Esteemed naturalist and biologist E.O. Wilson and co-founder of the Half-Earth Project appeared at the 2021 Global Live Concert at Central Park, NY as the guest of legendary singer-songwriter Paul Simon.
Simon, who is also a Member of the Board of Directors of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, also performed at the Global Live Concert, a 24-hour live event broadcast across six continents, features activists and internationally recognized musicians in a global event to unite the world, defend the planet and defeat poverty.
E.O. Wilson at the Global Citizen Live event in New York, NY.
“When I first heard Ed Wilson speak, he said something that really struck me. He said we have the ability to make this world a paradise. And I believe and he believes, we still have that potential. We know it’s going to be hard work but that’s where we are headed,” shared Paul Simon.
Before Wilson’s appearance, the Half-Earth Project was featured in a short film featuring Paula Ehrlich, President and CEO of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation and Co-founder of the Half-Earth Project.
E.O. Wilson, Paula Ehrlich at the Global Citizen Live event in New York, NY.
“The appearance of Half-Earth Project at Global Citizen Live which has performances from a huge lineup of the world’s biggest artists, including Billie Eilish, Meek Mill, Jennifer Lopez, Lorde, and of course, Paul Simon, help us to reach new audiences with a hopeful message and solution to ending the extinction threat,” said Ehrlich.
Other notable appearances at the event included Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan Markell, Duchess of Sussex, Alok Sharma, President of COP 26, and Padma Lakshmi.
E.O. Wilson will appear next at Half-Earth Day 2021, a day of talks, sessions, and plenaries, where he will deliver a new lecture, Ecosystems & the Harmony of Nature, and join Sir David Attenborough and Sir Tim Smit of the Eden Project in conversation on October 22nd. To learn more and register go to https://half-earthday2021.brandlive.com/half-earth
Images courtesy of Global Citizen Live, E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, Getty.