- Location: 90494
- Marching Since: September 13, 2005
We’d like to use this opportunity to raise awareness for issues related to global warming. We all take advantage of the great natural resources the earth gives us and we have no desire to see its shores and communities flooded. Join us in the virtual march to Washington and help raise awareness about this critical issue. Get involved and take an active interest by signing up, telling a friend and getting educated! One person working diligently alone can do wonders, but many people working harmoniously together can accomplish worlds. Thank you.
- Location: 04101
- Marching Since: October 16, 2006
Things we once considered “alternative” are now viable options we each can make. The power of consumers “voting with dollars” cannot be underestimated. Making the smallest adjustments in our buying patterns could have huge cumulative effects–even if it’s something as small as buying a non-petroleum based lip balm. For Guster, we’ve started by filling our tour bus with biodiesel, offsetting each show with renewable energy, and requesting organic food and recycling backstage. We know that this is just the beginning of what we can do to lessen our impact and are trying to increase our efforts each time we tour, while recognizing it’s not an “all or nothing” proposition. In a 2006 MTV/CBS News Poll of 13-24 year olds, they cited the environment as the most important problem their generation will have to deal with. 81% of young people in the same poll said that steps need to be taken right away to stop Global Warming. We’re marching because we are aware of our unique relationship with our fans, and hope to turn them on to ways they can make a difference. Through the environmental non profit, REVERB (founded by Guster guitarist Adam Gardner and his wife Lauren Sullivan), we’re continuing to not only green our tours but also educate and activate our fans to join us in the fight against Global Warming. Guster and Reverb launched the first annual “Campus Consciousness Tour” in spring 2006 — a national tour of colleges and universities combining music, environmental awareness, and community service. Bringing together local and national non-profits, campus organizations, students, administrators and green business leaders in a fun, interactive atmosphere, this tour’s aim is to educate and energize young people to better their personal, community, and global health.
Jon Bon Jovi
- Location: NY – 10012
- Marching Since: August 21, 2006
I’m like anyone else. As the father of four young children, the more I learned about the issue of Global Warming, the more I educated myself, the more I was driven to make whatever difference I could. At home, the family SUV was traded in for a Hybrid. At work, Bon Jovi are addressing how we can tour in the future and leave a smaller carbon footprint behind. On tour this summer, educational materials will be a part of the concert experience. And we’re making a donation of monies into offset programs (including Native Energy) to help compensate for the carbon footprint our tour left behind. This is not a political issue, it doesn’t matter what side of the aisle you’re on. This is a moral issue. Each of us are obligated to do what we can to be part of the solution. And it’s easy. Shut the lights off when you leave the room; lower the air conditioning; buy energy efficient appliances; make your next car a hybrid. Every little bit helps.
- Location: CA – 90046
- Marching Since: December 12, 2006
We live on a beautiful planet, but the state of its health will be the deciding factor in our own health and longevity. We seem to forget that the earth is a living organism and that when it dies, we die. As we watch our climate change radically, it is imperative that we change the way we treat our planet.
- Location: ON –
- Marching Since: February 5, 2007
We’ve had a great time greening our tour; from using biodiesel in our trucks and buses to making sure there’s recycling backstage, as well as more re-useable cups, plates and cutlery. But the most rewarding part of this whole thing has been the response from our fans. During our fall tour, our American fans offset over 1,000,000 miles of driving through carbon offsets, via our Barenaked Planet stickers. We’re continuing our travels across Canada this winter, and we’ll see if we Canucks are as green as we say we are! We’re excited to be adding our voices to the Stop Global Warming Virtual March and invite you join too!