Daryl Hannah Hosts 'FORCES OF NATURE - The Future of Sustainability' Panel at LOHAS 9 Forum

Apr 12, 2005, 01:00 ET from LOHAS 9 Forum

    LOS ANGELES, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Daryl Hannah, whose commitment to
 the environment is as notable as her acting career, will host the "FORCES OF
 NATURE - The Future of Sustainability" panel from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. on
 Wednesday, April 27, at "LOHAS 9 Forum: Getting to the Heart of Conscious
 Commerce."  Hannah is an environmental activist who uses solar power, adopts
 animals, drives a clean burning vehicle that runs on biodiesel, and lives a
 sustainable lifestyle.  Sustainability is a state or process that can be
 maintained indefinitely and healthfully, incorporating elements of the
 environment, the economy, and social systems.  Those committed to sustainable
 living strive to buy products that are made with the fewest resources or
 utilize earth-friendly materials that replenish themselves easily.
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     Hannah selected the members of the "FORCES OF NATURE - The Future of
 Sustainability" panel for their innovations and contributions toward
 sustainable processes and products.  Panelists include Charris Ford, Biodiesel
 Pioneer and Founder of Grassolean.com; John Picard, President and Founder of
 E2 Environmental Enterprises; Paul Stamets, Mycologist, Author, Inventor &
 Founder of Fungi Perfecti; Danny Way, Pro Skateboarder, X-Games Gold Medalist
 and member of the Board of Action Sports Environmental Coalition (ASEC); and
 Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
     Ford created the first biodiesel facility in Colorado using recycled
 French fry oil he collects from local eateries.  He and Hannah are spreading
 the word about the efficiency of biofuels.  Architect, builder and
 entrepreneur Picard, a leading environmental consultant, uses his knowledge of
 engineering and design to apply sustainability to structures and industrial
     Stamets, who has written six books on the cultivation and use of
 mushrooms, has been active in using mycelium in breaking down toxic wastes,
 capturing pathogenic bacteria, and has developed strategies where mycelium
 kick-starts habitat restoration in ecologically devastated environments.
     Pro skateboarder Way is a member of ASEC, the Action Sports Environmental
 Coalition, which is behind the greening of the X-Games.  Another panelist who
 changed the way his sector of the entertainment industry does business is
 Kiedis, lead singer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who was instrumental in
 getting Warner Brothers Records to use paper made of hemp, flax and
 post-consumer waste in their major CD releases.  In 2004, the Red Hot Chili
 Peppers also unveiled "The Red Hot Love Nest," a sustainably built eco-suite
 at San Francisco's Hotel Triton, which donates all of its profit to Julia
 Butterfly's non-profit organization, Circle of Life.
     The "LOHAS 9 Forum: Getting to the Heart of Conscious Commerce" begins the
 evening of April 25 at The Ritz-Carlton in Marina del Rey, California and ends
 April 27.  Other panelists include experts in health and the environment,
 Fortune 500 and entertainment industry executives, and celebrities who promote
 the LOHAS lifestyle, such as Amy Smart, Mariel Hemingway, Ed Begley Jr., and
 Raquel Welch.  LOHAS 9 will include a musical performance by Rickie Lee Jones
 and other surprise entertainment.  The first Inspiration Film Festival will be
 launched in conjunction with LOHAS 9, showcasing spiritually uplifting work of
 emerging filmmakers worldwide.
     LOHAS sponsors and partners include Ford Escape Hybrid, Gaiam, Ben &
 Jerry's, Intel, Dell, Natural Health Magazine, Organic Bouquet, Clif Bar,
 Wellness Water Filters, Golden Temple, Antique Drapery Rod Co., Anna Sova
 Luxury Organics, Hemptown, Ajna Music, Izze Beverage Company, Green Mountain
 Coffee Roasters, JASON Natural Cosmetics, Living Tree Paper Company, Utne
 Magazine, Co-Op America and the Environmental Media Association.  Other
 sponsors include Under the Canopy, Experience Life Magazine, Breathe Magazine,
 The Hollywood Reporter, Expansion Capital Partners, Portfolio 21, Zhena's
 Gypsy Tea, EV Rentals, Naked Juice, Concept Farm and Native Energy, who is
 powering the LOHAS conference with wind power.
     Full-priced tickets for all three days of LOHAS 9 cost $795.  A pass to
 the Inspiration Film Festival, including Monday's joint program and reception
 at LOHAS 9, costs $50 or $25 when purchased with LOHAS 9 tickets.
     To purchase tickets or to learn more, visit www.lohas.com or
 www.inspirationfilmfestival.com or call 303-222-8263.