Annie Lennox – Artist with a message
One of the finest and most outstanding musical voices of our time, singer, songwriter, campaigner and activist, Annie Lennox is celebrated as an innovator, an icon, and a symbol of enduring excellence. She´s also a great celebrity speaker who has something to say. Annie’s music career is peerless with over 80 million record sales to date and winning countless awards, while her tireless charity work is widely praised receiving prestigious awards and honours.
Annie Lennox’s Speech at German Sustainability Award.
“Our honorary awardees are icons of social and environmental commitment,” says Stefan Schulze-Hausmann, founder of the award. “They promote the idea of sustainability by reaching out to people’s hearts. Among them, Annie Lennox plays an extraordinary role; her commitment and passion are simply unique.”
You can read Annie’s acceptance speech now below.
I HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT THE WORD ‘SUSTAINABILITY’, WHICH LIES AT THE CRUX OF EVERY SINGLE ASPECT OF LIFE AROUND THE PLANET. THE VERY EXISTENCE OF OUR HUMAN SPECIES IS TOTALLY DEPENDENT ON THE HEALTHY SUSTAINABILITY OF ALL THE OTHER FORMS OF LIFE.
EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED, SO WHEN ONE ANIMAL, PLANT OR INSECT SPECIES IS AFFECTED BY HUMAN PREDATION, EXPLOITATION OR POLLUTION, THERE IS A KNOCK ON EFFECT AND EVERYTHING ELSE IS IMPACTED.
EVERY SECOND OF OUR LIVES EACH ONE OF US IS TOTALLY DEPENDENT ON THE AIR WE BREATHE. WE CANNOT SURVIVE IF IT BECOMES POLLUTED …
CONNECT THIS TO THE RAINFORESTS AND JUNGLES … THE VERITABLE LUNGS OF THE WORLD … IF, OR WHEN THEY ARE ERASED, THE IMPACT OF DEFORESTATION WILL BE PERMANENT AND INCALCUABLE.
WE DEPEND ON THE EARTH, THE AIR, THE SUNSHINE AND RAIN TO HELP THE CROPS GROW, SO THAT WE CAN EAT AN ABUNDANCE OF HEALTHY FOOD, WHICH WE CONSUME IN VAST QUANTITIES FROM SUPERMARKETS, SUPPLYING US WITH EVERYTHING WE CAN POSSIBLY IMAGINE, FLOWN IN FROM OVERSEAS … WHILST IN PARTS OF IMPOVERISHED DEVELOPING COUNTRIES – PEOPLE ARE DYING FROM MALNUTRITION.
WE EXIST IN A WORLD OF EXTREME CONTRASTS BETWEEN ABUNDANCE AND ABJECT POVERTY
AND WHILE POLITICAL, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC SYSTEMS ARE DRIVEN BY DENIAL, AMBIVALENCE AND GREED , THE INHERITORS OF THIS INCONCIEVABLY DANGEROUS SITUATION ARE THE NEXT GENERATION OF YOUNG PEOPLE…
OUR CHILDREN AND GRAND CHILDREN.
IF WE FAIL TO CREATE MORE ETHICAL, EQUITABLE GLOBAL SYSTEMS AND METHODOLOGIES – THEN ‘SUSTAINABILITY’ WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE.
I KNOW THERE IS NOT ONE PERSON HERE WHO ISN’T AWARE OF THIS.
SO PLEASE FORGIVE ME IF I’M REPEATING THE ISSUES YOU ARE ALL SO PAINFULLY AWARE OF.
IT’S VERY HEARTENING TO BE IN A ROOM WITH PEOPLE WHO SHARE THE SAME CONCERNS AND WHO TAKE ACTION TO REVERSE THE NEGATIVE IMPACT OF HUMAN DESTRUCTION.
THAT IS WHY THE GERMAN SUSTAINABLITY PLATFORM IS OF SUCH VITAL IMPORTANCE.
LET’S KEEP OUR COMMITMENT GOING AND PUT HOPE OVER DESPAIR EVERY DAY.”
About the German Sustainability Award (Nachhaltigkeitspreis):
Europe’s largest award for ecological and social commitment honours outstanding achievements in sustainability – in categories as diverse as business, research, architecture and communities. With this award, the Stiftung Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitspreis e. V., together with the Federal Government and other partners, promotes courageous actors and ideas that set an example.
About Stefan Lohmann – International Artist Relations Management
Stefan Lohmann is a Talent Buyer & Booking Agent based in Hamburg. The service portfolio of his booking agency includes the creation of live entertainment concepts for events, artist booking for concert organizers and festivals and artist agency for events and corporate events.
As Live Entertainment Network he also represents market-leading production companies in the entertainment sector.
With Sustainable Event Solutions he also offers support for climate-neutral, sustainable events and tours.
„As artist relations management and talent buyer we work transparent and based on partnership as outsourced professional buyers on customer’s side to channel and simplify the procurement. As Live Entertainment Network we offer a unique combination of Stars, Speakers, Shows, Artists and custom made Live Entertainment.“
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