PERFORMING ARTS

A huge range of performing artists are tackling climate change:

• The astonishing Italian composer, Ludovico Einaudi flew to the Artic to play his Elegy for the Artic on the ice.
• George Shea, whose play Dr. Keeling’s Curve, starring Mike Farrell, opened in 2018 in Santa Monica; and Bess Wohl whose Continuity premiered in 2019 in New York.
Coldplay decided before Thanksgiving, 2019, not to tour its latest album, Everyday Life, citing environmental concerns. Chris Martin said, on behalf of the band, “The hardest thing is the flying side of things. Our dream is to have a show with no single-use plastic, to have it largely solar-powered.”
• Dave Matthews Band, Jack Johnson and Billie Eilish are among the artists who have made efforts to lessen the substantial carbon footprint that touring creates, from using biodiesel fuel in their buses and other vehicles to banning plastic from the venues in which they play. In partnership with the nonprofit environmental organization Reverb, over the past 15 years Matthews and his group — who were named a Goodwill Ambassador by the United Nations for their efforts — have recycled 338,000 gallons of waste, composted 138,000 pounds of food, supported 2,100 family farms and clocked 24,500 volunteer hours.
• Bay Area dance choreographer, K. T. Nelson, is fighting climate change with dance.
• The New York Times published a top ten list of pop climate change songs after looking at lyrics from all artists in the last two years of Billboard charts, finding 192 references to climate change.

Reverb

Uniting around the music we love, tackling the environmental and social issues we face, REVERB is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to empowering millions of individuals to take action toward a better future for people and…

Warren Zevon – Run Straight Down

“Run Straight Down” is a song from Warren Zevon’s 1989 album Transverse City. In it he addresses massive pollution, wildlife extinction, fluorocarbons, and ozone holes. The song was released before CFCs were banned in 1996.

Fighting Climate Change with Dance

Bay Area dance choreographer KT Nelson’s production “Dead Reckoning” (composed by renowned former Kronos Quartet cellist Joan Jeanrenau) demonstrates how humans are navigating blindly through environmental damage.

FuelChange: A Rap Anthem

Green For All, in collaboration with Big Picture Anthems, is thrilled to announce the release of our #FuelChange Anthem – a song and music video seeking to inspire and help mobilize a movement of people…

Continuity: A Play in Six Takes

A sheet of ice sits in the desert of New Mexico. A mad eco-terrorist plants a bomb in order to save humankind. A beleaguered film crew tries to get in one last shot before losing…

Long Future

Long Future is learning how to use music festivals to spark effective action for sustainability. In 1969 it was Woodstock and Save the Whales. 50 years later it’s Save the climate, oceans, the biosphere…Time is…

Watch: How to Dance Like a Glacier

By Jeremy Deaton     11/4/18   
In GLACIER: A Climate Change Ballet, American choreographer Diana Movius depicts the slow melt of the Arctic with stirring dance and vivid multimedia accompaniment.