May 7, 2013 – New York, NY – Exciting news blooms this spring for the What You Can Do series with new awards and campaigns to help change the world. In April, The Webby Awards named What You Can Do as an official honoree in the Public Service and Activism category. The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.
The series also received the 2013 Humanitarian Award from the Accolade Competition in recognition of the mission to help change the world, one minute at a time. Houston World Fest, the oldest independent film and video festival in the world, presented What You Can Do with a Gold Remi Award for Television Commercials/Public Service Announcements.
The What You Can Do production team is also thrilled to announce The Manhattan Film Festival named the series as a 2013 official selection. The festival will take place in venues around New York City from June 20-30: http://www.manhattanfilmfestival.org
“We are honored by the recognition for What You Can Do from some of our favorite festivals and competitions,” shared Jessica Arinella, What You Can Do creator and producer. “We are thrilled to expand the conversation about helping our world’s most challenging issues in our everyday lives.”
In May, What You Can Do will focus on protecting the night and honoring fallen soldiers for Memorial Day. In the first two weeks of May, the series partners with “Dark Ranger” Kevin Poe to present simple ways to protect the night and combat light pollution. In the latter half of May, What You Can Do invites fans to support families of fallen soldiers with words of encouragement on an online memorial wall presented by Soldiers’ Angels. Visit us on Facebook for more details about the Memorial Day campaign and other ways to support the troops.
Produced by On the Leesh Productions in New York City, the What You Can Do web and television series spotlights easy and powerful ways to help solve important issues such as rainforest preservation, climate change, hunger and animal cruelty. The series has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Green web site, Mrs. Green’s World radio show andVideography Magazine. To view What You Can Do episodes and for more information, visit: http://www.whatyoucando.com.
On the Leesh Productions is a New York City based company that creates film, web series and corporate video. For more information about On the Leesh, visit: http://www.ontheleesh.com/.