by Michael dEstries
Categories: Causes, Music
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Incubus — one of the many rock bands that is pushing the green scene forward — announced recently a $10,000 grant for the environmental advocacy and defense organization, Rock the Earth. The amount is the largest ever received by the organization, and the second in less than two months. Last November, Bonnie Raitt’s Aria Foundation also donated money to the three-year-old organization. From the article,

“The $10,000 donation from Incubus’s Make Yourself Foundation will help RTE reach their goal of a 50% increase in education, advocacy, and outreach at concerts and events within the next year. Of the several objectives targeted this year, upgrading existing call-to-action materials and exhibits to supply four booths used across the country simultaneously and expanding volunteer management and training programs will be a top priority. The organization also plans to name an outreach coordinator to manage the anticipated 240 dates and events mapped for the coming year.”

Incubus’s Make Yourself Foundation has raised over one million dollars to date. The band funds the foundation by donating a portion of the proceeds generated from touring, record royalties, online auctions of Incubus concert tickets and memorabilia, and special events. For more information, check out the official site.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • http://kwanzoo.com oakling

    I love Incubus! So many of their songs have such healthy, recovery-ful lyrics. This just seals the deal!

  • gumbrinus

    Kudos to Incubus for putting money in the hands of an organization that can further their green spirit. Too many artists choose the easy route of corporate-sponsored greening and offset purchasing, which skirts the real need for direct action. This is the real deal!