Big names stars and the Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles came out to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day with James Cameron at JW Marriott in downtown Los Angeles. The event was sponsored by Bing and Global Home Tree Radio. Acclaimed Director James Cameron( Titanic, Avatar) is friends with Richard Greene the host of the event and appears on the radio show as often as he can. Cameron expressed Greene’s idea, “Around some of the themes of Avatar, a radio program to raise awareness about environmental issues and how that impacts the economy.” The show addresses what we can do about it and to empower people. On a more personal note Cameron, shared with MCCN as 9 feet tall Navi Impersonators walked behind about his wife being a “organic food Natzi. She makes sure that there is nothing but organic food in the house.” Cameron grew up on a farm in Canada. He adds that he and his wife grow food at both of their homes.
Celebs like former NBA star and talk show host John Salley got into the spirit of thing wearing green. Salley shared with MCCN about his vegan lifestyle. Look out for video coming soon of John Salley sharing one of his favorite salad recipes. Other stars in attendance include Avatar star Michelle Rodriguez, Esai Morales, and Adrian Grenier.
MCCN Editor’s spoke with her favorite celebrity crush, Esai Morales. He talked about his passion in recognizing Earth Day, ” I want to become a part of the solution and not part of the problem. It is not a left or right issue.” Using his age of 47 as a frame of reference, Morales discussed changes in his diet like vegetablesand whole grain pasta. He says, “You don’t have to have a big meaty meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is not neccessary and quite frankly that is why a lot of us are coming to an early grave.”
Shifting Gears, Entourage star Adrian Grenier promoted his website shft.com. He describes it as, “a site where we are sharing what we like in the green space…shifting in our thoughts on how we view the world.” When asked what food comes to mind when he thinks about earth day, Grenier pointed out that it was no so much food but water. He says that he is “big into water and having clean water to drink.”
Article by Crystal Johnson, MCCN Editor
- Photos by Crystal Johnson and Eduardo Zamora, Multi Cultural Cooking Network