Our Founder - an Emmy-Winning Producer!
Twenty-five years ago, a committed environmentalist gathered a supportive team and proposed her vision: Green Seal - an independent and trusted certifying organization that could push industry to develop more sustainable options for consumers and institutional purchasers. That individual was Rena Shulsky David - our founder - who has since continued to push for environmental initiatives in many sectors including, most recently, Hollywood! Her recent project is the Emmy Award-winning Years of Living Dangerously, a 9-part documentary on Showtime that tells the stories of individuals' lives which are increasingly disrupted by the effects of climate change. Showtime's description of the series is the following: "Hollywood celebrities and respected journalists span the globe to explore the issues of climate change and cover intimate stories of human triumph and tragedy." Celebrities featured in Living Dangerously include: Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Harrison Ford, and many other blockbuster actors., and the series crescendos in the final episode during which New York Times’ Thomas Friedman interviews President Obama.
In addition to featuring renowned actors and politicians, the documentary was produced with close support from scientific experts including James Hansen (Former Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies ), Joseph Romm (Founder of the blog ClimateProgress), and Heidi Cullent (Chief Climatologist for Climate Central). The full production and scientific teams are listed on the Showtime website. We are extremely proud of Ms. Shulsky David’s ongoing support of environmental awareness campaigns and greatly look forward to watching Years of Living Dangerously. In related news: we are also excited to soon celebrate Green Seal’s founding twenty-five years ago at our Anniversary Gala in Washington, DC on October 8th! We invite you to join us to honor Ms. Shulsky David and others who helped break ground in 1989 with Green Seal’s formation.