7/7/07 Global Concert for Climate Change
Live Earth is a 24-hour, 7-continent concert series on 7/7/07 that will bring together more than 150 music artists and 2 billion people to inspire a global movement to “Answer the Call” and combat the climate crisis. Al Gore, in his NY Times piece “Moving Beyond Kyoto” says:
Next Saturday, on all seven continents, the Live Earth concert will ask for the attention of humankind to begin a three-year campaign to make everyone on our planet aware of how we can solve the climate crisis in time to avoid catastrophe. Individuals must be a part of the solution….Live Earth will offer an answer to this question by asking everyone who attends or listens to the concerts to sign a personal pledge to take specific steps to combat climate change. (More details about the pledge are available at algore.com.)
The Police are playing in New York, Madonna’s in London, Macy Gray’s in Brazil , and with other shows in Australia, China, South Africa, Japan, this is truly a global event.
The Washington Post reports that over 150 artists will perform, and 90 short films and public service announcements will be broadcast between performances. “Also planned are more than 6,000 parties in 119 countries – ranging from home viewings to museum festivals. The concerts will be broadcast in the U.S. on NBC, Telemundo, the Sundance Channel, Bravo, MSNBC and Universal HD. They will also be broadcast online at LiveEarth.MSN.com and on XM satellite radio.”
San Francisco Green Drinks
Meet on Thursday, July 5th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Varnish Fine Arts at 77 Natoma Street, near 2nd Street in San Francisco. [Natoma Street is in between Howard and Mission Streets.]
Have a great week!
photo courtesy of Al Gore.