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Dede's Green Scene: Before the Flood

by Dede Tabak, January 24 2017, 0 Comments
  “Climate change is coming faster. We have seen extraordinary weather patterns. If you consider the vastness of the universe, planet Earth is just a small boat. This boat is sinking and I think we will all have to sink...

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Dede's Green Scene: The Creative Climate Awards

by Dede Tabak, November 06 2016, 0 Comments
The Creative Climate Awards is an annual event series, organized by the Human Impacts Institute, that showcases artists who are inspired by climate change and the negative impact it’s having on the planet. The Human Impact Institute was founded by...

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Dede's Green Scene: These Celebrities Treat Every Day Like Earth Day!

by Dede Tabak, April 27 2016, 0 Comments
Earth Day may come only once a year, but these five celebrities inspire the world to act as if every day was Earth Day.     1. Brad and Angelina Jolie-Pitt Brad and Angelina are more than just Hollywood’s most...

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Dede’s Green Scene: Stink!

by Dede Tabak, March 16 2016, 0 Comments
Everyone is familiar with the saying, “if you see something, say something.” But how about, “if you smell something, say something?” In the new documentary Stink!, that’s exactly what director/producer Jon J. Whelan does. Whelan purchases pajamas for his young daughters for...

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Jon and Tracey Stewart...the next Doolittles?

by Dede Tabak, February 10 2016, 1 Comment
Last month, a cow made the news for running loose in the streets of Queens after escaping a slaughterhouse. The cow, later named Freddie after Freddie Mercury (lead singer of Queen...get it?!), was captured by the police and sent back...

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Dede's Green Scene: Cowspiracy

by Dede Tabak, January 13 2016, 0 Comments
Golden globe winner Leonardo DiCaprio is no stranger to environmental causes. He spoke to the United Nations about climate change, is building an eco-friendly resort, created the Leonardo DiCaprio foundation, which raises funds and awareness for pressing environmental issues. Lately,...

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Dede's Green Scene: Racing Extinction

by Dede Tabak, October 21 2015, 0 Comments
Could half of the world's species be extinct soon? If mankind continues to treat animals the way we are doing now, it's possible. Racing Extinction is a documentary directed by Louis Psihoyos, who won an Oscar for his 2009 documentary The Cove,...

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Dede's Green Scene: Clear the Shelters!

by Dede Tabak, August 19 2015, 0 Comments
                            What do Andy Cohen, Natalie Morales and Hoda Kotb all have in common? They got their lovable pets from a shelter and they want others to do the same! They were...

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Dede's Green Scene: Cruelty Free Celebrities!

by Dede Tabak, July 16 2015, 0 Comments
  We are always eager to learn how stars look their best. Recently, some celebrities have revealed their secret to looking glamorous—cruelty free beauty and cosmetic products. While there are more cruelty free brands available to consumers every year, including...

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Dede's Green Scene: Welcome to the Jungle

by Dede Tabak, June 03 2015, 0 Comments
Welcome to the Jungle is one of Guns n’ Roses most famous songs. Now, former Guns ‘n Roses guitarist, Slash is asking people to respect the jungle as well! Slash (born Saul Hudson) is more than just a legendary guitarist;...

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Dede's Green Scene: Leonardo DiCaprio's Restorative Island

by Dede Tabak, April 22 2015, 1 Comment
Leonardo DiCaprio has made a name for himself as being not only an Oscar-nominated actor, but an award-winning environmentalist as well (at least in my book). Now he is using his reputation and fame to build an eco-friendly resort. Ten...

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Dede's Green Scene: Virunga

by Dede Tabak, March 11 2015, 0 Comments
Imagine a beautiful national park that is being threatened by horrifying violence and corruption. Park rangers do everything in their power to not only keep the park safe, but try and stop an oil company from illegally invading the park...

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Dede's Grene Scene: Fed Up

by Dede Tabak, February 18 2015, 0 Comments
Fed Up is a 2014 documentary made by director, writer and producer Stephanie Soechtig (Tapped). Since every movie needs a good villain, Fed Up has the sweetest one, sugar! The film focuses on our nation’s deadly obesity epidemic and the...

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Dede's Green Scene: January is Veganuary!

by Dede Tabak, January 08 2015, 0 Comments
It’s January and you know what that means, time to make those New Years resolutions! This year, instead of making a vow to give up sweets or to only eat mac ‘n cheese (that’s mine), why don’t you help your...

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Dede's Green Scene: The Green in our Stars!

by Dede Tabak, November 18 2014, 0 Comments
Shailene Woodley has been making headlines recently with her films The Fault in our Stars and Divergent. Now, the newly turned 23-year-old (her birthday was November 15), is using her rising celebrity to spread her eco-conscious practices and her earth-loving...

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Angelina Jolie to Direct Elephant Poaching Drama "Africa"

by Dede Tabak, October 29 2014, 0 Comments
Angelina Jolie has an impressive resume. She’s an actress, a mother, a wife, a humanitarian and a director. And now, Jolie is set to direct her fourth film, "Africa", for Skydance productions. The film revolves around the paleo-archaeologist, Richard Leakey....

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Dede's Green Scene: Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!

by Dede Tabak, January 15 2014, 0 Comments
One of my favorite holiday songs is Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! And even though the holidays are over, the song is still the battle cry for the I Am Pro Snow campaign. I Am Pro Snow is a partnership...

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Dede's Green Scene: Jessica Alba's Honest Life

by Dede Tabak, March 13 2013, 0 Comments
  Jessica Alba may have played Sue Storm in the Fantastic Four films, but she’s playing a superhero in real life as well…herself! Inspired by the birth of her two daughters, Alba created the Honest Company. A company which sells eco friendly, toxin-free products, such...

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Dede's Green Scene: To the Arctic 3D

by Dede Tabak, May 14 2012, 0 Comments
Who doesn’t love a good summer movie? There’s one that just came out in IMAX theaters filled with action and adventure. It’ll make you laugh, cry and keep you on the edge of your seat. No, I’m not talking about...

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Dede's Green Scene: An Elephant Never Forgets...

by Dede Tabak, April 09 2012, 0 Comments
  Circuses are usually known as happy places, but for the animals that perform in these circuses, that isn’t always the case. Ringling Bros Circus has made headlines over the last few months since PETA uncovered footage of elephants being...

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Dede's Green Scene - Celebrities Say "I'm Hatin' It" to McDonalds

by Dede Tabak, January 30 2012, 0 Comments
  Photo courtesy of Lisa Beattie via Flickr.   What do Ryan Gosling, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Deschanel, Alicia Silverstone and Ed Begley Jr. all have in common? No, they aren’t starring in a new movie together. They all sent a letter to...

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Dede's Green Scene: The Best Green Celebrity of 2011!

by Dede Tabak, October 26 2011, 0 Comments
Although most celebrities attract media attention for looking green after a night of heavy partying, some are getting some spotlight for their green actions instead. November 24 is the 6th International Green Awards and three eco-friendly celebrities have made it to the...

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Dede's Green Scene: Save the Stars of Shark Week!

by Dede Tabak, August 08 2011, 0 Comments
Duuuun dun…duuun dun….dun dun dun, what’s that in the water? It’s a shark! Ever since this theme was first heard in “Jaws”, people have been obsessed with sharks. People are either worried that they’ll encounter a shark at the beach,...

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Dede's Green Scene: Natalie Portman, the Green Swan!

by Dede Tabak, January 05 2011, 0 Comments
Photo courtesy of vegily via Flickr.   Who doesn’t love Natalie Portman? Whoever wrote the phrase, “men wanted her and women wanted to be her,” they must have been referring to Miss (soon to be Mrs.) Natalie Portman. She not only starred...

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Dede's Green Scene: To Meat or Not to Meat?

by Dede Tabak, October 15 2010, 0 Comments
Photo courtesy of Moyan Brenn via Flickr.   To meat or not to meat? That is the question. And that question is definitely getting an answer. It certainly is a frequent topic of conversation in the media these days. Celebrities are making...

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