About Music for the Earth
“Propelled by an ancient faith deep
within their genes, billions of birds
hurdle the globe each season, a
grand passage across the heavens
that we can only dimly comprehend
and are just coming to fully
appreciate. They are not residents
of any single place but of the whole,
and their continued survival rests
almost entirely in our hands.”
– Scott Weidensaul, Living on the Wind:
Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds
Founded in 1976 Paul Winter, Music for the Earth is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization, with the mission to explore and implement ways that music can be used to enrich the lives of human beings and awaken a spirit of involvement in the preservation of wildlife, wilderness and the natural environments of the Earth.
Music For The Earth’s activities include:
- concerts and albums to build community, celebrate the sounds of the planet, and benefit environmental causes;
- wilderness recording expeditions;
- media outreach and raising public awareness about environmental and social justice issues and groups;
- environmental and cultural education programs for young people;
- and music-making workshops and residencies.
Music for the Earth partners with educators, biologists, anthropologists, painters, film-makers, naturalists, and environmental activists to use music’s unique power to extend the impact of their work or respective medium. Music for the Earth has worked around the world using music to build bridges between cultures and nature, to support environmental causes and campaigns.