After a successful launch in May 2020, the Hollywood Climate Summit is back for its second annual edition presented on the interactive conference platform, Hopin.
This year’s summit, taking place during Climate Week, from September Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th, will consist of four action-oriented days packed with digital, interactive programming and one-on-one networking, along with an in-person outdoor event, “Eco-Bash”, featuring local tribes and frontline activists, musical performance by actor/singer Lee Rodriguez (Netflix, Never Have I Ever), comedy by Pallavi Gunalan, a screening of the documentary YOUTH v GOV, directed by Christi Cooper, and MC’d by comedian Kalen Allen (Correspondent, The Ellen Degeneres Show), followed by a VIP zero-waste party presented by Earth Angel.
Presented by Netflix and NYU Los Angeles, the Hollywood Climate Summit will also include programming sponsored by the NRDC, Sierra Club, Wild Elements Foundation, The Center For Cultural Power, Green Production Guide/PGA Green, Scriptation, British Film Commission, WithOthers, Can You Hear Us?, and EarthJustice. Programming talent highlights include Rosario Dawson (Actor, Producer, Activist), Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), Emma Stewart Ph.D. (Netflix’s Sustainability Officer), Richa Moorjani (Actor, Activist), Dave Burd aka Lil Dicky (Actor, Comedian, Rapper), Leah Thomas (Activist, Author, founder of Intersectional Environmentalist), Jeff Orlowski (Director, The Social Dilemma & Founder of Exposure Labs), Niclas Svenningsen (Manager for the Global Climate Action, UNFCCC), Sigrid (Singer/Songwriter), and many more.
The Hollywood Climate Summit is an annual gathering of the entertainment community to address the current climate crisis. Produced by the social impact agency YEA! Impact, the programming is developed in collaboration with the agency’s fiscally sponsored coalition, Young Entertainment Activists, and its founding Jr. Board, which consists of 40 young Hollywood leaders and changemakers. This year’s Summit calls for a unified, collective effort from the industry to make commitments and take specific actions on urgent environmental priorities. Attendees will gain the knowledge and resources to advocate for sustainable practices within their companies, develop climate stories and campaigns, as well as schedule one-on-one meetings within the virtual conference platform, Hopin.
The programming line up includes workshops, panel discussions and virtual fairs. Highlights:
- “Hollywood’s Footprint Workshop’’. Working Hollywood professionals, sustainability practitioners, and frontline organizers gather for an “educational strike.” The session will open with actor/activist Rosario Dawson and activist/artist and co-founder and President of The Center For Cultural Power Favianna Rodriguez, and features rapper and comedian, Dave Burd aka Lil Dicky, Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), Emma Stewart Ph.D. (Netflix’s Sustainability Officer), and Climate Scientist Katharine Hayhoe. Followed by a role playing virtual game Future or No Future?, co-presented by Climate Interactive and Zena Harris President, Green Spark Group.
- “Eco-Influencers” sponsored by Sierra Club and The Center for Cultural Power, featuring panelists Leah Thomas, founder of @intersectionalenvironmentalist, Richa Moorjani, environmentalist and star of Never Have I Ever, Abbie Richards, TikTok influencer @tofology Wyn Wiley intersectional environmentalist and drag queen @pattiegonia, Isaias Hernandez, environmental educator @queerbrownvegan. Moderated by political and social impact consultant Lacy Wright.
- “Centering the Land + Creating the Future”: Spotlighting how Indigenous methodologies can reframe the narrative and illuminate a path towards climate justice and a brighter future. This conversation features Allie Young, founder of Protect The Sacred, Jade Begay, Climate Justice Campaign Director at NDN Collective, and Mark Tilsen, Oklala Lakota Poet Educator. Q&A with TV writer Maya Dittloff (Dark Winds) on Land Based Storytelling + Methodologies to follow.
- “Eco-Entrepreneurs”: Will feature entrepreneurs who have made sustainability one of the core elements of their own companies and careers. The conversation includes Steve Vitolo, CEO of Scripation, Emellie O’Brien, CEO of Earth Angel, Kristy Drutman, podcast host and environmentalist @browngirlgreen, and other incredible professionals. This will be followed by the launch of Young Entertainment Activist’s upcoming climate action workplace program, Climate Ambassadors Network.