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For more on the Whaleman Foundation’s Newest Spokesperson read the announcement here:
From Instagram: Simply Straws Announces Angela as Newest Ambassador!
AHHHHH!! My first magazine cover shoot was so much fun! I’m so grateful and honored to be part of an awesome publication!
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My 5 super easy ways to reduce using single-use plastic for E! online!
read the full article here: http://www.eonline.com/news/535845/angela-sun-shares-5-super-easy-ways-to-stop-using-so-much-plastic
In honor of green week, we asked Angela Sun, Director of Plastic Paradise and host of Yahoo! Sports Minute, to share her top five tips on how we could recycle better, use less plastic, and cut down our overall carbon footprint. Here’s what she suggested:
1. Ditch the Drink Accessories: “Sad fact: More than 500 million disposable plastic straws are used in the United States every day and would fill more than 127 school buses daily, or more than 46,400 school bus loads per year,” says Sun. “With most ending up on beaches, stop yourself from reaching for a straw next time you’re eating out at a restaurant or even when drinking a healthy green smoothie.”
2. Mug Investment: “How many times have you been in a coffee shop and taken a look around and almost EVERYONE has their drink in a disposable cup? They even sell reusable ones that look like disposable ones because we are conditioned to the convenience of having that shape in our hands. If you can’t bring your own mug, when you order, ask for it without the lid. If they say its a safety concern ask for a regular size in a larger cup so it won’t spill. Whatever you do, don’t take the lid! Plus, economically you get a discount usually when you bring your own.”
3. B.Y.O.C: “Be bold and bring your own cup to a party. You know you will enjoy libations, so why not do it in style. I guarantee it will be a conversation starter at a party when you ditch the red cup and bring your own reusable one! #partywithyourpint”
4. Be a Bag Lady: “Its not just at the grocery store, what about every time you go to the pharmacy or mall? Just say no or bring your own reuseable tote bag. Over 70 communities in the U.S. have already banned/taxed single use plastic bags. Just look at the smoking bans in restaurants, its just a little shift in thinking.
5. Challenge Yourself: “Take our two week pledge to say no to single use plastic. The sports host reveals two weeks is a great start to shift towards impactful and feasible change, and encourages everyone to visit Plastic Paradise Movie for more details on how to join the plastic paradise pledge to decrease the use of single plastic.”
Sun adds: “Bottom line is we survived 50 years ago before the age of convenient disposable plastics, and after finding plastic in the remote ends of the earth where it shouldn’t be, in the bellies of the wildest animals, when will we listen to the canary in the coal mine?”
Cultural Leaders Will Highlight Personal, Social, and Economic Costs of Climate Change
Los Angeles, CA (October 21, 2013) – The Climate Reality Project’s third-annual global broadcast, 24 Hours of Reality: The Cost of Carbon, will be streamed live from Los Angeles, California on October 22-23, beginning 11 a.m. PST. Nearly one year after Hurricane Sandy inflicted $65 billion worth of damages on the U.S. Northeast, 24 Hours of Reality will create the largest interactive conversation about the cost of carbon pollution around the world.
“Carbon pollution is changing our climate and transforming our world – with profound and costly consequences for governments, communities, and individuals alike,” said Maggie L. Fox, CEO of The Climate Reality Project. “This year’s event will be a major step forward in the social revolution for climate action. Together, we’ll assess the collective and individual costs of carbon pollution we all are paying and call for lasting solutions that will change the course of our future.”
Building on the award-winning programming of the previous two installments of 24 Hours of Reality, this year’s program will travel the world exploring six continents — North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia — identifying the specific costs we are already paying for carbon pollution. Riveting mini-documentaries from around the world will bring to life how climate change impacts individuals and whole communities, from Staten Island families rebuilding after Sandy to Somali climate refugees finding new homes in Kenya to victims of the summer’s 500-year flood in Central Europe.
Throughout the program, viewers will be asked to discover the unique costs of carbon they’re exposed to and share them with their social networks through Facebook, Twitter, and email at the Cost of Carbon website, designed and developed by the New York-based creative technology studio Modern Assembly. Over the course of the 24-hour period, viewer’s costs will be featured in the program, and the audience will be encouraged to send their Cost of Carbon assessment and demand for action to leaders from the top 20 carbon-polluting countries through social media. By doing so, millions will unite in speaking with a single voice that world leaders cannot ignore, building real momentum for a market price on carbon and a political price on denial.
Six hosts, one from each continent, will guide the segments:
Philippe Cousteau Jr. – Explorer, entrepreneur, environmental advocate, and special correspondent for CNN International
Vanessa Hauc – Correspondent at Telemundo Network and main source of information on different issues that affect Latinos in the U.S and abroad.
Sebastian Copeland – Award-winning photographer, explorer, author, and environmental activist.
Femi Oke – International journalist and host of The Stream on Al Jazeera English
Angela Sun – Television host and director of Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Sarah Backhouse – Television host, producer, sustainability expert, and founder of Future360.tv
Along with former Vice President Al Gore and the President and Climate Reality Project President and CEO Maggie L. Fox, a variety of international celebrities, economists, business leaders, advocates and other special guests will join our hosts, including, but not limited to:
Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President, the World Bank Group
Dr. Peter Fox-Penner, Principal and Chairman, the Brattle Group
Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC
Lord Nicholas Stern, a British economist and academic. He is IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics
Dr. Rosina Bierbaum, professor and former dean at University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment
Kumi Naidoo, International Executive Director, Greenpeace
Alice Thomas, Climate Displacement Program Manager, Refugees International
Dr. Anthony McMichael, Professor Emeritus of Population Health, Australian National University
Gary Cohen, Founder, Healthcare without Harm
I had so much fun with the cast and crew of Hit the Floor! We shot this in the spring and it aired July 8th. Excited to watch what happens in season 2! Its about to get cray! (so a little birdie told me) 🙂
I had the pleasure of meeting Jacob during an on-field interview at Dodger Stadium and knew that more people should know about his story and cause, so I asked Yahoo Sports if I could produce a piece to help others learn about this very special young man. Here is his inspiring story.