Just because you can't head out, doesn't mean you can't rock out.
You're invited to the Pathway to Paris Earth Day 50: A Virtual Festival for our Planet. This Sunday April 26 at 4pm EST (or 6am Monday April 27 for those on Sydney Melbourne time), some of the biggest names in music are joining together for an online music celebration in honour of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
Some of the headline names include the likes of Jesse Paris Smith, Rebecca Foon, Flea, Ben Harper and Cat Power. The virtual festival will take place on Instagram live with the artists joining the stream from their places of isolation. If you're a regular festival goer, you'll know a lineup like this would ordinarily cost you a pretty penny. But we're all invited to tune in for free on the Pathway to Paris Instagram, all you need is an Instagram account and an internet connection.
We discovered this unique experience through our idol Patti Smith - who incidentally is Jesse Paris Smith's mother. Announcing the festival on her Instagram, Patti invited the world to connect with the virtual celebration with her words "see you then, blooming together from afar." And you can bet that we will waking up early come Monday to live this once in a lifetime experience.
The event has been coordinated by Pathway to Paris, an organisation founded by Jesse Paris Smith and Rebecca Floon which strives to turn the Paris Agreement into a reality. The organisation looks to help cities around the world turn to 100% renewable energy and reach zero emissions by 2020 - initiatives echoed by the Earth Day movement.
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Earth Day is the world's largest environmental movement. The organisation aims to diversify and activate environmental change on a global scale and in 2020 Earth Day celebrates 50 years since its inception in 1970. While we've come so far, Earth Day has never been more important for us and our planet. Looking for ways we can all be more sustainable even amidst the dark backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic is paramount to our future and our survival.
In the meantime, we'll be keeping busy and entertained in isolation. See you at the Pathway to Paris Earth Day 50: A Virtual Festival for our Planet.