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To enable grassroots action for a healthy planet by cultivating the use of music as an educational tool.
A global community that stewards the Earth, in which the memorable, emotional, and unifying power of music contributes to the balance between humankind, nature, and society.
Planet Earth is home for all of us.
With nearly 10 years working behind the lease, Bryan has spent his life searching for what keeps himself and the camera rolling. After years of shooting countless subjects, it only took 5 months in southern Africa with the CM team to realise there was not a more fitting calling. Striving to capture unique and genuine moments, he believes there is nothing more impactful than a shot composed purely out of the moment.
Alex Paullin is a lifelong musician with a degree in Geographic Science and a wide breadth of additional environmental education. He is a talented composer and producer of both audio and video alike, able to direct a project from start to finish and fill any role that’s necessary in the field or in the studio. His travel and field experience with National Geographic serve him well as he chases his dream of sustainable development through music. Learn more…
Billy is a recording engineer from Harrisonburg, Virginia whose desire is to see humanity take on more sustainable lifestyles, so that future generations may enjoy the Earth’s beauty and resources. A conscious rapper, Billy’s own lyrical themes have transformed from mainly social to environmental. His group is called StarBaby and the Rolling Oms, look them up!
Caitlyn received her Bachelor’s degree in Classical Guitar Performance and Music Industry at James Madison University. Alongside working full-time in arts administration, she is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Arts Management. In her spare time, she plays guitar, practices yoga, hikes, and hangs out with her cat, Jasper.
An artist with a thirst for new ideas, skills, and adventure, Chris has been primarily a musician for most of his life. He is a multi-instrumentalist and, in more recent years, a producer and audio engineer – a field that surely puts his musical and practical skills to the test. As Conservation Music’s Audio Production Manager, he has found no better outlet for his creativity and drive for producing artists from all over the world.
After returning from life in the deep jungles of Costa Rica and Belize, geographer, environmental activist, and writer Charlie was ready to jump onboard another adventure. While the field team is blazing through the bush of Africa to find our next project, Charlie will be relaying updates to the blog. With his deep passion for travel and learning about global creative arts, Charlie has found a new home at CM.
Jake Taylor is a multi-instrumentalist and audio engineer with a degree in Geographic Science. Music has been his voice for self-expression since he was a born, but it wasn’t until his college years that he discovered his love and propensity for the stewardship of the natural world. Using music as a catalyst and vessel for conveying the crucial message of environmental sustainability is his ultimate goal, and valuable human connection through musical conversation and love, he believes, is the key to making it happen.
Dan is our “real world dropout” full time climber and CO resident. Alex and Dan shared a long term climbing partnership that took them across the country together and over various beautiful terrains. As an Ice and high alpine climber, Dan has seen first hand the immediate effects of climate change on our precious environment through rockfall, icefall, the shrinking of once massive ice formations, glaciers, and annual increases in avalanche risk. ”
Matt is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who served as a Primary English Teacher in Lesotho. Having grown up in Richmond, Virginia in the USA, attended James Madison University, and lived in Lesotho, all at the same time as Alex, his intertwined path seemed destined to find its way into the CM family. He is an asset to have onboard as an incredibly bright and dedicated advocate of our mission and vision.
Clayton is a multi-faceted creative with a passion for graphic design, web development, writing and of course music. He strives toward balance and harmony across all aspects of life and society, especially with regard to nurturing our connection with Mother Earth. He can usually be found in a hammock down by the river or in his studio producing electronic music under the name Sunrizen.
We’re all in this together. Collaboration is essential in improving our relations with the Earth and with each other! The above organizations have supported or planned projects with Conservation Music, directly or otherwise, along the way. We welcome opportunities to work together, so please get in touch!
We love collaborating, sharing, and discussing with like-minded people! We would love to connect on any of the platforms above.
I have heard many English songs on conservation and environmental awareness which did stir up emotions within me. But, listening to one in my own tongue is a totally different feeling. I felt I could resonate with the message and it really touched my heart. It was also worth noting that there were so many languages on it, about five I think; all coming from different part of Zambia. I am so excited that such a message can reach the Zambians not fortunate enough to get educated and learn a foreign language.
Having collaborated with Conservation Music I have personally seen the positive impact of their work on the ground. A unique concept in environmental education and awareness that inspires and energizes local communities to take action. On top of that we’re also gifted with original music!
An excellent initiative! Music is one powerful tool that speaks to our need as humans to connect. And it can only be a cause as big as life itself when people and artists connect to save the planet – that’s Conservation Cusic.