Events and Entertainment
There is no doubt Maroon 5 has a strong commitment and respect for th environment. In 2006, Maroon 5 was honored at the Environmental Media Awards and from there has only pledged more time and dedication towards the fight against climate change. Maroon 5 supports causes and organizations including the Environmental Media Association, Global Cool, Kiva, Teen Impact and Moveon. Maroon 5 is committed to "green touring" -- using bio-diesel fuel, organic food, recycled goods and a commitment to give a portion of their ticket sales to Global Cool, an organization that tries to reduce CO2 emission.
Check out Maroon 5's message for Solar Energy and Vote Solar below:
will.i.am was interviewed on National Public Radio this weekend and discussed how Barack Obama inspired him to produce the song and video "Yes We Can," and touched on the most important issues facing the incoming president. Education, green jobs, the environment: "It's not like the technology isn't there... it's there," he told NPR's Scott Simon. "And when I get solar panels on my house, then I'm totally carbon free."
will.i.am performs tonight at the 2009 Green Inaugural Ball at The Smithsonian's Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture. He also appeared at Live Earth 07.07.07, in London, with the Black Eyed Peas.
Listen to the interview at NPR or below:
Roll out your wheelbarrows and lace up your sneakers -- January 19th is a National Day of Service in the U.S. Please join President-elect Obama and the rest our nation as we lend a helping hand towards, “creating the change we wish to see.” There are more than 8,500 community service events registered nationwide.
Martin Luther King Jr. believed in the power of service and strength of a community, so registering a project in your neighborhood would be a great way to honor Dr. King's dream and contribute to community service. Let's rise to action on this national holiday and “Renew America Together.”
Today the 2009 Green Inaugural Ball and Live Earth announce that world-renowned artists – will.i.am., Melissa Etheridge, Maroon 5, John Legend, Michael Franti – are scheduled to perform at the upcoming 2009 Green Inaugural Ball on Monday, January 19, at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture.
Executive produced by Live Earth, the intimate evening of featured performances will represent a variety of musical genres from hip-hop to rock. Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and Van Jones, President of Green For All, and others will speak to the strength and diversity of organizations, corporations, and individuals committed to the new green economy that will advance clean and efficient energy, reduce global warming and protect and restore America’s natural heritage.
There are a number of green nightclubs around the world that have taken the right steps towards sustainability. The list below contains clubs that have things from organic beers to waterless urinals to floors powered by the club-goers dance moves. Check them out!
- Club WATT in Rotterdam Netherlands – Here, dancers power the LEDs in the floor and in the surrounding area! There is a meter nearby to tell them just how much they are powering the club and a zero waste organic bar to keep up their energy
- Greenhouse in New York – The LED bulbs here consume 1/30th of the energy regular club lights use and the club’s floors and walls are constructed from bamboo.
December 6th is the Global Day of Action, a chance for us all to step up, generate and acknowledge climate change demonstrations.
The goal is to coordinate synchronized events around the world to call on world leaders to take urgent action on climate change.
Nearly 100 countries are participating in this year's Global Day of Action. To find out how you can participate, click on your country on the left side of Global Climate Campaign's website. Or watch and share these videos made specifically for this day: