Wow! I must say that I'm in awe and humbled by everything you're all doing to make your homes and plates a bit greener. I'm totally inspired by you guys! Check out the Comments section of Monday's post to see what I mean.
Now for the important part - the winner of the Organic Valley Earth Dinner giveaway is...
Comment #12: goldiebear
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Thanks to everyone who participated in this giveaway!
For the rest of you, here's a song to lift you up today, from a local band that has been on heavy rotation in our house lately, Cloud Cult.
Cloud Cult has been often referred to as an eco-band, with band members who are very environmentally-minded. From their website:
In 1999, lead singer Craig and Connie Minowa formed Earthology, a not-for-profit environmental organization that would later gain its nonprofit 501c3 status. Craig worked on developing the Earthology Records branch, which was focused on helping to green the music industry.
Through Earthology, Minowa developed the first 100% postconsumer recycled CD packaging in the U.S. market. Earthology Records was later moved to an organic farm, powered by geothermal energy and built partially from reclaimed wood and recycled plastic. The band's merchandise is all 100% postconsumer recycled or made of certified organic materials.
Cloud Cult has planted over a thousand trees and plants several hundred more each year to absorb the band's CO2 output. They also donate heavily to projects that build wind turbines as revenue generators on Native American Reservations.
I'm loving their newest album, Light Chasers. This song, You'll Be Bright, and its video are super cool.
Happy Earth Day to you all!