Oh wait, did I just say Lee Allport? That’s me! Yes, I’m featured in an anti-fracking public service announcement with the entirely too talented Raphael Sbarge from ABC’s Once Upon A Time and the icon Ed Begley Jr. You might be wondering how in the heck this happened and so I’ll move on down to the next paragraph and make a long story short.
I’m a busy girl, I actually run three blogs. One of these blogs is BloggersInspiringChange.org and a cause that is dear to my heart is hydraulic fracturing, or anti-fracking to be precise. A few months ago I contacted my dear friend Raphael and asked him if he’d be willing to do a PSA with me on the dangers of fracking, asking the general public to get educated and help fight the practice in their communities. He runs Green Wish with Ed Begley Jr so I was pretty sure he’d be all over this. Both of them are known environmentalists. Luckily they were so I drafted a script and off we went.
Read our press release below to get the full details. I will tell you that everyone you see in this PSA is somehow impacted by hydraulic fracturing. This PSA was done with zero budget, in our own homes, with out own cameras. It’s the definition of grassroots. I think it adds to the appeal. Check us out. We’d love some thumbs up and comments over on YouTube!
Bloggers and Celebrities Unite to Educate Public On the Effects of Fracking
Participants Include Ed Begley Jr, Raphael Sbarge, Lee Allport, Marianna Nichols, Nichol Haskins, Jackie Pletsch, and The Mom Bloggers of ErieRising.com
(Los Angeles, CA August 21, 2012)- Bringing together the voices of actors and celebrities such as Ed Begley Jr. and Raphael Sbarge with bloggers and online influencers, BloggersInspiringChange.org and ErieRising.com have created a PSA to help educate the public on exactly what fracking is and how it can harm their communities.
“Fracking is a method of natural gas extraction that has the potential to poison our families. However, few people even know it’s happening, and that means there is something wrong with this situation,” said Lee Allport, Creator of BloggersInspiringChange.org.
“I’m so happy to be a part of the initiative,” said Raphael Sbarge, an actor and founder of the environmental awareness organization Green Wish. “Fracking is of great concern to those of us in the environmental movement, so it’s so wonderful to take part in a grassroots effort led by many of those most directly affected by the practice. These are the voices that need to be heard.”
Beyond this PSA, BloggersInspiringChange.org and the various participants ask that viewers at home get involved in fighting fracking in their communities by writing to your elected officials or supporting organizations such as http://www.ecowatch.org.
The PSA can be viewed online here http://youtu.be/qX8OBdiWyz8. For additional information on Bloggers Inspiring Change, please visit http://www.bloggersinspiringchange.org and to learn about how fracking has affected people by visiting http://www.erierising.com