MUSIC CLIMATE REVOLUTION: Climate Projects
Together, we’re building a cleaner, healthier, and more equitable planet. We’re supporting projects around the globe that measurably reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address climate injustice. See some of the projects and learn more below.
Music Decarbonization Project
Clean Water, CO2 Reductions
Honduras Coffee Growers
As a largely rural developing country, Honduras faces problems of low incomes, poor indoor air quality, and inadequate access to clean drinking water. A lack of safe drinking water results in frequent and sometimes deadly water-borne illnesses. Such illnesses significantly undermine quality of life, economic prosperity, and the ability of children to attend school.
To address the need for clean water, Music Climate Revolution is helping to implement, monitor, and verify a 10-year project that will deliver clean water while reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
Biodiversity & Wildlife Protection, Carbon Sequestration
MEDFORD SPRING GRASSLAND CONSERVATION
The Medford Spring grasslands in southeastern Colorado are facing an imminent threat of conversion to cropland given its soils are suitable for farming, and cropland rental rates are more than five times pastureland rates in Bent County, CO.
Music Climate Revolution is helping to create a permanent conservation easement that will preserve the grasslands and avoid conversion of the land to farming or other development. This will prevent an estimated 190,000 tonnes of CO₂ from entering the atmosphere over the next 50 years. That is the equivalent of not burning almost 208 million pounds of coal.
Methane Destruction, Energy
Seneca Meadows Landfill Gas to Energy
This project, in Waterloo, NY, captures landfill gas (composed primarily of the greenhouse gas methane) and converts it into a reliable source of electricity. This project prevents methane generated at the landfill from entering the atmosphere.
The system has more than five miles of piping, interconnecting 413 landfill gas (LFG) extraction wells to the central control system, which converts the LFG to over 18 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 20,000+ homes and businesses.
Solar Powered Streetlights
In 2011 DTE Energy repossessed over 1,000 of Highland Park’s streetlights, leaving residents to live in the dark for almost a decade. In partnership with The Solutions Project, Music Climate Revolution is supporting Soulardarity in their efforts to fund and build solar-powered, WiFi enabled streetlamps for their community.
Support for this project will:
- Help purchase, install and maintain solar-powered smart streetlights
- Establish a free public WiFi mesh network for children, residents, and visitors
- Enhance community safety
Mississippi Delta Community Solar Project
Partnering with Clearloop, a portion of the funds from Music Climate Revolution Tours committed to fighting the climate crisis helped build a community solar grid in the Mississippi Delta. This project is designed to provide clean energy to communities that would not otherwise have access.
The Mississippi Delta Project will produce 5 Megawatts of clean energy, enough to power 1,ooo homes for 40 years that would otherwise be using electricity powered by fossil fuels. This will result in the elimination of 184,000 tons of CO2!
Zero-Emission Clean Water
The Ghana Clean Water Project
The Ghana Clean Water Project provides zero-emission water filtration systems to communities offering safe drinking water and reducing the need to burn wood or other fuel to boil water to make it safe to consume.
Many communities in Ghana rely on boiling water to make their drinking water safe for consumption. Boiling the water requires burning wood or other fuel resulting in unsafe air quality, significant greenhouse gas emissions, and deforestation (worsening the climate impacts). The water filtration systems provided by this project improve quality of life in Ghana and help mitigate global greenhouse gas pollution.
Zero-Emission Clean Water
Kenya Clean Water Project
The Kenya Clean Water Project provides zero-emission water filtration systems to communities offering safe drinking water and better air quality.
Many communities in Kenya rely on boiling water to make it safe for consumption. Boiling the water requires burning wood or other fuel resulting in unsafe air quality, significant greenhouse gas emissions, and deforestation (worsening the climate impacts). The water filtration systems provided by this project help mitigate global greenhouse gas pollution, improve quality of life in Kenya, and creates local jobs overseeing the project.