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Follow the frog
Great ‘lil vid for The Rainforest Alliance.
This is the write up on the YouTube page for this video:
You don’t have to go to the ends of the Earth to save the rainforest. Just Follow the Frog! Shop for Rainforest Alliance Certified products here: http://ow.ly/dKlao.
The Rainforest Alliance is a nonprofit conservation organization that holds Charity Navigator’s highest rating of Four Stars: http://ow.ly/ekYUy.
What’s behind the green frog seal? Only farms that meet rigorous sustainability criteria earn the right to use the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal. These criteria address all of the three pillars of sustainability — environmental protection, social equity and economic viability — and farms are evaluated by independent, third-party auditors. Learn more about Rainforest Alliance Certification and its impacts here: http://ow.ly/ekYOW.
Just a little bit of happy to end the day
It seems like every news story is lashed to a horrendous punchline these days. Rarely is there a bright spot amidst the pallor of today’s societal behaviors. Cheating, crime and molestation seems to permeate our news channels, and it’s grown tiresome. So, this short movie felt like a nice entrance into the Christmas season, and sweet contradiction to our current state of affairs. Sure, the beginning of the movie has you thinking you’re about to see a poor, bedraggled homeless man struggling to survive. But, oh how it nicely surprises.
Nothing like an unexpected twist to make a message sing, and be memorable. And this message will hopefully be the one folks choose this holiday season. Pay it forward, people.
Change for a Dollar was written and directed by Sharon Wright, with director of photography/editor Kendal Sinn, and composer Christopher Komsthoeft. It has won Best Short Film at Maryville Film Festival, Audience Choice Award at Gateway Film Festival, Audience Choice Award at Moonlight Film Festival, and was nominated for Best Female Filmmaker Award — Action On Film Intl Film Festival, Sirrocco Award at Action On Film Intl Film Festival, and Best Silent Film at BareBones Intl Film Festival.