Pete Postlethwaite’s Five Tips For Saving The World…

Watch Movies
“There’s Dicaprio’s film and Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth. I think films are one extraordinary way forward. If you can put questions to people in cinemas, it’s a great place to do that. It will reach people who might not have thought about it. Which is really special. We don’t want the converted.”

Get A Space Age Home
“People talk about our wind turbine and all that. We’re in a fortunate position to be able to have one. But that was partly economical to be honest. If we can supply electricity back to the grid, that’s all well and good. A lot of people can’t do that, but there’s a lot that they can do.”

Have Hope
“I’ve always believed there’s hope. I’m a cock-eyed optimist. Against all the odds. The youngsters are the ones that are going to fix it all, they’re the ones who are going to see that we’ve cocked it up.”

“My good lady Jackie is at the forefront of this. She’s the figurehead of all that. It’s not me going, ‘Oh I’m eco-friendly!’ You know, we recycle like mad. There’s about five different bins. It’s like, “No, don’t put tea bags in there!” It’s great. It’s becoming aware of it.

Ignore Politics
“It’s not a political thing, it’s a human, international thing. It’s not got to do with if you’re left, right, Asian, gay, whatever you are… doesn’t matter. This is to do with people as human beings who live in a very small portion of the world, of the universe. And, y’know, we’re cocking it up.”

Don’t Count on ET
“We shouldn’t be relying on aliens to save us, we should be doing it ourselves. We can do it ourselves. We can’t walk away from this one. If you walk away, at least walk into the sunset.”

Via Total Film