This is what America's eco city of the future looks like

Ross has appeared in a National Geographic documentary, a forthcoming film about clean energy for HBO directed by James Redford (son of Robert) and in this year’s follow-up to An Inconvenient Truth, which saw the advocate and former vice-president Al Gore visit Georgetown. READ MORE HERE

HAPPENING: A Clean Energy Revolution, review by Don Schwartz

The Marin Post
HAPPENING is James Redford’s most personal film, and I mean that literally. The veteran filmmaker hosts and narrates his journeys across America, and includes his daughter and wife in the story. Redford is making a point. Renewable energy is happening—rapidly. He visits a variety of clean energy sources—from the very small to the enormous—speaking with their representatives, learning about the current state-of-the-art in providing renewable energy to the world. There are two over-arching forces of change at work: The need to reduce pollution and global warming, and the positive economic impacts of renewable energies. READ MORE HERE

Mill Valley Film Festival Turns 40: HAPPENING premiere

Pacific Sun
Fairfax director James Redford returns with another conscience-raising environmental film, Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution. Redford tries to determine whether the movement toward clean energy will ultimately be squashed by corporations and utilities. “I embark on a colorful personal journey into the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities stronger and healthier,” he says. “Today, most Americans understand and accept the reality of climate change. But as disturbing evidence and imagery continues to mount, many of us feel increasingly uncertain about what we, as individuals, can do.” READ MORE HERE

Meet the Filmmaker: James Redford, HAPPENING: A Clean Energy Revolution

Mill Valley Film Festival
It’s been difficult to ignore the signs of global warming these past few months – between Hurricane Harvey slamming into Texas and the devastation in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria, it seems like nowhere is safe. And while that’s true, there are still many positive steps being taken to counteract the changes in our climate. James Redford’s most recent documentary, Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution, is one of them. This isn’t Redford’s first film, nor is it his first time screening at Mill Valley – he has attended the Mill Valley Film Festival with a film three times prior, most recently last year with California Typewriter, for which he was executive producer. But how does one transition from a film about typewriters to documentary exploring clean energy? READ MORE HERE

Filmmaker Jamie Redford, son of Robert, on his way to PEI Fest

CBC News: Prince Edward Island
Being Robert Redford's son might make a career in filmmaking seem the natural choice, but documentary maker Jamie Redford says it can sometimes sting. "Being a Redford might get you a meeting but it in no way gets you greenlit," the younger Redford told CBC News ahead of his upcoming visit to Prince Edward Island. Read More

How Do You Offset 6 Million Tonnes of Carbon? One At A Time

"In a recent survey of 1,400 adults believing in climate change caused by humans, 75% agree that there is something they can personally do to help the planet, but yet only 40% have taken action," says Marisa de Belloy, COO of Cool Effect, the crowdfunding site that helps people buy carbon credits simply and affordably. Read More

American director Jamie Redford coming to P.E.I.

The Guardian, Prince Edward Island
Jamie Redford is planning to visit Prince Edward Island next month, but he’s not taking a vacation. The 55-year-old son of actor Robert Redford will be attending the inaugural Prince Edward Island Film, Food & Idea Festival (P.E.I. Fest) running July 13-16 in Charlottetown with one purpose in mind. Read More

Robert Redford’s son reveals his hero isn’t famous dad – but his Scots milkman grandfather

The Scottish Sun
James Redford, 54, told how Edinburgh-born grandpa Charles fought his way through The Great Depression to become a wealthy accountant. The filmmaker, whose new documentary Resilience is being screened across Scotland, admits being inspired by his relative’s determination to succeed.Robert Redford’s son reveals his hero isn’t famous dad – but his Scots milkman grandfather Read More

Earthx Film Festival Interview with Jamie Redford and Jill Tidman about Happening

That Nerd Show

How childhood stress can knock 20 years off your life.

The Guardian
Heart disease, depression, life expectancy. New research claims that stress exerts a far heavier physical toll than previously understood. The film-maker James Redford talks about how toxic stress can be a killer Read More