Warner Home Video is continuing their charitable and environmental efforts by releasing Don Cheadle’s Darfur Now documentary with a few beneficial bells and whistles. The film, which follows six individuals who traverse the globe with actor Don Cheadle to build support for the victims of the war (as well as appearances by Hillary Rodham Clinton, George Clooney, and Arnold Schwarzenegger) — will come packaged in a environmentally-friendly manner — most likely similar to how The 11th Hour was released this year. The entire product will also be produced with 100% renewable energies.

Instead of Global Green being supported — as was the case for DiCaprio’s doc — this release will benefit the Solar Cooker Project for the protection and empowerment of women in war-ravaged Sudan. It will also be offered at a steeply reduced price of only $4.99. If you’re interested in picking up a copy, jump here.

via The Hollywood Reporter

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

View all posts by Michael dEstries →
  • http://www.greenyourdecor.com Jennae Petersen

    I really wanted to pick this up, and at only $4.99, I have no excuse NOT to. Thanks for the link!

    Visit http://www.greenyourdecor.com for eco-friendly home decor products and tips!

  • http://www.jewishworldwatch.org Malka Tischler

    The solar cooker project is amazing because it’s one of the practical ways to help Darfuri refugees and its benefits are easily seen. Basically, one of the horrors of Darfur is that women living in refugee camps are not safe – they need to find firewood to cook the relief rations they’re given. Relief agencies provide a small amount of wood which only lasts a few days. For the rest, women and girls go outside the camp to scrounge for dead branches, or cut down trees and bushes. Trees are scarce in the desert so they often have to search for hours to bring home enough firewood to last. On these trips many have gotten assaulted and raped by the men from the militias who destroyed their villages in the first place, or by people living in nearby villages who also need firewood, and see the huge refugee camps taking away the resources they live on.

    Then the solar cooker project started in two refugee camps in Chad. The cooker is a solar reflector shaped in an oval, and a cooking pot is put in the middle. Over two hours the pot absorbs the sun’s heat and cooks a meal. In the desert people can cook this way almost every day of the year, even in rainy season, and prepare most of their food WITH SUNLIGHT ALONE.

    The project is a big success in two Darfuri refugee camps in Chad. The women all use them, eliminating most trips outside the camp to get wood. They estimate there are 86% fewer trips away from the camp now, due to the solar cooking. In addition to safety, some women earn money making the cookers and covers that go with them.

    See http://www.jewishworldwatch.org to see how this works and to donate. $30 provides one family with 2 solar cookers, pots and training.