Laurie David: Practically Green
Broadcast on 2011/07/23 (PT)
Producer and author, Laurie David shares with us how living green can be done easily and with enjoyment – specifically talking about the wealth of information in her new book, The Family Dinner. Join us for a fun and educational conversation about the greenest room in the house, the kitchen! This show sponsored by The Fairfax Companies.
More information about Laurie:
LAURIE DAVID is an environmentalist, author, and producer of the Academy Award–winning film An Inconvenient Truth and the HBO documentary Too Hot Not to Handle. She executive produced Earth to America!, a prime-time comedy special about global warming, which earned her a Gracie Allen Award for Individual Achievement. A trustee of the Natural Resources Defense Council, Laurie founded the Stop Global Warming Virtual March with Senator John McCain and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. She was the first-ever guest editor of Elle magazine, two years running. In 2006, Laurie published her first book, the best-seller Stop Global Warming: The Solution Is You, and in 2007, she and Cambria Gordon co-authored The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming, written for kids of all ages, which received the prestigious Green Earth Book Award in the nonfiction category. That same year, Laurie launched the Stop Global Warming College Tour with Sheryl Crow, where they visited college campuses throughout the Southeast on a bio-diesel tour bus.
She has received numerous awards, including the prestigious Stanley Kramer Award from the Producers Guild of America and a Humanitas Prize Special Award for An Inconvenient Truth. In May 2007, Laurie was honored with the Audubon Society’s Rachel Carson Award and the Feminist Majority’s Eleanor Roosevelt Award. She was also awarded the prestigious NRDC 2006 Forces for Nature award.
Laurie, a regular blogger on the Huffington Post, has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Martha Stewart Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN, and MSNBC and was named a 2006 Glamour Woman of the Year. She has been profiled in People, Glamour, Vogue, Rolling Stone, Elle, Wired, House & Garden, Outside, The New York Times, and Vanity Fair.