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Robert Redford, Slammin'

Robert Redford, Slammin'

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Robert Redford on Capitol Hill in April. Source: Nancy Ostertag/Getty Images hide caption

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Going green is all the rage now. Interior designers, car companies... Even McDonald's is doing the green thing. I have family members working for Greenpeace now. Green, my friends, is the way to be.

And Robert Redford agrees. We all know him as an Oscar-winning actor and director, but Redford has also been an environmental activist for over 30 years. He's done everything from lobbying Congress to producing documentary films about solar power. And, perhaps as an attempt to make Green seem hip, his most recent endeavor involves youth. Slam poets, to be exact. Sundance has teamed up with Youth Speaks, a presenter of spoken word performances, to get the message out, in rhyme.

Robert Redford joins us to talk about his work, and we'll also hear slam performances from two poets.

What have you done recently to get the message out about going green?

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