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Oct. 21, 2008
Protecting the Places We Play
Give me a sunny day, my guitar, and an audience of trees and I’m a happy camper.

Turns out a few of our GreenNotes artists, like Josh Ritter, Missy Higgins and Ben Kweller, like to spend a bit of time in nature, too. The three artists are chipping in and playing a few tunes at three different fall environmental volunteer and concert events this year.

A few weeks ago, Yosemite had it’s fifth annual Yosemite Facelift—four days of tidying up after the summer season. A few thousand climbers, hikers and outdoor-ers turned out to pick up litter and make the park look like new. Josh, being the nature lover that he is, did his fair share of cleaning up and then treated all those hardworking volunteers to a few tunes.

A pretty nice way to spend a weekend.

On the same day, while Josh was off playing a gig in Yosemite, Missy was in Revere, Massachusetts, ready to provide some music for volunteers cleaning up America's first public beach. The weather didn't cooperate, and they moved inside, where Missy provided some musical shelter (from the storm…) .

And…there’s still more to come …

If you happen to be in the Austin area on November 1st, swap out your Halloween costume for comfy work jeans and a t-shirt and join us for the Barton Creek Greenbelt cleanup and catch some tunes from Ben Kweller.

If you can’t make it to Austin, you can download the GreenNotes benefit album on itunes, plug in your player and tune in while you do a bit of cleaning on your own. It’s not like the real deal, but at least you know the proceeds from the sale of the album will go toward orgs that protect the environment.

Check out photos from Josh's show in Yosemite on flickr.

Hope to see you in Austin!
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