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12 Ultra-Green Musicians & The Causes They Support

From Green Day to Justin Timberlake and beyond, these environment-friendly musicians make everyday Earth Day

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It's April 22, which means... Happy Earth Day, y'all!

It's time to celebrate Mother Earth and remember to treat her well, because she's very, very good to you. Many musicians are already on top it—and not just one day per year.

To help protect the earth and promote eco-friendly action, Fuse is highlighting 12 of the greenest musicians and the causes they support. Some drop big cash—like Justin Timberlake funding a $16 million eco-friendly golf course—while others offer simple, but effective ideas for going green—see Jason Mraz's Instagram tips. But their goal is the same: a clean, healthy, sustainable planet.

Check out Fuse's ultra-green musicians and keep the Earth Day celebrations going with these 20 environmentally friendly songs

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Green Day

PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 26: Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day performs at Rock En Seine Festival 10th Anniversary on August
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  • Partnered with Natural Resources Defense Council for the "Move America Beyond Oil" campaign, which offers solutions for U.S. oil dependence.
  • Recorded several YouTube videos voicing support for environmental protection, smarter energy policies and how fans can make easy contributions.
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Justin Timberlake

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 11: Justin Timberlake performs during a taping of "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center o
Theo Wargo
  • Spent $16 million dollars to open eco-friendly Mirimichi Golf Course, which is the first of its kind in the U.S.
  • Honored with the Futures Award at the 2011 Environmental Media Association Awards. The award is given to a person "just hitting [his/her] stride in terms of environmental commitment and activism."
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Jason Mraz

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 05: Recording artist Jason Mraz performs at UCLA Institute Of The Environment And Sustainability's
Allen Berezovsky
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Pearl Jam

NEW ORLEANS - MAY 01: (L-R) Jeff Ament, Matt Cameron and Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam perform during the 41st Annual New Orleans
Scott Legato
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John Legend

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 21: John Legend performs at the Women's Campaign International "Spring To Make A Difference" Fundra
Earl Gibson III
  • Performed at the Green Inaugural Ball, an event celebrating President Obama's focus on sustainable energy.
  • Partnered with Reverb, like Jason Mraz, for a super-green 2009 tour that included an investment in wind farms to offset the carbon footprint from the tour.
  • Launched his Show Me Campaign in 2007 to improve life (provide clean water, agricultural tools, etc.) for poverty-stricken residents of Mbola, Tanzania.
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Dave Matthews Band

(L-R) Dave Matthews and Boyd Tinsley of the Dave Matthews Band perform during day two of Dave Matthews Band Caravan at Bader
Jeff Kravitz
  • Donated over $8.5 million internationally (via the band's BAMA Works Fund) to bolster local environmentalism.
  • Fans who set up recycling, water and environmental info stations at DMB concerts were given free passes to 2009 shows.
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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01: Moby performs on stage as part of Field Day 2012 at The Domain on January 1, 2012 in Sydney,
Don Arnold
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Willie Nelson

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Musician Willie Nelson performs on stage during Global Green USA's 10th Annual Pre-Oscar Party a
Chris Weeks
  • Launched Willie Nelson Biodiesel company in order to sell BioWillie, his own brand of alternative fuel made largely from soybeans.
  • Created Farm Aid, the 28-year-running concert series that supports American family farmers.
  • Collaborated with Ben & Jerry's to sell "Willie Nelson's Country Peach Cobbler Ice Cream" with all proceeds going to Farm Aid. Yum!
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KT Tunstall

SOUTHWOLD, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 15: KT Tunstall performs on day one of the Latitude Festival at Henham Park Estate on July 1
Nick Pickles
  • Neutralized her 2004 tour's carbon output by planting over 1,500 trees in Scotland.
  • Works with the Carbon Neutral Company, which provides estimates in usage and reduction. KT tallies electricity usage in the studio and fuel used on tour to determine offsets. 
  • Teamed with TreeHugger, a media outlet working to make green causes mainstream, to promote climate change awareness at the 2010 Shift Festival.
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Thom Yorke

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 12: Thom Yorke of Radiohead performs live on stage at Sydney Entertainment Centre on November 12
Mark Metcalfe
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Sheryl Crow

LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 06: Musicians Sheryl Crow and Dierks Bentley perform onstage at the ACM Party For A Cause Festival duri
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The Roots

NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03: (L-R) The Roots and Troy 'Trombone Shorty' Andrews perform at The Pepsi 5th Quarter on Februar
Johnny Nunez
  • Worked with PETA on the "Stop the Violince: Go Veg" ad.
  • Hosted a Pre-Grammy Jam & Green Carpet Bash, inviting artists to jam to raise awareness about green issues.
  • Named themselves after a part of a plant... and plants give us life, yo!

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