Swinging Against Climate Change | Alain Croix
It’s fitting that one of Musicians Fighting Climate Change’s first efforts takes place during one of the hottest weeks of the summer.
Launched earlier this year, Musicians Fighting Climate Change is an effort to do exactly what the name suggests: unite groups and artists with efforts to help protect the environment and support the efforts of businesses and charities. focused on climate change.
On Friday, Brett Eamons of Kingston, Ont., The Glorious Sons, will partner with the Box & Jar pop-up store, located at 2104 Dundas Street West, selling homemade baked goods and condiments to raise money to save 10 acres of Amazonia. tropical forest.
The fundraiser will take place between noon and 9 p.m. and will feature delicious treats including baked snacks, Red Goddess sauce, arugula pesto, strawberry jam, mustard, baked cookies. chocolate chips, strawberry blondies, fudge brownies and other goodies. The money raised will be donated to the Amazon Rainforest Conservancy. Every 10 orders (a 16 oz jar of condiments and 6 baked goods) will save an acre of forest.
Musicians Fighting Climate Change was launched earlier this year by Michelle Owen, co-founder of 745 Music and touring director for the Glorious Sons between September 2017 and July 2019.
Box & Jar is dedicated to tackling climate change and every month they bring out a new combo box of baked goods and jars to benefit the Amazon Rainforest Conservancy. They also offer a delivery service for these packages throughout the GTA within a 40 km radius of St. Lawrence Market.
Musicians Fighting Climate Change is a new voice in the effort to give artists a path to climate advocacy.
Earlier this year, the Canadian chapter of Music Declares Emergency (MDE) kicked off, featuring over 200 artists, including Tegan & Sara, LAL, Sarah Harmer, Caribou and members of Broken Social Scene and the Tokyo Police Club. This group works specifically for a carbon neutral future. This is a local chapter of an international group that includes Radiohead, Billie Eilish and the xx in addition to others. MDE musicians pledge to support efforts, including calling on governments to be transparent about the urgent urgency of climate change, the need to act now to protect biodiversity and achieve zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, and to urge the music industry in particular to take action to combat climate change.