Music to Save the Ocean to from The Jellyfish Project
November 26, 2014
Mission Blue is excited to announce a new partnership with The Jellyfish Project (JFP) – a non-profit organization that uses music and live performance to spread awareness of the environmental realities of our time and the solutions to overcome them. The JFP is a global coalition of musicians raising awareness about our environment and our future. In collaboration with some of the most prominent environmental organizations in North America, they have created a simple yet powerful platform for like-minded musicians and bands to engage in the environmental movement in an organized and impactful way.
The Jellyfish Project has two core programs:
1. From the Stage
From The Stage involves a simple commitment for artists to speak to their audiences about the environment for a few moments at some point during their shows. The JFP provides sample content, scripts, tips and training to plant seeds of consciousness and help amplify environmental awareness into the mainstream. Additionally, artists are provided cards for their merchandise stands with information on the environmental crisis, solutions to overcome it, resources and connections for direct engagement in the movement with partner organizations.
2. School Presentation Program
A typical school presentation begins with a 30-minute high-energy showcase by a Jellyfish Project band. The performance grabs the students’ attention, earns their respect, puts them into a receptive state of mind, and serves as a perfect segue into the band’s important environmental messages following the showcase.
Delivered through a polished and captivating slideshow including images, animations and videos, the band members present a stunning 30-minute portrayal of the environmental crisis our planet is currently facing. Students are educated on topics such as overfishing, plastic pollution and climate change and are empowered with information on responsible consumerism, renewable energy, green career options, and the power of the Internet and social media for global action and change.
The universal language of music is something that reaches almost all people regardless of who they are, where they’re from, or how they live. Music has been, and will continue to be, the voice of generations. It has the power to save lives and change the world. The inspirational power and influence that musicians have over their legions of loyal fans is unmatched in any other field of entertainment. The Jellyfish Project believes that mobilizing the music industry to promote environmental awareness and action could be the catalyst for the most essential revolution of our time – humanity’s transition to environmental sustainability.
(All images © JFP).