In December, Billie Eilish, the 18-year-old singer-songwriter redefining pop stardom, told the LA Times she has climate anxiety. It’s taken the form of bad dreams, spooky lyrics, and high fashion. Eilish even wore a characteristically oversized “No Music on a Dead Planet” tee to the 2019 American Music Awards. “We’re about to die if we don’t change,” … Continue reading Grammy Album of the Year Winner Wrote a Song about Climate Change
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It's been a while since my last Eco-Music Monday post, but I felt a blast from the past was needed today. First to remind us of how far we've progressed with environmental protection, secondly to keep in the forefront of our minds the continued work that needs to take place, and thirdly to serve as a … Continue reading Eco-Music Monday: Marvin Gaye “Mercy, Mercy Me (the Ecology)”
Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda made a Spotify playlist about climate change announcing the 16-song compilation called "Climb It, Change Is Real" via Twitter: It kicks off with R.E.M.’s classic “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine),” followed up by Nelly’s “Hot In Herre,” and features tracks by OutKast, Wyclef Jean, … Continue reading Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda made a Spotify playlist about climate change
While disparities in healthy food access persist in many urban areas, this group of young North Minneapolis food justice advocates are taking their message of urban gardening and healthy eating viral with this catchy rap song "Grow Food." Enjoy.
Our friend Meg Holden submits "Good to be Alive Today" by Michael Franti and Spearhead for Eco-Music Monday - a low key and patient but relentlessly optimistic song...
Here's the next installment of Eco-Music Monday. Only So Much Oil in the Ground was the lead track on the Urban Renewal album by American R&B-based horn section and band, Tower of Power. Recorded in 1974 and released in 1975, the song hit the airwaves at the height of the US oil energy crisis, during which … Continue reading Eco-Music Monday: Tower of Power “Only So Much Oil in the Ground”
Let's be honest, it costs more to be green. It's even harder when you're poor. Alternative hip hop group, Arrested Development, paints a vivid picture of being black and green while dealing with daily struggles of life with lines like, "Bill collectors call round the clock at their home; But they still wanna gone & … Continue reading Eco-Music Monday: Arrested Development “Greener”