eBay.com to Support U.S. Live Earth Concert
Tickets to the Live Earth concert at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. went on sale Monday, April 16th, and began immediately appearing on eBay.com. Ticket holders may resell them using eBay Giving Works (www.ebay.com/givingworks), provided they donate a minimum of 20 percent of the final sale price to The Alliance for Climate Protection. eBay Giving Works is eBayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s dedicated charity marketplace which generated more than $20 million in charitable contributions last year.
Ã¢â‚¬Å"Live Earth is about engaging an unprecedented audience to tackle the urgent challenge of global warming,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Kevin Wall, Live Earth founder and producer. Ã¢â‚¬Å"Our relationship with eBay connects us with its online community of millions and ensures that both original ticket sales and online resales support The Alliance for Climate Protection.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å"eBay is proud to support Live Earth, a groundbreaking event to support a vital cause,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Gary Briggs, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, eBay.com. Ã¢â‚¬Å"By tapping into the power of the eBay community, we believe we can extend the impact of the event as well as funds raised for The Alliance for Climate Protection.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å"Every person who buys a ticket on eBay not only will have a much coveted ticket to a great concert, but will be making an important contribution to an unprecedented campaign to engage people from all walks of life in this urgent cause,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Cathy Zoi, CEO of The Alliance for Climate Protection.
The U.S. Live Earth concert will feature AFI, Akon, Alicia Keys, Bon Jovi, Dave Matthews Band, Fall Out Boy, John Mayer, Kanye West, Kelly Clarkson, KT Tunstall, Ludacris, Melissa Etheridge, Rihanna, Roger Waters, Sheryl Crow, Smashing Pumpkins and The Police. More information can be found at www.LiveEarth.MSN.com or www.liveearth.org.
About eBay Inc.
Founded in 1995, eBay Inc. connects hundreds of millions of people around the world every day, empowering them to explore new opportunities and innovate together. eBay Inc. does this by providing the Internet platforms of choice for global commerce, payments and communications. Since its inception, eBay Inc. has expanded to include some of the strongest brands in the world, including eBay, PayPal, Skype, Shopping.com, and others. eBay Inc. is headquartered in San Jose, California.
About Live Earth
Founded by Kevin Wall, Worldwide Executive Producer of Live 8, Live Earth is a 24-hour global concert series on 7/7/07 spanning all 7 continents that will bring together more than 100 of the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s top music acts to engage an audience of over two billion people. Live Earth is a project of the SOS campaign, which aims to trigger a mass movement to combat the climate crisis. The SOS campaign will engage people in every corner of the planet through solutions-based short films, PSAs, books, an interactive web experience, and through Live Earth. The Live Earth audience, and the proceeds from the concerts, will form the foundation for a new, multi-year global effort to combat the climate crisis led by The Alliance for Climate Protection and its Chair, Vice President Al Gore.
About the Alliance
The Alliance for Climate Protection was founded in 2006 by Vice President Al Gore who is the current Chairman of the Board of Directors. The Alliance is engaged in an unprecedented mass persuasion campaign about the urgency and the solvability of the climate crisis.
Building on the momentum of "An Inconvenient Truth," the Alliance objective is to persuade individuals, communities, states, and corporations across the world to begin to quickly reduce their own greenhouse pollution in order to become "carbon neutral." Furthermore, The Alliance is working to move the USA past a tipping point, beyond which political and business leaders and all community organizations compete to offer policies and programs that will sharply reduce emissions.
Through an innovative combination of communication platforms and an influential collection of supporters that includes the environmental community, key leaders in business, the entertainment industry, hunters, labor and many others, the Alliance will reach new audiences that until now have not engaged in solving the climate crisis.
Partnering with SOS-Live Earth on the Live Earth concerts scheduled for July 7, 2007 is the Alliance's first major public project.
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