PowerUp Canada Gala (September 10, 2008) Toronto, ON. CANADA

Source: PowerUp Canada (Facebook Page)


TORONTO–One of the most star-studded events at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival featured a green carpet, not a red one.

Eco-activist, Tzeporah Berman, one of the founders of ForestEthics, launched her latest effort to save the planet, PowerUP Canada, a new citiizen’s initiative to combat global warming, September 10th during the middle of Toronto’s big movie party, and some of Canada’s highest profile media, eco, and screen celebs showed up to add their two recyclable cents.

At the Power Up! launch party at the Gladstone Hotel, PowerUP literally rolled out a green carpet as reporters quizzed guests on their latest projects and their commitment to stop global warming while paparazzi paparazzed.Green carpet guests at the Gladstone ranged from Charles Martin Smith, director of TIFF’s closing gala film, Stone of Destiny to civil right lawyer, Clayton Ruby. Battlestar Galactica’s “Chief” Aaron Douglas, handled the emcee duties as Berman-the founding exec director-rallied the packed bar with a twenty minute speech about the importance of putting and keeping climate change at the top of Canada’s political agenda.

Read the full article here: PowerUP launched at star-studded TIFF event