JIMMY CLIFF, JOSS STONE, WILLIE COLON TO JOIN STING, JOHN LEGEND, THE ROOTS & OTHERS FOR EARTH DAY 2010 CLIMATE RALLY ON THE NATIONAL MALL
Earth Day Network Unveils Newest Names To Honor 40th Anniversary of Earth Day
April 15, 2010 – Washington, DC – Earth Day Network today announced that Jimmy Cliff, Joss Stone, Robert Randolph, Willie Colon, Honor Society and Tao Rodriguez-Seeger will join the list of distinguished and diverse talent already confirmed to perform at The Climate Rally on The National Mall inWashington, DC on Sunday, April 25. Notable speakers including NFL player and television personality, Dhani Jones, environmental photographer, Sebastian Copeland, AFL-CIO President, Richard Trumka, film director, James Cameron, Olympic gold medalist, Billy Demong, producer, Trudie Styler, Reverend Jesse Jackson and author, Margaret Atwood will join in the rally.
Denis Hayes, national coordinator for the first Earth Day in 1970 and international chair of Earth Day 2010, will speak about the urgency of addressing climate change and the need to set a framework for a green economy.Sting, John Legend, The Roots, Bob Weir, Patrick Stump, Mavis Staples, Passion Pit, Booker T and those just announced will perform throughout the day from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Earth Day Network will live stream The Climate Rally on www.earthday.org.
In honor of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, these influential musicians along with political, environmental, religious and civil-rights leaders will join with a massive audience of concerned citizens to call on Congress to take action to address climate change in 2010.
The day of speeches, live music and eco-village exhibits on The National Mall caps off nine days of service projects, advocacy events, performance arts and exhibits organized by Earth Day Network from April 17to 25. Green Apple Festival is producing all stage events on the National Mall. For additional info on The Climate Rally and a list of daily events, visit www.earthday.org.
The National Mall has been an American epicenter for change, as it was on the first Earth Day in 1970. Forty years ago, the National Mall served as a focal point for the first Earth Day and a 20 million citizens strong, country-wide, unified demand to protect and clean up the environment. This year, the U.S. flagship Earth Day events on the National Mall will once again act as a rallying point for the nation.
Globally, Earth Day Network and its partners are orchestrating large-scale tree plantings, school greenings, music events and exhibitions in Washington, D.C.; New York City, NY; Rabat, Morocco; Kolkata, India; Buenos Aires, Argentina and Tokyo, Japan.
Underwriters Laboratories is Earth Day Network’s Official Safety, Sustainability and Standards partner. P&G’s Future Friendly, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Siemens are the U.S.co-presenting sponsorsof Earth Day 2010.
About Earth Day Network
Earth Day Network was founded on the premise that all people, regardless of race, gender, income, or geography, have a moral right to a healthy, sustainable environment. Our mission is to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide, and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle for promoting a healthy, sustainable environment. We pursue our mission through a combination of education, public policy, and consumer activism campaigns.
Earth Day Network campaign and programs are predicated on the belief that an educated, energized population will take action to secure a healthy future for itself and its children. The organization has a global reach with a network of more than 20,000 partners and organizations in 190 countries. Earth Day Network is a 501(c)3 organization located in Washington, D.C.