The Barenaked Ladies have been getting some massive press recently for their green tour initiatives; and rightfully so — the entire thing is a positive step in the right direction. Orli Cotel, of Sierra Club Radio, recently had the opportunity to chat with Steven Page about the tour and their green motives.
Some highlights include, Steven mentioning some simple things that peopel can do to help the environment; from using less automobiles to turning off the lights when you leave a room. It’s also revealed that he’s working on a song concerning the future of the world; in which governments have outlawed gravity (a spin on the whole ‘evolution’ debate) and continue to deny global warming.
For bands looking to follow BNL’s lead, the group is working on a handbook that details everything they’ve done to reduce, reuse, and recycle. What an amazing resource! Something I found interesting was their recent “Tour at Sea”; in which they performed on a Carnival Cruise Line, all the while promoting ‘greening the planet’ and encouraging Carnival to provide educational programs to its employees and increase recycling. As Page mentioned in the interview, “We work with our eyes open at all these opportunities. How can we influence positive change?”
Check out Sierra Club Radio for the full audio. Next, week they’ll have an interview with Ed Begley Jr. in which he he talks about riding his bicycle to the Vanity Fair Oscar party, and more!