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The 15 Most Eco-Friendly Rockers

How Radiohead, Drake, Phish, the Roots and others are going green by recycling, using biodiesel and planting trees
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Barenaked Ladies

With the help of Guster and Reverb, Canadian band Barenaked Ladies hopped early on the eco-friendly (probably solar-powered) bandwagon by greening a tour all the way back in 2004. The band welcomed Reverb's "greening coordinators" onto its tour crew not only to worry about organic food backstage and biodegradable supplies, but also to assist in dealing with less obvious moments of musical waste like collecting broken guitar strings that could become recycled jewelry. Clean-burning biodiesel fuel (from fat or vegetable oil) powered the Ladies' travel, while informational "Eco-Villages" called Barenaked Planet were set up at live shows. The band even played a global warning awareness video as an opening act. The band's CDs are sold in 100% recyclable cases and legend has it that when recycling pick-up was lacking from venues in Washington and Texas, some fans even drove home the band's compost materials in their own cars.

 

Photo:The Barenaked Ladies perform in Mountain View, California as part of their 'Au Naturale Tour', July 28, 2004.

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