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‘Mosh 1’, Lynette Miranda vehicles, and Barenaked Planet, an onsite village of eco-friendly vendors. Each concert also began with a global warning awareness video. Reverb is now preparing to "green" its 100th tour in 2011, having worked with other Canadian artists including Avril Lavigne, Arcade Fire, and most recently Drake on his first-ever tour as a headliner. "I feel like as musicians a lot of the time we underestimate the power of our influence and our voice," Drake was quoted as saying during the tour. Other performers have also been recognized for their achievements. Some such as Bonnie Raitt, George Harrison, and Willie Nelson have been doing it long before it was fashionable. Bob Geldof and Bono were the poster activists of the 1980’s, while it was ladies who ruled the 1990’s, with Sarah McLachlan and Sheryl Crow leading the way. Bonnie Raitt co-founded Musicians United for Safe Energy as a response to the Three Mile

Island nuclear eruption in 1979, and performed five "No Nukes" concerts at Madison Square Garden along with fellow musicians. She continues touring today offsetting carbon emissions and using the highest grade of biodiesel fuel available. Willie Nelson actually created his own alternative fuel made primarily with soybeans, and his Farm Aid concerts celebrated 25 years of supporting family farmers in 2010. Dave Matthews Band created the BAMA Works Fund and the BAMA Green Project to merge arts and the environment. The Roots created Jam Session as a forum for social activism; Green Day joined forces with the National Resources Defense Council asking fans to demand clean energy and green jobs, and Jack Johnson co-founded Kokua Hawaii Foundation to support environmental education in schools. KT Tunstall works to neutralize her carbon production by planting trees in her home country of Scotland, and donating to renewable energy causes in Sri Lanka.

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