Events and Entertainment
On this date three years ago, we launched an ongoing campaign toward solving the most critical environmental issues of our time along with dozens of partner organizations, hundreds of millions of citizens across 7 continents, and you.
Live Earth 07.07.07: The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis, featured 24 hours of live music staged concerts in New York, London, Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg and Hamburg - as well as special broadcast events in Antarctica, Kyoto and Washington, DC - and featured feature more than 150 of the world's best music acts - a mix of both legendary music acts like The Police, Genesis, Bon Jovi and Madonna with the latest headliners like Kanye West, Kelly Clarkson, Black Eyed Peas and Jack Johnson.
This Thursday, July 1st, artists, musicians and activists worldwide will unite to benefit those directly impacted by the Gulf Coast Oil Spill. Proceeds from all participating venues will be donated to The Gulf Restoration Network, a nonprofit committed to uniting and empowering people to protect and restore the natural resources of the Gulf Region for future generations.
Click here to watch video from the events.
For football (soccer) fans around the world, the FIFA World Cup - which takes place every four years - is the most anticipated event of all. This year, for the first time ever, the World Cup is taking place on the African continent, in cities across South Africa.
To celebrate the rich culture of Africa, the tournament is kicking off with a monumental celebration concert -- the first-ever FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert -- on Thursday June 10. The concert, will be broadcast live around the world from Orlando Stadium in Soweto/Johannesburg at 8pm local time (6pm GMT / 2pm ET / 11am PT) at worldcup.vevo.com.
WATCH LIVE AT WORLDCUP.VEVO.COM
Jacques Cousteau was an ocean pioneer. He inspired people around the globe through his explorations, bringing the underwater world to our homes. A devout marine conservationist, he long ago warned of the coming issues our oceans would face.
This year Jacques Yves Cousteau would have turned 100.
Around the world stories are told of growing up with Cousteau. His stories, TV shows, and written words are a part of all of us. His legacy and work have formed a collective heritage that we all share. It is through each of us that it will live on.
Some of the most successful Run for Water events were organized and hosted by people just like you. Thanks to our Friends of Live Earth support toolkit and green guidelines for distributed events, April 18th was a day dedicated to awareness of the water crisis in cities from Tortola to Tirana, Riyadh to Rocky Mount, Vienna to Waxahachie.
The Dow Live Earth Run for Water was well attended in Singapore with more than 4,000 runners! Singaporeans are very supportive in charity runs usually and they often participate to marathons.
Non-profit beneficiary Lien Aid also around 300 visitors at our booth and managed to collect good signatures for the petition for "water as a basic Human Right." Watch the highlight video from the event below!
This page briefly outlines what each Gap Adventures office did for their runs -- We ran in London, Cusco, Lima, San Jose, Cape Town and Toronto, where our run fees contributed to local water projects.
In Cusco, Peru our run was a hike, through the Sacred Valley, where earlier this year 80 families that we work with (they are Gap Adventures porters for our Inca Trail trips and women who belong to Planeterra's Women's Weaving Cooperative), were devastated by floods, landslides and lost almost everything. Planeterra's project manager, Danielle Weiss, organized a relief trip with Gap Adventures staff and passengers who were currently travelling with the company. They hiked 6km to the base of one of the Sacred Valley communities and distributed food, supplies and lunch and played soccer with the kids. The full story on that can be found here.
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7,000 runners gathered on April 18 in Mexico City to celebrate one more step for Water, colorful painted the Auditorio Nacional, music and dance that filled our hearts, Kany Garcia, Sandoval and the untapped knowledge of the Villa Aquatic everything under the expectant eyes who admired the convergence of wills. Environmental experience filled to cover all present.
With more than 500 volunteers filled the path of life and the presence of environmental educators encouraged participants to return to the path of ecological care, make a difference means going beyond the economic cost, is to consider the environmental cost of all our actions, every drop counts in this race, before, during and after .... Thank you for participating.
More than 7,000 people took to the streets of Buenos Aires on Sunday April 18th for the 6K Live Earth Maratón del Agua. The event, benefiting Argentina-based clean water solutionn non-profit Espacio Agua, also featured a live performance by Kevin Johansen + The Nada. Watch video from the event below and check out more photos from Buenos Aires here as well as at maratondelagua.com.