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Green Online Resources & Tools

Books, Music & Media

Business Services

  • MyFax Online Paper-less Faxing
    Reduce paper use: US annual office paper consumption is enough to build a 10-foot-high wall that’s 6,815 miles long. Save water: Producing one ton of paper (200 000 sheets) requires 20312 gallons (76889 litres) of water.

Carbon Footprint

  • An Inconvenient Truth (ClimateCrisis.net)
    Tools for calculating and ideas on reducing your carbon footprint.
  • Carbon Footprint
    Carbon Footprint’s mission is to educate and inform how we can all make the right choices both at home and at work, save on waste and make sure that future generations will inherit a world we can be proud of.
  • Carbon Planet – Carbon Credit Packages
    Options to offset your Carbon Footprint
  • Green Tags
    Offset the carbon emissions from your home, travel, event or business by purchasing Green Tags.
  • Make Me Sustainable
    Provides tools that show how comapanies and individual actions can translate into a powerful collective effort to combat Global Warming.
  • Stop Global Warming
    Join the 1.1M+ supporters of the Stop Global Warming Virtual March, and become part of the movement to demand our leaders freeze and reduce carbon dioxide emissions now.

Energy

  • Alternative Energy
    Alternative Energy for the economy, security, and the environment. Read news on solar energy, wind power, geothermal, biofuel, biodiesel, hydrogen and every form of renewable energy.
  • Energy Action Coalition
    Energy Action united a diversity of organizations in an alliance that supports and strengthens the youth climate and energy movement.
  • Green Mountain Energy
    Nation’s leading retail provider of cleaner energy and carbon offset solutions. Green Mountain offers residential, business, institutional and governmental customers.
  • Green-e Renewable Energy Certification
    Launched in 1997, the Green-e Renewable Energy Certification Program is the leading independent certification and verification program that sets standards for renewable energy options.
  • Native Energy
    Renewable Energy, Carbon Offsets, Carbon Credits

Festivals

  • BuFest Music Festival
    BuFest™ strives to insure we have zero impact upon the environment. In addition to biodegradable and recycled supplies, BuFest™ uses the most technologically advanced generators and materials to make certain we have the lowest carbon output possible.
  • Bumbershoot Music Festival
    For nearly four decades Bumbershoot has strived to be a socially responsible and environmentally friendly Festival.
  • California Music Fest
  • Coachella
    To reduce the environmental impact of this event Coachella encourges you to use PickupPal to arrange a carpool or donate seats in your car. Also, they provide recycling via their 10 for 1 program where attendees receive a free bottle of water for every 1
  • Green Music Fest Chicago
    Vendors will be exclusively green or eco-friendly, whether selling crafts made with recycled materials or techie gadgets made with green components.
  • Live Earth
    The Live Earth production team will implement the Live Earth Green Event Guidelines developed for the first Live Earth Concerts for a Climate in Crisis
  • Rocking The Daisies (South Africa)
    As our mission statement clearly swears, we intend to show people the true meaning of ‘Play Hard, Tread Lightly’ a concept that lead us to the creation of the festival in the first place.
  • Wanderlust Festival
    A new kind of festival bringing together the worlds top yoga teachers and the best performers in rock and roll. Visit their greening page.

Green News, Sites & Blogs

  • ASCAP Green Room
    Green-focused Pages on ASCAPs Site featuring artist interviews and videos.
  • Billboard Magazine Green Issue 2008
    The second annual Green issue showcase every sector of the music business, blazing trails for concertgoers, music diehards and fans.
  • Get Green Music
    Get Green Music is your spot to download music and network with friends while helping the environment. Get Green Music is committed to saving the planet by educating each other and supporting eco-friendly organizations by donating a portion of the proceed
  • Green Base
    The Intersection of Music & Climate Change – Green Blog
  • Grist – Environmental News & Commentary
    Reading environmental journalism too often feels like eating your vegetables. At Grist, they believe that news about green issues and sustainable living doesn’t have to be predictable, demoralizing, or dull.
  • Planet Green
    Planet Green is the first and only 24-hour eco-lifestyle television network with a robust online presence and community. Launched in June 2008, our on-air content reaches 50 million homes, offering more than 250 hours of original green lifestyle programmi
  • Planetwize – music, media & products that create change
    Planetwize is a music and media company on a mission. Actiontrax, our music download service, taps the power of music to make change. Our writers write Headlines covering innovative people and projects working for a better world…
  • The Story of Stuff
    A 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to crea

Instruments

Merchandise

  • American Apparel (Wholesale FAQ Page)
    Organic cotton clothing
  • BioBag
    World’s largest brand of 100% biodegradable and 100% compostable bags and films.
  • Contempl8
    Water-based Ink T-Shirt Screenprinting
  • Klean Kanteen
    The reusable, lightweight, and risk free stainless steel Klean Kanteen® was introduced in 2004 to encourage better health, hydration, and environmental responsibility.
  • My SIGG
    Eco-Friendly Re-usable Water Bottles & More
  • Organic Apparel
    ll of our T-shirts are made from fine certified organic cotton.

Organizations

  • Air Traffic Control Tower – music and social change
    Air Traffic Control believes in the power of music, the influence of musicians, and the ability that music fans have to make social change. We exist to support and provide musicians & managers who want to be engaged in social change the resources and
  • Axis Of Justice
    Non-profit organization formed by Tom Morello and Serj Tankian. Its purpose is to bring together musicians, fans of music, and grassroots political organizations to fight for social justice.
  • Dogwood Alliance Music Industry Sign-on
    Dogwood Alliance brings together the voices of thousands of individuals, local and regional grassroots partners, and national and international organizations. Together they create powerful leverage on companies whose practices destroy millions of acres of
  • Global Inheritance
    Working to reinvent activism for today’s young generations.
  • Go Green Initiative
    The Go Green Initiative is a simple, comprehensive program designed to create a culture of environmental responsibility on school campuses across the nation.
  • Green Clubbing
    Greenclubbing.org is a collective of organizations, businesses, and individuals involved in the dance music community and concerned about the environment.
  • Green Drinks
    Environment-minded Business Networking Organization
  • Live Earth
    Live Earth was a monumental music event that brought together a global audience on July 7, 2007 to combat the climate crisis. Live Earth India 2008 is Dec 7th.
  • National Biodiesel Board
    national trade association representing the biodiesel industry in the United States.
  • National Environment Education Foundation
    Chartered by Congress in 1990 to advance environmental knowledge and action, with an ultimate goal is to activate environmentally responsible behavior in the general public.
  • Natural Resources Defence Council
    NRDC is an environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of 1.2 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of more than 350 lawyers, scientists and other professionals.
  • One Percent For The Planet
    Use market forces to drive positive environmental change by inspiring companies to give.
  • Organic Consumers Association
    The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is an online and grassroots non-profit 501(c)3 public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability.
  • Rock for a Remedy
    Rock for a Remedy, Inc (RFAR) is a non-profit organization that partners with local food relief organizations and national touring artists to both gather food/monetary donations and encourage youth and adults to better their communities through charitable
  • Rock The Earth
    Rock the Earth is a 501c3 not-for-profit, national public interest environmental advocacy organization dedicated to protecting and defending America’s natural resources and last remaining wilderness areas through partnerships with the music industry andth
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Climate Change
    EPA’s Climate Change Site offers comprehensive information on the issue of climate change in a way that is accessible and meaningful to all parts of society – communities, individuals, business, states and localities, and governments.

Printing Services

  • Bacchus Press
    A full-service digital and offset green printing and mailing company.
  • En Masse Media – Business Cards, Stationary, etc
    We are the ONLY printing company in North America presently offering gang run business cards, post cards, rack cards, brochures and more, on 100% Post consumer recycled paper.
  • Green Printer Online
    CO2 friendly eco-papers, vegetable based inks, real-time estimates.
  • Greener Printer
    One of the first printers in the country to become green certified and use recycled papers and soy & vegetable inks exclusively.

Promotion

  • Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS)
    A digital alternative to sending Promo CD’s to radio stations and media outlets.
  • Eco Friendly Promotional Items
    ePromos is proud to present a great selection of environmentally friendly promotional items. Our eco-friendly promotional products collection features recycled, biodegradable and organic items as well as hand-powered electronics. If you are searching for
  • Green Promos Direct
    Promotional products company to provide all recycled, organic, and eco-friendly products.
  • RadioDirectx
    RadioDirectx is a service delivering music to more than 5000 radio stations, music reviewers and club DJs.
  • Sonicbids
    No CD or Paper Press Kit Required. Consider Sonicbids as a greener alternative to promoting your music.

Recycling

  • Back Thru The Future
    Proper environmental handling of electronics and secure data destruction for hard drives, PDAs, cell phones, cds and backup media.
  • CD Recycling Center
    The Compact Disc Recycling Center was founded in 2006 to provide consumers and companies education, awareness, and options for easy CD and DVD recycling.
  • Consumer Recycling Guide
    Recycling or reusing bicycles, computer floppy discs, computers, cellular telephones, smoke detectors, styrofoam packing, compact discs, cameras, batteries, lightbulbs, household goods, and synthetic carpets.
  • ecoNEW
    What is unique about ecoNEW is that it combines a recycling program with a trade-in solution and brings it to the consumer through the retail channel. NEW is the first of its industry to offer a green service in its product and service portfolio.
  • Green Disk
    A place to responsibly and securely dispose of all your computer-related waste, spent supplies and obsolete accessories.
  • Recycled “Resleeve” CD Case
    Made of a rigid 16pt recycled bending chip board and has a round die-cut hole in the center to view the front of the disk. RESLEEVE is made from 100% recycled fibers
  • Sony Greenfill Electronics Recycling
    Sony GreenFill e-Recycle Drop Boxes are located at Retail to recycle electronics including music players, digital cameras, cell phones and more.
  • Tech Forward
    TechForward gives customers the flexibility to upgrade their computers and electronics more affordably, easily, and responsibly. Our Guaranteed Buyback® product takes the uncertainty out of upgrading by guaranteeing future trade-in values for devices.
  • The Freecycle Network
    The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 4,609 groups with 5,814,000 members across the globe. “Our mission is to build a worldwide gifting movement that reduces waste, saves precious resources & eases the burden on our landfills.”
  • TRASHed Recycling Store
    Born in 2004, the TRASHed :: Recycling Store is an interactive recycling center powered by motivated people who recycle their empty plastic bottles/cans collected on-site in exchange for cool free merchandise.

Replication & Packaging

  • DiscMakers (Sustainability Page)
    Disc Makers has always been in the forefront of designing and promoting low or no-plastic CD and DVD packaging. We turned the board jacket, which is the disc package with the smallest carbon footprint, into a mainstream CD and DVD package.
  • Earthology Environmentally Friendly CDs
    Inserts printed on 100% postconsumer recycled paper with nontoxic soyink, packaged in 100% recycled/salvaged jewel cases, CD scraps recycled into milk cartons, shrinkwrap made of environmentally benign LDPE, instead of the industry’s standard toxic PVC, s
  • Oasis CD Replication – Green Wallet
    4-Panel & 6-Panel Green Wallet made with “Certified Green Components”
  • Oasis Replication (Bottle Tray DigiPak)
    BottleTray™ Digipaks with crystal-clear trays made 100% from soda & water bottles.
  • Paperfoam
    Carbon-friendly packaging. Since its foundation in 1998 as a packaging company, PaperFoam has consistently provided innovative packaging solutions. These are based on the PaperFoam® technology that shapes the foamed paper into a solid scratch-free packagi

Touring

  • Bio Willie (Biodiesel)
    Premium Biodiesel. BioWillie is produced to help eliminate America’s dependence on foreign oil, put the American family farmer back to work and clean up the environment.
  • BioBag
    World’s largest brand of 100% biodegradable and 100% compostable bags and films.
  • Black Rock Solar
    A non-profit with a simple goal: take on climate change, and speed the adoption curve of renewable energy
  • Clif Green Notes
    Reduce environmental impacts during touring.
  • Eco-Products
    Eco-Products strives to make a positive impact on the global community by offering a wide selection of high quality, environmentally friendly products at competitive prices.
  • Green Touring
    Steps to take to reduce the carbon footprint of your music concert tour.
  • Music Matters
    Works to reduce the negative environmental impact of music industry operations by working with artists, tours, venues, festivals.
  • MusiKville – live music streaming / green virtual concerts
    musiKville has one goal in mind. It is to give Artists no matter how big or small the ability to perform their own concerts LIVE!
  • Perf Go Green
    100% eco-friendly, non-toxic, food contact compliant 100% biodegradable plastic products.
  • PickupPal
    Allows a private vehicle engaged in a transportation event (a one-way trip from A to B) to be matched intelligently and dynamically over the Internet to a pickup location
  • Reverb
    Deeply rooted within the music and environmental communities, Reverb educates and engages musicians and their fans to promote environmental sustainability.
  • Rock for a Remedy
    Rock for a Remedy, Inc (RFAR) is a non-profit organization that partners with local food relief organizations and national touring artists to both gather food/monetary donations and encourage youth and adults to better their communities through charitable
  • Spitfire Agency
    A full service production, promotion and marketing agency, dedicated to non profits and responsible businesses, that does everything from nonprofit promotion to producing events, fundraisers and tours.
  • Sustainable Waves
    Specializes in sustainable energy solutions for the entertainment industry. Provide solar powered stages, sound systems, lighting.
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