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Greening Hollywood: Westside Story And Eastside Luv

0 Comments | Posted June 1, 2009 | g:i A

From the West Side to the East Side this past week was one gala dinner after another. Every single night, from the West Side to the East Side of L.A., and everywhere in between, there were people recognizing one another for their accomplishments. Or, as Father Greg Boyle, founder of...

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Youth to See Green with Jobs in California

0 Comments | Posted May 6, 2009 | g:i A

From May until June, Los Angeles is putting another 1,250 youth to work in summer jobs. Starting now our city is placing over 16,500 young people in jobs through the fiscal year 2009-2010. This is the first use of the Workforce Investment Act that is part of the $20.3 million...

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Greening Hollywood: On Earth Worshipping and Going Pagan

0 Comments | Posted April 20, 2009 | g:i A

You know that something's changing when Earth Day begins to morph into Earth Week with accompanying celebrations akin to High Holy Week. I'm not, actually, a pagan, but here in L.A. at least, the festivities all week long celebrating Mother Earth could easily have converted me. Earth Day, the culmination...

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Greening Hollywood: Annenberg's Space Exhibits Humanity in Pixels

0 Comments | Posted April 3, 2009 | g:i A

The Annenberg Foundation has bestowed an exquisite visual, digital jewel upon our city and that jewel is The Annenberg Space For Photography, opening this week. Its 10,000 square foot structure, nestled in the spot where the Shubert Theater once stood and which now overlooks a garden of green
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Greening Hollywood: Genesis And Our Warm and Fuzzy Friends

0 Comments | Posted March 28, 2009 | g:i A

Baby seals were the super stars of this year's Genesis Awards which honor members of the media and Hollywood community for their activism in drawing attention to the inhumane treatment of animals.
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Photo by Nigel Barker LLC, Spokesperson for Baby Seals,...

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Greening Hollywood: the DL on Downtown's City of LA Fashion Week

0 Comments | Posted March 25, 2009 | g:i A

The key words to this year's L.A. Fashion Week were "City of L.A., Vintage and (yeah!)...Eco." CoLA FW, City of L.A. Fashion Week, set the bar with their Friday and Saturday night closing weekend shows at downtown's Lady Liberty Building.
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Greening Hollywood: Mayor V Says Hola! East L.A. on City's Day of Service

0 Comments | Posted March 17, 2009 | g:i A

"Let's make democracy real by everybody participating," said Mayor Villaraigosa, recently re-elected by Los Angelenos for a second term. He was addressing a group of students at Ren Arts Charter [Arts] School in Eagle Rock, Northeast L.A., who had just presented him with the book by Alexis de Tocqueville,...

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Greening Hollywood: Green Leadership, ATHGO International and the U.N.

0 Comments | Posted March 10, 2009 | g:i A

ATHGO International recently gathered 100 students and young professionals together for a 4-day Forum held, this time, at UCLA (past ATHGO International Forums have been held at the U.N., the World Bank and in Geneva), which was sponsored by Boeing, Milbank, UCLA Sustainability and Green Conversion Systems.

ATHGO International...

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Greening Hollywood: A Future To Go

0 Comments | Posted February 26, 2009 | g:i A

Pasadena's Art Center College of Design believes that design can bridge eco-friendly products, services and technologies with the public's desire to lead more sustainable lives. When you pause and give thought to Apple's iPod, you realize that this is so, so TRUE!

"Design is a leading feature in propelling the...

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Greening Hollywood:On The Academy Red Carpet

0 Comments | Posted February 23, 2009 | g:i A

Flat Stanley would like to thank the Academy! Flat Stanley, who, from here on out, prefers to be known as Eco-Flat Stanley, was so inspired by all that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, with the help of NRDC , has done in recent years...

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Clinton's President's Day Green Roundtable

0 Comments | Posted February 17, 2009 | g:i A

"I hate to be a Johnny-One-Note, but we aren't going to get there unless we dismantle this notion -- that it's less expensive to destroy the Earth than to maintain it -- that seems to be hardwired into people's psychologies throughout the world...including our leaders'. We need to be about...

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An Academy Grand Master And A Few Oscar Virtuosos

0 Comments | Posted February 14, 2009 | g:i A

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Michael Shannon, Academy Award nominee, Best Supporting Actor, Revolutionary Road Photo by Paige Donner

Strong beams and powerful spotlights are shone on a handful of actors every year during Hollywood's Awards Season. Here we get the chance to speak with some...

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51st Grammys Offer Anthems For Our Times

0 Comments | Posted February 9, 2009 | g:i A

Paige Donner: If you could choose an anthem for our times, what song would that be?
Jamie Foxx: What's Goin' On?

Paige Donner: As the man who writes the songs, what would be your title of the anthem for our times?
Barry Manilow: Crazy, Craziness. Crazy Show Business....

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Greening Hollywood: Kung Fu Panda and Wall-E Kick Some Green Gr..ass

0 Comments | Posted February 3, 2009 | g:i A

Kung Fu Panda kicked a** at the 36th annual Annie Awards this past weekend.
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The animated feature starring the voices of Angelina Jolie, Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan and Seth Rogen swept the awards in 10 categories.

The 2008 picture...

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Show Me The Green

0 Comments | Posted January 27, 2009 | g:i A

Carol Browner, the President's Advisor on Climate Change, had a phone conversation with California's Governor Schwarzenegger earlier this week. In that phone conversation,she said that the President had promised that he'd get the US EPA to re-evaluate the granting of California's
waiver regarding tailpipe emission standards [i.e. cleaner cars]....

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Greening Hollywood: L.A. Art Show's Visually Moving Feast

0 Comments | Posted January 26, 2009 | g:i A

The Los Angeles Art Show kicked off Thursday evening, opening its Los Angeles Convention Center West Hall doors to thousands of museum patrons, art collectors and supporters of arts education. Over 175 world-renowned domestic and international art galleries and curators have thousands of pieces of art worth inestimable value...

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Greening Hollywood: Santa Barbara's Film Festival, An Eco-Heaven-By-The-Sea

0 Comments | Posted January 20, 2009 | g:i A

Those lucky enough to get to this year's Santa Barbara International Film Festival, nestled in the California Riviera's jewel of a city, Santa Barbara, can count themselves privileged. Privileged, not only because, if you are one of the lucky, you will be rubbing shoulders with this year's Festival Honorees,...

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Golden Globes Crown Bollywood King

0 Comments | Posted January 13, 2009 | g:i A

This year's Golden Globes Awards was a celebration of global cinema. When the self-described King of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan, stood onstage and accepted his Best Picture Award for Slumdog Millionaire, handed to him by Tom Cruise, the sweep was complete.
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Greening Hollywood: And The Awards Go To Leo (DiCaprio), Clint (Eastwood), Sean (Penn), Amy (Adams), Anne (Hathaway

0 Comments | Posted January 9, 2009 | g:i A

The turnout for the 2009 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Dinner and Gala included Leo (DiCaprio), Clint (Eastwood), Sean (Penn), Amy (Adams), Anne (Hathaway), Ron (Howard), Gus (Van Sant), Dustin (Hoffman), Zoe (Kazan)...

Clint Eastwood was honored this year with the Career Achievement Award, noting he's been...

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Greening Hollywood: TerraCycle's Big Green Business

0 Comments | Posted December 25, 2008 | g:i A

At Santa Monica's recent Eco Gift Festival, Tom Szaky, uber-EcoPreneur, sat down with Greening Hollywood for an interview. Szaky, Founder of TerraCycle, was both a featured speaker and a vendor at the event. Arianna Huffington was also a featured speaker at the Festival where she packed the room with a...

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