Major concert jam beefs up environmental care

By Jennifer Catan-Tilos

DUMAGUETE CITY (PIA) —  A musical marathon for environmental awareness, Earth Day Jam is set to hit Dumaguete City  with over 20 artists are slated to perform on Aug. 20.

While world leaders prepare for a UN meeting to respond to climate change challenges in December, over 10,000 participant-jammers are expected to gather in this biggest music jam for Mother Earth.

Drum-beating ambassadors for Mother Earth lead by Earth Day Jam executive producer Lou Bonnevie include most popular favorite OPM group Parokya ni Edgar with the powerhouse, Rocksteddy, boys from Rivermaya, Brownman Revival and some popular local musical artists in Negros Oriental.  

On its 15th year anniversary, Earthday Jam Foundation will also give citations to several Negrenses environmental heroes and advocates with the “GAIA’ Earth awards.

The only female frontliner, artist producer rock icon and eco-artist Lou Bonnevie said the event now is in its 15th year and have been recognized as the longest running free environmental music tribute in the world.

Bonnevie added, “It is all because of this unique relentless campaign supported by concerned artists, government and private sector agencies that aims not only to educate about the state of planet earth, but to get everyone to do their share in the global fight to save this planet for our children’s future, the next generation.”

The activity will start with an exhibit booths open to the public at 1:00 p.m. with the concert starting at 5:00 p.m. up to a marathon of close to 10 hours of revelries.

Some invited speakers will also share valuable knowledge on critical environmental issues during the event.

With this, a trivia game and “green pledges sharing” with the audience and giving seedlings from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) as prizes. (mbcn/jct/PIA7-Negros Oriental/This article was first published at PIA website on Aug. 17, 2015)

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