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Thursday, 27 September 2012 18:26

D-Waste invited to the Cinema for Peace New York's event to Honor Sting and Trudie Styler for Environmental Work

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sting2On the occasion of the 67th General Assembly of the United Nations, Sting and Trudie Styler, founders of the Rainforest Fund, received the honorary “International Green Film Award”- a Green Oscar for the ongoing and tireless work of the Rainforest Fund – at Cinema For Peace New York 2012.

CEO of D-Waste Antonis Mavropoulos is speaking with the famous artist and environmental activist Sting during the Cinema for Peace awards, September 25, 2012, New York. Sting and Trudie Styler were awarded for their efforts to protect the Rainforest in Amazon area.

“The mission of the Rainforest Fund is to protect the rainforest and the rights of indigenous peoples. Through its work the Fund has played a decisive role in improving the concrete living conditions of many people – and it has made these topics part of the mainstream in industrialised societies. That is the tremendous achievement of the Fund’s founders Sting and Trudie Styler,” says State Secretary Hans-Jürgen Beerfeltz, of Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. “Moving forward, the BMZ is going to be supporting and cooperating with the Rainforest Fund too, because we share the same goals.”

Previous Cinema for Peace Award recipients include Angelina Jolie, George Clooney and Sean Penn.

The host for Cinema for Peace New York will be Amy Goodman, Host Executive Producer of the award winning news show Democracy Now.

“Last year Cinema for Peace introduced on this occasion the Universal Human Rights Logo with the help of such wonderful supporters as Aung San Suu Kyi and Robert De Niro,” says Jaka Bizilj, Founder of Cinema for Peace. “This year the focus is on climate change, sustainable development, and how artists may inspire others to create a climate of change.”

“The fight against Climate Change become one of the world’s greatest challenges,” adds Bizilj. “The United Nations has called for an 100-billion- annual fund for Climate protection and the seat will be selected this year.”

In 2009, Cinema for Peace introduced the Green Oscar together with President Mikhail Gorbachev and Leonardo DiCaprio to honor inspiring achievement of a film artist in the domains of environment and climate protection.

Composer, singer, author, actor, activist - Sting was born in Newcastle, England before moving to London in 1977 to form The Police with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers. The band released five albums, earned six Grammy awards, and in 2003 was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Since 1985, Sting has released 13 solo albums; most recently, 25 Years, the definitive box set collection commemorating the 25th anniversary of his solo career. He has sold nearly 100 million albums from his combined work with the Police and as a solo artist and has earned an additional 10 Grammy awards, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, and three Oscar nominations. He has appeared in more than 15 films and as an accomplished author, his memoir, Broken Music, spent 13 weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Sting’s support for human rights organizations, such as Amnesty International and the Rainforest Fund, mirrors his art in universal outreach. Along with his wife Trudie Styler, he founded the Rainforest Fund in 1989 to protect both the world’s rainforests and the indigenous people living there. Since its inception, the fund has diversified and expanded to a network of interconnected organizations working in more than 20 countries.

Trudie Styler is an actress, film producer, director, human rights activist, environmentalist and UNICEF Ambassador. In 1989, Trudie and her husband Sting founded the Rainforest Fund, and over the last 23 years they've raised over $30 million to protect and support rainforest communities in 20 countries over 3 continents. In May 2011, Trudie and partner Celine Rattray founded Maven Pictures, a New York-based film development, production and financing company. She also has a successful series of fitness DVDs released by Gaiam.

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