Sunday, October 20, 2013

Green Music Australia

I just came across an organisation called Green Music Australia. Reminding me of the Eco-Musicology paper I saw in Hobart last year, they write on their website: 

Green Music Australia is a not-for-profit campaigning organisation. Our goal is to help the Australian music scene to become a practical leader in sustainability - cutting energy use and waste streams, using renewable energy, and broadly showing our audiences how we can all go green while still having fun! Once our industry is really leading the way, we can work with our fans to build a real groundswell for action to protect this precious world of ours....

In the 'about' section, they further state that they are a campaigning organisation, and :

Most musicians really want to reduce their impact on the planet and help tackle global warming. But, like any busy people, most of us don't know where to start or what to do. So we'll help. We'll help musicians, venue operators, festival organisers and anyone else across the music scene work out what they can do most easily and affordably to reduce their environmental footprint...

They seek to connect people in need of eco services with providers and assist with funding arrangements to cover the costs of greener solutions. They intend to carry out a research project into strategies to address environmental impacts in the music industry with an additional intention of then developing green accounting software for the sector.

If you, or someone you know, needs that kind of assistance you can check out their website here. The group originated from the Australian Green Music Coalition and is the realisation of the success of that effort to 'unify the green music community.'

As Donna noted at IASPM in December (see earlier post here), there is a book by David Ingrim called 'Jukebox in the Garden' that serves as an introduction to the study of eco musicology. In the meantime I have just borrowed a book by Bob Brown, former leader of the Australian Greens, called 'memo for a saner world' which has a picture of an old growth tree on the front of it - another book worth reading if you have the time.

Further Information
Green Music Australia < > at 20 October 2013

Australian Green Music Coalition <> at 20 October 2013

Bob Brown, Memo For A Saner World (2004) < >at 20 October 2013

David Ingrim, Jukebox In the Garden: Ecocriticism and American Popular Music Since 1960 (2010) < > at 20 October 2013

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