We are all connected!

Excellent video from Greenpeace USA.

Indeed, we are all connected.

The civil rights movement, LGBTQ movement, labor movement, environmental movement, and other social progress movements all share common goals.

It’s time that we understand that our diversity makes us strong, and that we join together and rise up against the corporate entities that are taking away our basic rights.

It’s about time that people start to DO THE MATH!!!

Finally it seems people are starting to wake up to the huge threat climate change represents to our communities and the world in itself.

But just to help accelerate that process a little bit, 350.org is proudly presenting, Do the Math: the Movie.

Coming April 21st: Do the Math: the Movie — a 42 minute film about the growing movement to end fossil fuels.

If you want to find or host an screening near you, check http://350.org/math

PS: I’m very proud to work along with so many inspirations at 350.org and I’m also very excited I had the opportunity to join the big climate action in DC that is featured in the movie!

The power of a good idea!

If you know me well, you probably already heard me speaking super passionately about Jonah Wittkamper who is a legend in the international youth movement and is without any question of the people who most influenced me in what I do today.

He started with the Global Youth Action Network, who most of you may know, and he have inspired and empowered a bunch of us youth leaders out there right now, who are changing the world acting in different fronts, movements, causes.

And not satisfied about all the incredible impact he already had in the world, for 10 years he has been working to make his big idea come true and alive. And I’m currently in NYC, having the incredible privilege of being part of this dream coming true.

I’m currently at  The Nexus: Global Youth Summit on Innovative Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship, and I need to say it’s being one of the most rewarding experiences for me. A bunch of incredible people from completely different worlds, getting together to seek ways we can truly related in deeper levels, trying to collaborate in more meaningful and innovative ways.

I highly recommend you to check out the website of the event: http://nexusyouthsummit.com/ And to try to catch up a bit of this incredible atmosphere through twitter following the hashtag:  #nexussummit


I am very excited also that after lunch I will be joining Adam Braun (from Pencils of Promise), Sophia Bush (Actress and Philanthropist) and Yael Cohen (from Fuck Cancer) on a panel to discuss Youth Movements: Transformational Change.

I’m looking forward to the incredible things that will come out of this blast!

Just do it!

If you are not convinced that Direct Action really works, I think “Just Do It” was made for you!

It’s an intimate documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Emily James, which basically tells the inside story of the UK’s Biggest troublemakers… featuring nothing more than real-life environmental direct action!

As you will be able to see in the documentary that these guys have taken civil disobedience and direct action very seriously – chaining themselves to Parliament, super-gluing themselves to bank trading floors, and attacking coal power stations en-mass, while keeping the good humour and impressing with their creativity!

The movie offers all the behind the scenes which portrait those UK climate activists, and is totally worth watching!

Innovative not only in the content, but also with their approach, Emily and her crew set themselves the challenge of crowdfunding the project, obviously “Just Do It” is the sort of film that needs to be made independently. To do justice to the story they have to tell, they need to be free from the editorial restrictions of a broadcaster.

But crowd funding “Just Do It” means that in order to make this project happen, they really need your help!!!

“So we’ve got to fund the film in a non-traditional way – and so we are asking you, the future audience, to help make this film possible. At Just Do It we are firm believers in the power of crowds to make change happen – together we are stronger, right? So we’re embracing the ‘crowd funding’ and ‘group production’ model. If we all contribute what we can, we have the power to get this film finished and make a real social impact.” – explains the team in their website.

The film, currently in post-production (that means the edit) and is set for release in Summer 2011, so, time to support is NOW!

“We see the activists in our film as ‘agents of intervention’ – people who are willing to put themselves forward, demand change and intervene to prevent runaway climate change.  By supporting us in telling their story to the world, you too can be an agent of intervention. By investing in the film now, you will enable us to make sure it gets finished, which will then inspire a whole new generation of agents who understand that they must intervene when something is just plain wrong.” adds the team.

Not convinced?! check out their website and their blog on http://just-do-it.org.uk/


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