• Tanya Tomkins
  • October 17, 2015

Musicians for the Planet: Take Action for Climate Conference

The music is about to stop—literally, right now—if our world’s leaders don’t take radical and immediate steps to reduce what we humans are emitting into the atmosphere. We are facing a global environmental crisis that is putting our lives and the lives of our children in great danger. There is still a small window of opportunity for us to preserve a planet on which future generations can make beautiful music, but changes have to be made as quickly as possible.

Paris2015: The UN Climate Change Conference will be held in Paris from November 30-December 11, 2015 

We don’t have to be silent anymore. Let’s use the power of artistic expression to show our policy makers that we demand a change. The global community of musicians is an amazing creative force. With our collective creative energy, let’s unite to save our planet.

Here’s what you can do:

  • UPLOAD a compelling, beautiful, moving, fun or interesting clip of any performance you give between now and December 11th—the end of the conference in Paris.

Join me and let your music be heard as a way of standing up for the planet. Please pass this on to all the musicians you know everywhere in the world.

Thank you!!
Yours, Tanya Tomkins

Tanya at Moab/credit Richard Bowditch

Tanya at Moab/credit Richard Bowditch

 

In the words of the great conductor, Leonard Bernstein:
“This will be our reply to violence:
to make music more intensely,
more beautifully,
more devotedly than ever before.”

 

 

Further reading:

Inside Climate News Pulitzer Prize winning news site
Paris2015: The UN Climate Change Conference
2015 Likely to Be Hottest Year Ever Recorded New York Times
What Exxon knew about the Earth’s melting Arctic Los Angeles Times
Exxon’s damaging denial on climate change Los Angeles Times
How much time is there left to act? Arctic News

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