Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS) is a non-profit that creates film, photography and media, inspiring people to save the oceans. Their first film The Cove is the most winning documentary of all time and won the Academy Award for best documentary in 2010. Leilani sits on the board of OPS and is featured in their second documentary Racing Extinction which was released in 2015. Leilani is on the Board of Oceanic Preservation Society.
Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project was founded on Earth Day, April 22, 1970 by world renowned dolphin activist Ric O'Barry, star of the documentary The Cove, Dolphin Project is a non-profit charitable organization, dedicated to the welfare and protection of dolphins worldwide. After seeing The Cove, Leilani became a volunteer for Dolphin Project and has made three trips to Taiji, Japan to document and raise awareness about the dolphin slaughter. Leilani is now an Ambassador for Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project.
Empowered By Light - Improving lives and the environment through the use of renewable energy technologies. From installing solar panels that enable rangers in remote stations to protect endangered wildlife, to helping women start solar businesses, to providing light so school children can study at night, Empowered by Light empowers communities to build healthier, sustainable, more prosperous futures.
EARTHxFilm is more than a film festival. It utilizes the power of film to build on a foundation of partnerships with influencers, thought leaders, top brands, and environmental organizations around the world. With strong educational programming, EARTHxFilm will showcase films and emerging media that explore science, conservation, climate change and the environment, while honoring the heroes working to protect our planet. Leilani is on the board of EARTHxFilm.
A Well-Fed World is a hunger relief and animal protection organization chipping away at two of the world’s most immense, unnecessary and unconscionable forms of suffering… the suffering of people hungry from lack of food, and the suffering of animals used and abused for food. A Well-Fed World is Leilani's partner in her 2017 Vegan Powered campaign at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway.
World Animal News is updated everyday to keep you informed on how you can raise awareness and help save animals in your area. World Animals News focuses to increase awareness by educating the public to help protect and save wild, domestic and endangered species through our informative stories and action alerts. Their mission is to create awareness for all animals one individual at a time and these individuals can collectively form a powerful group based on passion, compassion and reaction.”
The Solutions Project was founded by a group of scientists, business leaders, and cultural influencers, The Solutions Project accelerates the transition to 100% clean, renewable energy for all people and purposes. They engage the public, celebrate and convene leaders, and advance partnerships and policies that make strides on the road to 100%. They develop inspired content, amplify stories and media, and create opportunities to celebrate and activate leadership across the country. Leilani is on the Board of Advisors of The Solutions Project. See more about the 100% Campaign.
Boundary Stone Partners - A Washington DC-based energy advisory firm that helps investors and companies monetize new business opportunities and solve challenges. Their founder Brandon Hurlbut is the Former Chief of Staff of the U.S. Department of Energy where he managed the DOE’s principal initiatives and oversaw day-to-day operations and served on the board of DOE’s $32 billion clean energy fund.
FRIENDS AND NON-PROFITS
Bob Weir - Bob Weir is a legendary singer and guitar player and a founding member of The Grateful Dead. He was 16 years old when he and Jerry Garcia met and began to play music together. Bob is considered one of rock's finest and most distinctive rhythm guitarists. His life was documented in the 2014 documentary "The Other One: The Long Strange Trip of Bob Weir." Beyond his musical contributions to the world, Bob is also an activist for the environment. Bob is Leilani's brother-in-law, he married Leilani's older sister Natascha in 1999.
Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) - In 1998, Leonardo DiCaprio established his foundation with the mission of protecting the world’s last wild places. LDF implements solutions that help restore balance to threatened ecosystems, ensuring the long-term health and well-being of all Earth’s inhabitants. Through grantmaking, public campaigns and media initiatives, LDF brings attention and needed funding to four focus areas—protecting biodiversity, oceans conservation, wildlands conservation, and climate change.
DOCUMENTARIES TO WATCH
Chasing Coral (2017)
The Ivory Game (2016)
Before the Flood (2016)
Racing Extinction (2015)
Blood Lions (2015)
Gardeners of Eden (2014)
Give Me Shelter (2013)
The Ghosts in Our Machine (2013)
Chasing Ice (2012)
Peaceable Kingdom (2012)
Forks Over Knives (2011)
Revenge of the Electric Car (2011)
Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead (2010)
The Cove (2009)
Food, Inc. (2008)
The 11th Hour (2007)
End of the Line (2007)
An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
Who Killed the Electric Car (2006)