The Earth Day Green Artist Countdown: #3 – Melissa Etheridge
Coming in at Number 3 on Radio.com’s Green Artist Countdown is Earth-minded songstress [lastfm]Melissa Etheridge[/lastfm]. Perhaps best known in the environmental movement for her Oscar-winning original song in Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, Ms. Etheridge has been an active voice and contributor to green initiatives for a number of years. Tonight, (4/23) she can be seen performing in Bravo’s broadcast of the Dow Live Earth Run for Water Special.
The GRAMMY winner was kind enough to lend us her input on staying green on tour, 5 ways music fans can save the world, and even her top 5 favorite songs for Earth Day. All that, [lastfm]Melissa Etheridge[/lastfm] radio from Last.fm, and a special live performance off her new album “Fearless Love” (Available on Amazon Now) after the break.
Top 5 Ways to Stay Green on Tour
5. Run your trucks and buses on biodiesel fuel.
4. Use LED lights in your lighting system to reduce consumption
3. Recycle the batteries from all the wireless electronics
2. Have your caterer or catering company support local farmers markets
1. Have dressing rooms signs that be reused daily for the tour
Top 5 Way Music Fans Can Save the World
5. Favor products with a high recycled content, even if they cost a little more
4. Reduce the volume of packaging you buy, reuse what you can and recycle the rest
3. Buy quality products and keep them for a lifetime.
2. Visit flea markets, junk shops, thrift store and purchase your clothes, furniture, household appliance and you’ll save money at the same time
1. Don’t buy or use wrapping paper for your gifts, use newspapers, leftover cloth, and vintage scarves, vintage rock t-shirts or even bubble wrap.
Top 5 Songs For Our Earth Day Playlist
5. Big Yellow Taxi – [lastfm]Joni Mitchell[/lastfm]
4. Rocky Mountain High – [lastfm]John Denver[/lastfm]
3. The Times They Are-A-Changing – [lastfm]Bob Dylan[/lastfm]
2. Bad Moon Rising – [lastfm]Creedence Clearwater Revival[/lastfm]’
1. This Land is Your Land – [lastfm]Woody Guthrie[/lastfm]
Check out Melissa performing Fearless Love live from Palm springs.
Pre-order Melissa’s new album “Fearless Love” on Amazon.com now.