Environmental advocate, photographer and polar traveler Sebastian Copeland talks about the
impact of global warming.
Produced by April Trigg
As an award-winning photographer, explorer, author, and environmental activist, Sebastian Copeland has made the fight for the protection of the environment his life’s work.
In addition to his successful North Pole expedition (documented in the award-winning film Into the Cold: A Journey of the Soul, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival 2010) Sebastian has broken world records kite-skiing across Greenland, advocates tireless as a board member for Global Green USA, and is getting ready to embark on another record-setting expedition in November 2011: a 3,700 kilometer transcontinental crossing of the Antarctica ice sheet over an anticipated eighty five days.
A renowned photographer, Sebastian’s fine quality prints have appeared at the United Nations (Solo Show, 2007), the Council on Foreign Relations, Peabody Essex Museum and the Field Museum in Chicago, and several of his works are now part of the permanent archive of The Natural World Museum in San Francisco. Sebastian is a winner of the prestigious International Photography Awards’ 2007 Professional Photographer of the Year for his first book, “Antarctica: The Global Warning.”
As an international speaker on climate crisis, Sebastian has addressed audiences at the United Nations, the World Affairs Council, the General Assembly on Climate in New Orleans, the George Eastman House, Google Headquarters and to Apple’s Senior Design Team. He has appeared on Larry King Live, ABC, NPR, Air America, and Al Gore’s Current TV, as a champion of environmental causes.
In 2008, Sebastian was named German GQ’s Man of the Year for environmental leadership and in 2009 he received Global Green’s prestigious Founder Award. Sebastian currently lives in Los Angeles and drives a hybrid.
About the Film: Into The Cold
“Into The Cold is a gripping and intimate look at what it takes to reach the top of the world. It is a mix of high adventure, low temperatures and a poignant warning: given the effects of climate change, future arctic adventurers may not have a North Pole to explore.”
– Arianna Huffington, Cofounder & Editor-in-Chief, The Huffington Post
Visit www.sednafoundation.com and contribute to Sebastian Copeland’s Foundation, dedicated to fighting global climate change and its damaging effects on our planet’s fragile Polar Regions.