Here are a few highlights from the day.
- Internet streaming record: 10 million viewed the concert via Internet streams, which surpassed the previous record held by 2005's Live 8 global concerts to fight poverty.
- Largest crowd: The largest event of the series was in Rio de Janeiro where 400,000 attended free of charge.
- Concerts on every continent: Nunatak, a previously unheard of band of research scientists in Antarctica, beamed their performance abroad making Live Earth the only concert event to be held on all seven continents.
- Walking the walk: Live Earth committed to minimizing its ecological footprint at every stage. Measures included sourcing electricity from green sources, implementing a comprehensive recycling program for concert waste, and purchasing offsets for other carbon impacts.
After successfully raising awareness about the global warming problem, organizers must now face the more difficult task of translating awareness into action.