SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, PLANET HOME, an organization dedicated to promoting actionable solutions to the planet’s greatest environmental issues, announced leading environmental scientist and sustainability expert Dr. Jonathan Foley, indigenous environmental activist and youth director of Earth Guardians Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, New York Times bestselling author Steven Kotler and musical artists LANY, The Mowgli’s and 24KGoldn will join its inaugural flagship event, PLANET HOME, taking place at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts September 13–15.
PLANET HOME is a first-of-its-kind three-day showcase full of live musical performances, immersive and interactive art installations, planetary changing discussions, and an unparalleled bespoke food & beverage program.
Collectively, the participation of world-renowned thought-leaders including Bill Nye the Science Guy, actor & environmental activist Adrian Grenier, XPrize Founder Peter Diamandis, Microsoft’s Chief Environmental Officer Lucas Joppa, musical artists Gallant and Nick Murphy (fka Chet Faker), actor and UN Ambassador Edward Norton, Astronaut Captain Scott Kelly and many more is designed to spotlight solutions on how to protect and improve the health of our planet and spark a shift in consumer behavior towards empathy, understanding and action.
“Our planet is transforming at a rapid rate and our time to define the world we will have for the next century and beyond is now,” said Dr. Jonathan Foley, environmental scientist and executive director of Project Drawdown, a global research organization that identifies, reviews, and analyzes the most viable solutions to climate change, and shares these findings with the world.
“We are incredibly excited to announce new additions to what is an already incredible roster of world-renowned thought leaders in their respective fields,” said Gabrielle Hull, co-founder and co-CEO of PLANET HOME. “We created PLANET HOME with the intent focus on what’s possible. By bringing environmentalists, technologists, change makers, economists and artists like Dr. Foley, Lucas Joppa and LANY aboard who align with our mission and vision, we hope to captivate audiences and show them that no matter your passions or interests, you can make a difference with the choices you make every single day.”
The three-day experiential event will feature two areas of engagement – PLANET HOME Village and PLANET HOME Visions – combining the best elements of a summit, concert, festival and marketplace. Together they will deliver an impactful and interactive experience for attendees and connect a new generation of consumers with global thought leaders, eco-forward organizations and innovative companies providing solutions on how we EAT, MAKE, MOVE and LIVE. Attendees will:
- Enjoy a super Sunday of musical performances by LANY, The Mowgli’s and 24KGoldn – adding to an already stellar lineup of artists on Friday and Saturday such as DJ Snoopadelic aka Snoop Dogg, Wyclef Jean, Gallant, Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker, Anna Clendening and more
- Dive deep into groundbreaking research and insights surrounding our ecosystem with Dr. Jonathan Foley
- “Geek out” with Bill Nye the Science Guy
- Gather a different perspective on our precious planet from astronauts Mike Massimino & Captain Scott Kelly
- Discover the art of the possible with New York Times bestselling author Steven Kotler
- Be inspired by lively and inspirational discussions about the environment by solution-driven leaders including actors Edward Norton and Adrian Grenier, and indigenous activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez
- Taste food from some of the world’s most accomplished and sustainable-focused chefs
- Take part in interactive experiences that use a design approach to tap into the highest form of human learning
PLANET HOME Village
Village provides a forum to engage, connect, discover and go home equipped to take action against the environmental crisis – knowing that we’re all in this fight together, and together we can effect change. Headlined by a diverse and renowned group of artists, the musical elements of the three-day event will be just one of the ways Village will foster a positive sense of community.
Village will feature hands-on, immersive and interactive exhibit experiences open to the public that connect consumers to real and potential scenarios related to all areas of the environmental crisis.
PLANET HOME Visions
PLANET HOME Visions is an invite-only summit for individuals and enterprises who want to take an active role in solving the planet’s issues. Visions offers attendees an opportunity to engage in business development, grow partner networks, showcase and build their brand, and exchange actionable business solutions with like-minded peers – all to shape the next generation of environmental future-focused leaders.
Visions will feature presentations from world-renowned thought-leaders or “solutionists” who will come together to share, discover, learn, solve, network and build business across 16 global sectors falling under four areas of Impact – EAT, MAKE, MOVE and LIVE – where humanity can solve global environmental challenges.
Visions will also feature an innovative food and beverage program led by culinary stars such as Michelin-starred Bryce Shuman (Betony), Nick Balla (formerly of Bar Tartine and Duna), Kristofor Lofgren (Bamboo Sushi) and Anthony Myiint (The Perennial Group, Mission Chinese).
“Village and Visions are simply one-of-a-kind environments. Village is about total immersion of the mind and senses where music, perspective-altering experiences and a shared sense of community will prompt positive consumer action,” said Antony Randall, co-founder and co-CEO of PLANET HOME. “Visions will allow industry leaders actively taking part in solving environmental issues to meet other forward-thinking leaders from across business sectors that have the potential to accelerate awareness and growth, but also offer a forum to share ideas with top policy makers, economists, and environmentalists shaping the world.”
PLANET HOME will take place at the Palace of Fine Arts at 3601 Lyon Street in San Francisco from September 13-15. Additional information about the event and purchasing tickets can be found on the official website: https://planethome.eco/.
About PLANET HOME
PLANET HOME showcases unique, creative and immersive experiences to accelerate mass adoption of solutions to how we EAT, MAKE, MOVE and LIVE to protect the health of our planet. Our events celebrate and inspire a new generation who act on behalf of a more prosperous and abundant “planet home.” Through conferences, festivals, media, and eco-forward products, PLANET HOME connects the new generation with solutions. We strive for a world where people live in equilibrium with the planet: where each person makes conscious decisions today to create a better tomorrow.