YouTube megastars FouseyTUBE and Matthew Santoro are teaming up to save the Earth! I know that sounds a tiny bit dramatic but bear with me because I AM NOT LYING! The Global Poverty Project and Earth Day Network have recruited a roster of big names hosts inlcuding UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, U.S. Senator Chris Coons, will.i.am, Soledad O’Brien, Chris Martin, Freida Pinto to host Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day, a massive awareness raising event that will stream live thanks to YouTube. Fans can also expect live streamed performances from No Doubt, Usher, Fall Out Boy, Mary J. Blige, Train, My Morning Jacket. Santoro and FouseyTUBE will host the event on behalf of YouTube.
Santoro and Fousey, whose real name is Yousef Erakat, will be making live appearances on stage during the event as well as hosting a special YouTube pre and post show for viewers at home. Both creators are pumped to be participating in a global scale event in honor of Earth Day.
In a statement announcing the collaboration Erakat, who is best known for prank videos and comedic vlogs, said “It’s important to me to share the Global Citizen message with my YouTube fans and together with them fight to end extreme poverty and mobilize real environmental change. I’m looking forward to the incredible line-up and will be there live to bring all the excitement and inspiration to YouTube.”
Matthew Santoro was equally enthusiastic about the prospect, saying “I’m honored to take part in the Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day event. On my channel, I share amazing facts with my audience around the world and with this event, it is no different. Fact: together we can end extreme poverty and solve climate change. I’m looking forward to bringing this important event to the YouTube community!”
The live stream is set for April 18th on the Global Citizen YouTube channel starting at 11:45 am EST and and running non-stop until 7:30 pm. After it’s over the entire event will be available on the Global Citizen channel for 72 hours, giving latecomers a chance to catch up before Earth Day on April 22nd.
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