Ellie Goulding celebrated Earth Day with a visit to Vice President Kamala Harris’s Washington D.C. residence for a special performance. She did this to commemorate the historic climate change initiatives put forth by the Biden-Harris administration up until now. According to a release, she was accompanied by Judy Hatcher, the Executive Director of Biodiversity Funders Group, Erik Stegman, the CEO of Native Americans in Philanthropy and University of Michigan student Stephanie Rosas, among others. Goulding played her hits for the VIP audience to amplify the Earth Day mission of educating and activating the environmental movement. She played ‘Love Me Like You Do’, ‘Burn’ and ‘Lights’.
“It was a tremendous honour to perform for Vice President Harris and fellow environmentalists for Earth Day,” Goulding said. “VP Harris is a longtime courageous and committed leader on climate action. In particular I represent my young fans all around the world desperate for leaders to act decisively for their future.”
Goulding also invited fans for a beach clean-up in Santa Monica, CA. Her interest in environmental issues dates back to 2017 when she got recognition for her activism through the UN’s New Voices Award. She also received the TIME100 Impact Award in 2022, and was named the ambassador for the World Wildlife Fund.
She also received the UN Association Humanitarian of the Year award subsequently. She travelled to Egypt with the UN Environment Programme and the Ocean Agency to give a keynote at the COP27 fathering as part of the summit’s designated Biodiversity and Ocean Day.
– Riya Sohini