Friday, March 16, 2007

Rock and Roll Goes Green

Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, and Dave Mathews are leaders when it comes to rocking out green by traveling on tour buses fueled by biodiesel.

Now with the help of a new company called Reverb based out of Portland Maine, rockers of all noteriety can "green" all aspects of their tours from recycling used and broken strings from the stage, eating organic food from biodegradable plates, to purchasing renewable energy credits to offset electricity consumed buy the tour. Reverb is working using its "greening coordinators" to green tours of artists like Alanis Morissette, Sheryl Crow and the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Barenaked Ladies.

In such a massive energy producing world of a rock and roll, do these measures really make a difference or are they just PR stunts to help alleviate the conscience of these noble muscians? Let's face it, music lovers are a passionate following, and if these musicians can help spread the green word through example, perhaps rock-n-roll really can change the world! Check out the New York Times article here for more information.

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