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2015 ActNow Recipient

In Racing Extinction, a team of artists and activists exposes the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way we see the planet. Two worlds drive extinction across the globe, potentially resulting in the loss of half of all species. The international wildlife trade creates bogus markets at the expense of creatures that have survived on this planet for millions of years. And the other surrounds us, hiding in plain sight—a world that the oil and gas companies don’t want the rest of us to see. Using covert tactics and advanced technology, the Racing Extinction team exposes these two worlds in an inspiring affirmation to preserve life as we know it. From the Academy Award® winning filmmakers of The Cove.

Racing Extinction not only challenges viewers to inspire change, but it offers a number of ways they can change.

  • The 5-Day Carbon Cleanse challenges people to take action in the areas of diet, energy, seafood, transportation, and advocacy.
  • #StartWith1Thing encourages people to pick one thing and spread the word on social media that they have taken one step in reducing carbon emissions or otherwise helping to save the planet.
  • Challenge Your City is an initiative that should be launched this fall that will show people ways they can challenge their city to become more green.

The problems are overwhelming, but the solutions start with every human being capable of making decisions to change how he or she eats, travels, acts, and works. Learn what you can do and share that idea. A movement is born when hope is ignited.



ActNow is one of the CB Film Festival's principal programs. ACT stands for “Action and Change Together”. ActNow is the call to action portion of the festival that inspires film-goers to become educated and respond immediately to certain films and social issues in a positive and proactive way, inviting social and personal change. This is typically done after viewing a film and Q&A session, and includes direct and hands-on opportunities to become more educated and be a vehicle of change. More about ActNow