On April 22, 1970, millions of Americans marched through streets, parks, and city centers, joining together under a common refrain: humanity at large was mistreating the planet, and things were only going to get worse until something was done about it. Rallying for a more sustainable culture and the promotion of environmental awareness, these rallies sparked what has become the annual celebration of Earth Day. Today, Earth Day continues to be a reminder for individuals to be good stewards of the planet.
Music has long been a medium for activism and the efforts of Earth Day are no exception. In honor of Earth Day we brought together a selection of eco-friendly, aware pieces from our catalog to highlight both the beauty of the Earth and what some artists are doing to raise environmental awareness.
Today marks 50 years since the first Earth Day, marking it a good time to reflect on how far we have come in caring for our planet and how far we have to go. Whether you choose to find ways to eliminate plastic use, switch to cleaning products that don’t use toxic chemicals, or seek out more music that is supporting an environmental cause, we hope this playlist inspires you to take action in your own life.