Live Earth Concert – July 7, 2007


Live EarthLive Earth is an organization dedicated to getting our asses in line…environmentally speaking. The organization is hosting one mother of a concert series this Saturday, July 7, 2007. Concerts will be held in no less than seven cities around the globe. Live locations include New York (yes, if I’m in town I’m going to give it a shot), London, Johannesburg, Rio, Shanghai, Tokyo, Sydney and Hamburg.

So regardless of your continent, hop in your Prius or take the local hybrid bus on down and hear the concert event of the summer.

Live Earth is a “24-hour, 7-continent concert series taking place on 7/7/07 that will bring together more than 100 music artists and 2 billion people to trigger a global movement to solve the climate crisis.” That is very noble, but I only see 6 continents represented. Whose playing Antarctica?

The official concerts will be held 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. Watch parties will be all over, including one hosted by my friends at the Sierra Club of Arkansas.

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Live Earth marks the beginning of a multi-year campaign led by the Alliance for Climate Protection, The Climate Group and other international organizations to drive individuals, corporations and governments to take action to solve global warming. Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore is the Chair of the Alliance and Partner of Live Earth.

Live Earth was founded by Kevin Wall, the Worldwide Executive Producer of Live 8, an event that brought together one of the largest audiences in history to combat poverty. Wall formed a partnership with Al Gore and the Alliance for Climate Protection to ensure that Live Earth inspires behavioral changes long after 7/7/07.

If you’re a music lover and you’re looking for something to do Saturday, whether it’s live, at a watch party, tv, radio, or streaming video, this can’t be beat.

Imagine all of the energy you could save if you’d turn off your tv sets for an hour instead 🙂


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5 thoughts on “Live Earth Concert – July 7, 2007

  • Poetry

    Local, city, county, state and the federal governments should be first to “go green.” Politicians should not be elected to public office unless they agree to convert every government building and vehicle to renewable energy. There are at least three reasons why this should be so.

    When all levels of government are taken into account, they control 40% of the economy. With that kind of economic incentive anyone who wants to sell to the government will hasten to meet the demands of its largest single buyer. Government will no longer have to pass laws to enforce cafe standards for instance. Rather the Government will simply tell auto companies, we want to replace our fleet of vehicles but will not buy anything that does get at least 50 mpg if it is gasoline based, or it must be a hybrid, or it must be fueled with renewable fuels.

    Another reason Government should go green first is national security. Part of every oil dollar paid for Middle Eastern oil goes directly into the pocket of terrorists. If we convert to renewable fuels that we control, we defund terrorism and protect ourselves simultaneously.

    Yet another reason to heed Al Gore’s clarion call on global warming is economic security. OPEC can not ruin our economy if we convert to renewable fuels that we control.

    And finally, suppose Gore is right? When anyone hypes anything as much as AL Gore hypes global warming, I have my doubts. But I can’t see what is harmed by going green so why not? The military is doing some research on alternative and renewable energy. Whoever is the next president of the United States should institute a “Go Green or Go Home” policy for the military. Those who come up with energy saving devices or methods as well as those who implement alternative or renewable fuels should rise quickly through the ranks. Those who don’t should be encouraged to seek employment elsewhere. As resourceful as marines are, for instance, I would bet they could make surprising advances in fueling everything from jeeps to an entire base through alternative means if left to their own devices. The military has through it’s contractors developed the most effective weapons in the world. If this same level of effort is turned toward greening the military we will be a safer, more secure, and more independent nation. We will create new jobs and industries and the air and water will get cleaner as a benefit.

  • Steve

    Just wanted to remind the author, Giants’ Stadium is in NJ not NY! (I’ll take credit for my state wherever I can get it. Hah.)

  • Carrie

    My bad Steve! As a new New Jersey (part-time) resident, I should have known better :). I\’ll try to prevent any similar oversight in the future…

  • Carrie

    P.S. I hope the concert was fabulous. I decided to skip out of the country for a few days and didn’t get to hear it from Mexico 🙁