Extreme green musicians: The Top 10

by Tracy Stokes on July 10, 2007

in Activism, EcoSounds

ditty-bopsSpinner.com have put together a list of the Top 10 most extreme green musicians. Their countdown is:

No. 10 – Dave Matthews Band: They’ve offset 100% of their carbon emissions caused by touring since 1991, and helped scatter free bikes around Charlottesville, Virginia as part of the Community Yellow Bicycles Program.

No. 9 – Orbital: Recorded songs using solar electricity, and sneak environmental commentary into song lyrics.

No. 8 – Neil Young: A pioneer in veggie-fuelled touring, and anti-war protester.

No. 7 – Peter and the Wolf: These guys tour by boat.

No. 6 – Bonnie Raitt: A founding member of Musicians United for Safe Energy, amongst her other green endeavours.

No. 5 – Sarah Harmer: Co-founder of environmental group called PERL (Protecting Escarpment Rural Land) to help protect those and other wild lands from human destruction.

No. 4 – Cloud Cult: These guys are eco-friendly, right down to the details. “They package CDs in recycled jewel cases, each of which is hand-cleaned by the band members themselves. All CD inserts are printed with nontoxic soy inks on recycled paper, and CD shrink wrap is made of nontoxic biodegradable corn cellulose. This is all done on an organic farm, where Earthology’s headquarters are heated entirely with geothermal energy.”

No. 3 – Pearl Jam: Co-founders of the Carbon Portfolio Strategy, they also offset carbon emissions caused by touring.

No. 2 – Jack Johnson: He works out of an eco-friendly building, and has co-founded an environmental education program in Hawaii.

No. 1 – Ditty Bops: These ladies tour by bicycle. That’s pretty extreme green.

Read more at Spinner.com.

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Eredux July 11, 2007 at 1:52 am

Check out this US Carbon Footprint Map, an interactive United States Carbon Footprint Map, illustrating Greenest States. This site has all sorts of stats on individual State energy consumptions, demographics and State energy offices.



Rohan March 3, 2008 at 10:31 am

We should not forget the Barenaked ladies who have recently joined other artists like Kt Tunstall pursuing the green alternative, with a green packaging called ”PaperFoam” what a wonderful material, top notch.


1Earth March 24, 2009 at 8:24 pm

Please also check out The Giving Tree Band. These guys from Illinois have been manufacturing their cd’s with recycled materials, they wear organic clothes, they even play instruments made with naturally fallen trees and non-toxic finishes, and they carbon offset all of their operations. Their latest album ‘Great Possessions” was done entirely with solar energy at the world’s first certified carbon nuetral building, The Aldo Leopold Legacy Center. These guys really do their best.


greenlight April 7, 2009 at 9:27 pm

i agree about the giving tree band. those guys also perform in green places and got their start playing in gardens, farmers markets, vegan cafes, and the like.


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