Thursday, 21 February 2013

Eric Wainaina and Suzanna Owiyo release singles for environment

The new UNEP Goodwill Ambassadors have released singles for various initiatives.

The acclaimed singers, Eric Wainaina and Suzanna Owiyo, will support a host of UNEP initiatives, including World Environment Day, UNEP's campaign to reduce food waste – known as Think.Eat.Save. Reduce Your Foodprint – and efforts to lower the demand for illegal wildlife products that is driving a spike in elephant and rhino poaching in East Africa.
Eric's track is titled Hello Moon, while Suzanna has written a song called Be Counted.

"There is no more powerful medium than music for reaching out to all levels of society, and I am honoured to be in a position to use my songs to spark wider environmental activism in East Africa," said Eric.

"This is an exciting time to get involved with UNEP as it looks forward to a stronger future at the heart of the environment," said Suzanna. "Musicians have a responsibility to inform and inspire, as well as entertain, and I intend to use my role as Goodwill Ambassador to bring home the need for environmental action to my fans."