Wednesday, October 31, 2007
The ONE is offering a simple and cool opportunity for everyone to support the organization that is set to make poverty history. ONE partnered with a slate of celebrities who designed custom T-Shirts which are being auctioned off, on the ONE site. The auction is live until November 2nd at 5:00 PM EST.
If you ever needed more reason to take a stand towards making poverty history in our lifetime, watch the video below for some inspiration. But most importantly, make sure to take the simple step of going to the auction site in the next 48 hours and bidding on celebrity Tee's made by names like Ben Affleck, Gwyneth Paltrow and Courtney Love. Remember that each winning bid is guaranteed to make a difference in someones else's life, and bring us all one small step closer to ending world poverty.
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Musicians, historically have taken the the lead in mobilizing social change, and the environmental cause is no exception with events like Live Earth and Carbon Neutral Music concerts becoming the trend. But one area of the music biz that has been least environmentally friendly, is disk manufacturing.
"Let's face it, there's no such thing as a truly environmentally-friendly compact disc," says Lindsay Gillespie, President and Founder of MUSIC MANUFACTURING SERVICES (MMS). "The discs themselves are made of metal and plastic. But more and more, musicians want to reach their fans in an environmentally friendly way. So we're doing everything we can to help them do that."
MMS ( full-service CD, DVD, and record manufacturer ) manufactures millions of CDs for independent musicians and labels each year, and this year will implement a Green CD Program, the first of its kind in United States.
The program entails the use of 100% recycled plastic and bio-degradable PaperFoam(TM) trays for DigiPaks(TM), and is making FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) approved papers standard for most CD projects. The company will additionally use vegetable-based inks for packaging, and offer a wide range of recycled papers.
"If there's a packaging element or innovation that will reduce our environmental footprint, and be affordable for our clients, we want to offer it. We also want independent musicians to be on equal ground with major labels, when major retailers demand that products meet stricter environmental specifications."
Originally posted on The Lohasian at www.thelohasian.com
Monday, October 22, 2007
The awesome Peter Gabriel speaks at Ted Conference on human rights and the role of citizen journalism.