Pop Culture Goes Green!
This Saturday July 7th, 2007, Live Earth concerts will occur around the globe as various and multiple pop stars combine their powers of mass media to achieve global awareness. Live Earth is a 24-hour, 7-continent concert series that will bring together more than 100 music artists and 2 billion people to trigger a global movement to solve the climate crisis.
Live Earth marks the beginning of a multi-year campaign led by the Alliance for Climate Protection (with former Vice President Gore as the Chair), The Climate Group and other international organizations to drive individuals, corporations and governments to take action to solve global warming.
Live Earth will stage official concerts at Giants Stadium in New York; Wembley Stadium in London; Aussie Stadium in Sydney; Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro; Maropeng at the Cradle of Humankind in Johannesburg; Makuhari Messe in Tokyo; the Steps of the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai; and HSH Nordbank Arena in Hamburg.
In addition to raising awarness, the organizers of the Live Earth concert series are demonstrating their own awareness and providing an eco-friendly model for others by ensuring that all concert settings are provided with cutting edge energyy efficient technology. With support from the U.S. Green Building Council, creators of the LEED Green Building Rating System, Live Earth will implement new Green Event Guidelines. All Live Earth venues will be designed and constructed by a team of sustainability engineers who will address the environmental and energy management challenges of each concert site, as well as the operations of sponsors, partners and other Live Earth affiliates. Each venue will not only be designed to maintain a minimum environmental impact, but will showcase the latest state-of-the-art energy efficiency, on-site power generation, and sustainable facilities management practices.
Watch the Live Earth concerts:
Main network- NBC from 8pm-11pm EST
BRAVO from 9am-2am EST
MSNBC from 8am-4pm EST (continuing coverage)
CNBC from 8am-2am EST
SUNDANCE 4am-2am EST
for more information on how to listen in or watch the Live Earth concerts click here.
Ideas for watching the Live Earth concerts:
Get your kids involved. Chances are, your kids will know several, if not most, of the artists headlining at these events. They can have a good time watching some of their favorite artists perform while learning about climate change. For a list of the artists performing at the different venues click here.
Read while you watch. For an even more interactive learning experience, go to a bookstore and ask for The Live Earth Global Warming Survival Handbook - the official book of the Live Earth concerts. The Handbook is small and easy to read with each page representing a different "Essential Skill to Stop Climate Change". Buy it for the concert or just buy it for yourself! I read one or two skills per night as a night meditation before I go to bed. That makes the problem, and the book, easier to manage.
Have a party! Host a Live Earth party. If you want to make it an official Live Earth house party, go to algore.com and register. If not, host one unofficially. Send out e-invitations to cut out paper waste. Get organic chips and dip, organic apples and cheese with whole wheat crackers (more snack ideas). Buy the Global Warming Survival Handbook and set it on the coffee table for anyone to look through. Print off sheets from the TXIPL website of how to make homes, businesses, and congregations more energy efficient. Encourage your guests to purchase Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) through TXIPL or another organization to off-set the carbon emissions they used to drive to your house. Have a good time. Sign the Live Earth pledge. Laugh. Learn. Change opinions, change the earth.