MSN was the first sponsor to sign on and support SOS in its efforts to combat our climate crisis, and looks forward to extending SOS' efforts to mass audiences. As one of the world's most popular Internet destinations, MSN will help SOS meet its goal of reaching more than two billion people. MSN aims to inspire the more than 465 million people around the world who visit MSN each month through the power of video, community, interactivity and meaningful content.
People can directly participate in the SOS campaign on MSN at http://liveearth.msn.com, as part of a media experience that will seamlessly integrate video, information, community aspects and interactivity. People from around the world will also unite on 7/7/07 to watch the Live Earth webcasts live exclusively on MSN.
The Alliance is a new organization engaged in an unprecedented public education campaign on both the urgency and the solvability of the climate crisis.
Building on the momentum of "An Inconvenient Truth," our 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 sectors of civil society compete to offer policies and programs that will sharply reduce emissions.
Through an innovative combination of communication platforms -- like Live Earth -- 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 is the Alliance's first major public project.
The Climate Group is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing business and government leadership on climate change. We are based in the US, UK and Australia and we operate internationally.
The Climate Group convened last summer's roundtable discussion with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Prime Minister Tony Blair and a select group of prominent CEOs and business leaders from leading California and international companies to share ideas on how business and government can work together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The roundtable resulted in a historic cooperation agreement between the UK and California to advance the deployment of clean energy and clean technologies and a Leadership Statement on Climate Change signed by twelve of the participating CEOs.
I Count is the campaign of the Stop Climate Chaos coalition, which brings together over 50 of the UK's most respected organisations passionate about climate change. With a combined experience of over 700 years and a supporter base of 4 million plus, the campaign is showing the public and politicians that climate change is not too big a problem to fix.
The campaign has created a range of compelling ways to inspire individuals to reduce their carbon footprint in work, rest and play and a public platform to demand the UK government keep within the widely accepted global warming danger threshold of 2 degrees C.
As the Non Governmental Organisation partner for LIVE EARTH UK, I Count will transform all the awareness and excitement generated by the concert, into individual action and positive pressure on politicians.
Avaaz.org is a new multi-issue online network that provides opportunities for citizens of every country to take concerted action on urgent global problems like climate change, poverty, and human rights. Avaaz.org is mission is to ensure that the views and values of the world's people shape global decisions. It operates in 12 languages. Launched in January 2007, Avaaz.org has grown to more than 1 million members hailing from every nation in the world. Avaaz means "voice" in several European, Middle Eastern, and Asian languages.
Control Room, of which Kevin Wall is CEO, is producing Live Earth. Control Room is the leading global provider of live digital entertainment, offering more than 500 million people worldwide access to concert broadcasts of their favorite artists. Wall launched Control Room (originally known as Network Live) in July 2005. Since then, the company has produced and distributed more than 60 concerts with artists including Beyonce, Madonna, Green Day, Dave Matthews Band, Keith Urban, James Blunt, Snoop Dogg and the Rolling Stones. Its multi-partner network provides unprecedented reach for live offerings through broadband, television, digital movie theatres and mobile phones throughout the U.S. and the world.
INTERNATIONAL NGO PARTNERS
Live Earth is working with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in each country where concerts are being held to make Live Earth responsive to local concerns and publicize locally relevant climate crisis solutions. We're working globally with the World Wildlife Foundation and with many of their country affiliates. Please click here for a list and links to of our international and country-specific affiliates - check back often, since we continue to grow our international network of organizations working to combat the climate crisis.
WWF is the largest and most experienced conservation organisation - a truly global network working in more than 100 countries to conserve species, protect habitats and address global threats like climate change. Our unique partnership model means WWF works with people, governments and industry around the world to protect the biodiversity on Earth. Together we will find solutions that save nature.
Earth Day Network seeks to grow and diversify the environmental movement worldwide, and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle for promoting a healthy, sustainable planet. It pursues these goals through education, politics, and consumer activism. Earth Day Network has a global reach with a network of more than 17,000 partners and organizations in 174 countries. More than 1 billion people participate annually in Earth Day activities.
At the EarthLab Foundation, our mission is to advance research and education in climate change and global warming. EarthLab provides functional outreach, research and educational efforts in part through EarthLab.com, (www.earthlab.com ), capable of providing unsurpassed worldwide data collection. EarthLab features the Earth Conservation Plan (ecp), a first of its kind carbon calculator that allows consumers to save and track their results over time. A personal and private ecp profile provides consumers the opportunity to educate and activate themselves while embedding a green approach into their lives, ultimately will continue to improve their score.
To celebrate the Live Earth concerts, EarthLab has created an exclusive Live Impact carbon calculator, allowing consumers to take the first step in their journey of education and activation triggering a global movement to solve the climate crisis.
eBay is proud to support Live Earth, a groundbreaking event to support a vital cause. 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. 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.
Evite will offer customized Live Earth invitation designs and tips for hosting an earth-friendly event, thus enabling hosts to send personalized invitations and plan fun, green Live Earth-watching parties on 7/7/07. All Evite invitations feature a carpooling tool that streamlines the carpooling process while encouraging guests to party safely and responsibly.
Globalization Partners International (GPI) provides document, software and website translation services into over 100 languages including Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish. GPI works with a wide range of companies including environmental products and services firms helping them communicate with the world. To learn more about GPI, please visit www.globalizationpartners.com.
On July 7th, Live Earth will use images from National Geographic's unprecedented film library to convey the true impact of the climate crisis at the live concerts and as part of the global broadcast that will be carried worldwide by over 100 television networks and LiveEarth.msn.com. National Geographic also opened its film vaults to play a key role in the SOS film program. SOS has commissioned 60 short films to urge theater and television audiences to take action on the climate crisis. National Geographic, which has been an advocate for a healthy environment for almost 120 years, is committed to ensuring Live Earth's message lasts far beyond July 7th. The Organization is currently developing the State of California's official environmental curriculum. Educators throughout the world look to its lesson plans in planning their classroom curriculum. National Geographic is using content from the Live Earth concerts to ensure the next generation is engaged on the issue of the climate crisis.
Founded in 1888, the National Geographic Society works to inspire people to care about the planet; and is one of the world's largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. It reaches more than 350 million people each month through its official journal, National Geographic, and other magazines; the National Geographic Channel; television documentaries; films; radio; books; DVDs; maps; and interactive media. The Society has funded more than 8,000 scientific research projects and supports an education program promoting environmental, cultural and geographic illiteracy. For more information, log on to nationalgeographic.com.
Visible Strategies is the creator of see-it™, a suite of visually compelling online software tools that help organizations and communities develop and manage holistic, sustainability-oriented plans, initiatives and indicators. see-it™ allows all stakeholders to engage around the organization's vision, understand where it is heading, and clearly see whether it is on track to get there. Our clients include Live Earth; Beaverton, Oregon; City of Albuquerque, New Mexico; County of Marin, California; City of Vancouver, B.C.; District of Squamish, B.C.; Township of Langley, B.C.; Victoria Partnership Agreement; Rivershed Society of B.C.; BC Campus; Public Works Canada; Coast Capital Savings; Bosa Properties; and Novex Couriers.
What are you doing to solve the Climate Crisis? Twitter is featuring Live Earth Climate Crisis solutions - delivered every day via text message, instant message, and over the web from Live Earth's Twitter account. The social messaging service is leveraging their platform and encouraging the Twitter community to follow Live Earth. Anyone who texts "follow liveearth070707" to the public Twitter shortcode of 40404 will get daily tips text messaged for free to their mobile phone (only standard texting rates apply). Get Live Earth tips on the web at Twitter.com : www.twitter.com/LiveEarth070707
At KEEN(r), the energy we spend creating products inspires us to play and care for the world we live in. Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Portland, OR, KEEN is the leader in hybrid performance products, including footwear, bags and socks, designed for HybridLife(tm). KEEN is committed to taking small steps towards sustainability, to finding new solutions to old problems and doing good with the resources we have. Born from this philosophy, Hybrid.STAND(tm) is a new campaign designed to engage and reward consumers for their green ideas around sustainability. As part of the campaign, KEEN is producing a documentary that features G Love of G Love and Special Sauce and 10 inspiring stories of individuals who have made important contributions to the sustainability cause. Stand Up. Stand Out. Stand For. For more information, visit www.keenfootwear.com.
Gibson Guitar, the world's leading manufacturer of musical instruments and worldwide supporter of environmental causes, proudly supports the Live Earth event and its cause marketing efforts to protect our world and encourage awareness of climate change. As an innovator and leader in musical instrument manufacturing and music technology Gibson Guitar has been commited to the protection of the environment for years by adhering to a strict policy of certified wood usage in all of its instruments and by financially supporting numerous global efforts. Gibson is known worldwide for producing classic models in every major style of fretted instrument, including acoustic and electric guitars, mandolins, and banjos. Gibson's HD.6X-PRO Guitar System represents the biggest advance in electric guitar design in over 70 years. Founded in 1894 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and headquartered in Nashville since 1984, Gibson Guitar Corp.'s family of brands now includes Epiphone, Dobro, Kramer, Steingberger, Tobias, Slingerland, Valley Arts, Maestro, Baldwin, Chickering, Hamilton, and Wurlitzer. Visit Gibson's website at www.gibson.com.
Aude, in an exclusive partnership with Live Earth, has designed a Limited Edition 100% Organic Bamboo tee for the promotion of the worldwide Live Earth SOS campaign launching on 07/07/07. The eco-friendly tees are made in Los Angeles, certified 100% Organic Bamboo and printed with organic, water-based inks. Live Earth, in partnership with Aude, has distributed the limited edition tees to the following artists and celebrities involved in making music history: Madonna, Sheryl Crow, John Mayer, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Biel, Pharrell Williams, Lenny Kravitz, KT Tunstall, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, John Legend, Kelly Clarkson, The Police, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dave Matthews Band, Beastie Boys, Black Eyed Peas, Duran Duran, Foo Fighters, James Blunt, Linkin Park, Alicia Keys, Bon Jovi, Ludacris, Melissa Etheridge and many more…Aude is proud to be part of this important cause and historical music event! Go Green, support the Live Earth SOS campaign and order your men's and women's tees today on www.shopintuition.com. Launched in 2006, Aude can be found in specialty stores across the country. Visit us online at www.audeknits.com.
Intelsat is the leading provider of fixed satellite services (FSS) worldwide and is the leading provider of these services to each of the media, network services and government customer sectors, enabling people and businesses everywhere constant access to information and entertainment. Intelsat offers customers a greater business potential by providing them access to unrivaled resources with ease of business and peace of mind. An extensive customer base, including some of the world's leading media and communications companies, multinational corporations, Internet service providers and government/military organizations, utilizes our services. Real-time, constant communication with people anywhere in the world is closer, by far.
Intelsat will use its industry-leading network of satellite and terrestrial facilities for the collection and distribution of the Live Earth concerts in standard and high definition. Uplinks at each of the Live Earth venues in the eight cities (New York, London, Johannesburg, Rio de Janeiro, Shanghai, Tokyo, Sydney, and Hamburg) will transmit to more than 10 satellites across Intelsat's satellite fleet.
Brand Neutral is the worldwide sustainability strategy and services partner of Live Earth. The experts from Brand Neutral form the heart of the Live Earth Green Team working closely with the global production management teams and sponsors to assess the environmental impact of the concert and to develop comprehensive management strategies to minimize the footprint of these historic events and create a legacy of on-going greening within the live entertainment industry.
ignition is proud to be the Global Sponsorship Activation Agency for Live Earth, providing the concerts' sponsors with tools, information and event support to maximize their sponsorship programs. In addition to managing activation and hospitality areas, ignition is responsible for all sponsor branding at each venue, strictly following the Live Earth Green Standards. Soy-based inks, biodegradable banners, and reusable structures are all techniques being employed globally to help keep this event production sustainable.
An experiential marketing and media resource, ignition is built on a passion for bringing brands to life around the world. The agency works with its corporate partners to create strategically-focused and relevant brand messages that are delivered in a multi-sensory context to engage, educate and entertain the consumer. www.ignition-inc.com
Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan, the World's Most Famous Office Building, the Empire State Building, and its world famous tower lights will "go green" on July 6 – 8, 2007 in honor of the Live Earth Concert Series. The Empire State Building tower lights acknowledge remarkable events, timeless traditions or significant anniversaries around the world. The lights are recognized as a beloved beacon of light and have been an institution in the city of New York for over 70 years. With new investments in infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world. The skyscraper's robust broadcasting technology supports all major television and FM radio stations in the New York metropolitan market. The Empire State Building was recently named America's favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects. For more information, please log onto www.esbnyc.com.
Ondah.com is a new medium for spontaneous personal expression through mobile camera phone photos. Ondah's unique approach allows users to upload images from their camera phones to topic driven online communities by simply sending the image and text caption to a groupname via MMS or email, empowering users to become a new kind of content maker. Ondah is excited to have been chosen as the mobile camera phone picture sharing platform for theLive Earth event. Ondah will provide the means for anyone with a camera phone to instantly share images taken live at the events on their camera phones by simply sending them via MMS, along with a text caption, to email@example.com. The picture and caption will appear on our photo gallery on the Live Earth website, sharing with others around the world a unique perspective seen through the eyes of the event participants.
Community Energy Inc. (CEI) is a marketer and developer of wind energy generation founded in 1999 and headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania. CEI is a wholly-owned subsidiary of IBERDROLA - the largest owner and operator of renewable energy facilities in the world. CEI cites its utility partners and customers as the reason for its success in bringing wind energy to market in new regions of the country. CEI developed and jointly owns the Jersey-Atlantic Wind Farm and the Bear Creek Wind Farm, and has wind projects under development in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwestern and Rocky Mountain states. For more information, visit newwindenergy.com.
Seven-Star, Inc. is the worlds' premier green mass event expert. As a contractor to Live Earth, Seven-Star's international team provided event greening management, waste diversion and green product replacement for the concerts in Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg and Tokyo. Since 1999, Seven-Star has provided turnkey event outsource production for festivals, expositions, concerts, conventions and mobile tours. Their expertise includes marketing, exhibit and sponsorship sales, logistical management, event greening, event consulting, and green product procurement.
Meeting Strategies Worldwide is a comprehensive event management, consulting and training firm recognized internationally as the leader in green meeting and event strategies. Hired by Live Earth for their expertise, Meeting Strategies Worldwide co-authored the "Live Event Green Standard," the landmark guide to assist organizers in pushing the boundaries and expectations of environmental practices for large concerts. The Meeting Strategies Worldwide team also managed green practices and coordinated volunteer efforts at Giants Stadium to help reduce the environmental impact of the concert.
Our unique blend of knowledge results in state-of-the-art strategies to forward environmental stewardship including: developing green meeting policies, designing an effective approach to greening, managing venue, vendor, and staff participation and measuring the results. To meet the call for more comprehensive environmental tools, Meeting Strategies Worldwide has created the premiere line of green event resources known as MeetGreen (www.meetgreen.com). This suite of tools includes the groundbreaking MeetGreenSM Calculator, the first and only measurement tool designed to quantify the environmental impact of conferences and events.
For more information regarding Meeting Strategies Worldwide, please visit www.meetingstrategiesworldwide.com.
Sustainable Hosting is a socially and environmentally responsible business providing managed web hosting and information technology infrastructure for green businesses, non-profits and consumers. We empower small to medium sized businesses with enterprise class connectivity, and 24-7 phone support with all native English speaking staff. Our network operations center features redundant OC-48 connections to the internet backbone. We promote environmental responsibility by purchasing renewable energy credits to offset 100% of our operating footprint. We promote Open-Source standards. We make values based choices in our supply chain, such as working with a socially responsible bank. We donate services to non-profits in need. Most importantly, we learn about the unique needs of each of our customers and work hard to provide the highest level of customer support and operational effectiveness so that our customers don't have to sacrifice quality to maintain their values and integrity.