On 07 July 2007 the world will witness another attempt to wake it up from the state of slumber it has fallen in with respect to environmental issues. Sponsored by many multi-billion dollar companies around the world and bring together more than 100 internationally recognized artists from a wide spectrum of genre will unite an effort to put the fight against global warming and environmental degradation in the forefront of world issue. The call will be made to each individual to take action in whatever way they can to make a small difference in preserving our planet and ensure a sustainable future for ourselves and the generations to come.
The Official Live Earth Website had the following to say about the event:
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.
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.
It’s clear now that the organizers will not be satisfied with one bash at changing things and have committed themselves to a consistent campaign of awareness and action which seems to be the only approach which will yield any kind of long term effect. In order to drive the message home, leading by example the Live Earth event is set to implement as many environmentally friendly practices and alternatives. For starters the website is hosted through AISO a company dedicated to providing environmentally friendly hosting services.
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Those attending the many events taking place around the world are encouraged to use eco-friendly means of traveling to these events. The organisers have also produced The Live Earth Global Warming Survival Handbook which gives the man on the street tips on how to take individual steps toward reducing their individual impact on the planet.
Green note: The book will use vegetable-based inks printed on Revive 100 Offset, a 100% post-consumer waste paper stock with Forest Stewardship Council certification.
For those who can’t attend these events in person they will be aired online via www.liveearth.msn.com. The website also has a hosts a eco-footprint calculator so individuals can track their own impact on the planet and look at which areas of their activities need to be adjusted to be more eco-friendly. I took the test which applies to the household of 8 with 4 cars which I live in and came out with a high score of 550 ECP which is way higher than it should be, even higher than the average in the USA and Canada, Shame on me! Take the test and see what effect you might be having on the planet. Each step in the test gives you tips on how to improve certain aspects of your activities to be more environmentally friendly. Seems I have lots of work to do to become a better global citizen.
The badge at the top of this post was taken from the website official website and can be embedded into your site to show your support for this crucial initiative. Take a stand and act now, our future depends on it!