A VIRTUAL FESTIVAL FOR RESTORATION AND RECOVERY IN HONOR OF WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY
On Friday, June 4, 2021 at 3pm EST, Pathway to Paris, 350.org, and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) North America Region will join together in celebration of our planet. This year’s theme is the protection of our ecosystems and repairing our relationship with nature as we move forward into a new era of global recovery.
Stream here on the day: Facebook.com/Pathway2Paris
In honor of World Environment Day, the concert event will feature a diverse array of international music performances from Dave Matthews, Rocky Dawuni, Patti Smith, Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, Michael Stipe, Yury Revich, Priya Darshini, Tomas Doncker, Jordan Sanchez, Rima Fujita, Tenzin Choegyal, Patrick Watson, Jackson Smith, and music and words from Pathway to Paris Founders Jesse Paris Smith and Rebecca Foon. The day will also feature presentations from world-renowned thinkers and activists, including 350.org founder, Bill McKibben, Pennie Opal Plant, and United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres.
Doncker will be performing a live version of PEOPLE HAVE THE POWER (recorded version can be seen above)
The concert event will stream live on June 4th at 3PM EST on these Facebook pages:
World Environment Day is the United Nation’s flagship day for the environment. This day is the UN’s principle vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of the environment. This year’s observance of World Environment Day will also mark the formal launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, which is being led by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The overarching theme is ‘ecosystem restoration’ and emphasizing the need to reset our relationship with nature.
There has never been a more urgent time to restore the planet, and the Decade aims to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems worldwide. The concert event also serves as a moment for us all to come together and reimagine the world in which we live and wish to live in.
World Environment Day is a time to revisit how we can move forward to restore our
communities, our ecosystems, and our climate. We all have the power to inspire action, and we hope that through this virtual festival people around the world will find new ways that they can contribute to a positive change, a just recovery, and a sustainable world.