kidEarth: Kids Around the World Sing to Save the EarthAugust 14th, 2009
Aitan Grossman, a 12-year-old Palo Alto, California boy, is taking global warming matters into his own hands. He has composed "100 Generations," an environmental song that he hopes will raise awareness about global warming. Aitan says, "I am not old enough to solve the problem. But I am old enough to convince others to try by having school children from every continent sing my “100 Generations” song with me." The global music project, which he calls kidEarth, has already caught on in Africa, North and South America, Asia and Europe.
Aitan began to grasp the seriousness of global warming after reading the children’s version of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth. He shared his song with schoolchildren around the world, and now many of them -- children from countries threatened by droughts, fires, rising sea levels, and melting glaciers -- have recorded the song and posted their recordings on the kidEarth website.
All kids around the world are invited to add their voices to the "100 Generations" chorus. All they need is music from the website, a digital video camera, and lyrics (either Aitan's lyrics in English, or lyrics sung in their own language about the aspects of the threatened natural world that they care about).
kidEarth kids hope the message will go viral so that all kids, who are about to inherit an earth vastly different from the one their parents and grandparents inherited, learn that they need to do whatever they can to help turn the world’s warming climate around.
- kidEarth has been featured on Al Gore's Alliance For Climate Protection's website and Aitan has been designated a Climate Hero by environmentalists.
- The notes, lyrics and instrumental tracks to"100 Generation's" chorus are on kidEarth's website (www.kidEarth.us).
- Watch Youtube videos of kids around the world singing at: http://www.youtube.com/groups_layout?name=kidEarth