Earth Day Network is preparing for the 40th anniversary of Earth Day and has announced the performers and speakers who will appear at The Climate Rally on the National Mall in Washington, DC. VIPs include Sting, John Legend, James Cameron, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and Reverend Jesse Jackson.
Additional global thought leaders, elected officials, Olympic athletes, and celebrities including The Roots, Bob Weir, Patrick Stump, Mavis Staples, Passion Pit, Q-Tip and Booker T will be present during the Earth Day anniversary events which kicks off on April 17 and runs through April 25.
“Forty years after the first Earth Day, we are galvanizing people across the globe around this milestone to take action for the environment and find solutions to climate change,” said Kathleen Rogers, President, Earth Day Network. “Together, we will issue the call to our elected leaders to take action that will equitably and effectively address climate change.”
Notable days of the nine-day event include the weekend of April 17-18 when the Mall comes alive with performing arts, live music, and environmental speakers. On April 22, Earth Day, members of the Congress and industry leaders will speak on the Mall. The Climate Rally, on April 25, concludes the anniversary celebration with performances from world-famous musicians and speeches from environmental stewards.