In return, XOEarth VOX will assist and promote the eco logical work of those musicians, artists, film makers and writers via social media and here on XOEarth.
Musicians can have their songs added to our Environmental Songs page.
To get started, 'like' our XOEarth Facebook page and then post your work or idea on YOUR Facebook timeline. Add an @XOEarth tag to your post so we get a notification.
If you also want to share your work or ideas directly on our XOEarth Facebook page too, that's great too.
Then we will go check out your post and your song, art or media and comment on your work.
For a completed work that we like, we will share it on one or more of our Facebook pages.
If we like you work a lot, we will add a link to it on XOEarth.org. Completed songs, art or media work will also be entered for a chance to win an XOEarth tie and $444 [via our Perks project].
For songs, arts or media works in progress, we may be able to help you with the creation and production of your song, art or media.
For musicians, we may add your song to our Environmental Songs page.
Fans of musicians and artists are asked to tell their fave artists about XOEarth VOX and ask them to take the Pledge to use their creative works to help make our planet cool again. [Pledge]
Fans are welcomed to tell us at XOEarth what eco issues that you want more eco media for.
If you sponsor XOEarth.org for $1 or more we will be able to empower more musicians, artists and writers to create eco media.
we will update the card on the print page if requested
** We will make you an updated XOEarth VOX Pledge card if you want one, just give us a shout out.**
Imagine... thousands of musicians, artists, writers, dances, film makers and fans teaming up to create local messages and global media that inspires others to care for the planet.
Imagine... billions of people taking eco actions because of music, art, words and media that inspire them to manifest an ecological society that honors all the life that loves to live.
For all the life, Stele Ely
Using music, art, photography and media to talk about specific eco actions and the positive effects is now super crucial.
XOEarth VOX has a mission to encourage and reward creatives for illustrating 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 example, we need more artists that weave words into their paintings, photographs and other media that calls on its audience to live sustainably. An message about ecological lifestyles can be a beautiful part of an art -- and at times can be more motivating that the same words on a white printed page.
Weaving an environmental organization's name or website address into one's art, music or media is another way to eco up our arts.
So let's use our artistic talents to get down to the positive nitty gritty ecological cause and effect of an ecological action. Let's create art that shows the positive effects of an eco action on in lives of some future child, the life of one's own friends, a little family of animals, or a couple of lovers (human or not).
So, here are some superb eco organizations and ideas that need help in creating more eco media:
• XOEarth.org (our own)
• Sierra Club
• Wilderness Society
• Sea Shepherd
• World Wildlife Federation
• Union of Concerned Scientists
• Environmental Defense
• The Nature Conservancy
• Earth Island
an ecological arts revolution.
One of goals of XOEarth VOX is to help build a *ecological arts revolution* with fans, writers, organizations, and musicians worldwide that come together to create a storm of environmental art that will help save our Earth's ecosystems.
"Artists have the power to replace the deadly corporate consumeristic mantras with loving, Earth conscious mantras. Therefore, every creative person is called on to weave at least two or three environmental creations into each performance, show or media piece." Stele
XOEarth Fans: Appeal to your favorite local and national artists and musicians to create and perform Earth conscious media. Write, email and talk to your favorite musician or artist about the importance of creating environmental media.
Give your favorite creatives an update on an issue that you would like them to make environmental art for.
Creatives: Work with us via our XOEarth.org blog , or contact a local or national enviro group to find out what issues they would like more eco media about. Create and publish media about ecological issues you care about.
Create art work, a media piece or an EP to benefit the organization, for someone you love, and for the millions life forms that celebrate life. Create your own environmental media and fire-up your music career.
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 musicians are urged to join the *140,000 Love Songs for the Planet* project today.
Environmental Organizations: Contact your favorite musicians and artists to ask them to write and record environmental media that will help jazz-up your campaigns.
Lovers Of The Earth: Contribute your talents and financial resources to the *ecological arts revolution* for the sake of all the life forms that are loving life.
An Ecological Arts Revolution [ear]
by Stele Ely at 140,000 Love Songs For Planet Earth
This is not to say that every creative 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 creative who cares about the planet needs to have at least three or four works in their repertoire or portfolio that reflects their perspective.
Before technology and mass marketing came along, it was not critical that creatives 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. Artists, Songwriters, Musicians, Writers and Fans have the power to manifest this *ecological arts revolution*.
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.
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 XOEarth Facebook page.
Eco creatives are invited to add their future media and songs anywhere on XOEarth.org.
• To see our list of favorite eco organizations that need creative and financial help - including XOEarth.org - check out our
XOEarth VOX is a great way for adults, students, teachers and kids to work together to extend the life of our planet's biosphere, to promote school spirit, to support peace, and raise money for environmental clubs.
Music, art, photography and media students are invited to create and post their designs, stories, environmental songs and video on XOEarth Facebook.
Plus, XOEarth Honors is our environmental awards project that students, teachers and others in environmental education can use to motivate ecological actions and choices. Check out XOEarth's environmental awards here.
Contact us for club and school materials, or if you would like us to come speak to your group.
The global XOEarth party is officially on the 4th Saturday of each month. Feel free to start a XOEarth party and dance in your area.
** We will make you an updated XOEarth VOX Pledge card if you want one, just give us a shout out.**
Print and sign the XOEarth VOX Pledge/ card here or write it out by hand if you prefer.
pledge card - front - click to print
or request updated card
The pledge card has 2 print pages to choose from ::
To fit the most cards on a page, set the printing margins to the smallest values possible. Use "Page Setup" and/or "Print Preview" to adjust the margin values.
Before printing, adjust the margins by entering "0" for all margins. The browser and printer will then re-apply the smallest default value available.
In most cases, the XOEarth cards will be 3.5 inches wide when printed. If the cards are not this size when you print them, open the "Print Preview' window and then adjust the scale/percentage to 100%.
If you are not printing in color, printing with black ink on colored paper is a good option. We give out cards printed with black ink on colored paper at schools and fairs -- and they work great.
Printing the XOEarth cards on heavier paper is a nice -- but optional.
Have fun flashing your XOEarth card to others to encourage them to join you in creating eco media, and to help empower a visible ecological society.
Feel free to print and give away a bunch of un-signed XOEarth pledge cards too. If you prefer to write out the pledge/ card that's super fine.