9:30 Coffee Break: Earth-Friendly Bands

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We're celebrating Earth Day with a 9:30 Coffee Break. (Wikimedia Commons)

Today is Earth Day. It was founded in 1970 by Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson as a day of education about environmental issues. The first Earth Day drew more than 20 million Americans to rallies across the nation; today, more than a billion people around the globe participate in Earth Day activities, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

The environmentally conscious messages of Earth Day are not lost on those who work in the music industry. In fact, there are many artists out there who make every day Earth Day, particularly with respect to the carbon footprint created by such essential music-industry activities as touring, recording and distribution.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear by artists or bands who take measures to be environmentally friendly? Tell us your requests, and feel free to share an example of how that band or solo artist is kind to the Earth.

Songs Played


Cloud Cult - "Everybody Here is a Cloud"
Neil Young - "Rocking in the Free World"
Radiohead - "Karma Police"
Moby - "Honey"
Pearl Jam - "Not For You"
Willie Nelson - "Roll Me Up"

Do you deserve a Coffee Break? We at The Current's Morning Show think you do, and we want to bring treats from Black: Coffee and Waffle Bar to your workplace. We'll also be accompanied by Actual Wolf, who will play a live set for you and your coworkers. Let us know why you'd like a Coffee Break.

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