Apple’s Lisa Jackson appearing alongside the Pope and more for Earth Day Live

Tomorrow marks the 50th anniversary of the annual focus on environmental initiatives, this year adopting a digital format as Earth Day Live. One of the slogans represents the determination that the day should be no less impactful for the lack of in-person events: Distance not silence.

The digital event will include personal video messages from actors, musicians, politicians and other public figures – including Apple’s environment head Lisa Jackson and the Pope …

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There will be digital events spanning the full 24 hours.

Earth Day Network has been overwhelmed with the outpouring of video messages from the global community to show their commitment to the planet. This new slate of content joins the already illustrious programming and individuals who are supporting the event […] This unprecedented global event will be hosted by Ed Begley, Jr. and his daughter, Hayden Begley, a musician and actress.

The Earth Day Live lineup includes:

  • His Holiness Pope Francis
  • Steve Ballmer, USAFacts Founder and Former Microsoft CEO
  • Hayden Begley, Co-Host
  • Dave Beran, Michelin Star Chef
  • Aloe Blacc, Musician
  • Andrea Boccelli, Award-winning Singer and Songwriter
  • Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal, Governor of the State of Yucatán
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (TBC)
  • Michael Franti, Musician
  • Mrs. Maria Elena Freire, Head of Environmental Education, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Kathy Freston, Chef
  • Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director, General for Education, UNESCO
  • Mr. Bernardo Goytacaces, Secretary of Education of the State of Rio de Janeiro
  • Natalie Isaacs, Founder and CEO of 1 Million Women
  • Lisa Jackson, VP of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, Apple and Global Advisory Committee Member
  • Valerie Jarrett, Former Senior Advisor to U.S. President Barack Obama
  • Jack Johnson, Musician
  • Maya Lin, Architect and Global Advisory Committee Member
  • Josh Lucas, Actor
  • Edward Markey, Senator from Massachusetts
  • Ziggy Marley, Musician
  • Dave Matthews, Musician
  • Arizona Muse, Model
  • Jason Mraz, Musician
  • Nahko, Musician
  • Vanessa Nakate, Founder of Youth for Future Africa and the Rise Up Movement
  • Diana Nyad, Long Distance Swimmer
  • Ambassador Javier Paulinich, General Secretary of SELA, Latin American and Caribbean Economic System
  • Mr. Gabriel Quijandria, Vice Minister of Environment of Peru
  • Ingmar Rentzhog, Founder of ‘We Don’t Have Time’
  • Najib Saab, Secretary General, Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED)
  • Kaddu Kiwe Sebunya, President of African Wildlife Foundation and Global Advisory Committee Member
  • Cody Simpson, Actor
  • Ashok Sridharan, President of ICLEI—Local Governments for Sustainability and Mayor of Bonn
  • Yana Abu Taleb, Co-Director of EcoPeace Middle East
  • Minister Victor Manuel Toledo, Minister for the Environment of Mexico
  • Elizabeth Warren, Senator from Massachusetts
  • Roger Waters, Musician
  • Mayor Jorge Munoz Wells, Mayor of the City of Lima
  • Christine Todd Whitman, Former Governor of NJ and Global Advisory Committee Member
  • Jason Wrobel, Chef

Usually, Apple turns store logos green, and staff wear green t-shirts, but this year not many Apple Stores around the world will be open.

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