Today is 7/7/07 – the day of Live Earth The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis – “a 24-hour, 7-continent concert series that will bring together more than 100 music artists and 2 billion people to trigger a global movement to solve the climate crisis. Live Earth will reach this worldwide audience through an unprecedented global media architecture covering all media platforms – TV, radio, Internet and wireless channels. Live Earth concerts will be broadcast to a live worldwide audience by MSN at LiveEarth.MSN.com.”
MoveOn.org has a part in this huge event by organizing more than 1300 “Parties for the Planet” in the United States. “We planned for 1000 Parties for the Planet; we have over 1300. We hoped 10,000 MoveOn members would attend; we just cleared 30,000, making this our biggest event of the year. We have events in all 50 states, in the Virgin Islands, in Puerto Rico and in Guam. These partiesâ€”quite simplyâ€”are going to be huge.
The overwhelming response to these parties is a clear sign of the commitment that regular folks are showing to solving the climate crisisâ€”and our leaders are taking notice. We’ll watch all 8 Democratic presidential contenders answer tough questions from MoveOn members on the climate crisis. And because this is truly a global event, we’ll join 2 billion people around the world to watch Al Gore’s Live Earth concerts. It should be an unforgettable night and is only the beginning of the work we’ll do together to take on the climate crisis.”
A friend of ours is hosting a party so that’s where we’ll be tonight. 🙂 I’m looking forward to it! Anybody else taking part?
To find a MoveOn Party for the Planet in your area, visit
And if you haven’t yet seen An Inconvenient Truth, I recommend checking it out.