A study in Science journal reveals that only about 4% of the world’s oceans remain undamaged by human activity. The first detailed global map shows how climate change, pollution, fishing, and other human activities have taken their toll. All the more reason to keep recycling (keep that plastic out of the oceans) and commit to more activities that lessen your impact. We highly recommend you check out this article and see the maps. The good news is that the maps provide a good guide of the best places to focus conservation efforts.
Healthy and Tasty Tip of the Day: Do you love seafood, but are concerned about the effects of overfishing and heavy metals? We recently met Randy Hartnell, veteran fisherman and founder of Vital Choice, a company that provides only the absolute highest quality wild seafood. They don’t sell to stores, they only sell directly to the customer. Their seafood has the highest level of nutrients and the lowest level of contaminants of any seafood out there. And, the taste is unbeatable. Randy also happens to be a really great guy, motivated by all the right reasons. Check out his company, Vital Choice. He says, “Few retailers seek – or are able to identify – the best wild Alaska Salmon, less than 1% of which meet strict Vital Choice standards.”
Are you celebrating Valentine’s Day today with some of those cute candy hearts? “Be Mine.” “Kiss Me.” “I Love You.” Sounds innocent enough. But, the truth is, there are some not-so-eco-friendly ingredients in the hearts that are hard not to love. Maybe it’s time we find some alternative ways to spread the love and satisfy our sweet tooth. Read the full store here.
My advice? Show the planet some love- skip the candy hearts and shower together. Happy Valentine’s Day!
In the first pic, here I am with Brett Boeckmann. Brett is a truly inspired individual, radiating positivity and compassion. He is an associate producer at World Peace One, Ambassodor to West Africa, and International Coordinator for Sierra Leone. We hope to collaborate with Brett in the future on many projects.
The next pic features Jimmy Jean-Louis, who played The Haitian on “Heroes,” starred in “Phat Girlz” and “Moster-in-Law,” and is also an international model. Would you like to shower together with Jimmy and save some water?
And next to Jimmy, there I am again with Deirdre Hall. As you probably know, Deirdre is big soap star, playing Dr. Marlena Evans in almost 300 episodes of Days of Our Lives.
We were at the Alive! Expo Green Pavillion at Sundance. Park City is such a quaint, historic little town, we had a wonderful time. We found a lot of support for the project and got a lot of stars counted in the global count. Thanks for all your support of WE ADD UP, Hollywood!
A very cool campaign is underway in the UK, asking its citizens to “leave it off” for 24 hours. The goal is to show that cutting home energy use can have an impact on climate change. “It will measure consumption during the 24 hours against a “business as usual” forecast, and report back what savings have been achieved.”
Dr. Matt Prescott, founder of E-Day, says, “We have 70% of the public saying they accept climate change and wanting to do something about it; but almost everybody feels powerless, and I wanted to find a way of making people feel powerful and that they could change something.”
We couldn’t agree more, Matt. Thanks for a great idea! E-Day is February 27th.
Full article here.
We had the pleasure to go to Sundance last week. Though the altitude didn’t cooperate with our lungs very well (we’re used to being at about 600 ft, not 7,000 ft), we had an amazing time telling people about WE ADD UP and meeting some stars. Pictured above is Tim Daly, star of “Private Practice,” signing the very first shirt in the count (that’s number 0000001). We’ll be auctioning off this tee for charity later in the year. Next to him are Ed Roland and Dean Roland from Collective Soul. And, next to them are Judy and Lin Shaye. Lin played the part of the old woman in “There’s Something About Mary.” She looks so much younger in person! Remember her dog?
I’ll be posting more pictures and stories in the days to come.