Music Video: Love Song to the Earth

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 15, 2015 15
U.N messenger of peace Jane Goodall makes an appearance at the end of a new music video meant to inspire international action on rapid climate change. ©From the video “Love Song to the Earth,” produced by Jerry Cope and Toby Gad

U.N messenger of peace Jane Goodall makes an appearance at the end of a new music video meant to inspire international action on rapid climate change. ©From the video “Love Song to the Earth,” produced by Jerry Cope and Toby Gad

There are reams of scientific studies on the rapid climate change we are now experiencing, all showing us why we need to act now if we want to avoid environmental disaster. Yet, it seems, we still fail to see the urgency. That’s when the artists of the world can step in and try to move us in ways that research-based facts don’t.

In the video below, a “Love Song to the Earth” contains a positive message about how precious our only planet is. Written by Natasha Bedingfield, Toby Gad, Sean Paul and John Shanks—and produced by Jerry Cope and Toby Gad—it features vocal performances by Jon Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Sheryl Crow and Fergie, among others.

Sometimes it is the artists of the world who speak to us in ways that can move us most. ©From the video “Love Song to the Earth,” produced by Jerry Cope and Toby Gad

Sometimes it is the artists of the world who speak to us in ways that can move us most. ©From the video “Love Song to the Earth,” produced by Jerry Cope and Toby Gad

Songwriter Natasha Bedingfield says that she and her fellow lyricists wanted to write a song about how loving something makes you want to look after it. While many people, she says, are turning a blind eye to what’s going on environmentally, the song is a reminder that having ownership of our world means taking care of it. She hopes the song will help people feel empowered to do something about rapid climate change rather than be paralyzed by fear.

Every time the song is purchased, streamed or shared, the royalties go directly towards the efforts of Friends of the Earth to keep fossil fuels in the ground and lower carbon emissions, and to the work of the United Nations Foundation to inspire international action on climate change.

So share it and sing it. It’s a catchy tune. Let’s hope its message catches on.

Here’s to finding your true places and natural habitats,

Candy

 

 

15 Comments »

  1. Joanne West April 16, 2016 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    beautiful!

  2. Latha Anantha January 19, 2016 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    Nice video. But then it should have tried to capture the diversity of life and people from different parts of the planet… especially those regions where the pressure on land is high and where the population related pressures is also adding to climate change issues.

  3. Dan Meldrum, M.Sc., P.Geo. January 9, 2016 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    Thanks Candice – nice video. Jim Jensen … further to your comment – I listened to a question posed to the Dalai Lama he was asked “what is the answer to the environmental problems we face?” he responded “very simple – we get the people living in the West to accept the standard of living of people in the East” then he laughed.

  4. Rod Braby January 8, 2016 at 10:26 am - Reply

    Thanks for the post Candice, even given Jim Jensen’s comment in our present predicament we need all the help we can get! I like the simple message it shares regardless of the green wash (hypocrisy).

  5. Waterfront Consultants January 8, 2016 at 10:25 am - Reply

    Perhaps they could sing this before a back drop of land they have individually been responsible for rehabilitating. Then their message would be a bit more genuine.

  6. Jim Etzel January 6, 2016 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    It is another reminder of what is happening, but what are we going to do about it? Are people going to change or just let it happen and then try and react to the out come? We know how to treat our soils properly but we don’t because of money! We know how to compost human nutrients but people do not want to deal with it so we pollute the waters. Everything has a motor on it now a days! Have we forgotten how to work, exercise and live in a simple manner. These singers are some big consumers but they are also the voice of change. People need reminders that a different world is on the horizon and we either need to change or deal with the fact that the lifestyles of today will not exist in the future. It will be different. Thanks for passing this song along.

  7. Everlyne Ayiera January 6, 2016 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    I love the song. It should be our responsibility to keep it safe.

  8. SANGITO VARISANI Sumari January 6, 2016 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    Very good song about our Mother Earth.

  9. ABHIJIT GHOSE January 6, 2016 at 6:34 am - Reply

    Music is a powerful tool to carry the message of love to the Mother Earth and it reminds the entire humanity to keep our planet safe as we have not merely borrowed it from our ancestors but owe it to our children. I like this music very much!

  10. Roberto Pasaribu January 5, 2016 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    Very beautiful song that gives knowledge about the earth.

  11. Bruce McLennan January 5, 2016 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    I like it. Sounds good; music with a very important message.

  12. Jim Jensen January 5, 2016 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    I appreciate the emotion behind it and music is an international language that speaks to us all. But isn’t it just a tad ironic that a small group of some of the largest consumers on the planet get together to tell all of the rest of us to “keep it safe”? Just sayin.

  13. Greg Reub January 5, 2016 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    We need more songs, poems and media coverage like this.

  14. Bruce Baker January 4, 2016 at 9:06 am - Reply

    May not make the charts but has a clear, simple and meaningful message.

  15. Dr.Ratikanta Maiti January 3, 2016 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    This is enlightening and a great music of the day to save the treasures of nature.

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