06 July, 2007

07-07-07

clipped from liveearthpledge.org


I will change four light bulbs to CFLs at my home.

I will ride public transit or carpool one or more times per week.


I will shop for the most energy efficient electronics and appliances.

I will forward a Live Earth email message to 5 friends.


I will shut off my equipment and lights whenever I'm not using them.

Add my name to the Live Earth pledge.
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07 - 07 - 07

Malaysians are just a click away from participating in two global events online to mark 07.07.07

One of the events is Live Earth, a series of round-the-world concerts featuring 150 of the hottest stars, which aims to create awareness on the global warming crisis.

Live Earth is the name for a series of concerts of pop and rock music featuring various artists planned to take place on Saturday July 7, 2007 to give cause to global warming. The concerts have the intent of bringing together more than 150 of the world's most popular music acts and drawing a worldwide audience of 2 billion people, making it one of the largest global events in history. The umbrella organization for the event is a new global movement under the name Save Our Selves (SOS).

The plans for the Live Earth concerts were announced at a media event in Los Angeles on February 15, 2007 by the former Vice President of the United States Al Gore and other activist celebrities. The inspiration for promoting the cause using the vehicle of benefit concerts comes from many similar events over the past 25 years including the 1985 Live Aid concerts and the 2005 Live 8 concerts and it will be the longest show ever to be recorded in the world records.
Projected temperature increase for a range of greenhouse gas stabilization scenarios (the coloured bands). The black line indicates 'best estimates'; the red and the blue lines the likely limits. From the work of the IPCC, 2007.

Projected temperature increase for a range of greenhouse gas stabilization scenarios (the coloured bands). The black line indicates 'best estimates'; the red and the blue lines the likely limits. From the work of the IPCC, 2007.

In addition to raising awareness of global warming, on June 28, 2007, it was revealed that Live Earth is to be the launch event for the Live Earth Call to Action.[3] During the concerts people will be asked to support the following 7-point pledge:

* To demand that my country join an international treaty within the next 2 years that cuts global warming pollution by 90% in developed countries and by more than half worldwide in time for the next generation to inherit a healthy earth;

* To take personal action to help solve the climate crisis by reducing my own CO2 pollution as much as I can and offsetting the rest to become 'carbon neutral;'

* To fight for a moratorium on the construction of any new generating facility that burns coal without the capacity to safely trap and store the CO2;

* To work for a dramatic increase in the energy efficiency of my home, workplace, school, place of worship, and means of transportation;

* To fight for laws and policies that expand the use of renewable energy sources and reduce dependence on oil and coal;

* To plant new trees and to join with others in preserving and protecting forests; and,

* To buy from businesses and support leaders who share my commitment to solving the climate crisis and building a sustainable, just, and prosperous world for the 21st century.

In subsequent interviews Al Gore indicated that the concerts would mark 'the beginning of a three year campaign worldwide to deliver information about how we solve the climate crisis and that 'the prospects for every future generation depend on us understanding, hearing and acting upon this information.'

Further information on the issues raised by the concerts are published in The Live Earth Global Warming Survival Handbook, written by environmentalist David Mayer de Rothschild the handbook is the companion book to the Live Earth concert listing 77 tips or skills that people can use to help stop climate change . Profits from the book will be donated to the Alliance for Climate Protection, as will some of the profits from the concerts. (from Wikipedia)


I PLEDGE:

1.To demand that my country join an international treaty within the next 2 years that cuts global warming pollution by 90% in developed countries and by more than half worldwide in time for the next generation to inherit a healthy earth;

2.To take personal action to help solve the climate crisis by reducing my own CO2 pollution as much as I can and offsetting the rest to become "carbon neutral;"

3.To fight for a moratorium on the construction of any new generating facility that burns coal without the capacity to safely trap and store the CO2;

4.To work for a dramatic increase in the energy efficiency of my home, workplace, school, place of worship, and means of transportation;

5.To fight for laws and policies that expand the use of renewable energy sources and reduce dependence on oil and coal;

6.To plant new trees and to join with others in preserving and protecting forests; and,

7.To buy from businesses and support leaders who share my commitment to solving the climate crisis and building a sustainable, just, and prosperous world for the 21st century.



Make your commitment here.

According to the organizers, Malaysia's 8TV will broadcast the Shanghai concert while NTV7 will air the London concert.





The other event is a private initiative by a Swiss-based corporation to name the new Seven Wonders of the World. There are 20 final contenders, including the Eiffel Tower, Angkor Wat, the Great Wall of China, India’s Taj Mahal, the Colosseum in Rome and the Opera House in Sydney.

Live Earth has invited citizens of the world to sign a pledge urging for urgent action to save the world, while the new seven wonders organisers are calling on net users to choose the “wonders” of their choice.

Anyone can vote for the monuments of his choice here.

The New 7 Wonders of the World will be announced during the Official Declaration ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal on Saturday, July 7, 2007 - 07.07.07.

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