“We want to break the cycle of produce, consume, waste…it’s undeniably the right thing”. Those were the closing words of academy award winning actor and UN Goodwill ambassador Don Cheadle’s speech at the 2012 Sustainable Operations Summit last week in NYC. Cheadle’s talk was a perfect balance of inspiring and comedic anecdotes, which truly resonated with our audience. Not to dismiss the work of other celebrity activists (or “Blacktivist” as Cheadle jokingly referred to himself), but Don is truly on another level. As one of the best actors working today, the sustainability movement has an ally and a voice that can influence the decisions of thousands of people around the planet. Speaking of planet…have you seen Don as Captain Planet?
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