Photo: Choosing an eco-anthem is harder than you'd think

By Panos Grames

How do you choose 11 winners from 600 songs, especially when each song has its own important message? Well, we put some of it to democracy, and your votes helped us put together a Playlist for the Planet with a song from every province and the territories.

Listen to the Playlist for the Planet now, or check out Grant Lawrence's interview with David Suzuki. Here are the winners of the Playlist for the Planet contest:

The Playlist for the Planet
S.O.S., Delhi 2 Dublin (British Columbia)
The One, Keith and Renee (Manitoba)
Let's Keep It Natural, Paper Lions (Prince Edward Island)
Feather, Fur & Fin, Danny Michel (Ontario)
Black Gold, Berna-Dean Holland (Alberta)
I Don't Want to Know, David Myles (Nova Scotia)
Weight of the World, Glenn Sutter (Saskatchewan)
Think About the Planet, Remy Rodden (The North)
Heal, Jack Lavoie (Quebec)
Song for Mariana, Ashelin (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Our World, Katie MacDonald (New Brunswick)

You can get an advance copy of the Playlist for the Planet album in November through DSF's holiday catalogue. These will be limited edition CDs, as well as Playlist t-shirts, before the album's official release next year to commemorate David Suzuki's 75th birthday. Sign up for our updates to find out when you can get your copy!

Thanks for listening! Keep your eye out for a CD in the coming months that brings together these artists with some of Canada's finest songwriters and performers, including Joel Plaskett, Bruce Cockburn, Broken Social Scene, k-os, Gordon Lightfoot, Randy Bachman (with Sarah McLachlan and Nikki Yanofsky), DOA, Tom Jackson, Johnny Reid, Raffi, LIGHTS, Jessie Farrell, Rush, the Trews, Great Big Sea, and Tanya Tagaq.

September 13, 2010
http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/panther-lounge/2010/09/choosing-an-eco-anthem-is-harder-than-youd-think/

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