Artists of all genres collaborate to promote world peace

Talia Silverstein, Staff Writer

On Sept. 11, 2015, “Love Song to the Earth,” a song by several well-known artists, was released to help raise awareness about the growing issue of climate change.

The song’s release was well-timed to coincide with the upcoming Paris Climate Change Conference that is scheduled to take place in December.

The artists and producers hope that the song makes an impact on politicians and policy makers.

These musicians, including Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, Fergie, Natasha Bedingfield, Leona Lewis, Nicole Scherzinger, Christina Grimmie, Victoria Justice, and Q’Orianka Kilcher, are giving up royalties to donate all proceeds to Friends of the Earth U.S. and the U.N. Foundation.

The proceeds of the lyric video, that features the Rolling Stones/Allman Brothers Band member Lewis Black and the U.N peace messenger Jane Goodall, will also be donated to these foundations.

At the end of the video, Goodall says a few words about the importance of putting an end to climate change.

The message is powerful. Its worldly impact is in the hands of the fans and listeners working to spread it and its message.

It is available for download on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play.  The song expresses how fragile and small the Earth is within the huge universe it sits in.

Without keeping fossil fuels in the ground and lowering carbon emissions, we have very little chance of sustaining the Earth.  Fans of the song and its cause are encouraged to sign a petition lobbying for politicians to start taking action against climate change.

“I like how the song reminds me of what I used to listen to as a kid, and I think it’s helping spread an important message,” said senior Jenna Hecht.

The song starts out with an upbeat pop melody and continues into the catchy chorus: “This is a love song to the Earth, you’re no ordinary world, a diamond in the universe, heaven’s poetry to us, keep it safe ‘cause it’s our world, it’s our world.”

Despite its good intentions and powerful message, some people do not enjoy the song, and it seems that the artists and foundations did not receive the response and success they were hoping for.

“Though I appreciate the song’s message, I don’t think I would listen to it again or download it,” said senior Jessie Baer.

Although the song may not have reached its intended potential, its mission to raise awareness about climate change and keep the Earth clean is an important issue that needs our attention and help.

“Climate change is something really important we should all be thinking about.  The planet we live on is special, and we need to protect it and be careful with our actions so that the Earth can remain a beautiful place,” said senior Lexi Katz.