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Sting, Mraz and Guster Sign Pledge for Legally Harvested Wood

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Adam Gardner, band member of Guster and and co-founder of the non-profit organization Reverb, testified last week at a Congressional hearing on behalf of many bands in the music industry. Gardner’s effort was to preserve the Lacey Act, which “bans the use of illegal woods, providing artists and consumers with the reassurance that their instruments are not made from these materials.” Currently proposed bills in Congress will weaken the Lacey Act.

Rainforests around the world are being affected by illegal logging, according to the Reverb website, and nearly half of all rainforest deforestation is a result of illegal logging. In particular, the Brazilian Rosewood tree is on the brink of extinction and musicians are concerned that other woods that produce their sweet musical instruments will also be extinct.

The Lacey Act was passed with bi-partisan support in 2008 and prohibits the import of wood that is illegally logged. It earned a silver medal from the United Nations as being one of the most important conservation laws in the world.

In addition to Guster, the pledge on the Reverb website has been signed by artists such as Dave Matthews Band, Jack Johnson, Sting, Mick Jagger, Maroon 5, Barenaked Ladies, Jason Mraz, Bonnie Raitt, and Willie Nelson.

Photo via: Randy Miramontez / Shutterstock.com

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