In an open letter to the public, European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, announced the European Green Deal as a new economic growth strategy aimed at a clean environment, new jobs and improvement of the quality of life for all Europeans. Von der Leyen also stressed the successful cooperation of the Delegation of the European Union with the EXIT Foundation in afforestation of Fruška Gora, which, as stated by Exit, will be just the first of the many.
Afforestation of Fruška gora 2019
“We are grateful to the President of the European Commission for publicly highlighting us in this historic letter, the letter that gives hope that climate change and environmental issues will begin to be addressed at the highest level. EXIT will support the Green Deal, as well as any other initiative on the protection of life on Earth, “said Dušan Kovačević, founder of EXIT on this occasion, adding:” We shall continue to support in what we are the strongest – through raising awareness in the local and global audiences on the extent to which our planet is endangered, as well as through our reputation and influence on the other world’s major festivals and music stars, who we invite to join this fight for the survival of life on Earth. We will also use direct communication with hundreds of millions of people around the world, to whom all festivals together can access much faster and easier than the traditional media.”
At the recent Amsterdam Dance Event, the world’s largest music conference attended by hundreds of thousands of participants from across the industry, EXIT unveiled a trial version of its new global environmental platform, LIFE STREAM. It is an innovative approach to live broadcasts of the world’s biggest stars, which showcases images of natural beauties from all over the Earth, as well as the environmental disasters that humanity creates. In addition to these sequences, scientific facts from relevant sources are presented, and to the millions of viewers around the world have been presented specific organizations and individuals who are struggling to protect the environment. The first organization to support LIFE STREAM in the Amsterdam broadcast was the famous Greenpeace, and the popular DJ tandem ARTBAT had the honour of being the first music stars to perform. During the live broadcast of their performance at the Faralda Crane Hotel in Amsterdam, the audience could see the data from leading scientific studies such as the “Catlin Arctic Survey”, as well as the statements by young heroes such as Boyan Slat or Greta Thunberg, who are, along with the activists of the Standing Rock tribe, also the first winners of the LIFE STREAM award.
And European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said in the letter that there was no difference between the views of young people and the elderly on this burning topic: “Across the Europe, young and old do not just demand more climate related actions: they are already changing their ways of life, “she said, adding that this is the wish of the vast majority: “Nine out of 10 European citizens demand decisive actions against climate changes. Our children are counting on us.”