. Where a transaction of $600 cash becomes the worth of a young woman’s life. So that is why I am lending my voice to you and your movement today. Because I actually trust the women I know. I trust them with their choices, I trust them with their bodies and I trust them with their children. I trust that they are decent enough and wise enough and worthy enough to carry the right of Abortion and not be forced to criminally exercise that Right at the risk of death or jail time.

    There was no mistake us making Abortion legal and available on demand. That was what we call progress. Just like it was no mistake that we abolished institutional racism in this country around the same time. The easy thing to do is lay low, but then are we who we say we are? Do we actually stand for anything, if what we do stand for is under attack and we say nothing? There is nothing to be ashamed of here except to allow a radical and recessive group of people to bully and intimidate our mothers and sisters and daughters for exercising their right of choice. Or use terrorism and fanaticism to block their legal rights or take the lives of their caregivers. Or design legislation that would chip away at those rights disguised as reinforcing a woman’s health. I invite you to find your voice and let it be known that you stand for abortion rights and the dignity of a woman to be the master of her own life and body. I invite you to search your soul and ask yourself if you actually stand for what you say you stand for. Thank you for being here today and thank you for standing up for the women in my life.”

    Sincerely and humbly,
    Mark Ruffalo

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  • Author: Liz
  • August 19, 2013
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  • Thanks to my friend Luciana for the tip!

    Do you know what it means to have someone’s back? In the military, Got Your 6 means got your back. Got Your 6 is working to empower veterans and their families to ensure they are seen as leaders and civic assets. Join celebrities including Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Eric Stonestreet, Melissa McCarthy, Jessica Chastain and Kerry Washington in supporting Got Your 6 and re-entering veterans into leaders of our societies. To learn more about Got Your 6, visit www.GotYour6.org

  • Author: Liz
  • July 31, 2013
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  • Mark is among the celebrities participating to the Got Your 6 PSA 2013 video. Check out the behind the scenes photos from his shoot.

    Got Your 6 is a campaign led by the entertainment industry that is helping to create a new conversation in America, one where veterans and military families are perceived as both leaders and civic assets.

    Learn more on their site: http://www.gotyour6.org/

  • Author: Liz
  • March 06, 2013
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  • Mark co-narrate a new fracking film, “Triple Divide” with Melissa Troutman which will premiere on March 9.

    Triple Divide Intro from Public Herald on Vimeo.

    Official Site

  • Author: Liz
  • February 22, 2013
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