feeling discouraged about warsaw? chin up: bands and students come together to push the environmental envelope
As the climate talks in Warsaw turn into a disappointing repeat in Copenhagen, independence
On the 12 th campus awareness tour, the rock band was engaged to thousands of college students (CCT)
Support Campus Environmental activities based on information about environmental issues and show real
A world example of how individuals and businesses take positive actions that lead to measurable change.
Initially, seven years ago, I selfishly came up with the idea of CCT as a way for my band Guster to work with non-bands
My wife and I formed the REVERB environment group.
Until then, only the larger bands like Dave Matthews and Jack Johnson were active on their tour with reverb and activated their fans around environmental issues.
On our first campus awareness tour with Guster in 2006, we don\'t know if college students are willing to combine environmental career sports with their biggest concert event this year.
It was a surprise to see the first reaction.
Hands of students-
Not only do they tolerate all environmental information and phone callsto-
But they are immediately involved and excited to talk about their efforts and ideas to make the campus more sustainable.
What is even more encouraging is that CCT has become a bi-
The annual university tour, where new artists are leaving begins: Grammys-winners FUN.
And Ben Harper.
Country rock singer Brantley Gilbert, independent-
Rock singer Passion Pit and R & B act Janelle Monae.
This fall\'s campus awareness tour, led by Grouplove, focuses on students\' spending power and develops innovative spirit among undergraduates across the globe to address environmental issues they will inherit upon graduation
As part of the campaign to enhance students\' creation of new environmental solutions, reverb launched the \"campus awareness challenge\", a $10,000 grant to fund the biggest green concept for undergraduates.
The challenge is now open until February 17.
We have some very interesting suggestions. -
Another positive sign is that college students don\'t care, and their goal is to make real changes to the way we operate as a society.
To help us deepen our usual tourism greening work, UPS delivers the production infrastructure of the campus awareness tour, including sound, stage and lighting equipment from presentation to presentation.
UPS has had a sustainable system for many years and it\'s great to have them carry our stuff on the more Earth --Friendly attitude. An all-
In the daily affairs of each school, Reverb has established a village of consciousness to support the campus environment group and to allow students to take action through interactive games, photo walls and displays.
REVERB also partnered with the Rainforest Alliance and tourism sponsor Lipton to showcase their Rainforest Alliance certified Lipton tea.
It\'s amazing to work with students and actively participate in daily environmental activities.
They helped create a day event that we call \"art as activism,\" where band members joined students who participated in the Rainforest Alliance, they \"follow the frog\" to commit to working together on the theme of sustainable development.
\"Follow the Frog\" encourages consumers to look for sustainable Rainforest Alliance seals when purchasing products.
One stop at CCT this fall is the University of taftz, where I am pleased to meet some students who are members of the relatively new Entrepreneur Leadership program.
I can\'t believe this.
Adults have reached: one has run 40-employee non-
Profit is another development software to help children with autism, and another software to invent a shower head that can help you shorten your shower time.
When I was a student, there was nothing like this at the University of taftz. . .
None of my friends want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg. -
Probably because Mark was only in grade 2nd when my peers started college.
Despite the recent failure at the Warsaw climate conference, I am truly hopeful and inspired by the future of our planet.
Based on what I \'ve seen from students across the country during my campus awareness journey over the past seven years, the next generation of engineers, social activists, parents, entrepreneurs are working with the passion to truly make the world a better place, be keenly aware of the need to change now.
We are already looking forward to the CCT featuring independence this spring --
Popular music in capital city!