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Other ambassadors include Phish who started an outreach organization called Green Crew to help clean up their tours and educate fans how to travel using their recommended resources for organic food, ride-share programs, and ecofriendly lodging. Perry Farrell has greened his annual alternative Lollapalooza by adding Causapalooza, an environmental education lovein. He also joined forces with Doors drummer John Densmore and actor Josh Hartnett, to launch the Global Cool climate change campaign encouraging the reduction of carbon emissions. Don Henley founded Caddo Lake Institute to fund ecological research that protects the only natural lake in his home state of Texas, and Radiohead teamed up with Friends of the Earth on their most recent tour, while Sheryl Crow estimated the total carbon reductions on her last tour were equivalent to nearly 100 homes not using electricity for an entire year. More recently, the much publicized and highly controversial BP oil spill became the focal point of

‘Mosh 2’, Andrew Lynette Hammerand Miranda ‘Crowd’,

a planned music festival about to take place along the ocean shore of Alabama. The Hangout was in jeopardy of not happening when the leak sprung less than three weeks before the event was scheduled. Instead of viewing the disaster at sea as detrimental to their planned beach party, the promoters switched gears and took it upon themselves to take action. The concert was dubbed The Concert of the Coast, and went ahead with an overall resounding message denouncing such avoidable environmental atrocities. So as some musicians may be viewed as harbingers of their own success, there are those that continue to be vocal about issues of concern. It just so happens that now they are viewing themselves through a mirror and making a conscious effort to change their reflection of the future.

by Bryen Dunn

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