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School of Cool #117: How to change the world like James Cameron

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Because being cool doesn’t have to cost the Earth…

James CameronSo, who is he?
We’re sure we don’t need to answer this question for you but just incase you’ve managed to somehow avoid some of the most popular films in the past few decades, we’ll break it down for you… James Cameron is a Canadian film director, film producer, deep-sea explorer, screenwriter, and editor, famous for writing and directing Avatar, Titanic and The Terminator.

In fact, Cameron’s Titanic and Avatar are the two highest-grossing films of all time!

Impressive. What else do I need to know?
Did you know that the movie The Terminator was actually born from one of Cameron’s own nightmares? Cameron was filming another movie when he was struck down with food poisoning. During an unsettled night of illness he had a dream about an invincible robot hit man sent from the future to kill him.

So, he’s a cool guy, but why is he a Global Cool guy?
OK so it’s abundantly clear he is already pretty darn cool, but we love James Cameron for more than just his movies. Cameron and his family have been eating a plant-based diet for almost two years after watching a documentary about veganism called Forks Over Knives:

“That’s really when the garden took off and we got serious about growing our own food,” Cameron’s missus Suzy Amis Cameron said. “We cut out anything that was coming from an animal and cleaned out our refrigerator in 24 hours.”

And now the Cameron family use their 100-acre farm to actually grow around 90% of the food they eat! With the help of Paul Hudak (who has focussed on keeping everything really seasonal) they now have over 150 different types of fruit and vegetable on the property! Wowzers – Neytiri would be so proud!

And here’s the trailer for Forks Over Knives to see if it’ll change your way of thinking too…

frankensteinHere comes the science bit…

GC articles show you one of four ways (the one in bold) to live greener…

/ Be a winner (not a binner) /
/ Turn up the style (not the heat) /
/ Love the trend (not the spend) /
Do it in public (not the car/plane) /

Pic: PA images

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