Ash Grunwald has been described as ‘an advocate purely and simply of the Earth’. Last year his fans were given the opportunity to take action for the earth too – alongside enjoying Ash’s musical offerings. Anyone purchasing a concert ticket through Moshtix could, at the same time, purchase a tree.

 

Image by Ian Laidlaw

 

Ash’s musical heritage spans hemispheres and continents. A commitment to those global influences, local action, and life-long appreciation of the natural world provides the foundation of Ash’s APRA award-winning sound. He’s an artist with his soul in the blues and his heart in the sea. It’s not surprising that he’s also a passionate advocate for the environment.

We love it when influential people do good things. We need our musicians, our artists and creatives, the people who inspire us, to stand at the forefront of the fight against climate change.

 

 

Campbell’s Bridge, VIC.

 

It’s been great to partner with Ash and Moshtix and give concert-goers the opportunity to purchase trees. As a result, 60 trees were planted at Campbell’s Bridge in Victoria, and another 60 at Barfold, VIC . They’re in the ground now, drawing in CO2, pushing out oxygen, providing habitat for tiny creatures. These trees germinated from one person’s efforts to advocate for the earth, from multiple small gestures somewhere in cyberspace, and from a swell of willingness to take responsibility for our own impact. As another Australian musical legend famously sang, ‘from little things, big things grow…’.

 

Ash’s trees.

 

Here at Fifteen Trees, we are always happy to have a chat about the best way to incorporate sustainability into your life. We can help you to connect with the broader community and reduce some of your personal environmental impacts. If interested, please contact Melinda at <banksia@15trees.com.au>.

 

Writer – Sarah Hart.

Sarah is an artist whose passions include the stories and experiences of women and narrative driven creative work. Her aim is to delight, to reveal glimpses of everyday beauty, and to celebrate flights of the ordinary. Sarah works across a range of media, with an abiding interest in pen and ink, mixed media and the human form. You can find Sarah here.