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10/18/2013 11:53 am ET Updated Dec 18, 2013

'Wake Up America': A Playlist for Saturday's EMA Awards

This weekend I am excited to part of the team working on the 23rd Annual Environmental Media Association Awards with special honors going to Matt Damon, Anna Getty, Bill McKibben, Hayden Panettiere, and the Screen Actors Guild Awards. If you don't already know, the Environmental Media Association (EMA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to harnessing the power of the entertainment industry and the media to educate the global public on environmental issues and motivate sustainable lifestyles. You can see more about EMA at http://www.ema-online.org/23rd-annual-ema-awards/#sthash.yNVybq8j.dpuf. You can also see Saturday's show and all the action on the Green Carpet streaming LIVE starting at 5:30PM Pacific Time on Facebook.com/EMAOnline#sthash.fhSTnXJU.dpuf. This year's show will feature a special opening musical performance by the very talented Darren Criss of Glee fame, and some funny surprises I can't mention here. To put you all in a mood, here's a set of songs with suitably Green-ish hue -- starting with one by Miley Cyrus because I believe saving the world is even more fun than twerking. I've included a number songs suggested by some of my always colorful followers on Twitter at @Wildaboutmusic who are identified below. As always, please add your own environmentally correct songs to this environmentally-correct community playlist.


WAKE UP AMERICA - Miley Cryus
FAKE PLASTIC TREES - Radiohead
POLLUTION - Bo Diddley
SHIP OF FOOLS - World Party
MONKEY GONE TO HEAVEN - Pixies
PARADISE - John Prine
THE CLOCK - Thom Yorke
EARTH SONG - Michael Jackson
THE LAST RESORT - The Eagles
MERCY MERCY ME (THE ECOLOGY)" - Marvin Gaye
NATURE'S WAY - Spirit @dreamheart
WHERE DO THE CHILDREN PLAY" - Cat Stevens @green4EMA
EARTH - Imogen Heap
DREAMWORLD" -- Midnight Oil @DawsAngeles
DON'T GO NEAR THE WATER - The Beach Boys
GONE - Jack Johnson
CUYAHOGA - R.E.M.
CLEAR BLUE SKIES - Crosby, Stills & Nash
TO THE SKY - Owl City
HERE COMES THE FLOOD - Peter Gabriel
BIG YELLOW TAXI - Joni Mitchell
BIG YELLOW TAXI - Counting Crows
SAVE ME NOW - Jeff Lynne
BEFORE THE DELUGE - Jackson Browne
WHEN TOMORROW COMES - Eurythmics
WHOSE GARDEN WAS THIS - Tom Paxton
NEVER TURN YOUR BACK ON MOTHER EARTH - Neko Case
THE LANDSCAPE IS CHANGING - Depeche Mode
WAKE UP - Melissa Etheridge

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