These artistes really walk the walk on Green issues reckons Billboard, and they are probably right.
No stranger to keeping things eco-friendly while on tour, Australian singer/songwriter Missy Higgins is looking to further her green efforts on her current U.S. jaunt. Leading up to the Feb. 26 release of her latest album, “On a Clear Night,” Higgins spent two
weeks traveling across the country in a hybrid Prius and posted Web documentaries of her stops at various forward-thinking locations, such as the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., and the Mountain View Montessori School, a
green elementary school in Reno, Nev. “It was very inspirational; such great life lessons to be learning at that age,” she says. While the current leg of her tour is kept carbon-neutral by offsetting CO2 emissions with buying wind power credits, her upcoming run in May alongside Brett Dennen and Mason Jennings will be powered by biodiesel-fueled buses. Clif Bar’s GreenNotes program will aid in greening their touring initiatives, and among the things Higgins plans to implement is allowing fans the option to offset their ticket purchases, which the singer has done for previous Australian gigs. “I try to do everything I can without quitting altogether,” she says. “I want to try and make my career as environmentally friendly as possible and try and influence other people along the way.”
“In this new eco-green world, every issue is a green issue,” says Jack Johnson, who’s taken steps to reflect that reality in his recording and touring choices. At the Los Angeles headquarters of his Brushfire Records