Monday, February 5, 2007

Barenaked Ladies are Men who care about our planet!

On Saturday night, the affianced, one of the bridesmaids (who may be the world's biggest BNL fan) and I went to the Barenaked Ladies concert promoting their new albums "Barenaked Ladies are Me" and "Barenaked Ladies are Men" at GM place.

As expected, a FANTASTIC show

In my humble opinion, the BNL put on one of the best shows out there. I realize that at this present time, Hot Lunch is hyperventilating and screaming... WHAT ABOUT MADONNA??? Fine...I know Madonna puts on a mean show, but for me, the Ladies rock the house.

What's not to love? Humour, FAB Canadian band, good music, and a rap about bald roadies. How fun is that???

One of the best things about this fab show was learning about Barenaked Planet, which is not a place to hang out with naked rock stars as I first suspected (which would TOTALLY rock, especially if Jon Bon Jovi was there. Go on...deny that he's sexy. I dare you.)
ANYHOW...Barenaked Planet is the Barenaked Ladies' way of communicating to the general public about environmental and social issues that have become increasingly important to them.

On this tour, the BNL were committed to several different "greening the tour" mechanisms including:
  • Tour buses are fueled with biodiesel
  • Offsetting the energy used at each show with wind power
  • Recycling and using compostable materials backstage
  • Inviting local and national groups to be a part of Barenaked Planet so that fans at each venue can learn about issues in their area and get engaged
At work the other day, I was discussing with a few coworkers about how people can lessen their environmental impact. The recent report from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has gotten people talking about what they can do to help prevent climate change, which is great! Their argument was that it costs money to be more responsible (ie recycled paper is more, hybrid vehicles are more etc etc). I'm not so sure about that argument-there are ways to adapt if you are truly serious about making a positive impact that can SAVE you money (ie. Public Transit if accessible)-but to each their own.

In honour of that, I am going post the David Suzuki Foundation's 10 most effective ways to help conserve nature and improve our quality of life. Some of these are SUPER easy and hey...we only have one planet!!!
  1. Reduce home energy by 10%
  2. Eat meat-free meals once a week
  3. Buy a fuel efficient, low-polluting car
  4. Choose an energy efficient home and appliances
  5. Stop using pesticides
  6. Walk, bike or take transit to regular destinations
  7. Prepare your meals with locally produced food
  8. Choose a home close to regular destinations
  9. Support alternatives to the car
  10. Get involved, stay informed


So get out there and GO GREEN! Make the Barenaked Ladies proud!!!!

4 comments:

culturalcruise said...

uhhh...how come I never get invited to these A-list concerts you go to--- totally would have been on board with the ladies -- LOVE THEM! going to have a meat free meal with locally produced products tonight ;-)

sasskitty said...

Did not know you loved the ladies...you are SO coming to the next one!!!

hot-lunch said...

did they do any cool cover songs like they normally do?

sasskitty said...

They did a brief homage to Gowan and Ed sang Word Up.

Loves it!