Jul
2

GRID OFF!!!

 

I’m the speaker at Coffee Talks Speaker’s Series: Grid Off!

Come out on July 8th to learn how to harness renewable energy and reduce your home energy bills!


CT flyer 2014-7-8

When: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Where: All Saints Church Guild Room 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101
$10 donation at the door – proceeds go to the ongoing work of the United Nations Association.

For information, visit www.unapasadena.org

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May
15

New York screening of Creative Migration’s POST NEW BILLS

Elena Christopoulos | Blog | New York screening of Creative Migration's POST NEW BILLS

Join us on May 16th for the New York screening of Creative Migration’s POST NEW BILLS

POST NEW BILLS is the first film about the Green Patriot Posters, a highly acclaimed multimedia design campaign promoting sustainability and public engagement. The film is produced by Creative Migration, a nonprofit that produces documentaries about art and social engagement.

A Free Film Screening:  
THIS FRIDAY
Friday, May 16, 2014 6:00 – 8:00pm
At the Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place, New York City

The film runs 16 minutes and will be show at 6:30 and 7:15pm.

Delicious treats provided by Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream at a special discount to our guests! 


Please let us know you are coming: RSVP@creativemigration.org  #postnewbills @CMigration

 

 

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May
13

The Acceptance of You – The New Dove

Elena Christopoulos | Dove CampaignA few years ago, I applied for a casting call for a new DOVE television commercial. I’ve always enjoyed using DOVE products (ask anyone in my family) and I’m not known to shy away from photos, (again, ask anyone in my family)! As much as I wanted to participate and get involved with the campaign, I found myself facing a roadblock. I was nervous and insecure to even submit an application. My insecurities had gotten the best of me. I know we all have our insecurities, and for women, especially around beauty. But moving through the fear and apprehension about even trying a new experience allowed me to face my issues about beauty head on and the results were life changing. The decision to listen to my gut and to move through the fear was a lot more than just applying for a campaign.

When it comes to women and beauty, personally, I don’t feel we as women have a safe forum to speak openly and honestly about it. I’ve always admired what DOVE has done in terms of sparking a conversation and a dialogue about what real beauty is, including everything that it entails. For me, my discussions about beauty and everything it encompasses first began with my mum when I was a child, many moons ago. I was born to Greek-Austrian parents and as proud of my heritage that I am, I was born with a strong, some would say, proud Greek nose. When I would complain about being different and wanting to assimilate like ‘most’ girls I had gone to schools with, well, my mum would always say to me that I hadn’t yet grown into my looks. What I really came to understand, and only recently as I was given the opportunity to discuss my experiences working on a previous DOVE campaign, was what my mum was really trying to tell me. What she really meant was that I would not only one day grow into my features, looks, and appearance but more importantly what she really doing was opening the path to acceptance; acceptance of every thing about myself, from the inside out.

I now have the luxury of looking back at those photos from the DOVE campaign, ‘Photograph of You’ and I only now see all of me. In essence, the DOVE campaign played an important role in allowing me to accept all parts of me. The campaign was appropriately titled, a Photograph of You. I can smile now and call it ‘Acceptance of You.’

I am very thankful to DOVE. The experience really opened me up on such a deep level. Since the casting, which will be throughout the month of May, I have had so many discussions about beauty with my mum, sister and girlfriends. I encourage all women to give it a try and I truly hope that all women will give themself permission to embrace all parts of themselves. Thank you DOVE, for helping me along my journey of acceptance.

The casting call is now for the next DOVE campaign! If you have any questions, comments or simply want to engage in a conversation about beauty, I welcome it.

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Apr
25

Neutra Run/Walk for Health

Elena Christopoulos | Neutra Run/Walk

 

Richard Neutra was an Austrian American architect. Living and building for the majority of his career in Southern California, he came to be considered among the most important modernist architects. Richard Neutra founded this firm in 1926 while he was still living in the Schindler House. In 2012, Neutra Institute marked Richard Neutra’s 120th birthday with the first ‘Running’. The Institute is looking ahead to continue to sponsor ‘Neutra run-walks for HEALTH’ on the Sundays closest to Earth Day each year. Register here.

 

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Apr
3

BEYOND SUSTAINABILITY: Annual Benefit for Creative Migration

This is a unique opportunity to experience change in the making!creativemigration.eventbrite.com

We’re filming for a new project and you’re invited to participate on April 6th. CreativeMigrationAnnualEvent

In order to thrive as a society, we have to go BEYOND SUSTAINABILITY

Creative Migration is a nonprofit organization that produces documentaries about art and social engagement. We’re gathering a community of progressive artists, filmmakers, creatives and social entrepreneurs to experience a ZERO WASTE event produced by Sustain LA.

Presentations and Q&A

Renewable Energy/ Sustainability Expert, Elena Christopoulos; Founder/CEO of Living Homes, Steve Glenn; Good Planet Media Founder/CEO, Michael Kaliski; Creative Director,Guillaume Wolf and Environmental Artist, Cristopher Cichocki

Food, music, auction, raffle and more!

• Locally sourced food and drinks by Stuffed Animals, Edison Coffee Roasters, Better Booch and Angel City Brewery

• Los Angeles superstar DJs Sean Patrick of the Bystanders and Dirty Dave

• A screening of our short documentary, POST NEW BILLS: The Story of Green Patriot Posters with contributors Shepard Fairey, DJ Spooky and others

• An auction with items including original artwork by Deedee Cheriel, Zefrey Throwell, Grayson Cox, Eric Ernest Johnson and Raemann

• A raffle with memberships to the Hammer Museum, a gift bag from Amoeba Music and more!

BUY TICKETS NOW! – $5 extra at the door creativemigration.eventbrite.com

Location: Yeh Studio, 1064 Myra Ave, Los Angeles, 90029

Attire: SEMI FORMAL

Directions: We encourage carpooling, biking and public transit! Close to Sunset Junction and the Metro Local Line 2 bus (Sunset Blvd/Hyperion Ave stop). 15 minute from the Vermont/Santa Monica (Red Line) Metro Station.

Parking: Street parking on Myra Ave, Sunset Blvd and Santa Monica Blvd

Facebook and Twitter #beyondsustainability #creativemigration

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