Earth Day Network announced that Sting, John Legend, The Roots, Bob Weir, Patrick Stump, Mavis Staples, Passion Pit, Q-Tip, Booker T and other artists will perform at The Climate Rally on The National Mall in Washington, DC on Sunday, April 25. Other environmental stewards and notable figures attending include Reverend Jesse Jackson, film director, James Cameron, Olympic gold medalist, Billy Demong, producer, Trudie Styler and author, Margaret Atwood.
In honor of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, these influential musicians along with political, environmental, religious and civil-rights leaders will join with a massive audience of concerned citizens to call on Congress to pass an effective and equitable climate and clean energy bill in 2010.
The day of speeches, live music and eco-village exhibits on The National Mall caps off nine days of service projects, advocacy events, performance arts and exhibits organized by Earth Day Network from April 17to 25.
“Forty years after the first Earth Day, we are joined by some of today’s most influential artists and thought-leaders around the world with a clear agenda for Earth Day’s 40thAnniversary,” said Kathleen Rogers, President, Earth Day. “Together, we will issue the call to our elected leaders that now is the time to create ambitious legislation for climate change and a green economy.”
The National Mall has been an American epicenter for change, as it was on the first Earth Day in 1970. Forty years ago, the National Mall served as a focal point for the first Earth Day and a 20 million citizens strong, country-wide, unified demand to protect and clean up the environment. This year, the U.S. flagship Earth Day events on the National Mall will once again act as a rallying point for the nation.
For additional information on The Climate Rally and a daily break-down of events, visit

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