WOW, I am jumping up and down excited and had to share this with you! I just got an email from Guy Laliberte’s team- from space! Guy is currently with the cosmonauts at the International Space Station.
I hope you listened to my interview with Guy Laliberte, founder of Cirque du Soleil and OneDrop.org. I was one of my best interview ever. If not- check it out!
Anyway, I’ve been invited to submit three questions to Guy WHILE HE’S IN SPACE! He’ll answer the questions and we’ll post the mp3 file here for you to listen to his answers. I’m so very excited at this opportunity not only because Guy is such an amazing man, but because of the reason behind his mission to the International Space Station. He is doing this to increase awareness of OneDrop.org, his foundation whose mission is Water for all, all for water.
If you have questions, please submit them here and if I receive them in time, I’ll include them in our submission to him.
Also, tomorrow we’re invited to join OneDrop for a world premiere…
PLEASE join us tomorrow for this incredible event at 8PM ET- on-line at OneDrop.org. Please join us and pass this on!
Guest post from OneDrop.org:
World Celebrities Unite to Celebrate Water
From International Space Station (ISS), 14 cities, Al Gore, U2, David Suzuki, Shakira, Matthew McConaughey, Salma Hayek and many more top celebrities will be taking part in a world premiere artistic event on October 9th to raise awareness about the issues facing our planet’s water.
Last week, circus entrepreneur Guy Laliberté undertook a groundbreaking, ground-leaving adventure of a lifetime. The Founder of Cirque du Soleil and the ONE DROP Foundation decided to become Canada’s first private explorer in space and the first to engage in a Poetic Social Mission in Space. During his 12-day stay aboard the International Space Station (ISS), Laliberté’s unique social/humanitarian mission will have one clear purpose: to raise humanity’s awareness of water-related issues.
Why unite to fight water crisis?
Nearly a billion human beings do not have access to safe drinking water.
More children die every year from drinking unclean water than in all of the world’s armed conflicts.
Fully half of the world’s wetlands have disappeared since 1900.
Collectively, the women of South Africa walk the equivalent of 16 trips to the moon and back each day just to collect water.
These are all facts and The Ugly Truth. Aren’t these reasons sufficient enough to take action? ONE DROP’s goal: to play a role in changing and influencing how safe water is shared and made accessible around the world. Laliberté’s mission in space is dedicated to making an impact on how water, our most precious resource, is protected and shared.
The timing has never been better to create awareness for water issues and we are asking for your help to create a global domino effect using your tribes, network and sheer belief that together we can build better world!
Together we can make a difference.
What is Moving Stars and Earth for Water event?
source: ONE DROP Youtube channel
On October 9 Laliberté intends to lead an artistic performance from orbit entitled Moving Stars and Earth for Water. The two-hour global show will link up with live performances and celebrity appearances from 14 cities worldwide. The whole endeavour will be streamed on ONE DROP’s website on October 9, 2009 at 8:00 p,m. EDT (GMT-4).
This once-in-a-lifetime artistic event will have at its core, a poetic tale to celebrate water written by Man Booker Prize award winner author Yann Martel (Life of Pi). The tale will be gradually revealed as the program takes us through 14 cities around the world such as NYC, Rio, Santa Monica, Mumbai, Tampa. It will bring together personalities such as Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, Dr. David Suzuki, Matthew McConaughey, Peter Gabriel, Salma Hayek, Shakira, Tatuya Ishii, U2, Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai and many others who will join their voices with Guy Laliberté and the ONE DROP Foundation to celebrate water.
VIDEO PROMO –
source: ONE DROP Youtube channel
Under the theme Moving Stars and Earth for Water, the Poetic Social Mission will raise awareness about the issues of water in the world today from a variety of perspectives. This live event will be presented around the world by a global community of artists representing all cultures and creative disciplines and wellknown personalities. Celebrated around the planet, the artists are singers, actors, filmmakers, photographers, dancers, acrobats, poets, etc. What they all have in common is a concern regarding access to water and a desire to illustrate this in their own distinctive way.
Here are some simple but effective ways you can help ONE DROP fight against water crisis:
Join our fan page
Join the event- just click on the link from the fan page
Follow us on Twitter
Also, add the onedrop avatar
Don’t miss our live broadcast event on OneDrop.org on October 9, 2009 at 8:00 p,m. EDT (GMT-4).
Can you see why I’m so excited! PLEASE support this event by watching it and sharing it with other. And if you’re on Twitter and check out @inspiremetoday, you’ll see I’m blue in support @ONEDROPdotorg Water for all, all for water. Add to your Twitter avatar too. Thank you!
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Does it feel surreal, almost like a religious experience to look down onto the earth and it’s vast oceans and see it complete in all it’s beauty and glory?
Meg, I had the same thought! GREAT question and I’ve already added it to the list. Thanks for submitting it and I hope you’ll join us tomorrow night live on-line.
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