Sunday, February 5, 2012

Music Sustains

Also, check out this AWESOME video (props to A Gray) featuring Adam Gardner from the band Guster (mah boys) and his wife Lauren Sullivan who started the organization Reverb. Reverb helps musicians on tour cut down their waste by making their tours more Eco-friendly, what a combo :)))

Some things that Rerverb has done to help the tours go green:
 --reusable aluminum water bottles for everyone backstage
--water stations for the fans to refill their water bottles with
--recycling, compost, and landfill stations behind the stage, on the buses, and in crowds
--plates and utensils all made from plants which are biodegradable and can all be composted
--organic products and merchandise
--local and organic food for the band members
--biodegradable fuel for tour trucks
--rechargeable batteries

Last fall, a couple friends and I went to see Adam speak at the Journalism School at Mizzou before we went to Guster's show that night. Adam talked about all of the steps that Reverb was taking to help musicians be more environmentally friendly, but it was also cool to hear how excited the musicians were to be a part of it. Some of the musicians include Dave Matthews Band, U2, Jack Johnson, Sheryl Crow, Janelle Monae, O.A.R. and Guster, and this seems to be a growing movement.

However, you don't have to be a musician to do all of this, you can do it, too. Even though many of you readers are probably college students and thinking you can't do much about it at this busy stage in your life, YOU CAN!

Do you recycle at your college home? It's so easy. Stop by HyVee and pick up the blue recycling trash bags and fill them up with all of your recyclable items and wah-lah! Or a trick a friend taught me tonight, throw all your recyclables in the recycling dumpsters at one of the residence halls, easy as that. I won't go on and bore you with all of my suggestions, but just remember, every little bit counts!


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