by Michael dEstries
Categories: Music.

maroon5_usnewsOver at U.S. News & World Report, Maura Judkis managed to catch up with Maroon 5 while attending the 2009 Green Inaugural Ball in D.C this week. Usually, we hear from lead singer Adam Levine on the various ways the band is trying to go green — but this interview is refreshing because it features other members chatting up their eco-friendly ways instead. Here are some highlights:

On reducing their impact with air travel:

“We offset everything we do. We don’t ever take a flight without offsetting it,” keyboardist Jesse Carmichael said. He added, however, that his transportation to Washington was a jet. “That conflict of interest is big.”

On their personal green additions:

“At home I’m working on a huge overhaul to my house, with solar panels and water systems and a greenhouse, and growing food,” said Carmichael. Said Valentine: “I’m unplugging appliances, setting the thermostat at a reasonable level, and wearing a sweater instead of getting it blazing in there. All that kind of stuff that I learned from my anal frugal dad. If his voice was in everybody’s ear, we would save a lot of energy.

For the rest of the great interview, jump here!

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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  • Deena

    Awesome ideas guys! I hope the youts are listening to you!

  • http://www.alyssamusic.com/ Stephen

    That’s Great! I’m glad to see so many Artists stepping up and being pro-active about the Environment! Here’s another one: AlyssA, an emerging singer-songwriter and comedienne just produced her album ‘within’ with all eco-friendly packaging, ie. no plastic; and a number of songs about eco/social responsibility.

    http://www.myspace.com/alyssafolksoul

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/prweb/20090110/bs_prweb/prweb1841264_1