The Best Concert on Earth
As many of my close friends know, I have recently gone a little green. Not green with envy (though I do envy every single person still in college); green like the plants and the trees and all the good things that make this planet so beautiful.
Oy. Now I sound like I’ve gone a little granola too.
Anyways, I have become quite conscious of the effects I have on the environment and have been taking strides to change. I have made small changes – like bringing my own travel mug to coffee shops – and I have made big changes – like replacing my gas guzzler with a more fuel efficient, Jetta.
I haven’t always been this way. In fact, it took a little man named Al Gore to really make me stop and smell the roses…and realize that my giant SUV and constant runs to Starbucks could make those roses obsolete one day soon. And even though people make fun of me for being earthy (like my paper-plate loving brother) or hate me for forcing new conservation tactics (like my printer loving bosses), I really do feel like I am making a difference.
And clearly I am not alone.
In fact, in honor of this beautiful planet we call home, a lot of super fab people are getting together on July 7th to make some sweet, sweet music while spreading awareness of environmental issues.
The concert is called Live Earth and it features musical artists playing concerts in 8 different countries worldwide. And I am not talking some random American Idol cast-offs. I am talking about people like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Mayer, Smashing Pumpkins, Madonna and more. This event is gonna be hot (which is mildly appropriate since its all about Global Warming).
Tickets are still available if you are near New York…or feel like traveling to Brazil, Australia, Germany or any of the other awesome locations. Check out http://www.liveearth.org for all the info, including even more tips for going green like me.