CLIF GreenNotes' New Artist Missy Higgins
CLIF GreenNotes Helps Five New Musicians Go Green
CLIF BAR announced this week five new artists signed on to take part in their CLIF GreenNotes program. GreenNotes helps eco-conscious emerging artists integrate environmentally friendly touring practices. For more on GreenNotes and the new CLIF artists, see below the fold.
GreenNotes artist John Butler Trio
GreenNotes' goal is to provide the financial support new artists need to go green. CLIF hopes that with their help artists won't only reduce their footprint but that they will also inspire their fans to do the same. GreenNotes helps artists fuel up on biodiesel, sell organic cotton shirts to their fans, print all handouts on recycled paper using soy-based ink, stock backstage with locally grown organic produce, and buy renewable wind credits to set off their remaining carbon footprint.
With all these moves to green their artists' tours, GreenNotes has helped their musicians reduce their carbon emissions by 25 percent with biodiesel, eliminated the use of more than 2,900 pesticides by selling organic shirts and offset 2.2 million pounds of carbon through artists' wind offsets.
The new artists CLIF announced they signed on this week are:
-Missy Higgins, a 25-year-old Australian born singer-songwriter
-Josh Ritter, named one of the 100 Greatest Living Songwriters by Paste Magazine
-Steven Kellogg and the Sixers, a crew of rockers whose albums have developed a serious fanbase
-The Duhks, a Grammy-nominated Canadian quintet blending bluegrass, folk, jazz and soul
-and Ben Kweller, a Texas-raised singer/songwriter who has co-headlined with Gomez and Death Cab for Cutie
You can hop on over to ITunes to check out GreenNotes' Protect to Play album. Artists like Gomez, Higgins and the John Butler Trio all donated songs to create an album whose proceeds all go to Sierra Club, Surfrider and other organizations protecting the planet.