|1 Oct 2003 @ 13:27, by Raymond Powers|
Earthjustice Releases CD to Promote Clean Air and Water
Many of the world's most celebrated musicians have contributed tracks for a new benefit CD entitled "Where We Live -- Stand For What You Stand On." The project, released September 30th, will be distributed globally through EMI, a company with a proven commitment to the environment and sustainable development, and on EMI's Higher Octave label in North America. Proceeds from the CD will support Earthjustice's Where We Live campaign to promote the universal right to clean air and clean water...
The benefit CD is a soulful collection of hard-to-find tracks that remind us about the importance of standing up for your rights, staying strong, and celebrating when ordinary citizens achieve victories in protecting the planet we live on. Artists include Mose Allison, Captain Beefheart, Ruben Blades, Bob Dylan, Michael Franti & Spearhead, John Hammond & Tom Waits, Norah Jones, Los Lobos, Maria Muldaur & Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, The Neville Brothers, Karen Savoca, Pops Staples & Ry Cooder, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Tina Turner & Robert Cray, Dan Zanes (with Lou Reed & the Rubi Theater Company).
"We are honored by the participation of these great musicians in support of the environment and public health," says Buck Parker, Executive Director of Earthjustice. "When people buy this CD they are helping Earthjustice clean up the air and water and provide a voice for people living with toxic pollution in their backyards."
"Everyone should be able to drink clean water and breathe clean air. Our health is directly linked to the health of the planet," Matt Marshall, Higher Octave founder said. "That's why so many artists have contributed such amazing music. We are extremely proud to be a part of such a worthwhile benefit project."
In the United States alone, more than 70,000 people die each year because of air pollution, and 40 percent of the nation's waterways don't meet basic water quality standards. Despite the urgent need for full enforcement, critical environmental protections are being reversed. Through its Where We Live campaign, Earthjustice has brought more than 50 cases to protect clean air and water in the United States. Earthjustice also works with international organizations to establish the universal recognition of the right to a clean and healthy environment.
Earthjustice is a nonprofit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment. Earthjustice donates its services to hundreds of organizations and communities, bringing about far-reaching change by enforcing and strengthening environmental laws. Earthjustice is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.