Music as a Vector for Environmental Awareness
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Project at a glance
Dates and Place01 October 2009, Geneva, Switzerland
Centre International de ConfĂ©rences
Music for a Green Planet
Under the patronage of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and with the support of the Swiss National Commission for UNESCO, the Melody for Dialogue among Civilizations Association (www.melodydialogue.org) will organize on 1 October 2009 in Geneva an innovative cultural programme Music for a Green Planet, which will consist of two parts. An International Forum with prominent speakers will explore the interrelationship between music, environment and sustainable development, which will be followed by an innovative multicultural concert produced in the prestigious Victoria Hall.
The Forum, to be held at the Geneva International Conference Center, will seek to assess the potential of music and musical dialogue for raising awareness on environmental issues, such as water, oceans, forests, energy and climate change. Over centuries and across societies, music has served in an environmental context as a tool for environmental education and activism, a promoter of ethics and environmental justice and conservation as well as a frame of reference in community eco-debates. The Forum discussions. are designed as a multidisciplinary platform for musicians, composers, scholars, policymakers, media professionals, environmentalists and the general public to reflect on the critical and creative role music, musical works and artists can play in enhancing environmental awareness, promoting social change and planting seeds for concrete actions.
Donations can be announced on the occasion of the Geneva concert.
Posted: 2009-8-16 Updated: 2009-10-27