Earth Day 50 – Time to Wake Up
It is Spring and the world is waking up. Take a walk and listen to the birds sing in the trees and witness the radiant flowers as they come into bloom. These are all hopeful signs amidst the waiting and worry that comes with an unprecedented worldwide pandemic that has stopped the usual hustle and bustle in its tracks.
For the 50th anniversary of Earth Day tomorrow we wanted to release this music video. Back in 1970, an oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara created a worldwide environment movement that continues today. The question we ask is WHY have we not progressed with the environmental cause as quickly as the women’s and civil rights movement which began at the same time?
This call to action song is written and performed by Green Heroes’ composer, Chris Birkett. The video was directed, shot and edited by Joan Prowse, co-creator of the TV series Green Heroes. Appearing in the video is Tristan Avakian on Electric Ud, Natalie Wong on Violin, Jeremy Edwardes on Harmonica and Shari Tallon on keys. For the song itself all instruments were played by Chris Birkett except for the Harmonica. Video was shot on location in Montreal and the Gatineau Mountains in Quebec and in downtown Toronto.
As an anniversary gift to Mother Earth, let’s do what we can to catch the wave of people who are waking up during this global lockdown with thoughts and ideas about changing the way we live to put people and the planet first.
Please share widely and remember there’s never a better time to “wake up and know the truth, this world was made for all”.