Events and Entertainment
Actress Mélanie Laurent of the film Inglourious Basterds is joining Greenpeace on a trip to Indonesia this week to see the incredible beauty of one of the most important and threatened tropical forests on the planet. The purpose is to publicly highlight the importance of protecting these amazing forests in the run up to critical UN climate talks this December in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Melanie will witness first hand the destruction and burning of the forests and the underlying carbon rich peat. She will meet local communities who are dependent on the forest for their survival. We may also be able to see endangered biodiversity, for example we may be able to visit a Sumatran elephant refuge or a rehabilitation centre where orangutans are being introduced back into the wild.
One in eight people don't have access to safe, clean drinking water. In fact, 5,000 children die each day due to inadequate access to clean water. Pete Wentz, a new dad himself, won't stand for it.
Wentz stood up to the water crisis alongside Jessica Biel, Angelique Kidjo, Alexandra Cousteau, and others in announcing the largest worldwide water initiative on record to combat the global water crisis.
Live Earth is pleased to announce the largest global water initiative in history to help solve the world water crisis with Global Water Challenge and Dow.
Taking place on April 18, 2010, the Dow Live Earth Run for Water will feature concerts and water education activities aimed at igniting a massive global movement to help solve the water crisis.
The launch of the Soyuz TMA-16 with Guy Laliberté, on board, will mark the beginning of the Poetic Social Mission, the world’s very first social and artistic mission to be carried out from space. Guy Laliberté, founder of Cirque du Soleil, will fulfill the Mission during his 12-day stay aboard the International Space Station. The purpose: to raise everyone’s awareness of water-related issues by drawing inspiration from the ONE DROP Foundation’s dream, “Water for all, all for water.”
Seeking to help advance the movement in favor of water for all, Moving Stars and Earth for Water is part of the scheduled awareness activities. This one-of-a-kind global event, broadcast on the One Drop home page Friday October 9, will be a beautiful 2-hour artistic event.
350.org is at it again! They want to get groups all around the world acting all on one day – Saturday, October 24th. They have claimed this day as The International Day of Climate Action. This is our chance to take a stand for the climate and show leaders how important this is. This will serve to make a strong, direct statement to the world prior to Copenhagen and let the world know just how many of us care about what happens there!
Brad Pitt was recognized with an award for his efforts to rebuild New Orleans with sustainable housing at the Clinton Global Initiative last week.
State and city leaders from around the world have gathered in California for the Governors' Global Climate Summit, which runs through Friday.
Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan and Archbishop Desmond Tutu joined dozens of musicians on a cover of Midnight Oil's 1987 hit "Beds Are Burning" to draw attention to the urgency of the UN Climate Change Conference this December in Copenhagen.