How Being an Informed Consumer Provides You With the Tools to Help the Environment

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Learn about recycling, conservation and sustainability on Planet Sustainability Television. Image courtesy of dan at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

It does not just take grand gestures for you to help the environment. There are many small change you can make in your daily life with a significant impact. Simple actions, such as recycling, turning off lights, reducing meat consumption, and conserving water can seem small; however, if everyone does his or her part, it begins to create large scale changes. One powerful tool for your arsenal to help save the environment is to be an informed consumer.

You can show your decision to support the environment by choosing to purchase items by companies that are eco-friendly, rather than those that harm the environment. By supporting those who have chosen to make sustainability a priority in their business practices, as well as the products they provide, you demonstrate the importance of this decision to other companies. If the majority of people similarly choose these companies, then more and more businesses will recognize the value of green practices.

It can be difficult to know the information necessary to be an informed consumer and make these decisions. The Planet Sustainability TV show plans to provide consumers with the background and education necessary to make a difference by choosing the right products when shopping. It may not seem that simply by purchasing one product over another makes a significant impact on the environment. However, it can have a wide reaching affect by demonstrating to companies that green practices are worth utilizing.

What Do You Know About the Food You Eat?

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Do you ever wonder where your food comes from? Image courtesy of rakratchada torsap at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Ever wondered how the food you eat is grown? Perhaps you’ve had a fleeting thought about what all the fuss with organic food is about. The Planet Sustainability TV show aims to answer these questions and more in the third episode of this remarkable series.

From the harvesting process of honey, to the companies that bring it to you, Planet Sustainability kick starts your curiosity by encouraging you to wonder where your food is coming from. In addition, it asks questions about the toll that the process is taking on the environment. Are there better methods of harvesting? Can organic harvesting practices be applied in other areas? Are you buying from companies who take their personal responsibility to protect the environment seriously? Viewers will contemplate these questions and others that really get down to the root of the organic food and harvest discussion.

Food fuels the body and mind but the way that it is made available can cause significant damage to wildlife and the environment. Planet Sustainability encourages viewers to look a little deeper into the processes that operate behind the scenes and to dare to apply their own strengths to think about new ways to harvest the food they need.

What do you know about the food you eat? After episode 3, you can expect to know a lot more about how the food you put on the table came to be there in the first place.

Contact William Shatner

william-shatner-contactThe producers of Planet Sustainability have published contact information for the TV show’s host, William Shatner. Anyone interested in emailing or calling Mr. Shatner is asked to use the contact information below:

 

 

Brian Greene, Public Relations
brian@mediaworkspr.com
Direct Line: 646-350-2503

William Shatner, the former Captain Kirk and star of shows like T.J. Hooker and Boston Legal, has made quite a career for himself with his endorsement of Priceline.com, the budget hotel and airline reservation website.PSTV Logo

Planet Sustainability is a television program that offers viewers profiles of many exciting companies, people, and institutions that are working towards saving our planet. For more information on Planet Sustainability visit pstvseries.com.

Promoter Influential in Career of Chris Diodati Passes Away

Promoter Influential in Career of Chris Diodati Passes Away

Henry Stone helped elevate the careers of several legendary artists.

An important influence in the career of producer and DJ Chris Diodati has passed away.

Henry Stone, the famed independent music promoter whose career spanned eight decades, passed away last week at age 93.

During the 1970s, Stone was in charge of TK Records, which released George McCrae’s ‘Rock Your Baby’ and guided it to its place as one of the most important genre-defining hit of its time. The cut was penned by one of Stone’s biggest acts, KC and the Sunshine Band.

Later on, he ran HOT Promotions, and that is where his influence played a role in the development of Chris Diodati. The two collaborated to create ‘Dio & Stone vs. James Brown,’ which climbed to #6 on the Billboard Dance chart. Stone’s influence also helped Diodati land a Juno Award nomination from the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) for his remix of Ray Charles’ Walkin’ and Talkin.’

Diodati continues to build his own reputation as an important producer deeply entrenched in today’s hottest dance music trends. His latest single ‘Catch the Rhythm’ is an important reflection of the Nu Disco sound, which has become the vibe in clubs in the U.S. and in Europe.

‘Catch the Rhythm’ is available on iTunes.

Producer Chris Diodati Releases Catch the Rhythm

Producer Chris Diodati Releases Catch the Rhythm

Industry leader Chris Diodati is leading the Nu Disco sound.

The Nu Disco vibe is happening in clubs in North America and Europe, and a few producers and DJs are playing important roles in helping to move this new sound. Chris Diodati is one producer who is leading the way, and his new single ‘Catch the Rhythm’ is generating excitement on dance floors on both sides of the Atlantic.

Diodati has built a name for himself as an influential player in the music industry. He has landed a Juno Award nomination from the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) for his remix of Ray Charles’ Walkin’ and Talkin’. He has also worked with the music of contemporary artists like Alicia Keys, Mary J Blige, and Deborah Cox.

This new single is already seducing club goes out onto the dance floor, and is just the latest evolution in dance music that is causing people to take notice. The Nu Disco sound is being delivered by top DJs like Diodati who have an ear for what club goers are wanting and then delivers this sound in a way that heats up clubs.

The new Chris Diodati single ‘Catch the Rhythm’ is available on iTunes, and it is also available in the hottest clubs that are the centers for a new sound that is bringing a new excitement to the dance scene.

Announcing a New Page About the In View Series

Announcing a New Page About the In View Series

The In View series enlightens viewers across the nation about numerous subjects.

Check out the recently added page dedicated to In View hosted by Larry King, a TV program hosted by television icon and Hall of Fame broadcaster Larry King. The In View series producer team finds interesting stories across American culture to spotlight on the program.

Get Celebrity Treatment and Maybe See Stars at America’s Best Spas and Resorts

Get Treated Like A Star at the Best Spas

Get Celebrity Treatment and Maybe See Stars at America’s Best Spas and Resorts

Celebrities like Brooke Shields have been known to relax and unwind at spas and resorts across the country.

For years, celebrities have gone to spas and resorts across the country to pamper themselves, relax and detoxify their bodies.  Offering massages, pedicures, manicures, facials and other treatments and services that help people look better and feel better, spas across the country cater to celebs, A-listers, actresses, actors, musicians, artists and others who want to relax and refresh themselves. A wide array of stars have a history of frequenting spas across the country, including figures like Oprah Winfrey, Miley Cyrus, Drew Barrymore, Jay-Z, Jessica Simpson, Chuck Norris and Kristen Bell. Hoteliers and entrepreneurs like Ed Safdie have promoted their properties as places that celebrities and other prominent figures visit to unwind and relax.

Ed Safdie Group’s Properties Have Hosted Numerous Celebrities

Offering upscale foods, treatments and facilities, the best spas across the country, including some owned and operated by the Edward J. Safdie group, have gained reputations for meeting and exceeding the expectations and demands of celebrities, even some with notoriously high standards. The best resorts and spas offer spectacular pools, landscapes and amenities, creating peaceful, private and welcoming environments where visitors can escape the pressures and anxieties of their daily lives.

However, one does not need to have fame or wealth necessarily to enjoy the pleasures of spas. Regular people can relax and unwind at resorts and spas, such as those owned by the Ed Safdie group. This group’s properties have hosted some huge names, including prominent political figures, models, actresses, actors and TV figures. Some of the firm’s guests have included Matt Lauer, Joan Rivers, Rob Reiner and Brooke Shields.

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The Celebrity Phenomenon

           

           I have always wondered why celebrities get held in such high regard by today’s society. They are people with skills like ever one else, so why are they put on pedestal? Let’s delve into these questions and try to better understand the celebrity phenomenon that our society perpetuates.

             I think we long for what we don’t have and what we can’t do. Not everyone can shoot a basketball like Michael Jordan or make acting look easy like Morgan Freeman. A select few in our society can be professional actors, sports stars, models, and singers. With the perfection achieved comes wealth and in America we chase after wealth like a moth to flame. We don’t just chase after wealth. Our society tells us to get stuff, look a certain way, and we’ll be happy.  The celebrities look that certain way, have the money, the toys, and we believe them to be happy. They are what we want to be thus we hold in them in such high esteem that we want to know everything about them.

            We keep this phenomenon going because we are a voyeuristic people. We love to watch those that we deem successful. The everyday person wants to emulate their lives and as a result we want to know everything about them.  We want to know what cars they drive, the clothes they wear and purchase and the restaurants they eat at and so on. We long to be like them and we want a glimpse of what we could be like if we had what they have. So try an imitate then but we often fail.  Since we don’t have what rich and famous have we as a society love to see them fail. We love to see the high and mighty come crumbling down. It shows us their just like us with everyday troubles like the rest of us.

                 It’s a cycle that will never end. New people will become famous and we will long to be like them  they go on a pedestal. Then we try to emulate them and love to watch them fail. This is the celebrity phenomenon of modern day America.

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The Punisher: Comic to Movie

The Punisher: Comic to Movie

The Punisher: Comic to Movie

The Punisher a comic book character has made two different film appearances The Punisher and Punisher Warzone.  They were both enjoyable movies to watch for different reason and I have few complaints about them.  In the comics The Punisher aka Frank Castle loses his family due to the mafia trying to kill him but instead kill his wife and two kids. Frank dons the persona of the punisher and seeks out vengeance on all criminals not just the people that killed his family. he is alone in the fight against crime he wants no friends or family and he will punish anyone that gets he deems a criminal.

The Punisher and Punisher Warzone both do an excellent job of showing he is a loner and misses his family. The Punisher makes it more tragic and he loses not just immediate   family but his extended family as well.  In punisher warzone Frank it inferred that he lost his family and they show that by having a brooding Frank Castle. Both of these movies are revenge tails. They both pull characters to from the and have lots of action violence that would be accepted from a Punisher comic.

There are only two gripes I have with these movies. the only complaint about  The Punisher is setting why it set in Tampa.  The punisher fights the mob and in the comics its usually in new York. So why change to Tampa? Tampa is nowhere near as dark and gritty as New York. I can see them Chicago it still screams dark and gritty and filled with mafia crime. Punisher Warzone was set in New York but the acting was so bad. I enjoyed the movie because of the action scenes  that were like they were pulled right from the comic and put on the big screen. I get you don’t need a superb actor when the main character   only says a couple words. The supporting cast was something horrible with a over exaggerated New York accent by the main villain.

Other then these two gripes I did enjoy both movies for what they were; a fun action revenge story.  Both movies had their own unique style and enjoyed them immensely. I recommend both of them to my friend whenever the topic of conversation is about good comic book movies.

Wolverine

wolverine picComic book movies are growing every popular with their adaptation onto the big screen. Comics have a very long time to expand on and evolve into what they are today. My favorite comic book character that has made a total six movie appearances is Wolverine, also known as Logan,  all played by Hugh Jackman. When taking a character from a book to a movie the trick is getting it as close as possible to the source material without butchering the character too much. 

For the most part Wolverine is pretty close to his respective counterpart in the comics. Logan is a loner, he doesn’t know his past, he has rage issues, he has a healing factor and he has metal claws that extend out of his hand that he cut through anything with. These are some essential character traits that you cannot make the character without or it will not be the same character. They did a good job in adapting these from the comics to the big screen. 

Even though the main character traits are there I wish some of the small things would have been portrayed as well. They never really show him snap and go berserk.  That is one thing that Logan is always fighting to control in the comics and is not really shown in the movies at all. Logan is a 5’ to 5’ 5 inches tall in the comics. He is shorter than most people he fights and he is underestimated by his opponents.  In the movies you think he could take someone without his power.  My gripes are small and don’t make the movies any less enjoyable to watch. For the most part wolverine’s adaption from the comics to the movies is pretty spot on. I enjoy watching him on the big screen just as much I do reading about his exploits in the comics.