San Francisco: The Sierra Club, Project 3650.org and Pecos Pictures won this year's "National Public Service Announcement/Broadband" Emmy Award for the "Big Fun with Global Warming" cartoon released online earlier this year.
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
awarded the Emmy at its "Humanitarian, Public and Community Service
Emmy Awards" ceremony on Nov. 9. The cartoon was created by Mark Greene
of Pecos Pictures and was presented in cooperation with Project
"Big Fun with Global Warming" was the first of two
cartoons by Pecos Pictures licensed by the Sierra Club to share
information about the impact of global warming. In "Big Fun with
Global Warming," the character 'Stinky' learns that the average
American produces five tons of carbon pollution every year -- which is
equivalent to the weight of 10 Steinway grand pianos.
a great way to make the science of global warming more accessible to
viewers. We believe people can better remember a science concept when
you embed it into an entertaining context," said Greene, who created
the 90 second spots.
Panels of civic leaders and community
service professionals from around the country chose the nominees for
the "Humanitarian, Public and Community Service Emmy Awards." A
blue-ribbon panel of judges composed of community leaders, educators,
business people, and artists selected the final winners.
the second Emmy Award for the Sierra Club. Sierra Club Productions
first won an Emmy for "Ansel Adams: A Documentary Film," which was co-produced with Ric Burns's Steeplechase Films in 2002.
"Big Fun with Global Warming" can be viewed at http://www.sierraclub.org/cartoons/greene/stinky1/
Sierra Club Wins Emmy in Partnership with Pecos PicturesWednesday, 14 November 2007
The Sierra Club, Project 3650.org and Pecos Pictures won this year's "National Public Service Announcement/Broadband" Emmy Award for the "Big Fun with Global Warming" cartoon released online earlier this year.
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