As promised, this week brings lots of news of how musicians are adding some rhythm to the movement.  Today, we’re excited to help announce an exciting partnership with Rock’n’Renew, an organization dedicated to promoting sustainability through music, and a series of concerts and panel on climate change around October 24th.  Read on for more info!

Eco-Lectric Tour Artists and Bring Sustainability Message To CMJ Music Marathon Eco-friendly Musicians Combine Music With Activism

Los Angeles, CA – Eco-Lectric Tour artists Jonny Dubowsky, Shotgun Honeymoon, and Wil Seabrook will bring their music and message of sustainability to Kenny’s Castaways in New York as part of CMJ’s annual Music Marathon and’s International Day of Climate Action on Saturday, October 24th. Dubowsky, front man for New York’s own Jonny Lives! and founder of Rock ‘n Renew, a non-profit organization that helps musicians, students, and communities live and act in sustainable ways, is excited about combining his two passions, performing and educating audiences about climate change, before CMJ and audiences. “Rock ‘n Renew’s mission is to educate communities about the damage that we are doing to our environment and recommend small changes to improve our world,” said Dubowsky. “Our appearance at CMJ is just the first in a series of collaborations that we are working on as we prepare for the first Eco-Lectric Tour in the Spring of 2010.” In addition to the Eco-Lectric Tour artists’ performance at Kenny’s Castaways, Dubowsky will moderate a CMJ panel on “The Greening of the Music Industry” on Thursday, October 22nd, 11 am to 12:15 pm at NYU’s Kimmel Center. The panel will include representatives from Reverb, a non-profit organization founded by Guster guitarist/vocalist Adam Gardner that educates and engages musicians and their fans to take action toward a more sustainable future and noted author/activist for climate change, Bill McKibben, co-founder of, an international campaign dedicated to building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis and chief coordinator for the International Day of Climate Action. The October 22nd CMJ panel at NYU will provide attendants with the most up to date information existing on our current climate crisis and industry efforts to combat global warming and our expert panelists will offer suggestions of simple and cost effective actions that can be taken by individuals and businesses to reduce their negative impact on our environment.

Further information can be found at or by contacting Lori A. Meadows, EcoLectric Tour and Development Manager, at [email protected], 323-651-5001 ###