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Thursday, July 20, 2006

An Inconvenient Truth - Show me your ticket stub

Here's our ticket stubs for "An Inconvenient Truth" -- Have you seen it yet? Please don't wait. Please tell your friends. This is a must see movie for people who wish to live on Earth. If you don't care -- please excuse yourself from the planet now, and give the rest of us a fighting chance. I know, I'm radical.

Is it surprising that switching from the average American diet to a vegetarian one causes a 50% greater cut in climate warming than switching from the average car to a Prius Hybrid. Link I'll blog more soon about the connection between global warming and an animal-based diet.

This is just one surprising way we can help save ourselves. It is clear we all must do more - we all must become proactive. Isn't it encouraging that the hole in the ozone layer a couple of decades ago was repaired. With that type of effort, this trend can be reversed, too. Everyone needs to make a difference. Everyone needs to do more. I've been examining, challenging, and organizing myself to improve, and I'll share more of that later. I'm not an expert, nor am I proud of my entire environmental footprint - but awakening is what we need. Come on, holler back!

This is a good link to learn more facts.

Here is another link that gives 20 things to do.

24 Comments:

Blogger KleoPatra said...

Yes, yes! OK, I hear you. I rarely get to the theater to see movies but i am going to see this one. I would like to take my mom to see it because she is a scientist at heart.

Love the dino holding your ticket stubs there. Intimidating!!

10:33 AM  
Blogger Vicki said...

Love you, Kleo! I asked a dear friend if he'd seen the movie (like I do with everybody now), and he said, "Vicki, you're preaching to the choir." That is true, but even the choir can learn & improve - and if the "choir" saw the movie, I bet they'd sing a lot louder & with more feeling. PLease let me know what your mom thinks and your opinion too.

11:02 AM  
Blogger creative kismet said...

You're awesome for sharing this great information! Thanks. I can't wait to see the movie.

11:38 AM  
Blogger Melody said...

Great links..

1:19 PM  
Blogger Dori said...

I will be traveling an hour to the city to be able to see this before it is old and maybe gets into one of our little rural theatres. I'm really looking forward to it.... your post has my full and complete attention!

Although that plate of yum below comes in a nice second... great win on e-bay and nice jewelery. Sometimes I wish I had more time to understand and enjoy the "finer" things like that, Leslie did a good job! The green sure would go nice with my overalls. :)

1:34 PM  
Blogger Vicki said...

creative, melody, & dori: Go to the movie for your kids.

dori: i'm anxiously awaiting your impression of the movie. i really enjoy your blog, and it is clear to me that you fully understand & enjoy the "finer" things.

on another note....i'm itching to start up the crock pot -- is it too hot for that? or is it better than heating the stove/oven? i want to make your roast. (doesn't that sound suggestive? :o)

2:37 PM  
Blogger Shananigans said...

I was lucky enough to see the movie for free before it was released. A good friend of mine works for NRDC and Laurie David was able to get comp tickets for employees and their guests. I saw Tommy Chong waiting in line to get in, he looked so clean cut I almost didn’t think it was him, but the “hemp” leaf print shirt confirmed that it was him. The film was great, I never expected to be in a theater full of people laughing at Al Gore’s jokes. I love that man. I voted for him and I’d do it a million times over again.

2:56 PM  
Blogger Vicki said...

shananigans: it pleases me to no end to get this comment from you. you are super-duper lucky to go to a prerelease of this movie -- good company, i'm sure. A dear friend of mine is cousins with Ray Don Chong & it sounds like you spotted the right guy!:o)

And yes, I voted for GORE too, and hopefully will have the opportunity AGAIN. I also love the man & I hope that people can get over their superficial hang-ups they seem have with him and listen to this intellectual giant.

here's a great link from your friends @ NRDC:

http://www.nrdc.org/action/

3:31 PM  
Blogger jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

I haven't gone yet : (

3:43 PM  
Blogger EatPeacePlease said...

I still haven't seen it (plan on renting it) but I do think about my impact on this earth every day and like you, I try to do the best good that I can. Actually, environmental reasons are the first I usually talk about when people ask me about a vegan diet and why it is better. For some reason, that can have more of an impact on people than about health, animals, etc. Like how much land, energy and water is used by producing animal feed and animals to then make products. "May All Be Fed" by John RObbins is a good book that is outdated, but the facts still hold true.

4:09 PM  
Blogger Vicki said...

shannon: what do you make of the fact that gore didn't mention the connection between an animal-based diet & global warming in the movie? i understand that he had limitations w/the movie & he had to make it "palatable" for the GP (general public), & he could only pack so much into 2 hours or so. but there is also nothing about it at the web site he directs movie goers to find more info:
http://www.climatecrisis.net/

what's up with that?

check this out, i followed one of their "do more" links and came up with a $5 dollar LEATHER wrist band that says "Stop Global Warming" in which all the procedes will benefit the cause.

4:13 PM  
Blogger Carrie™ said...

Vicki, it seems that you have been as busy as me! Only my busy hasn't has been as much fun as yours. First off, beautiful necklace and bracelet!! Leslie is phenomenal! Good score on the cookbook. I love cruising for cookbooks on e-bay. E-bay is also where I got a lot of my Pampered Chef stuff. Don't you just love them! The baking stones are wonderful. I use them for almost everything.
We haven't seen the movie, but really want to. And thanks for the link.

4:48 PM  
Blogger funwithyourfood said...

I went and saw it a week ago! good write up

Teddy

5:37 PM  
Blogger Freedom said...

I can't wait till this movie opens here in Aus. We saw an interview with Al Gore on the telly the other night and now I'm looking forward to it even more. The meat/global warming connections are shocking, aren't they?

6:25 PM  
Blogger Urban Vegan said...

I HAVE to see this sooner rather than later. But it's almost like preaching to the choir. Will the folks who SHOULD see it go? Doubtful.

7:08 PM  
Blogger Dori said...

I have used the crockpot many times this summer and definitely for the roast. I suggestive the roast, so it's okay.

I love a crock of new potatoes cooking in salty water. This is the last thing I made. I am going to make a potato salad with the leftovers, I even put some of the cold cooked potatoes on a salad that I made yesterday.

I also love to put in a few larger baking size potatoes in the crock to cook on high whole we are at church (about 4 hours) then they are ready for an instant stuffed baked potato when we get home. I was just day dreaming of your baby crock: imagine onions cooked in BBQ sauce in it to be served on a baked potato with some seitan/tofu roast on the side with your favorite greens.

5:57 AM  
Blogger Jade said...

Cool. I've heard they mention global warming is about to become an extinction-level event in that movie. I look forward to seeing it, but I don't like movie theatres (too loud for me). I'll be renting it ASAP.

11:13 AM  
Blogger Shananigans said...

…a $5 dollar LEATHER wrist band that says "Stop Global Warming"…

*slapping forehead* in dismay.

Well, I guess they can’t get it all right.

I also understand the need to make things like this palatable to the public, but the title of the film is “An Inconvenient Truth” for chrissakes. It just so happens that the steak on your plate is taking its toll on the environment just like the SUV on the road. Problem is, I think a lot of the American public would be much more willing to drive a fuel efficient vehicle before they would dream of changing their diet. I can understand that they wouldn’t want to make that a major focus of the film, but I am rather disappointed that it didn’t even get a mention.

11:35 AM  
Blogger Vicki said...

leslie: good point. i'm earth conscious as well - & i learned lots from this movie - it's up to date - & stresses the need to act now. "may all be feed" and "diet for a new america" by john robbins are great sources.

carrie: i've heard good things about those baking stones - i should give it a try. thanks for coming by! :o)

freedom: yes, they are.

urban: "....Will the folks who SHOULD see it go? Doubtful." but we can't let that stop us from fighting the good fight. the choir needs to be the catalyst to motivate & persuade the folks who SHOULD go.

dori: that's some crockpot knowledge you dropped here. Thanks so much! I'm talking baked potatoes - how much liquid goes in there. I wish I could take a cooking class from you....

jade: yeah, i'm happy to hear that. & so happy to see your comment! :o)

shannon: i hear ya. the movie is an awesome step in the right direction!

2:30 PM  
Blogger Tanya Kristine said...

i cannot wait to see this movie either...

i read a bunch of scientists state that this movie was pretty right on. i think i'm going to be scared.

4:03 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

I saw it on the first day it was out in Portland! But I don't have my ticket stub anymore. I think it is a must-see, but it lacked in giving solutions, I think. That's an amazing stat you gave about veg diets. I'll be going to your link to see more about that. I knew veg diets can feed more people but I didn't realize it had anything to do with the environment.

I was surprised, while talking with an acquaintance about the movie (he'd seen it too) and he said something about that he drives a hybrid car, and he doesn't see what else he can do. Huh? Geeze, there's lots you can do. There's still lots I can do, and I've already done a lot. That's why I think there needs to be a follow-up movie to talk about what we can do.

10:17 AM  
Blogger Jody from VegChic said...

I saw it a month or so ago and later went to see Who Killed the Electric Car?

Both movies say a lot about they way our government works. They realy show how important it is that we change how we do things.

I traded in my Mini Cooper last week for a 1 year old Prius. I've also been making changes like replacing regular bulbs with fluorescents.

Sorry I can't show my stub. The theatre I saw the movie at, doesn't print tickets. They are the old carnival style raffle tickets. This theatre also has the MoBA (Museum of Bad Art) in their basement!

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