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Jason Mraz and REVERB Partner to Launch Fan Outreach Campaign

The Tree Is A Four Letter Word Campaign Launches as Part of the 2012 Jason Mraz North American Tour, Aims to Support Local Environmental Organizations and Engage and Inspire Fans to Take Action

PORTLAND, ME — (Marketwire) — 08/08/12 — Environmental non-profit REVERB has announced a partnership with Jason Mraz on a new program titled Tree Is A Four Letter Word. The name is a play on Mraz’s latest album title, Love Is A Four Letter Word.

For fans, each concert will include a REVERB Eco-Village to visit on the way into the show where attendees will be able to engage with their local tree-focused non-profit groups, donate for a souvenir sticker, and volunteer for tree projects in their community. Fans who participate onsite at the show will be able to win prizes including a two-week eco-adventure for one winner and a friend to India, an autographed Taylor guitar as well as reusable bottles and other prizes from the Brita FilterForGood Music Project. Additionally, in select markets Jason will be getting his hands dirty by participating in community tree projects with fans and local non-profits.

In an effort to also support global tree planting projects, fans throughout the venue and online will be encouraged to text “tree” to 85944 to make a $5 donation to re-green degraded land in impoverished communities in Burundi and Kenya via the Green World Campaign. An interactive “treemometer” will be shown on venue screens and online to show real-time progress of the “Mraz Fan Forest.”

Mraz is an enthusiastic supporter of REVERB’s mission and says, “I’m so excited to be working with REVERB to provide fans a platform to get involved, and support community-based organizations both locally and around the world.”
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This is way too far away from me, but if you happen to be in Ho Chi Minh City during the summer months, you gotta check this out. Great cause!

Yan Lerval Digital

Hello everybody,
Saigon Kids is the name of my new photo exhibition that I am very proud to hold at “My Place” in HCMC. This exhibition is in honor of the work of koto, a non-for-profit hospitality training organization that is changing the lives of street and disadvantaged youth in Vietnam.


For more information on its program, restaurants and other services, please visit
The exhibition will be held from June 17th to September 16th 2012. Pictures are on sale and all profits will be donated to Koto.

So if you are in HCMC next Sunday, June 17th at 5:00pm, I would be very pleased to meet you at our opening cocktail in My Place, 195 Dien Bien Phu, (Angle of Hai Ba Trung and Dien Bien Phu streets), District 3, HCMC.

Well, I hope to see you there 🙂

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This is a great video depicting the issues people have to deal with when they don’t have the luxury of electricity. I really hope that many people share this video (it’s easy, just a few clicks!) and that the Power the World campaign is very successfull in providing sustainable energy for all!

Power The World: Support Sustainable Energy For All

By signing and sharing this pledge, you will be part of the global momentum calling attention to energy access and sustainable energy issues. Your voice will be heard at the Rio +20 Conference on Sustainable Development hosted by the United Nations.

It’s passionate action from people like you that will help gain the attention of world leaders that sustainable energy for all is an imperative goal to achieve by 2030.

Together, we can Power the World.

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Light = Life

Help us raise $150,000 to make childbirth safer by lighting up health clinics in Uganda.

Globally, 1000 women die every day in childbirth or from complications of pregnancy. In Africa, maternal mortality is at a crisis point.

Power the World is partnering with We Care Solar to improve health care for mothers and babies by sending 100 award-winning Solar Suitcases to Ugandan clinics by August 1, 2012.

To address this issue We Care Solar designs and manufactures the Solar Suitcase, a high-efficiency solar energy system that fits in a carry-on suitcase. Designed for medical settings, the Solar Suitcase provides health workers with reliable lighting and power for medical and mobile communication devices.

Donations to Power the World are contributed to our non-profit partners, including We Care Solar. Power the World is a project of Linkin Park’s humanitarian non-profit organization, Music for Relief.

Fore more information go here…

2012 Linkin Park World Tour Engages WeatherOps to Provide Event-Specific Meteorological Services

The stage at the Indiana State Fair on August 14, 2011 was hit by a high-velocity wind gust in front of a severe thunderstorm, causing it to collapse. Seven people were killed and 43 others were injured.

The 2012 Linkin Park World Tour, has engaged the services of Weather Decision Technologies®, Inc. (WDT), an Event Safety Alliance corporate sponsor, to provide event-specific meteorological data under its event venue safety model, WeatherOps. As an outsourced expert weather team designed to safeguard attendees, assets and artists, WeatherOps utilizes proprietary data assimilation and forecast generation to steer venue and production management during times of adverse weather.

The band’s tour begins May 18th to celebrate the release of their much anticipated new album, “Living Things.” During this tour, Linkin Park outdoor venues worldwide will be closely monitored for extraordinary weather events, employing WeatherOps exclusive color-coded system by which decisions regarding tour events, in relation to weather, will be made. In addition to adverse weather, production crews will receive daily updates regarding the forecast in the next tour stop, up to 7 days in advance.

“It’s our belief that this technology will help to protect our artists, their fans and those involved with the safe execution of our shows,” said Jim Digby, Linkin Park World Tour Manager. “Instant access to a Meteorologist who is in tune with our specific event, date, and time proves invaluable from a protection and a financial standpoint,” said Digby. Continue reading 2012 Linkin Park World Tour Engages WeatherOps to Provide Event-Specific Meteorological Services