Rainforest Action Network's REVEL

I'm looking forward to Rainforest Action Network's annual event, REVEL in a few weeks. It's held at the California Academy of Sciences, a really cool place to host a party, and RAN is a vital organization in an effort to save the planet, literally.  RAN is a leading force in challenging corporations and their energy and environmental practices.  REVEL is a fun way of recognizing all the work that's been done throughout the year while raising funds to continue and also to honor key players in this effort - this year, Indonesian forest expert Dr. Bayu Wirayudha will be honored with the World Rainforest Award.

Last year 2011, RAN worked with LRRP to put together a highlight video that was quickly turned around and shared with the participants and donors as a thank you.  It's also used to promote this year's event.  It was a blast to put together:

Also, check out an edited piece of one the honorees of 2011, Naomi Klein's speech - it was all happening as the Occupy movement was forming, so there was a special air of excitement and possibility in the room.