The alarming effects of the climate crisis and other environmental disasters — from devastating heat waves, wildfires, sea-level rise, hurricanes, and floods to plastic inundation, pollution, and resource depletion — are presenting ever-increasing challenges. Rising global temperatures pose such wide-ranging existential threats to humanity that, by the end of this century, some parts of the world could disappear altogether.
We cannot rely on government. We, the people, must insist on and spark a global crisis of conscience. For too long, at our own collective peril, we’ve tuned out Mother Earth’s Call and ignored her cries for help.
Not any more!
Earth’s Call, a new charitable foundation, is now “Answering That Call” by celebrating its official launch weekend; a three-day festival of music and high-level, solution-based talks in Aspen, Colorado. World-renowned scientists, passionate environmentalists, youth activists, and influential celebrities will unite to advance Earth’s Call’s mission: To find and fund innovative solutions to the climate crisis, accelerate a youth groundswell, and drive a global movement to transform the world. Earth’s Call will attack the source of the problem, not just band-aid the symptoms.
Rapidly rising global temperatures call for rapid solutions. Earth’s Call is an accelerator created to deploy funds with immediacy to demonstrable solutions to the most complex and immediate threat ever know to mankind, the climate crisis.
Most notably, Earth’s Call aims to catalyze and mobilize young people around the globe and turn them into instruments of transformation. Importantly, Earth’s Call will host a platform for the voices of these young people, who will be able to tell and share both their stories and insights with a worldwide audience. Our website, launching today, will be that platform, and will embolden the world’s youth to immediate action, giving them the ability, passion and confidence to Answer Earth’s Call.
Earth’s Call will also stress the importance of moving the needle forward. “Young people must not feel that these problems are too great for them to make any discernible impact, nor that they are too powerless,” says Spike Buckley, Earth’s Call Co-Founder. “On the contrary, Earth’s Call wants to emphasize how even one small contributing factor in each household makes a difference, and how young people can lead by becoming environmental change-makers right in their homes, schools and communities.”
The Earth’s Call celebration weekend will comprise an innovation lab, Composing the Future; a full day of high-level talks on climate and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) called Harmonizing the Future; and a concert featuring Grammy Award-winning artists such as Colbie Caillat, Anthony Hamilton, Mickey Hart, Patti LaBelle, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo (the concert can be viewed on our website Saturday night, May 18th, at 7 pm MT, from Aspen).
Most importantly, Earth’s Call wants to sound the call so that citizens around the world will become First Responders, take action in their own communities, and help answer Earth’s Call. We can, We must. Because we don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.