The second companion book to the IMAX film To The Arctic is now available! Journey to the Arctic has stories from both Florian Schulz and his wife, Emil Herrera Schulz, who traveled through the Arctic together. Touching photographs feature the animal families that call the Arctic home. A smaller book than To The Arctic, Journey to the Arctic makes a great gift for animal lovers – or a great addition to any book collection.
Global stars are lending their names to a Greenpeace campaign to make the Arctic off-limits to polluters. Greenpeace plans to plant a scroll with one million names, including the names of rock stars, Hollywood actors, Polar explorers, business leaders and environmentalists, 2.5 miles beneath the ice at the North Pole. Among those to sign the scroll is Sir Paul McCartney, whose music is featured in the film To The Arctic.
McCartney said: “The Arctic is one of the most beautiful and last untouched regions on our planet, but now it’s under threat. Some countries and companies want to open it up to oil drilling and industrial fishing and do to the Arctic what they’ve done to the rest of our fragile planet. It seems madness that we are willing to go to the ends of the Earth to find the last drops of oil when our best scientific minds are telling us we need to get off fossil fuels to give our children a future. At some time, in some place, we need to take a stand. I believe that time is now and that place is the Arctic.”
Photo courtesy Alaska Wilderness League
Surveys show the film is already impacting viewers’ perception and behavior towards the environment with 88% of those surveyed saying they would make more environmentally-sensitive decisions as a result of seeing the film.
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To The Arctic was named an “Outstanding Book of the Year” and “Most Likely to Save the Planet,” winning a gold award from the Independent Publisher Book Awards for 2012. The awards will be presented June 4 in New York City.
To The Arctic was one of a select few chosen from all entries for having “the courage and creativity necessary to take chances, break new ground, and bring about change, not only to the world of publishing, but to our society.” To The Arctic and the other Outstanding Books of the Year are publications the judges found the most heartfelt, unique, outspoken and experimental among the over 5,000 entries.
Florian Schulz has hit seven stops on a 13-city speaking tour this spring, and has giving audiences a first-hand account of what it’s like to go to the Arctic.
In each city, Florian attended premieres of To The Arctic 3D. He spoke to crowds about his experiences photographing in the Arctic and did TV and radio interviews in each city he visited.
An image from To The Arctic of a polar bear cub looking at its reflection won in the “Wildlife” category of the Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards.
“During an expedition to document Arctic wildlife, I observed a polar bear family from a small, ice-going vessel.… This cub was intrigued by its reflection and was studying it with great interest,” said Florian Schulz.
Winners from the Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards will be on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History from March 30 to Jan. 6.