Friday, December 11 | 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM CST (3:30 – 5:00 PM EST)
Duration: 90 min
CelebrationEarth! Short Description: Hosted by World Wildlife Fund for Nature and FaithInvest, CelebrationEarth! is an inclusive event that will recognize the special contribution religious groups, artists and local environmental organizations bring to the protection of nature. Through poetry, giant puppets, storytelling, music and international programmes of practical commitments, the event will highlight the new relationship humans are forming with the rest of life on earth.
A series of short films and discussion-pieces launching a bold new vision for positive environmental engagement. Bringing together groups from many faiths; Christian, Muslim, Hindu and more, with artists and conservationists to forge a message of hope that has long been missing from the public debate.
Laudato Si Announcement Segment Short Description: EarthxTV is proud to announce EarthX’s partnership with Off The Fence on production of a feature documentary to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Pope Francis’s “Laudato Si.” In it, the pope critiques consumerism and irresponsible development, laments environmental degradation and global warming, and calls all people of the world to take “swift and unified global action. The film is a breathtaking wake up call and humbling reminder of our responsibility as a society to come together in solidarity for the greater good of one another and preservation of our planet.
Producer(s): Off The Fence
Host(s): Carter Roberts, CEO of WWF
Martin Palmer, CEO of FaithInvest
Tanya Steele, CEO of WWF UK and a Trustee of Reprieve
Nana Francois, Director of Membership at FaithInvest
Husna Ahmed, CEO of Global One 2015 & Secretary General of the World Muslim Leadership Forum
Miranda Krestovnikoff, President of RSPB
Chantal Elkin, Head of the Values and Beliefs Programme at WWF
Sangita Lakhanpal, Founder of Rewa Ananda
Gordon McLellan, Shaman, storyteller, artist and writer.
Books include Talking to the Earth, Sacred Animals and Celebrating Nature (all with Capall Bann), StarMatter and the Piatkus Guide to Shamanism.
Pope Francis is calling for deep transformation of our hearts through an ecological conversion. It’s all part of a massive awareness-raising campaign to help shift public opinion around the globe toward more ambitious and forward-thinking climate policies. Designed to make a sustainable long-term impact that’s inspired by a touch of the divine.