September 19, 2009
Cheadle starring in U.N. PSA campaign
U.S. actor Don Cheadle is the star of a new public service campaign aimed at limiting greenhouse gas emissions, the United Nations says.
The United Nations said in a release Friday the
Hotel Rwanda star will appear in a series of videos directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff intended to convince world leaders to support a proposed greenhouse gas emissions treaty.
The series is aimed at promoting public awareness and catalyzing action at the highest and humblest level to boost the prospects for a wide-ranging and transformative agreement at a crucial U.N. climate convention meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark in less than 80 days, U.N. Environment Program Executive Director Achim Steiner said.
In addition to Cheadle, world-class violinist Midori Goto appears in the videos to call for treaty support.
Let's sign the climate petition and let our voices be heard, said Goto, a U.N. messenger of peace, in the announcements.