Music has played a key role in social & environmental activism, civil rights and economic justice movements throughout history. Through political protest and social commentary, artists have used the power of music to share critical messages, inspire action, and achieve lasting change.
Music acts as a catalyst to create and enhance the social movement culture. Lyrics often reflect & amplify the feelings underlying social movements by framing key issues, making them politically important and leading to a collective consciousness.
THE most critical issue of our time is the climate crisis. Our earth’s very life support systems will collapse unless we quickly make the transition to clean energy for our electricity, heating, cooling and transportation.
At the same time, making the transition can also solve other critical environmental and economic justice issues. And – the clean energy transformation will create over $5 trillion in financial savings – and will fuel the creation of millions of jobs. 3 million Americans are already working in the clean energy industry TODAY – that’s triple the number working in fossil fuels – and it’s just the beginning.
But – what can you and I do to make a difference?
In this week’s AWESome EarthKind podcast, we meet with Tanner Watt, the Director of Parterships at Reverb.org. Before joining Reverb,Tanner’s adventures started in the music industry and grew into a leadership role at The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance, a non-profit organization founded by Willie Nelson.
REVERB is an international non-profit organization dedicated to empowering millions of individuals to take action toward a better future for people and the planet.
Reverb boldly proclaims that “Change only happens when enough people come together to MAKE it happen. Music moves us—moves us to feel, moves us to care, moves us to action.
And Musicians have an unparalleled ability to bring huge numbers of people together both physically and emotionally.
REVERB harnesses this power to inspire millions of music lovers and music makers to take part in tackling today’s most pressing environmental and social issues.
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If not you – then who? If not now – then when?