Extraordinary Ordinary People – The New Environmentalists

What: The New Environmentalists – From Guatemala to the Congo
Where: KQED (TV)
Air Time: Monday April 23, 8:30 p.m.
Airing on PBS Monday April 23 8:30 p.m. (in conjunction with Earth Day) is the documentary film The New Environmentalists – From Guatemala to the Congo (2017). If you miss it, you can stream the film (click here).

Will Parrinello and John Antonelli—East Pier’s Mill Valley Film Group—are currently working on the 2018 edition of this Emmy award-winning series. But first the 2018 Goldman Prize Winners need to be announced. This will also take place Monday April 23—at the SF War Memorial Opera House—and again 2 days later in Washington D.C.. The New Environmentalist films—narrated by Robert Redford—follow the stories of each year’s prize recipients (6 individuals across 6 continents) and their extraordinary environmental actions.

Recognizing and honoring these individuals since 1989, the Goldman Environmental Prize has been described as the world’s largest award for grassroots environmental activists. Or as co-founder (along with this wife Rhoda) Richard Goldman says, “Ordinary people doing extraordinary things to save our earth.”

Big Picture: our planet is a mess; the sheer extent of this can be overwhelming.
Local Action: commit to one action—no matter how small—that sparks your interest, and make it a habit.

Small actions, repeated often, lead to incremental and sometimes extraordinary results.

post by Jenny Stein, the environmental committee