Despite his busy schedule, Huang gave Voice K an image of a low-carbon concert.
“This concert is very special, because we don’t use electricity. Instead, we incorporated alternate energy sources such as solar energy, batteries, and back-up energy.”
At 8:30 the concert begins, and all energy consuming devices will be unplugged. This is an opportunity to gather as a community towards a common goal: to protect the earth.
“I want to promote the idea that normal people can become the protectors of the earth. We can achieve great things when united,” says Huang. “With these motives, I hope for a green earth which our current advancements of our generation won’t harm the next. Earth Hour - it’s a great time to create awareness and to develop energy saving habits.”
It was special indeed. When the concert kicked off, the audience held up their tiny LED lights and swayed to the music. “You see these lights? They look like regular ones, but they’re all LED lights! There’s enough energy stored inside to keep them shining from ten days to a month. I think this is the path we should take to make eco-friendly energy the new big thing,”Huang said, as he pointed at our hand-held lights.
It turns out that Nixon Chen is the one that created these mini lights. He is the CEO of the SmartRay Industry, a premium brand of LED lighting. He decided to contribute his energy-efficient lights to illuminate the stage, and to promote “green” energy.
“I’ve always loved music, so I gladly participated in this event. Lighting plays an important role in any concert, but natural light and solar-powered lights makes it even better! For this event, our company thought of something new,” Chen says. “We wanted the light to project to the audience, but we also wanted the lights from the audience to expand to every corner of the concert. Big lights weren’t necessary. We used small lights to light up the concert in a new way, to give it a magical feel.”
Wishes for a green earth were reflected through various performances. Many talented singers got the audience humming along, through traditional song as well as ballad songs. It was a lovely way to express love towards the earth. Michelle Kang, one of the performers, told us more about the concert.
“Even though I performed many times before, I really enjoyed this one because it has a unique blend of traditional and modern instruments. For example, I play a traditional Chinese instrument called Gu Zheng, but I collaborated with the drums and the bass guitar to perform a song. It definitely gives a different feel to the performance and it sounds really cool. I hoped everyone liked the concert, and let’s work as one to protect the environment!”
The concert was a beautiful way to celebrate Earth Hour. It started with a light, and through light there was life. With life, there was music, and through music, there was love. Love for our earth, and our environment. The chanting of the audience still rings today. They say, as we should say: