Music and Environment, helping the circular economy

The folk singer Peter Seeger was a social activist against nuclear energy and the Vietnam war. Also a supporter of the civil rights movement and a keen environmentalist. He believes in the circular economy.

“In 1966 Seeger and his wife Toshi founded the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, a non-profit organization based in Poughkeepsie, New York. It seeks to protect the Hudson River and surrounding wetlands and waterways. Doing this through advocacy and public education. They built a floating ambassador for this environmental mission, the sloop Clearwater. He also began an annual music and environmental festival. Today known as the Great Hudson River Revival

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the circular economy

What can you do to be part of the circular economy?

There are a number of things that you can do for the environment by helping to create a circular economy. So, the idea behind a circular economy is to reduce your impact on the planet. Here are a few everday activities that you can do to help:

Buy clothes from charity shops rather than new

The fashion industry generates a great deal of pollution. This is through the making and transportation of clothing. So, try and buy second-hand next time. A good tip is to go to a charity shop in a wealthy area. That way you have a better chance of finding high-quality clothes.

Compost your food waste rather than throw it away

A wormery or a standard compost heap can be a great way of reusing food waste. It gets broken down and creates a great fertiliser for your plants in your garden or on your balcony.

– Make your own toothpaste or soap

A great idea to reduce packaging, particularly plastic waste. Although, also by making your own products you can ensure they contain natural ingredients. Therefore, having a lower impact on the planet.

Eco-warrior Cate Blanchett

Eco-warrior Cate Blanchett

So, to reduce her greenhouse gas pollution, the eco-warrior and actress Cate Blanchett has personally decided to:

– Switch her household power supply to an accredited company, GreenPower
– Install a water-efficient showerhead
– Set her washing machine to wash her clothes in cold water
– Check and invest in adequate roof insulation
– Avoid one domestic air flight this year and purchase carbon offsets
– Drive 20 kilometres less each week
– Reduce her household electricity and gas usage by 20%
– Install a solar hot water heater

“I want to see a connected and progressive future for Australia. Where we utilize our greatest natural resources; sun, wind and brainpower.”

As an eco-warrior “Cate Blanchett is Ambassador for the Australian Conservation Foundation. By going to Brisbane, Australia in August 2007 to campaign for the Australian Conservation Foundation she visited politicians and encouraged Queenslanders to be aware of climate issues. She was part of the online campaign at – trying to persuade Australians to express their concerns about climate change.”

“For Cate Blanchett, climate change is an issue that is very close to home – literally. For instance, the movie star turned eco-warrior, has recently bought a plot of land in Vanuatu. This is one of the countries hardest hit by global warming. In other words, rising sea levels caused the evacuation of an entire village in the Pacific island nation in 2005. Therefore, this was the first time climate change has displaced an entire community.”

So, if you have a favourite actor then see what they are doing to help the planet. Above all, we need more high-profile names to lend their support to our cause.