We are a worldwide alliance of preservationist dedicated to our mission in arousing public awareness, action and support for the protection of our precious oceans, and wildlife. We welcome all initiatives to join us in our efforts, and we ask our audiences to support them when possible.
Arouse, Ignite, Incite, at the center of our collective effort, a compelling message, and a call for behavioral consumer change through theater premiers, open air venues and community involvement. Mission Evoke confronts the capacity to endure the challenges facing our world’s precious oceans, the lifeblood of our planet. They flow over nearly three-quarters of our world, they regulates our climate, absorbs carbon dioxide, holds 97% of Earth’s water, and supports the greatest abundance of life on our planet. And to promote for the protection of our wildlife, to save threatened species and their habitats to ensure their survival.
A Call to Action:
By showing featured films based on sustainability and the preservation of our oceans and wildlife, we wish to bring awareness and promote advocacy. Through Mission Evoke we will ask local communities to initiate behavior change, embrace sustainability, and refuse the use of plastic single use disposable items. Join us in our mission to clean up the local beaches and harbor fronts, before this waste ends up in our estuaries, bays and oceans Through our partnership with The Sailing Channel we will film the community collection effort, and will conduct interviews from local business leaders, town officials and residents on the importance on our collective sustainable mission, and demonstrating how our sponsors are contributing in making this effort possible.
Dr. Sylvia Earle founder of Mission Blue “our actions over the next 10 years will determine the state of the ocean for the next 10,000 years.”
We are consumers of disposable convenience, placing increased pressure on recycling programs. Today Americans discard about 33.6 million tons of plastic each year, but only 6.5 percent of it is recycled and 7.7 percent is combusted in waste-to-energy facilities, which create electricity or heat from garbage. The rest ends up in landfills where it may take up to 1,000 years to decompose, and potentially leak pollutants into the soil and water. The amount of energy contained in the millions of tons of plastic in U.S. landfills is equivalent to 36.7 million tons of coal, 139 million barrels of oil, or 783 billion cubic feet of natural gas. If all this plastic were converted into liquid fuel, it could power all the cars in Los Angeles for a year. And the fact is, there are now technologies that can put all this waste plastic to good use. It’s estimated that there are also 100 millions tons of plastic debris floating around in the oceans threatening the health and safety of marine life. (Earth Institute | Columbia University)
Oscar®-winner Louie Psihoyos (The Cove) assembles a team of artists and activists to show the world never-before-seen images that expose issues around endangered species and mass extinction. Whether infiltrating notorious black markets or exploring our affect on the environment, RACING EXTINCTION will change the way we see the world.
Director Louie Psihoyos
Co-Director Mark Monroe
Producers Olivia Ahnemann, Fisher Stevens
Executive Producers Dieter Paulmann
Co-Executive Producers: Paul G. Allen, Jody Allen, Solina Chau, Trammell S. Crow, Dan Nelson, William von Mueffling, Kenneth Lerer, John Paul DeJoria
Co-Producer Gina Papabeis
Editors Geoffrey Richman, A.C.E., Lyman Smith, Jason Zeldes
Cinematographers John Behrens, Shawn Heinrichs, Sean Kirby, Petr Stepanek
Sound Mickey Houlihan
Music J. Ralph
Plastic Pollution Coalition
The Plastic Pollution Coalition mission is to stop plastic pollution and its toxic impact on humans, animals, the ocean and the environment. PPC was founded in 2009 as a platform to amplify a common message through strategic planning and communication. Our more than 400 member organizations and a growing coalition of individuals seek to increase awareness and understanding of the plastic pollution problem, and to find sustainable solutions. We aim to empower more people and more organizations to take action to stop plastic pollution and to live plastic-free.