Sustainability and Climate Change

Interview: Blitzen Trapper’s Eric Earley

Blitzen Trapper’s Eric Earley talks about how life informs music, a forthcoming album, and the track his band donated to the Patagonia Music Collective to support an Oregon-based volunteer initiative.

Sustainability & Climate Change Issue Update: Is it Hot in Here?

I’m back. I spent over a month on the road with HeadCount this summer. But in the sweltering summer heat, I never forgot about climate change. Polar bears, water wars and more in this month’s Issue Update.

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Sustainability & Climate Change Update: Oh Frack! A Storm of Environmental Debate

Our sustainability editor Keely Gerhold will be out on the road this summer running HeadCount’s festival team. But first, she has an update on fracking, mountain top mining, and the Patagonia Music Collective.

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moe. Issues a “Challenge” to Their Fans

moe. has issued a challenge to their fans – download the track “One Life” on iTunes 1,000 times (the .99 cents goes to the Rain Forest Action Network), and they’ll play an extra set at the All Good Festival.

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The Struggle for Solar

It’s not that citizens oppose solar energy, which circumvents a lot of the drawbacks of fossil-fuel energy; it’s that there doesn’t seem to be any one place in which we can put our solar panels that won’t piss somebody off.

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Sustainability & Climate Change Update: Fallout From Japan, Marijuana Growing and the Budget

Despite this year’s nuclear disaster and last year’s oil spill, Pearl Jam and Earth Hour are doing their part to better the environment. All that and more.

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Interview: Cake’s John McCrea

Cake frontman John McCrea discusses how the band brings audience participation to the Web as well as live performances – and sometimes gets flak for it.

Sustainability & Climate Change Issue Update: Environmental Programs on the Chopping Block

With the budget under review, the EPA and other environmental initiatives are on the chopping block. Learn about this and other developments in this month’s Issue Update.

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Pearl Jam, Jack Johnson, 20 others provide music to Patagonia environmental project

Environmentally-conscious apparel brand Patagonia announced a program today to sell exclusive music by Pearl Jam, Jack Johnson, moe., Umphrey’s McGee and many others, with all proceeds donated to environmental charities of the artists’ choice.

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Activist facing jail for false bid on oil rights

A young activist is getting his day in court for making a false bid on some oil rights, in an attempt to derail an auction he believed was immoral and illegal. He’s turned down a plea bargain and says he is ready to go to jail.

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