Cancel
Advanced Search
KEYWORDS
CATEGORY
AUTHOR
MONTH

Please click here to take a brief survey

Eco-Doc With Surfer Girl
Emily Gertz, 28 Mar 05

Painstakingly photographed natural vistas, deep-voiced actors intoning over scenes of lions devouring their prey...are apparently not what we'll see tonight on MTV's new nature series, "Trippin'". Instead, Cameron Diaz brings young celeb friends on eco-tours to places as diverse as Yellowstone, Nepal and Costa Rica, exploring and explaining ecological problems in a "surfer-girl patois" to appeal to today's teenagers. Ned Martel writes in today's New York Times:

Asked what specific events led her to eco-commitment, she said: "Nothing, dude. Life! Life! Breathing the air and drinking the water and seeing people be apathetic."

...[Diaz] asserts that only outside the big cities can she dramatize the larger concepts that unite all cultures and all creatures. In every episode, she dwells on excrement, both for laughs and for edification. She notes, in her Nepal trek, how the copious manure of rhinoceroses restores nutrients to grasslands, how birds disperse seeds through their droppings and how cow dung is used as plaster in village huts.

If young viewers' appetite for scientific knowledge is limited, Ms. Diaz is betting that their interest in celebrities will draw them to the show and help them a world beyond the exurbs and X-Boxes. Her handpicked posse includes rockers, rappers, actors and athletes.

Bookmark and Share


Comments

Asked what specific events led her to eco-commitment, she said: "Nothing, dude. Life! Life! Breathing the air and drinking the water and seeing people be apathetic."

That's fantastic - the perfect attitude!


Posted by: Joseph Willemssen on 28 Mar 05



EMAIL THIS ENTRY TO:

YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS:


MESSAGE (optional):


Search Worldchanging

Worldchanging Newsletter Get good news for a change —
Click here to sign up!


Worldchanging2.0


Website Design by Eben Design | Logo Design by Egg Hosting | Hosted by Amazon AWS | Problems with the site? Send email to tech /at/ worldchanging.com
©2012
Architecture for Humanity - all rights reserved except where otherwise indicated.

Find_us_on_facebook_badge.gif twitter-logo.jpg