Greenpeace hosts 'green' carpet screening of 'An Inconvenient

Feature story - November 24, 2006
"If the vast majority of the world's scientists are right, we have just ten years to avert a major catastrophe that could send our entire planet into a tail-spin of epic destruction involving extreme weather, floods, droughts, epidemics, and killer heat waves beyond anything we have ever experienced."

Award winning actor Christopher de Leon is interviewed by TV host and Greenpeace volunteer Juddha Paolo at the Greenpeace ‘green carpet’ screening of Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ last November 22, 2006 in SM Megamall. Greenpeace organized the free screening of the movie to encourage as many policy and decision makers, members of the press, to take part in the important conversation about climate change and help shape the kind of interventions now needed, both at the individual and political levels, to help avert this global catastrophe.

Top model-actor Diether Ocampo holds a ‘Clean Energy Now!’ banner at the Greenpeace ‘green carpet’ screening of Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ last November 22, 2006 in SM Megamall. Greenpeace organized the free screening of the movie to encourage as many policy and decision makers, members of the press, to take part in the important conversation about climate change and help shape the kind of interventions now needed, both at the individual and political levels, to help avert this global catastrophe.

Angel Aquino arrives at the Greenpeace ‘green carpet’ screening of Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ last November 22, 2006 in SM Megamall. Greenpeace organized the free screening of the movie to encourage as many policy and decision makers, members of the press, to take part in the important conversation about climate change and help shape the kind of interventions now needed, both at the individual and political levels, to help avert this global catastrophe.

Award winning actor Christopher de Leon is interviewed by TV host and Greenpeace volunteer Juddha Paolo at the Greenpeace ‘green carpet’ screening of Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ last November 22, 2006 in SM Megamall. Greenpeace organized the free screening of the movie to encourage as many policy and decision makers, members of the press, to take part in the important conversation about climate change and help shape the kind of interventions now needed, both at the individual and political levels, to help avert this global catastrophe.

Award winning actor Christopher de Leon is interviewed by TV host and Greenpeace volunteer Juddha Paolo at the Greenpeace ‘green carpet’ screening of Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ last November 22, 2006 in SM Megamall. Greenpeace organized the free screening of the movie to encourage as many policy and decision makers, members of the press, to take part in the important conversation about climate change and help shape the kind of interventions now needed, both at the individual and political levels, to help avert this global catastrophe.

Environment champion Representative Neric Acosta holds a ‘Clean Energy Now!’ banner at the Greenpeace ‘green carpet’ screening of Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ last November 22, 2006 in SM Megamall. Greenpeace organized the free screening of the movie to encourage as many policy and decision makers, members of the press, to take part in the important conversation about climate change and help shape the kind of interventions now needed, both at the individual and political levels, to help avert this global catastrophe.

Active Greenpeace volunteers, top actress Angel Aquino and popular TV host Juddha Paolo at the Greenpeace ‘green carpet’ screening of Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ last November 22, 2006 in SM Megamall. Greenpeace organized the free screening of the movie to encourage as many policy and decision makers, members of the press, to take part in the important conversation about climate change and help shape the kind of interventions now needed, both at the individual and political levels, to help avert this global catastrophe.

Award-winning actor Christopher de Leon shakes hands with Climate and Energy Campaigner Abigail Jabines at the Greenpeace ‘green carpet’ screening of Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ last November 22, 2006 in SM Megamall. Greenpeace organized the free screening of the movie to encourage as many policy and decision makers, members of the press, to take part in the important conversation about climate change and help shape the kind of interventions now needed, both at the individual and political levels, to help avert this global catastrophe.

Greenpeace volunteer and popular TV host Juddha Paolo interviews a guest at the Greenpeace ‘green carpet’ screening of Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ last November 22, 2006 in SM Megamall. Greenpeace organized the free screening of the movie to encourage as many policy and decision makers, members of the press, to take part in the important conversation about climate change and help shape the kind of interventions now needed, both at the individual and political levels, to help avert this global catastrophe.

Prominent Puerto Princessa Mayor Edward Hagedorn looks on while Greenopeace Climate and Energy campaigner Abigail Jabines walks him through the Climate Change exhibit the Greenpeace ‘green carpet’ screening of Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’. Greenpeace organized the free screening of the movie to encourage as many policy and decision makers, members of the press, to take part in the important conversation about climate change and help shape the kind of interventions now needed, both at the individual and political levels, to help avert this global catastrophe.

Respected actor Christopher de Leon at the Greenpeace ‘green carpet’ screening of Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ last November 22, 2006 in SM Megamall. Greenpeace organized the free screening of the movie to encourage as many policy and decision makers, members of the press, to take part in the important conversation about climate change and help shape the kind of interventions now needed, both at the individual and political levels, to help avert this global catastrophe.

Opinion makers, celebrities, and Greenpeace supporters from different sectors of the community last night attended the Greenpeace 'green' carpet screening of 'An Inconvenient Truth'. The movie is about one man's passionate crusade to put a stop to global warming by exposing the myths and misconceptions that surround it. Surprisingly, this man is no other than former US vice-president Al Gore who has re-set the course of his life to give an all-out effort to help save the planet from further climate harm. Gore's passion for this cause shines through the striking images presented in the film which leaves the viewer with an urgency to change the course of our planet's future. The movie is a call to act now while we still have time. 

Active Greenpeace volunteer, well-respected actress Angel Aquino, welcomed guests to the event along with Greenpeace committed Greenpeace volunteer, Campaigns Director Von Hernandez. And popular TV host Juddha Paolo, also a committed Greenpeace supporter, greeted and interviewed guests at the theater's entrance.

                         

Joining them during the screening were fellow celebrities award-winning actor Christopher de Leon, top actor-model Diether Ocampo, and acclaimed mountaineer Romy Garduce. Also present were environment champions from Congress Representatives Neric Acosta, Rissa Hontiveros-Baracquel, and Etta Rosales, as well as prominent Puerto Princessa Mayor and anti-logging advocate Edward Hagedorn.

The screening was held at Megacinema 10 at the SM Megamall last night, where guests milled around an engaging exhibit outside the theater. The exhibit, which can be viewed in all An Inconvenient Truth screenings in SM malls, featured more information about the changes the earth has undergone in the last 10-15 years with graphic images that vividly depict the harsh truth that we have to face. Ultimately, Greenpeace hopes this screening and their accompanying exhibits will serve to further fuel the important conversation about climate change and help shape the kind of interventions now needed, both at the individual and political levels, to help avert this global catastrophe.

The 'green' carpet screening of An Inconvenient Truth is part of the Greenpeace Climate and Energy Campaign which stresses the urgency of addressing climate change and switching from the use of dirty energy sources to renewable energy, a cleaner alternative for the earth. This campaign demands that each Filipino take a proactive role in battling climate change by embracing tangible and sustainable solutions such as energy efficiency, and by tapping renewable energy sources such as solar power, wind power, and modern biomass.

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