I recently saw a powerful new movie called The 11th Hour. Produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio (Opens in Dallas on August 24th at The Angelika Film Center). The movie is about the human drive to ensure its own survival and quality of life. Over 50 leading scientists, thinkers and leaders present the facts and discuss the most important issues that face our planet.
I found this film to be a wake-up call to all of us about what is happening to the home we all share. It is so easy for us to believe that our individual actions, positive or negative, don’t make a difference. Yet, multiply these actions by 365 days in a year and by billions of people and I think you get the picture.
What I liked about this film, is that not only did it address the problems, it also provided solutions. I find that when we focus on problems, they feel so big, yet when we focus on solutions, we feel empowered and realize that we can change things in a positive way.
Watching the devastation from weather changes, resulting in events such as Katrina, makes me realize how ill-prepared we are to face these natural disasters that are becoming more frequent. It makes me want to find ways to be more self-sustaining and self-sufficient. My husband and I have been replacing some of our light bulbs with compact fluorescent lights, we recycle, we store several gallons of water, and we have already reserved a solar system for our home.
I believe that things happen for a reason and that out of our difficulties, we can come together in a positive way. Perhaps this global crisis that affects the home we all live in and the air we all breathe, can unite us together in a way that has never occurred before.
Fortunately, the technologies to solve many of our problems already exist. I hope that the 11th Hour will be our finest.
Check out the film’s website at: www.11thhourfilm.com as well as the 11th Hour Community site: http://www.11thhouraction.com/ and media site: http://www.11thhouraction.com/media
Love & Light,