Monday, January 29, 2007

Everything's Cool Photos on Flickr

Photo by Chris Pilaro

In order to share more of our Sundance world premiere experience with everyone, Working Films and Everything's Cool producer Chris Pilaro have created Flickr photosharing accounts. If you have any relevant photos, you can create an account and tag your photos with Everything's Cool Sundance to make them searchable with ours.

In the mean time, see what everyone is toasting to.

Bish Goes to School

Bish Neuhauser, a character in Everything's Cool, was motivated to make biodiesel for his car, and eventually succeeded in pushing the ski resort where he worked to run their vehicles off of biodiesel. After a special screening for high school students, Bish made a visit. Check out what was catalyzed:

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Video by Jeremy Levine, music by Atwood.

Light Bulbs, Get Your Light Bulbs

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Video by Jeremy Levine

Our video above (heavily featuring Everything's Cool producer, Adam Wolfensohn) shows the delivery and distribution of over 3600 energy-saving compact florescent lightbulbs generously donated by IKEA at Sundance.

Lighting accounts for about 15 percent of household energy use. If you swap the five standard light bulbs you use most for energy-saving compact fluorescents, you can save roughly $60 each year on electricity. Make sure you use EnergyStar compact fluorescents, which are tested for quality and longevity. Visit the Natural Resources Defense Council website to learn more ways to save energy and decrease your carbon footprint.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Step It Up, a call to action on global warming

Working Films teamed with John Quigley of Spectral Q to direct a human aerial image encouraging the growing community concerned with the perils of global warming to take immediate action by stepping up our responses. This event launches a two-year audience and community engagement campaign organized by Working Films for the Sundance Film Festival film "Everything's Cool."

Approximately 1000 middle and elementary school students, along with the production team of Everything's Cool and some of the main characters in the film, formed a message with their bodies, spelling out "Step It Up." The image contains a circle with bear paws, representing carbon neutral footprints and a word in Inuktitut meaning: "I hear you and I am doing something about it."

Park City's students were sending a message back to the Arctic Inuit Community, where, as captured in Everything’s Cool, residents and activists on Earth Day 2005 lay on the Arctic Sea ice in 30 below temperatures sharing the ancient wisdom of their elders and warning the world about the devastating impact the melting arctic will have on the rest of the world.

"The themes and messages of this film arrive at such a critical moment in our struggle to see action on the issue of global warming," said Robert West, co-founder and executive directo
r of Working Films. "The image we're created today demonstrates that each individual is a necessary part of the chain for change; by linking together, we can create a call to action."

Working Films, Spectral Q and Cucolaris – who
specialize in social messaging – jointly coordinated the event. This is part of a series of aerial images linked to the STEP IT UP Day of Action; the next will be created in Greenland in May of this year to encourage individuals and corporations to go carbon neutral.

Photo credits: top left:
John Quigley, Spectral-Q; middle right: Working Films and Chris Pilaro

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Everything's Cool Sundance Audiences Curb Their Carbon

Activities surrounding Sundance are keeping us busy! Keep posted to find out what's going on and how you can be involved! Check out our video of audiences taking action to counter global warming:

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Video by Jeremy Levine, music by Atwood

As the curtains close after Everything's Cool screenings at Sundance, audience members are signing postcards to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid – urging Congress to STEP UP their commitment to address global warming. Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Energy Efficiency Tip cards are being distributed with over a thousand IKEA compact florescent light bulbs.

Everything's Cool and Working Films are also offsetting over 300 pounds of the carbon emissions generated from travel to Sundance - Cool Tags are being sported by each Everything's Cool audience member. To counter the CO2 emitted by the cars, planes, and other transportation used to get to the festival, Clif Bar Cool Tags represent an investment in the Alaskan Native Village Wind Project. Take the next step and offset your own carbon with NativeEnergy.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Climate expert, Heidi Cullen stands up to "stop the spin".

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In our video above, climate expert Heidi Cullen responds to recent controversy around one of her blog posts. She explains that the Weather Channel, backed by more than a century of scientific evidence, has a responsibility to report to the public on Global Warming.

You can see more of Heidi's response here:

Friday, January 19, 2007

Messengers meet over dinner with the filmmakers

Global Warming messengers meet over dinner and filmmaker Daniel B. Gold shares the intention and hope of EVERYTHING'S COOL

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Everything's Cool Sundance World Premiere

Everything's Cool will premiere at Sundance 2007, where we are collaborating with Utah Clean Energy, NativeEnergy, Clif Bar, Natural Resources Defense Council, and the League of Conservation Voters to bring intentional and strategic activities to the film screenings. Check back for videos and photos.