It all began with the Amazon rainforest. Australian songwriter Luc Floreani read up on the terrible deforestation and its effects on native peoples, fauna and flora, and wrote the song
Breathe. The lyrics transcend the environmental aspects of global warming and climate change with video images of polar bears, turtles, bees and orang-utans. Singing the song itself is James King, who is going very green as an “eco-ambassador associated with Eco Schools, Keep Britain Tidy and now, Earth Hour.
The Earth Hour, in case you left your lights on last year, is a sustainability movement, every March 28th since 2007, in which 162 nations switch off their lights for one hour. I suppose, ideally, we should all stop our cars for one hour or cut all power as well, but that might be too much to ask! Besides, the act you make is personal and symbolic. Nobody needs to count how much energy is saved. The point is that James’ singing and Luc’s lyrics embrace a great philosophy for young and old.
The lives we live must be thoroughly sustainable, eventually neither using fossil fuels nor feeding on species that must be cut down or killed, when they are losing population.
The Earth Times news on sustainability illustrates how all of these animals and plants need to be conserved and how wrong we have been in greedily eating up world resources. When we can achieve a sustainable human existence everywhere, renewable energy must be capable and efficient in providing power, with those animals and plants that provide for us being sustained in viable numbers.
For release on March 30th, it is a moving adaptation of the song, hoping to provoke us into adopting change itself as a motivation, the air we breathe being like an endangered species itself. The lad himself is from Yorkshire, in England, and has toured in Europe, including Russia and Australia. His emphasis is on his music as a source of educational interest, as will be seen on his forthcoming EP.
We laud the song and its message, nicely on time for Earth Hour. Hopefully, everybody can join the movement in some way, even if the lights are all that are lost. The future is down to us. Let’s all take part in doing something about ensuring that future.