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Campaign art: Sing a 'Love Song to the Earth' to support climate action

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People, Spaces, Deliberation bloggers present exceptional campaign art from all over the world. These examples are meant to inspire.

With only a few months until world leaders gather to draft and sign a universal climate agreement in Paris at the COP21, an all-star lineup of music legends and celebrities have come together to record a new single to build awareness and support for action on climate change. 

“Love Song to the Earth” was created to stress the importance of taking action to protect the environment but also to uplift listeners regarding environmental protection. The song hopes to empower people to take action rather than feel paralyzed by the enormity of climate change issues.
In addition to the single, executive director Jerry Cope also created a “lyric video” featuring film from around the world as well as scientists, celebrities, and people all around the world holding up signs reading “Keep it Safe,” and "It’s Our World”.
Love Song for the Earth will join The Climate Reality Project and Friends of the Earth as a partner for 24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth: The World is Watching on 13-14 November 2015. Fans are also encouraged to sign a petition to tell world leaders to “keep Earth safe at the global climate change negotiations."

The COP21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, will, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, aim to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate.  The goal of the agreement, involving more than 190 nations, is to keep global warming below 2°C.  COP21 will take place from 7-8 December 2015.

Love Song to the Earth

The song is a collaborative effort of Paul McCartney, Natasha Bedingfield, Sheryl Crow, Jon Bon Jovi, Fergie, Nicole Scherzinger, Leona Lewis, Colbie Caillat, John Rzeznik (of the Goo Goo Dolls), Sean Paul, Kelsea Ballerini, Krewella, Christina Grimmie, Angelique Kidjo, Victoria Justice, and Q’orianka Kilcher, who bring their own distinct sound to the track. The song was written by McCartney and Bedingfield alongside super-successful songwriters and producers Toby Gad and John Shanks.

The cast of the lyric video includes scientist and explorer Sylvia Earle; environmentalist and author Bill McKibben; keyboardist Chuck Leavell of the Allman Brothers Band and Rolling Stones and founder of the Mother Nature Network (MNN); comedian Lewis Black; UN Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall; and ends with members of the Batwa Tribe in Uganda. The stunning film comes from award-winning cinematographer and pioneer of in time-lapse cinematography, Louie Schwartzberg.

Every time the song is purchased, streamed, or shared, the royalties go directly towards, Friends of the Earth, an international network of environmental organizations, and to the work of the U.N. Foundation.
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Source: Jerry Cope