Earth Day. Yes, it's baaaack! Earth Day 2010 is nearly here and the plans have begun to roll out. From Global Water Challenge and its sponsors they are promoting a 6km run/walk during Earth Week. Why 6km? It is the average distance women and children in rural parts of the globe walk for their daily water needs.
Musicians Melissa Etheridge and Rob Thomas among other Grammy winners have joined in and signed up to provide musical entertainment at the end of the Run/Walks for Water along with water education villages.
"I am thrilled to be participating in this important event to bring clean, safe drinking water to the women and children around the world walking 6km every day to sustain their families," said Rob Thomas.
The Dow Live Earth Run For Water events will take place in nearly 100 cities across 50 countries around the world on April 18, 2010, to raise awareness and funds to help solve the global water crisis.
"I'm a long-time environmental advocate and believe strongly that it is our duty as a society and as individuals to preserve our planet and its resources," said Melissa Etheridge. "I want to lend my name and time to this event because the global water crisis is an environmental issue that affects nearly one billion people on the planet and through this event we can raise awareness and money to help address it."
At the Long Beach Grand Prix this year, there is a one-day event, April 16th, 2010, bringing together car racing professionals from around the country and world to discuss the viability of Green Car Racing. Focus of the conference, called Selling Green - Making Money, the future of racing, is on making money through green performance technologies, "Hear leading business and technical experts explain the profit potential in developing green performance technologies and the booming future for green racing and high performance products." Read More HERE>>
Lord Drayson – UK Minister of Science and ALMS race driver
David Brabham, 2009 American LeMans Series Champion
Scott Atherton, CEO American LeMans Series
Les McTaggart, Senior Technical Director – Izod IndyCar Series
Peter Digby, Managing Director - Xtrac
Jamie Allison, Director, Ford North America Motorsports
Robert Davis, Senior VP Quality, Research and Development, Mazda North America
Mike Stewart, Leader, Motorsports Engineering Group, Honeywell Turbo Technologies,
Steve Pruitt, Owner, Corsa Motorsports Ginetta-Zytek hybrid ALMS racer
Eric Cahill, Senior Director, Progressive Automotive X Prize
Forrest Patterson, Technical Director, Michelin Green-X Challenge
Robin Brundle, Managing Director, Lola Cars
Don Taylor, Eclipse Management
Mike Cooperman, Senior Director of Marketing, J.D. Power Web Intelligence