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EARTH DAY CONCERT April 22 Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is one of the country’s top environmental advocates, and his speech, “A Contract with Our Future,” urges us to consider the role good environmental policy plays in our economy. Considering the ongoing disaster at Japan’s nuclear reactors, it’s a safe bet Kennedy will have something to say about nuclear energy, too. So it’s quite a feat that the nonprofit Hill Country Conservancy brings Kennedy to Austin for its 2011 Earth Day Concert, taking place in the new ACL Live studio on April 22. In the past, HCC’s Earth Day concerts were strictly musical events, but when Kennedy became an option, the ante was upped. With Kennedy’s timely speech to kick off the event, HCC hopes to call attention to Central Texas’ own environmental future. “We are elated to bring talent of this caliber to Austin in celebration of our greatest natural resource, the planet,” said executive director, George Cofer. HCC was founded in 1999 to preserve large, strategic natural areas that conserve critical water features, preserve outdoor recreation opportunities, and help maintain the Hill Country’s unique quality of life. “Our philosophy is simple,” says Cofer. “Once Hill Country land is gone, it’s gone for good. When HCC preserves it, it’s here forever.” Tickets for the Earth Day Concert featuring Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers (bonus!) are available online now.

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