Tag: bonnaroo

HeadCount Sustainability and Climate Change Update: Signs of Life for Climate Legislation

Some of you have been getting HeadCount’s Sustainability and Climate Change e-newsletter for a while. But for many of you who joined our mailing list when downloading the “Best of Bonnaroo” compilation, this will be the first time. So let me briefly introduce myself: I’m Nicole and every six weeks I’ll hit you with a brief…

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Making Our Voice Heard On Climate Change

The following was written for The Huffington Post: Nearly a year and a half ago, a record number of young voters turned out for the presidential election. Since then, civic-engagement organizations such as HeadCount have been fighting a sometimes difficult battle to keep young people excited about political participation. It isn’t easy. The paralysis in…

Getting Out The Vote With Jack Johnson

I literally had the time of my life last summer while representing HeadCount on Jack Johnson‘s Sleep Through the Static Tour. In June, fellow HeadCount volunteer Johanna Nuding and I followed the tour around the Upper Midwest and Southeast in a compact car. We ran HeadCount booths at five of Jack’s shows and joined up…

Posted in Music and Activism, HeadCount Community

Festy Food Review: The Search for Healthy Bonnafood

By Lisa Shanken Finding healthy vegetarian food at Bonnaroo is like finding a clean Porta-Potty. It’s there, but you have to look for it. This year marked my first Bonnaroo experience, and I had very high expectations given all the rave reviews I’ve heard from friends. Being a vegetarian and a nutritionist, I’m always a…

Congratulations Josh Gelfand, Winner of First HeadCount Reality Check at Bonnaroo

Nine straight wins. That’s what it took to win Reality Check, HeadCount’s music and politics trivia game show. After four days of competition, a disputed answer (was “Ernest” – rather than Ernesto – acceptable as Trey Anastasio’s correct legal name?), and a final tournament that attracted a throng of contestants and observers, San Diego’s Josh…

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Rock the Earth at Bonnaroo

Rock the Earth has confirmed the lineup of its fourth year of environmental programming at Bonnaroo, where it will host panel discussions, artist interviews, films, and performances on the fest’s Solar Stage. Founder Marc Ross will host a panel discussion on the topic of “Social Change Through Music” on the Solar Stage each day at…

Posted in Sustainability and Climate Change

Hidden Track Interviews HeadCount Founders

Over at Hidden Track, Scott Bernstein interviews HeadCount founders Andy Bernstein (no relation) and Marc Brownstein about HeadCount’s new What’s Your Issue? campaign, staying engaged beyond elections, and bringing the HeadCount message to a larger community. MB: It’s interesting that you mention Bonnaroo, Andy. In following the model of Bonnaroo in terms of starting with…

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Five Questions For Bonnaroo Sustainability Coordinator Laura Sohn

What’s your role with Bonnaroo and how did you come to hold this position? I’m the festival’s Sustainability Coordinator. The festival has had a long commitment to greening and sustainability and worked with outside consultants for years. As the greening efforts grew they realized the importance of having someone involved in the day-to-day, year-round operations…

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