Greenpeace released a new campaign video to support the cause of Arctic protection. Rachel provides the voice for the polar bear. You can watch the video and official press release below. Be sure to head over to SaveTheArtic.org to find out how you can sign up to pledge.
Canadian award-winning actress Rachel McAdams is lending her support to the cause of Arctic protection through a new video from Greenpeace, director Jason van Bruggen and creative agency DOT DOT DASH. The video shows a lonely polar bear walking through urban landscapes and interacting with city-dwellers, while McAdams provides the voice for the bear, speaking about how she will soon be homeless as a result of climate change and Arctic oil drilling.
In June, McAdams appeared with actor and activist Jane Fonda at Toast the Coast in Vancouver, an event aimed at raising awareness about the dangers of Arctic oil drilling and tar sands projects. “The presence of oil companies in the Arctic brings with it great risk, not only to this already fragile environment but to our ecosystem as a whole,” said McAdams. “Accidents happen and the Arctic can’t afford that. It’s time to ask for cleaner, safer alternatives. Several alternatives already exist that can help create jobs and clean up our planet at the same time. I hope this video inspires others to take action on this important issue.”
Rachel attended yesterday’s Toast The Coast event in Vancouver alongside actress Jane Fonda to celebrate Canada’s coastline and raising awareness of the environmental issues surrounding oil drilling and pipelines. Greenpeace started the pledge site SaveTheArtic.org and they are aiming for 10.000 pledges. While the main focus of our site is supporting Rachel’s career, we are more than happy to help her raise awareness for this movement. If you want to know more information be sure to head over to SaveTheArtic.org or Greenpace.org. The Time also published an essay by Jane Fonda earlier this month in which she explains why she is saying no to arctic drilling by Shell.
Metro Canada – Hundreds of people gathered at Jericho Beach at dusk on Saturday for Toast the Coast, a Greenpeace event to pay homage to the beautiful shoreline and to oppose oil pipelines and tankers that could put it at risk. Actors Jane Fonda and Rachel McAdams added their star power to the event. Both are opposed to Shell drilling in the Arctic.
Rachel has joined the Toast The Coast movement in Vancouver (Canada). Dot Dot Dash shared an instagram post of Rachel having dinner alongside Jane Fonda and Melina Laboucan-Massimo last night. Toast The Coast is an initiative from Greenpeace Canada to celebrate Canada’s coastline and raising awareness of the environmental issues surrounding oil drilling and pipelines. For more information about the event be sure to head over to ToastCoast.org and use the #toastthecoast hashtag on social media to spread awareness.
It’s time for our annual year review post. We will give you a summary and review of Rachel and her career in 2014. Rachel only promoted one film: Anton Corbijn’s “A Most Wanted Man” but it has been an exciting year with the announcement of exciting project and Rachel’s appearance alongside her sister Kayleen on TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are to name a few highlights.
Rachel has donated a pair of her shoes to the ‘Small Steps Project‘. The project is hosting an celebrity shoe auction. Small Steps Project is a humanitarian organisation and UK registered charity supporting children and their families on rubbish dumps. Rachel has donated a white pair of Miu Miu shoes which are signed. She previously donated Prada shoes in 2013. An excerpt from the press release:
Stars have donated their signed shoes and are using their celebrity status to raise funds & awareness for Small Steps Project, a charity supporting children living on landfill sites. The Finale is now LIVE! The public are placing bids on shoes worn by by a whole host of stars.
Rachel and her sister Kayleen Mcadams appeared on TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are? earlier this month. We finally managed to add the full episode in our media archive. We have split it in multiple parts. The episode is still available On Demand on Amazon.com or Itunes and on TLC.com. We have also added the official recap of the episode in our gallery.
Official Description: Rachel and Kayleen McAdams discover an English ancestor surrounded by a privileged world, but forced to separate from those he loved; they uncover the harrowing circumstances behind their Canadian roots.
Entertainment Tonight Canada’s host Cheryl Hickey challenged Rachel to do the #ALSIceBucketChallenge earlier this week. Rachel’s friend and actress Zoie Palmer – you might remember her from the adorable joint interview she did with Rachel for ET Canada – shared the video of Rachel accepting the challenge via her official twitter account @zoiepalmer. Rachel challenged Zoie Palmer, who is also in the video accepting the challenge, and her dad Lance McAdams, her sister Kayleen McAdams and Canadian writer Margaret Atwood.
You have probably heard about the challenge by now since it’s taking (social) media by storm but for more information about the challenge and find out how to donate be sure to head over to alsa.org or als.ca.
We have added the high definition screen captures of Rachel and Kayleen’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” episode in our gallery which aired earlier this week on TLC. We also decided to include some captures that show information about the family history that was revealed during Rachel and Kayleen’s search so you can have a closer look. The episode is available On Demand on Amazon.com or Itunes so be sure to pick up your own copy! A special thanks to my friend Haylie for her help.
Stay tuned for more additional coverage because we are currently working on a full recap.
Rachel and Kayleen’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” episode aired last night on TLC. We are currently working on our coverage so we will recap the episode later. We already added the official episode clips in our media archive and additional stills in our gallery. Many thanks to my good friend Amanda for helping out.
The episode is available in On Demand in case you missed it last night or want to rewatch it again. Be sure to head over to Amazon.com or Itunes to buy your own copy.
We would like to remind you that Rachel and her sister Kayleen’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” episode airs tonight (August 6) on TLC in the US. Be sure to check your local listing for the time. The episode will also be available On Demand on Amazon.com and Itunes after it airs. Kayleen shared a cute behind the scene picture on her instagram account yesterday:
Went on an amazing, life changing adventure with my favourite travel buddy to find out where we come from. Serious stuff here. No funny business @tlc @wdytya #behindthescenes
TLC released an episode clip of Rachel and Kayleen’s episode of the “Who Do You Think You Are?” series. We have added the clip in our media archive and some additional production stills in our gallery. The episode will air tomorrow (August 6) at 9P/8C – or check your local listing for the time – on TLC. Be sure to also visit the official WDYTYA website to check out Rachel’s Meet The Celebrities Photo Gallery.
Rachel and Kayleen McAdams discover an English ancestor who lived and worked in a privileged world. As they unravel the mystery of their Canadian heritage, they uncover the harrowing circumstances that brought their family to Canada.
Come back later this week for our coverage and tune in tomorrow to watch the episode!
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