Monday, 15 October 2007

Michael Franti on doing his part for the environment

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Folk/funk artist Michael Franti is not only an amazing musician but an outspoken personality on important global issues. So it should come as no surprise that he is speaking out on one especially important issue: The environment. Grist spoke to the artist and here's what he had to say when asked how he and the band try to reduce their carbon footprint:

"We stopped allowing plastic bags (we only use cloth bags), changed all our light bulbs, and have done weather stripping and other stuff to make our home more efficient. We recycle everything and compost everything. As a band, we've done the same thing. In our tour rider, we have a requirement that things have to be recyclable, and we recycle on our bus. This fall, our bus is switching to biodiesel. We try as much as we can to use organic cottons for our merch and hemp paper for our CDs."

Whether we have a band or not, these are just some of the things we can do as well to help curb our impact on the environment. What other things do you do for the environment?

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