The second edition of the Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum will feature, internationally acclaimed operatic soprano and founder of the One Earth. One Voice. Campaign, Shyla Nelson.
One Earth. One Voice. is an international campaign in over 75 countries raising environmental awareness through the power of song, social media, and mobile technology. The campaign has reached over 400 million people globally and has been endorsed/supported by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Chief Oren Lyons, the late Pete Seeger, Sir Richard Branson, US Senator Bernie Sanders, and environmentalist Bill McKibben.
“It’s a grassroots movement which touched hearts around the world,” says Nelson. “When we started in 2009, we had no idea it would reach so many people. But the simple idea of singing for Earth’s healing seems to have a universal appeal. It gives people an action to take – something to do to begin to respond to our planetary crisis. We are thrilled to be joining forces with the Horyou and SIGEF community, as their vision for a renewed, healed world is exactly what we’re singing for.”
Honoring past examples of the power of song changing the course of history, Nelson believes that song is a primary catalyst in healing humanity’s relationship with the Earth. The campaign kicked off 2015 with a special event on Earth Day, April 22nd and will follow with a visit to the UN Climate Talks in Paris later in the year.
“Horyou is pleased to have Shyla as one of our personalities utilizing their passion to connect-for-good, Yonathan Parienti, founder and CEO of Horyou mentions. Not only is Shyla a talented individual but she is also humane, using these qualities to change the world through music. We are delighted to have Shyla represent One Earth. One Voice by bringing her ‘Singing Revolution for the Planet’ to SIGEF 2015.”
About One Earth. One Voice. is an international campaign in over 75 countries worldwide raising environmental awareness through the power of song, social media, and mobile technology.www.oneearth-onevoice.org
The Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum (SIGEF) is an annual international event that gathers non-profit organizations, speakers, social entrepreneurs and the general public for three days of dialogue and interaction. It features plenary sessions, cultural events and networking opportunities, as well as NGO and project showcases.
SIGEF is a forum organized by Horyou and the Horyou Foundation. For more information visit www.sigef2015.com.