/24-7PressRelease.com/ - London, February 10, 2005 -- Launching officially on Valentine's Day, 14th February 2005, Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai, Rainforest Action Network Director Randall Hayes and energy consultant Amory Lovins are among the many internationally renowned speakers to feature on Big Picture TV (www.big-picture.tv
Sponsored by Green and Black's organic chocolate, Big Picture TV allows viewers anywhere to hear leading thinkers and activists discuss practical solutions to many of today's most pressing challenges. Issues addressed range from economic globalization, consumerism and climate change to zero waste, food miles, fair trade and much more.
Using the latest streaming technology, Big Picture TV broadcasts on demand or "streams" an expanding library of short talking head videos. These exclusive clips can be viewed free of charge with no log-in or registration required. Visit now to hear environment correspondent for the Economist Vijay Vaitheeswaran's thoughts on the future of oil, or Mathis Wackernagel, co-creator of the ecological footprint, explain the importance of footprint analysis. Ela Gandhi, granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi, can be also be viewed speaking about her grandfather's life and his values of tolerance, love and compassion. Other eminent speakers include Canadian journalist Naomi Klein, best-selling author Neale Donald Walsch and Robert Thurman (Tibetan scholar and father of actress Uma Thurman). There are currently over 50 names on the site and additional speakers will be added regularly.
Big Picture TV offers a positive vision for a sustainable future. Site founder and Director, Marcus Morrell, says his motivation for establishing the website is "to help people see the situation in the world today in a broader, more positive context. Problems such as global warming, religiously motivated violence and pollution are all too familiar. They are also only half the story. The "big picture" is about solutions - recognizing that the crisis we face brings with it unparalleled opportunities to rethink, innovate and progress."
Big Picture's unique content has been produced with a diverse international audience in mind and is appropriate for viewers of all ages. Users do not need broadband to watch Big Picture TV and all clips are supplemented with transcripts. "If Big Picture TV can become a source of reference for consumers, students, parents, teachers or journalists then it will have achieved its objective and may perhaps have helped contribute in a small way to solving the many environmental and social problems facing us at this time."