Events and Entertainment
More than 1 Million Participate in Friends of Live Earth events in India
Despite our decision to cancel our Live Earth India event in December 2008 because of the Mumbai terrorist attacks, we were thrilled that so many of our community partners in India decided to continue with the "Friends of Live Earth" events they had already planned. Live Earth continues to work for solutions to the climate crisis for the good of the people of India and around the world. We were inspired by the enthusiastic response to the "Friends of Live Earth India" program we have received from environmental, educational, corporate, and other organizations throughout India and internationally, and we welcomed the opportunity to reach individuals, students, and employees through the "Friends" events, creating a lasting legacy of awareness and change. We felt that the Friends of Live Earth Program was one of the best ways we could continue to support our mission after the cancellation of our concert event.
If you are in the LA area we recommend stopping by the Timothy Yarger Fine Art Gallery in Beverly Hills tomorrow, March 26th at 7pm. Artist Don Simon has created a beautiful fine art exhibition called Nature 2.0. All proceeds from the exhibition will benefit Million Trees LA.If you are in the LA area we recommend stopping by the Timothy Yarger Fine Art Gallery in Beverly Hills tomorrow, March 26th at 7pm. Artist Don Simon has created a beautiful fine art exhibition called Nature 2.0. This is truly environmental awareness and community action, fused into beautiful art.
This exhibition is a unique collaboration between artist, community leaders, environmental activists, and the art community of Los Angeles.
Thousands of dollars in prizes are up for grabs for cause-minded web designers and developers! Take the Change the Web Challenge and create a web application that brings people together to find and share opportunities to take action. Deadline April 3rd.Want to change the world online?
Social Actions is asking cause-minded web designers and developers to create a web application that brings people together to find and share opportunities to take action.
The Change the Web Challenge is looking for innovative applications that will collect and share information on various opportunities to popular websites that people visit every day.
March 22nd is a very important day - World Water Day. It is an international day of observance and action to draw attention to the plight of the more than 1 billion people around the world that lack access to clean, safe drinking water.
World Water Day grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Earth Hour 2009 is fast approaching. Be part of this historic event beginning March 28, at 8:30 pm local time.
World Wildlife Fund is asking individuals, businesses, governments and organizations around the world to turn off their lights for just one hour – Earth Hour – to make a global statement of concern about climate change and to demonstrate commitment to finding solutions.
If you’re in the Washington, DC area, head over to the Environmental Film Festival from March 11th-22nd. It's a massive environmental festival in its 17th year running, with 52 venues, 141 films, and 24,000+ attendees this year. The festival has quickly become the leading showcase for environmental films in the United States, as it is completely devoted to the awareness of environmental issues.
The South by Southwest 2009 Music and Media Conference is underway through March 21 in Austin, Texas. This amazing festival is filled with tons of movie screenings, concerts and panel discussions.
Since its creation in 1987, SXSW has been at the epicenter of all the latest and greatest in online media, music and movies. So it's not surprising that, amid highly increased public awareness of environmental issues, the festival is hosting lots of green themed panel discussions.
When Jimmy Fallon took over NBC's "Late Night" show at the beginning of the month, he had one of the first studios on television that is entirely eco-friendly! "Everything is recycled," he told the The NY Post. "We are building everything with recycled metals and using all green lighting.”
Fox's hit series 24 is also going green! They have announced they are going carbon neutral, according to an announcement before the show earlier this week.
I’m sure many of you watched the Oscars last night. Congrats to Slumdog Millionaire for sweeping the awards! We also thought Hugh Jackman did a great job as a first time host and the musical ensembles were classic. We’d like to give a huge shout out to the use of recycled materials for some of his performances! Notice the cool recycled cardboard props they used?
The big disappointment was the major lack of environmental sustainability examples during the ceremony. Other than alternative-fuel chauffeur company econation shuttling some stars to the show in the 2010 Prius, there wasn’t much to get green and excited about.
The Oscars ceremony seemed to completely abandon last year’s strive to be green. They used to highlight their efforts in a special section on their website about the ongoing green efforts of the Academy Awards and how they were making big changes. But this year that section disappeared.
On February 12th, more than 200 cities around the world held Twestivals, bringing together the Twitter community for an evening of fun and to raise money and awareness for charity: water. Twestival was a great success, creating a global buzz while raising more than $250,000 to provide clean water for some of the 1.1 billion who live without it.
Read more and watch featured videos from Live Earth's Twestival video site below: