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Ecologistics' Protest Song Songwriting Contest offers $1,000 grand prize

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Are global warming, landfills, or deforestation bumming you out? Sing it out man, sing it out.

Everyone knows great revolutions start with the songwriters and poets. Well, you could be the next Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, or Jackson Browne by creating an original song about the impacts of climate change, habitat loss, extinction, or overpopulation of our plants, animals, and ecosystems and entering it in the Ecologistics’ Protest Song Songwriting Contest.

“We decided that the environmental movement needs some music,” Ecologistics CEO Stacey Hunt said. “We need to inspire people the same way that the great songwriters of the ’60s got folks out to the streets to rally for peace.”

Ecologistics is offering a $1,000 cash grand prize for the winner, and prizes for runners up. Songwriters will be invited to perform live at Ecologistics’ Deep Ecology Collaboratory, from Oct. 21 to 23 at Rancho El Chorro Retreat Center in San Luis Obispo.

Songs should be three to five minutes in length and will be judged upon emotional impact and message rather than the skill of the performance.

The deadline for submissions is midnight on Sept. 15. For more information, visit ecologistics.org.

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