As we are all confined, more and more events are hosted such as the huge online show “One World: Together at Home” co-curated by Lady Gaga. Now, discover “Pathway to Paris: Earth Day 50”, a virtual festival in tribute to our magnificent planet. This is the occasion to celebrate from home the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
Pathway to Paris: an initiative from Jesse Paris Smith & Rebecca Foon
Behind the “Pathway to Paris: Earth Day 50” event, we have an initiative from Pathway to Paris gathering musicians, artists, militants, students, politicians and innovators. They all participate in a series of events and meetings in order to raise awareness about environmental issues and recall the climatic emergency.
Co-created by musicians and activists Jesse Paris Smith – aka Patti Smith’s daughter – and Rebecca Foon, Pathway to Paris started with a night mixing shows and meetings at Poison Rouge in September 2014 in New York, right after the Walk for Climate. About 6 years later, Pathway to Paris is still as committed and organizes a virtual festival to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
Where and when can we follow “Pathway to Paris: Earth Day 50”?
As we are all confined, this virtual festival will be airing live on Pathway to Paris’ Instagram on Sunday April 26, 2020 at 4 p.m. EST. In France, because of the time difference, you’ll have to be up and in front of your screen at 10 p.m. (CEST).
Artists involved in “Pathway to Paris: Earth Day 50”:
And to honor this virtual festival, Pathway to Paris can rely on the support of several and great artists such as Michael Stipe from REM, Patti Smith, Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Cat Power, Ben Harper and even Patrick Watson, Rain Phoenix, Raju Lama and Micah Nelson. Other celebrities have been announced such as contemporary Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, American skater Tony Hawk and basketball player Gigi Datome.
Pathway to Paris isn’t the only initiative celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day since Fridays for Future, the movement founded by Greta Thunberg will offer a live for 24h on Friday April 24, 2020 with speeches from activists and scientists.
This past April 6, the World Wildlife Fund, WWF, called France for adopting a “health, economic, and ecological safety net towards the end of the crisis. (…) The pressures we exert on nature through our unsustainable consumption and production patterns are largely at the root of ecological and health crises” the NGO explains before adding “The COVID-19 pandemic could be a new signal of the urgency to change our models of society and take the necessary measures”.
So, ready to celebrate the Earth in music this April 26 with “Pathway to Paris: Earth Day 50” virtual festival?