Film's producer/creator joins leading clean energy advocate in interview.
Moviegoers eligible for free home energy review. Climate change film narrated by Keanu Reeves and Alanis Morissette opens nationwide today.
Los Angeles, CA November 5, 2006 -- "The Great Warming," the
new climate change documentary opening nationwide November 3rd in
select Regal theaters, celebrates its opening with the release of a
podcast featuring the film's producer and creator, Karen Coshof from
Stonehaven Productions, and leading clean energy advocate Troy Helming,
CEO of Krystal Planet and author of "The Clean Power Revolution."
The podcast is hosted at The Freedom Plan (www.thefreedomplan.org) blog
and is available for download from iTunes and for streaming to mobile
devices from Pod2Mobile.
The podcast addresses a myriad of topics, including the making of the
film, its unprecedented ability to unite seemingly disparate
organizations, such as evangelical groups and democrats, what it was
like working with Keanu Reeves and Alanis Morissette, and how the
average citizen can take their first step in going green and helping to
curb global warming, among others.
"The Great Warming was intended to be an agent of constructive change
and not simply preach to the choir or become mired in politics, which
is why we felt it was so important to form a pact with Stonehaven and
demonstrate that real world solutions are available today," said Troy
Helming, CEO of Krystal Planet.
Krystal Planet eliminated the film's carbon footprint with FutureWind
green certificates and hosted The Great Warming's Midwest premiere in
"We are very hopeful that The Great Warming will encourage other
Hollywood entities to make their films and TV shows carbon neutral or,
stated another way, produced with zero carbon footprint," added Troy
The environmental impact of Krystal Planet's sales of FutureWind to
date, before The Great Warming goes to theaters, is as follows:
- 30 million kilowatt hours of clean energy certificates sold
- 700 million pounds of CO2 and other greenhouse gases avoided
- Equivalent to planting over 5,000 acres of carbon-absorbing forests
At more than 32 movie theaters nationwide, Krystal Planet
representatives will be on hand to distribute literature provided by
the Sierra Club and other partners of the film. Additionally, green
street teams will conduct sniping campaigns, plastering flyers and
posters (all printed on 100 percent recyclable paper) at local health
food stores, coffee shops, libraries, schools and community centers to
drive people to the theater and offer the free Home Energy Review.