The Living End ‘Raise the Alarm’ for World Environment Day
landcare_australia | June 3, 2009 at 11:18 pmby
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Australian rock group The Living End has signed on to be ambassadors for Landcare Australia’s World Environment Day campaign: ‘Your Planet Needs You’.
The band thrilled bystanders at Challenge Stadium recently as they posed for the camera and brought a true ‘rock and roll’ edge to the environmental cause before performing their final stop on their ‘Raise the Alarm’ tour.
There were many playful disputes about who looked better in the eye of the camera, with tour manager Stephen Zagami confirming that as usual drummer Andy ‘looks the best’, a personal joke shared by all the band members and crew.
The ‘Your Planet Needs You’ campaign (www.yourplanetneedsyou.com.au) encourages people to register to volunteer and help their local environment in any way they can by registering their skills. By registering online volunteers go into the draw to win a holiday for 2 to Fraser Island and campaign sponsor Spicers Paper automatically donate $2 to Landcare Australia on their behalf.
In response to being thanked for being part of the campaign Guitarist and lead singer Chris Cheney replied, ‘No, thank you. It’s great to part of something so positive. We love the fact that Landcare and Coastcare are doing something about it.’
Landcare Australia’s CEO Brian Scarsbrick said, ‘Music is a powerful tool in driving people and affecting their emotions and even actions. Having such renowned bands such as The Living End and Gyroscope is a big benefit for Landcare Australia and this important campaign. Volunteers really make the difference and we can use whatever skills you can offer. We need people to know that and register to become involved.’
The Living End has joined forces with local Perth Band Gyroscope on the tour and Landcare campaign. Gyroscope’s playful antics in front of the camera also thrilled both onlookers and the photographer for the day David Dare Parker.
After joking amongst themselves about who held the globe, and being reprimanded for nearly popping the inflatable Earth during an impromptu game of hybrid volleyball / AFL rules, the boys turned serious about the environment and how important it is that something is done.
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