Jimmy Cliff, Joss Stone, W. Colon Join Weir, Roots for Earth Day

JIMMY CLIFF, JOSS STONE, WILLIE COLON TO JOIN BOB WEIR, STING, JOHN LEGEND, THE ROOTS & OTHERS
FOR EARTH DAY 2010 CLIMATE RALLY ON THE NATIONAL MALL ON 4/25

Jimmy Cliff
Earth Day Network has announced today that Jimmy Cliff, Joss Stone, Robert Randolph, Willie Colon, Honor Society and Tao Rodriguez-Seeger will join the list of distinguished and diverse talent already confirmed to perform at The Climate Rally on The National Mall in Washington, DC on Sunday, April 25. Notable speakers including NFL player and television personality, Dhani Jones, environmental photographer, Sebastian Copeland, AFL-CIO President, Richard Trumka, film director, James Cameron, Olympic gold medalist, Billy Demong, producer, Trudie Styler, Reverend Jesse Jackson and author, Margaret Atwood will join in the rally.

Denis Hayes, national coordinator for the first Earth Day in 1970 and international chair of Earth Day 2010, will speak about the urgency of addressing climate change and the need to set a framework for a green economy. Sting, John Legend, The Roots, Bob Weir, Patrick Stump, Mavis Staples, Passion Pit, Booker T and those just announced will perform throughout the day from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Earth Day Network will live stream The Climate Rally on www.earthday.org.

In honor of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, these influential musicians along with political, environmental, religious and civil-rights leaders will join with a massive audience of concerned citizens to call on Congress to take action to address climate change in 2010.

The day of speeches, live music and eco-village exhibits on The National Mall caps off nine days of service projects, advocacy events, performance arts and exhibits organized by Earth Day Network from April 17to 25. Green Apple Festival is producing all stage events on the National Mall. For additional info on The Climate Rally and a list of daily events, click here.

The National Mall has been an American epicenter for change, as it was on the first Earth Day in 1970. Forty years ago, the National Mall served as a focal point for the first Earth Day and a 20 million citizens strong, country-wide, unified demand to protect and clean up the environment. This year, the U.S. flagship Earth Day events on the National Mall will once again act as a rallying point for the nation.

Globally, Earth Day Network and its partners are orchestrating large-scale tree plantings, school greenings, music events and exhibitions in Washington, D.C.; New York City, NY; Rabat, Morocco; Kolkata, India; Buenos Aires, Argentina and Tokyo, Japan.

http://www.earthday.org

[Published on: 4/15/10]

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