Olafur & Little Sun on the Pathway to Paris
“Art, I believe, has great potential for changing the way we discuss an issue as important as climate change. It makes something not only comprehensible for the mind but also physically tangible – turning thinking into doing.” – Olafur Eliasson
Some truly exciting news for you all! On November 5, Pathway to Paris, an initiative in partnership with 350.org and United Nations Development Programme – UNDP will bring together musicians, artists, activists, academics, mayors, and innovators to raise consciousness surrounding the urgency of climate action and offer solutions to turn the Paris agreement into real action.
PATHWAY TO PARIS
November 5th 2017
Carnegie Hall, New York City
PATTI SMITH • BILL MCKIBBEN • DR. VANDANA SHIVA • MICHAEL STIPE
JOAN BAEZ • FLEA • TALIB KWELI • CAT POWER • OLAFUR ELIASSON •
TANYA TAGAQ • TENZIN CHOEGYAL • REBECCA FOON • JESSE PARIS SMITH
Doors: 18:00 Show: 19:00
At the event, Pathway to Paris will announce a global solution to climate change with a new initiative named 1000 Cities. The initiative invites all cities of the world to transition off of fossil fuels, and to move to a 100% renewable energy by 2040, in order to transform the Paris Agreement into reality. This event will also highlight America’s Pledge, a new initiative to bring together U.S. states, cities, businesses, and citizens to ensure the United States remains a global leader in reducing emissions and delivering the climate goals of the Paris Agreement.
Olafur Eliasson will present all 2800 audience members at the concert with Little Sun solar lamps, and the audience will be asked to share a solar-powered sunrise by raising their Little Suns and creating a feeling of connectivity and empowerment. The aim is to call citizens of world to action. After the event, lamps will be collected and donated to the people of Puerto Rico, offering relief to the citizens who have been left without electricity after the devastating hurricanes. Additional support is welcome here.
All proceeds from the evening will be donated to 350.org, Pathway to Paris, and the United Nations Development Programme. Ben & Jerry’s, Seventh Generation, Modo Yoga NYC, Sustainability Solutions Group, and Trillium Foundation will support this evening. Media partners include Nylon, ATTN:, and the Daily Fuel.
For ticket info, click here.
2nd Image Credit from COP22 above: Kiara Worth