The 11th Hour

I am writing to tell you about the powerful new environmental film by NRDC Trustee Leonardo DiCaprio.

The new film, “The 11th Hour,” documents the environmental crises we face and the solutions we must begin to implement.

Please take a look at the trailer here:

Featuring reformer Mikhail Gorbachev, physicist Stephen Hawking and Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai and fifty other intriguing thinkers, “The 11th Hour” documents the grave problems facing the planet’s life systems. Global warming, deforestation, mass species extinction and depletion of the oceans’ habitats are all addressed.

I’m sure you’ll agree, however, that the most powerful element of “The 11th Hour” is not a portrait of a planet in crisis, but an offering of hope and solutions. The film ends with a call for restorative action through reshaping human activity.

“The 11th Hour” is opening today in New York and Los Angeles. On August 24th it opens in other cities, and in the following weeks across the country. It would be great if you could go see it and bring a friend. You can go to to get more information on the movie and when it will play near you.

We need the message of this movie to hit as far and wide as possible.

P.S. The DiCaprio Foundation urges you to use the code here to embed the trailer on your MYSpace or Facebook pages.

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