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Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Gasoline Rainbows

Courtesy of the Guardian
The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was recorded as the worst man made environmental disaster of 2010. The devastating effects of the oil spill have left extensive damage to marine and wildlife habitats as well as the fishing and tourism industries in the immediate and neighbouring communities.
On April 20th 2010, an oil rig exploded in the North Atlantic Ocean leaving oil to spill out into the Gulf of Mexico for several months. Oil began to wash up on beaches and tar balls were present along much of the shoreline.
The impact to the natural environment was catastrophic with more than 400 different species affected, including species of turtles and several birds and fish. As a result a lot of people got involved in a clean up operation to lend a hand to the local communities and attempt to restore this beautiful area.
After seeing the devastation of the oil spill for themselves, Sophia Bush and Austin Nicholas along with several artists decided it was time to do something to help everyone affected by this disaster. They have put together a superb digital CD for this amazing cause. The CD entitled Gasoline Rainbows is much more than your usual charity CD. Instead of just one song, Gasoline Rainbows offers much more with a compilation of tracks from a number of different artists; from Amy Kuney to Vampire Weekend. As the CD is only available digitally 100% of the proceeds go to Global Green’s oil spill response program.
Global Green USA was founded in order to create a new approach to solving the world’s most pressing environmental challenges. Their mission is to address some of the greatest challenges facing humanity and as such have been involved in restoring the Gulf of Mexico.
About a month ago OK Magazine reported that “Sophia has been travelling back and forth to Louisiana since the summer to keep tabs on the clean up progress, but she fears the problems in the Gulf are fast becoming forgotten about because they are no longer in the headlines”. Well lets hope the release of this CD brings the issue into the forefront of everyone’s minds again.
And now for the good news, the CD has finally been released in the UK and is available on iTunes for you to download. The tracks are listed below:
Not only is this a brilliant CD but it’s for a brilliant cause! Why not share your love for the Planet with the one you love this Valentine’s Day.

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