On 7th July there will be ‘Live Earth’ concerts all around the globe to draw attention to climate change. The tickets are all sold and the perfomers are already chosen.

But at www.aliveearth.org an alternative concert is already underway- a concert which welcomes all visitors and performers. The online concert is the brainwave of UK-based Climate Outreach Information Network.

Alive Earth welcomes postings of all kinds of performances- big and small, amateur and professional, in the Hollywood Bowl and in the bedroom. It invites entries to be as angry, happy, whimsical, political, or bizarre as they like providing that they have something to say about climate change, accept the reality of the science and are not offensive.

On the 7th July, the day of the official Live Earth concerts, it will compile the most popular postings as an alternative concert.

George Marshall, the project director of COIN says: “We thought it would be fun to create a web based parallel concert called Alive Earth for everyone who is not a rock mega star but just has something they want to say. This is their venue. Because this concert will be on the web, there will be no executive jets, no cars, no floodlighting, no air conditioning, no paper, no plastic, no cans. Truly low carbon.”

Go for it George.