Global Citizen Earth Day is this April 18 – Are you going?
Global Citizen is an organization dedicated to eradicating extreme global poverty by 2030. Global Citizen’s Earth Day 2015 in Wash. D.C. has a goal of awareness and raising support to help in that effort, as well as addressing climate change. Chris Martin, front man of Coldplay has committed to being the spokesperson for the GlobalCitizen event for the next fifteen years. Also performing at the event will be Gwen Stefani & No Doubt, Usher, Mary J. Blige, Fall Out Boy with special guests, Common and D’Banj.
will.i.am and Soledad O’Brien will host.
The event is Free. The doors to the event open at 10am with the stage program starting at 11am and runs to 7.30pm, April 18. Hosted by Earth Day Network and Global Poverty Project, the event marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, and brings together global policymakers, finance ministers, environment and development NGOs, industry executives and high-profile artists. Bring along your picnic blanket, food, and drinks to keep you hydrated throughout the day.
UPDATE: Global Citizen Earth Day is this Saturday!
Here are some new important links if you are attending:
Details – http://www.globalcitizen.org/en/2015earthday/
Frequently Asked Questions http://www.globalcitizen.org/en/2015earthday/faqs/
(More follows after the video below)
There are 3 access points to the National Mall:
- Jefferson Drive and 15th Street NW
- 17th Street and Independence (just opposite WW2 memorial)
- 17th Street and Constitution
The event actually takes place four days before Earth Day, to coincide with the spring meeting of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Not only will attendees turnout to declare the importance that extreme global poverty must end, but attendees will do so while enjoying a star-studded lineup.
Global Citizen expects global leaders to be present at the event to speak about the issues as well.
On Saturday, make sure you use the hashtag #GlobalCitizenEarthDay! They’ll be re-tweeting/re-gramming the best pics and quotes from people who use it in their social posts.
“If our world leaders get it right, 2015 can be a historic year of progress for our people and our planet. We have seen significant progress over the last 15 years, and Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day will see thousands of citizens calling on world leaders continue to recognize that the effects of climate change are felt the hardest by the world’s poor. The fact that this event is taking place on the National Mall–the epicenter for civil action–ensures that these citizens will be heard.” – Hugh Evans, CEO of The Global Poverty Project
Right now, there are 1.2 billion people in the world who are deprived of basic rights and opportunities to achieve their potential. We’re a community, hundreds of thousands of people strong, who just aren’t willing to accept that–and we’re doing something about it. This is the place where you can amplify your voice, use your passion, and take action.
In 2015 we stand at the turning point for the future of people and the planet, as world leaders will make decisions that determine our future in at two crucial summits. Global Citizen is a proud member of Action/2015 and is calling on accelerated action to achieve progress and ensure no country is left behind.
The Global Citizen platform was created by the Global Poverty Project in 2012, as a hub for innovative campaigns that work towards a world where every child can survive and thrive. A world where every child has a chance to go to school, a world where women and girls are protected from violence, and where preventable diseases aren’t holding people back. And more. These are things worth fighting for, and the progress that is happening is really exciting.