Imagine... thousands of musicians, artists, writers and fans teaming up to create local messages and global media that inspires others to care for the planet.
Imagine... millions of beautiful, edgy, conscious environmental songs, art and writings on the street and beyond to debunk the products and industries that are killing our earth.
Imagine... billions of people taking eco actions because of music, art and words that inspire them to manifest an ecological society that honors all the life that loves to live.
For all the life, Stele Ely
Our VoxErth/ EarthE Team Earth page lists some of the folks who work/ed on the Vox Erth or EarthE initiatives.
Contact us to contribute your talents to the Vox Erth Team. Whether your expertise is in business, communications, psychology, language, arts, software programming or the sciences, we at VoxErth.org and EarthE.org have an opp for you. We can work with teachers for students who want to get school credit.
To hear some environmental songs that are helping protect the planet, check out the music of Stele Ely and other musicians on the VoxErth.net blog.
Eco minded musicians, songwriters and artists are welcomed to submit their lyrics, recordings and music videos, and to find other musicians to work with.
VoxErth is a call to musicians, writers, artists and fans to help create media that is a voice (vox) for our exquisite biosphere.
Ways to join VoxErth::
1/ If you are a songwriter, artist or writer, team up with us to create rad eco media. We will get it working for the planet via our VoxErth blog, our Facebook pages and beyond. Add your completed works to the VoxErth blog too.
2/ If you are a fan, ask us (or other) musicians, artists or writers to create media about eco issues that you care about. Sponsor a project. Team up with us via our VoxErth blog.
3/ Pledge to create, promote or support an eco media project. Print and sign the VoxErth pledge/ member card, and give pledge cards to others.
4/ Connect via VoxErth Facebook and the Newsletter.
• Check out the tweaks section for eco organizations that need your creative (or financial) help to roll out their crucial environmental media.
• Coming soon, join one of the VoxErth Guilds -- Music, Art or Word -- to leverage your eco creativity.
So join Vox Erth to use your talents and resources to help manifest the eco media that we need to help crystallize a global ecological society.
Using art, photography, media and music to talk about specific eco actions and the positive effects is now crucial.
For example, weaving words into a painting or photograph that call on its audience to take a specific environmental action can be a beautiful part of the art -- and therefore -- can be more motivating that the same words on a white printed page.
Simply hinting to one's audience "it would be kinda nice for us -- and you -- to do something to solve this environmental situation" is now not enough. VoxErth's main mission is encourage artists to illustrate the positive effects of specific environmental actions on one or more beings -- human or non-human -- in order to cheer on the people to take those eco actions.
For another example, the positive effects of an eco action might be on in lives of some future child, group of friends, a little family of animals or two human lovers. Just as many human related love songs do, let's use our artistic talents to get down to the positive nitty gritty ecological cause and effect of an ecological action.
Weaving an organization's name or website address into one's art, music or media is another way to power it up.
Some creatives may think this is tough, but please give it a try. Let's help those who want to help the planet find their team.
So, here are some superb eco organizations and ideas that need help in creating more eco media:
• Greentopia (our own)
• NRDC.org / Green Living Toolkit
• Sierra Club
• Wilderness Society
• Sea Shepherd
• World Wildlife Federation
• Union of Concerned Scientists
• Environmental Defense
• The Nature Conservancy
• Earth Island
VoxErth Pledge and card ::
front of card
If you like the new pledge and card -- print it, sign it and show it to others, and give away a bunch that are un-signed too.
Go to the Pledge page to print the card, get tips for printing and read the text version.
Or, here are the direct links to the 2 print-pages ::
#10 The VoxErth Pledge/ card print-page #10 has 10 cards per print page. >>
#8 The VoxErth pledge/ card print-page #8 has 8 cards per page. >>
There is also a double-sided version of the card with more info. Email us if you want the link.
Flash your Vox Erth Pledge and card everywhere.
Also, the *Big XO Earth / 1 Percent For The Earth Pledge* is another pledge with some good eco media ideas.
One of VoxErth's goals is to help build a *ecological music revolution* with fans, writers, organizations, and musicians world wide that come together to create a storm of environmental songs for the Earth.
One way everyone can join is to team up with the 140,000 Love Songs for the Planet project being run by VoxErth's director Stele Ely. Check it out.
"Musicians have the power to replace the deadly corporate consumeristic mantras with loving, Earth conscious mantras. Therefore, every musician is called to weave at least two or three environmental songs for the Earth into each performance or EP." Stele
All Music Fans: Appeal to your favorite local and national musicians to create and perform Earth conscious music. Write, email and talk to your favorite musician about the importance of writing and performing environmental songs.
Give your favorite musicians an update on an issue that you would like them to compose and perform an environmental song for.
All Musicians: Work with us via our VoxErth.net blog , or contact a local or national enviro group to find out what issues they would like more songs about. Compose and sing about ecological issues you care about.
Create an EP/CD to benefit the organization, for someone you love, and for the millions life forms that celebrate life. Create your own environmental songs and fire-up your music career. Your enviro music even could be a great media hook in conjunction with your EP, CD, future gigs or on the web.
All Songwriters, Poets and Writers: Write the lyrics and/or music for a song that you pitch to your favorite musicians. Send out offers to co-write with other environmentally concerned writers.
Create Earth conscious lyrics that encourage others to take specific actions that help protect the billions of life-forms that are celebrating life. Let's drown out the mega-media materialistic corporate advertising slogans that are defiling the planet.
All Environmental Organizations: Contact your favorite musicians to ask them to write and record environmental songs, ballads and media that will help jazz-up your campaigns.
Lovers Of The Earth: Contribute your talents and financial resources to the *ecological music revolution* for the sake of all the life forms that are loving life.
An Ecological Music Revolution [emr]
by Stele Ely at 140,000 Love Songs For The Planet
This is not to say that every musician should become known as an environmental activist. But it is to say, if the deadly corporate consumeristic mantras being repeated by the average citizen are ever to be replaced with pro-active, loving, Earth conscious mantras, then every musician who cares about the planet needs to have at least three or four songs in their repertoire that reflects their perspective.
Before technology and mass marketing came along, it was not critical that musicians with an environmental conscious take an environmental stand. It is very different now. Millions of corporation's are pitching their singalongs that say: buy your way to happiness... material items will set you free... consume more, forget the planet... buy junk now, ignore the ecological results... ultra disposable items will set you free. All the while, consumers seldom hear music to singalong with that honors the Earth and its life.
One great eco song, ballad, CD or media project has the potential to save your life plus a few million other living things. Music Fans, Songwriters, Musicians and Writers have the power to manifest this *ecological music revolution*.
So join the *140,000 Love Songs for the Planet* project today.
Future art, poetry, stories and songs are cause-and-effect journeys that describe a series of positive events that may happen as a result of an eco action that someone takes.
Whether the focus is on one or numerous simultaneous or sequential results of an eco action is up to the artist, writer or songwriter.
It is also called an EarthE future because our *EarthE Honors* project uses these scenarios to honor and reward people for their environmental choices. See EarthE.org.
By the way, advertisers often propose ultra-absurd cause and effect tales that would never happen if a person buys a product. Yet these ads sell a lot of junk. Other great art, words, songs and movies have used this format. So let's create realistic and possible eco scenarios that help trigger eco actions.
Once you have completed your cause and effect, domino effect and/or butterfly effect future story that will help save our biosphere, add a link to your work on our VoxErth Facebook page.
Musicians are also invited to add their future songs to our VoxErth.net blog and open mic.
VoxErth is a good way for adults, students, teachers and kids to work together for the planet, to promote school spirit, to support peace, and raise money for environmental clubs.
Music, art, photography and media students are invited to create designs, stories, environmental songs and video for VoxErth's Facebook and Flick'r pages. The coolest ideas will be added here on the VoxErth home page.
Contact us for club and school materials, or if you would like us to come speak to your group.
Plus, EarthE is a sister project that students, teachers and others in environmental education can use for Opps, Clubs and environmental awards.
To get VoxErth environmental t-shirts, posters, gear and other goodies, check out our cafepress.com/EarthE store.
Contact us if you want us to add a custom item to the store for you.
Stele Ely, VoxErth's director, composes and records custom songs to raise money for VoxErth. These folksy tunes can be written for a gift, for yourself or for a soundtrack.
> Signup for the VoxErth/ Greentopia Newsletter -- a monthly update.
> Join our VoxErth Facebook page too.
> 140,000 Love Songs for the Planet:
One of VoxErth's big goals is to get *140,000 Love Songs for the Planet* written, recorded and on top of the charts. Musicians, writers, artists and videographers from all over are needed to get these environmental songs out there.
That's one hit song for every endangered species -- 140,000 species could go extinct this year. But musicians, artists and fans worldwide can help turn this around with some great songs and music videos.
Stele Ely, Vox Erth's director, is working with others to co-write, record and produce some of these environmental songs and vids. Contact him to collaborate.
If you are a music fan, sponsor one of the *140,000 Hit Songs for the Planet* songs Stele is working on, or sponsor another eco songwriter or artist.
If you sponsor one of Stele's songs, he will give you a percentage of the song's copyright and a certificate of co-ownership in your name, or in the name of your choice if it is a gift. Your copyright percentage depends on how much you contribute.
Some of Stele's songs are on the VoxErth.net blog and at soundclick.com/greentopia.
For the life, Stele Ely.
> This month's suggested VoxErth action is to create Global Warming media from the perspective of children or lovers of the future.
> GreenVibe is a music station with some rad examples of eco and social activist music -- at SoundClick.com.
> Post your VoxErth pics or check out the pics of others on our Flick'r and Facebook groups.
> The VoxErth Music, Art and Word Guilds are just getting started. All eco conscious musicians, artists and writers/ wordsmiths are invited to join one of the guilds today. These membership cards are still in the works.
> Print the VoxErth pledge/ member card here for yourself, and to give to others.
> Artists, photographers and students are needed on VoxErth art, media and videos projects. contact us for assignments.
> EarthE.org has some bodacious ways honor eco friends for their eco actions. Let's create media that builds on the EarthE concept.
> The global Vox Erth party is un-officially on the 4th Saturday of each month. Feel free to start a Vox Erth party and dance in your area.
Subscribe to the VoxErth/ Greentopia Newsletter for monthly updates, stories and humor about the VoxErth and Greentopia initiatives. >>
Join the Facebook VoxErth Group to connect with other VoxErth'lings, and to post your creations, ideas, gigs and offers. >>
We have a Flick'r photo album with VoxErth goodies, and you can add your pics too.
Make a donation or an in-kind contribution via our EarthE Paypal account to help keep VoxErth going. We promise to stretch every dollar you give for the benefit of lifeforms and peoples around the world! In kind donations for our online and silent auctions are welcomed.
Depending on the contribution amount, donors will receive a custom song written by Stele Ely, a VoxErth bracelet and/or other gifts.
Email us, call 72O.34O.8O8O, or go to our PayPal donation page to join the team.