Live Earth was a monumental music event that brought together a global audience on July 7, 2007 to combat the climate crisis. Live Earth 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.
Live Earth's 24 hours of music across 7 continents delivered a worldwide call to action and the solutions necessary to answer that call. Live Earth launched a multi-year campaign to drive individuals, corporations and governments to take action to solve the climate crisis. Live Earth is partnering with the Alliance for Climate Protection, Avaaz, The Climate Group (We're in This Together), Stop Climate Chaos (I Count) and other international organizations in this ongoing effort. Live Earth was founded by Kevin Wall, CEO of Control Room, the company that produced the concerts globally. Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore is the Chair of the Alliance for Climate Protection and a Partner of Live Earth.
Exclusive online media partner MSN is helping Live Earth reach people in every corner of the globe. Official Live Earth concerts were streamed live. MSN's 39 localized web portals worldwide attract 465 million monthly users.
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Live Earth will be transmitted worldwide, from EIGHT cities (New York, London, Johannesburg, Rio de Janeiro, Shanghai, Tokyo, Sydney, and Hamburg) by Intelsat (www.intelsat.com) using its industry-leading network of Satellite and terrestrial facilities in standard and high definition, across multiple media channels - TV, radio, Internet and wireless channels.
On July 7th, Live Earth concerts were streamed live by MSN.
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Live Earth's maiden event met its goal in restraining carbon emissions to 19,708 metric tons, while of the 97 metric tons of waste collected, 81% was diverted from landfills via recycling and composting efforts.
LIVE EARTH NET PROCEEDS GO TO BENEFIT THE ALLIANCE FOR CLIMATE PROTECTION
LOS ANGELES (July 23, 2007) Live Earth organizers today confirmed additional records that the 7-continent, 24-hour music extravaganza broke on July 7, 2007. Live Earth is the largest global entertainment event ever held. The concerts attracted TV, radio, Internet and live audiences and generated media attention and discussion in every corner of the globe to engage an estimated audience of 2 billion people on the issue of the climate crisis.
More Than 30 Million Live Earth Videos Streamed on MSN by 8 Million People — The Largest Online Audience Ever for an Online Concert. Millions Inspired to "Answer the Call" with Web and SMS Pledges. Approximately One Million People Participated in More Than 10,000 Friends of Live Earth Events in 131 Countries — the Largest Grassroots Organizing Program in History!
NEW JERSEY (July 7, 2007) A landmark audience of viewers from around the world has united at www.LiveEarth.MSN.com to experience the excitement of today's Live Earth concerts and to confront the threat of global warming. As of 3:00 p.m. EDT, MSN had received a total of more than 10 million video streams and has the most simultaneous viewers of any online concert ever.
WASHINGTON (July 6, 2007) — The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian announced that it will host a special concert event called "Mother Earth" Saturday, July 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., with musical performances and speakers from the scientific and American Indian cultural communities in the spirit of the Live Earth message. Live Earth is a 24-hour, seven-continent concert series that will bring together more than 100 music artists to raise awareness of the solutions for climate change.
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, who is chair of the Alliance for Climate Protection and partner of Live Earth, is among the speakers who will deliver remarks about climate change during the welcoming ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Performances by country music artists Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood and original and classic blues band Blues Nation follow immediately afterward.