Green jobs, green options: Music and entertainment


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Musicians and celebrities worry not only about lyrics, melodies and performances; they are also using their popularity to campaign and raise awareness of environmental issues. And, to practise what they preach, they are reducing the carbon emissions generated by their concerts.

Adam Gardner from the band Guster is one of the most dedicated green musicians and an environmental activist. In 2004, he and his wife founded Reverb, a non-profit organization that educates and engages musicians and their fans to encourage them to be more environmentally friendly. They also work with concert and tour organizers promoting the use of sustainable energy sources, reduce and recycle waste, and have carbon-offset programmes for audiences. In 2011 they worked with Sheryl Crow, Maroon 5 and Dave Matthews Band.

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