REVERB's Campus Consciousness Tour Expands Efforts to Mobilize College Students with $10,000 Environmental Challenge; Grouplove Headlines and Participates in Activism

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College students encouraged to create environmentally sustainable innovations in competition for grant. Indie rockers Grouplove headline accompanying concert tour.

'We’re looking forward to touring greener while encouraging college students to be more eco-minded at our shows,' says Christian Zucconi from Grouplove. 'We’re also excited to see the great ideas that come out of the Campus Consciousness Challenge.'

In conjunction with their 12th Campus Consciousness Tour (CCT), environmental non-profit REVERB is launching a $10,000 grant challenge to empower college students to create environmental innovations. Fall 2013 headliner Grouplove will serve on the judging panel of what is being dubbed the “Campus Consciousness Challenge.”

“We’re looking forward to touring greener while encouraging college students to be more eco-minded at our shows,” says Christian Zucconi from Grouplove. “We’re also excited to see the great ideas that come out of the Campus Consciousness Challenge.”

Starting October 24th, REVERB will accept submissions from undergraduate students in a nationwide competition for the best sustainable innovation idea. The winner will receive a $10,000 grant to implement the idea. The winner will also receive professional help to make their idea come to life from a consultation team of experts from REVERB and its partners.

An all-day affair on each campus, REVERB will set up a Consciousness Village on campus to support school environmental groups and engage students to take action with interactive games, photo walls and displays. REVERB is also collaborating with the Rainforest Alliance, along with tour sponsor Lipton®, to feature their Rainforest Alliance Certified™ Lipton® Tea.

Furthermore, Grouplove will join the Rainforest Alliance and students at each campus in “Art For Activism.” Grouplove's Hannah Hooper will join students who take the Rainforest Alliance “Follow the Frog” pledge to collaborate on an original painting based on the theme of sustainability. "Follow the Frog" encourages consumers to look for the Rainforest Alliance seal of sustainability when shopping for products.

More information about the Campus Consciousness Tour and Challenge is available at CampusConsciousness.org.

Fall 2013 Campus Consciousness Tour Dates

10/24 | Kent State | Kent, OH
10/25 | Hamilton College | Clinton, NY
10/26 | University of Mary Washington | Fredricksburg, VA
10/29 | Monroe Community College | Rochester, NY
10/30 | Ohio State University | Columbus, OH
11/1 | University of Illinois | Urbana, IL
11/6 | Clark University | Worcester, MA
11/8 | American University | Washington D.C.
11/9 | College of New Jersey | Ewing, NJ
11/15 | Tufts University | Sommerville, MA
11/16 | Colby College | Waterville, ME

About Campus Consciousness Tour:
Half music tour, half environmental campaign, Campus Consciousness Tour (CCT) aims to inspire and activate college students to take positive environmental action in a fun and exciting atmosphere on campus. Created in 2006 by the environmental non-profit group REVERB, previous CCT artists include fun. ,Ben Harper, Drake, Brantley Gilbert, Passion Pit, J. Cole, Guster and O.A.R. http://campusconsciousness.org/

About Grouplove:
Since forming in 2009, LA-based indie band Grouplove has quickly become one of music’s most exhilarating young acts. Grouplove recently released their second full length album, Spreading Rumours (Canvasback Music/Atlantic), featuring the top 5 Alternative hit “Ways To Go.” Spreading Rumours has already garnered widespread acclaim from the likes of Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, and National Public Radio who called the album, “ludicrously easy to love.” Spreading Rumours is the followup to the band’s 2011 debut full length, Never Trust A Happy Song, which featured hit singles “Colours,” “Itchin’ On A Photograph,” and the chart-topping, platinum-certified “Tongue Tied.” Grouplove just completed a sold-out headlining tour, capped off by a stand-out performance at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Grouplove is: Christian Zucconi (vocals, guitar), Hannah Hooper (vocals, keys), Sean Gadd (bass, vocals), Andrew Wessen (guitar, vocals), Ryan Rabin (drums). http://www.grouplovemusic.com

About REVERB:
Deeply rooted within the music and environmental communities, REVERB is a 501(c)(3) environmental organization dedicated to educating and engaging musicians and their fans to take action toward a more sustainable future. Founded in 2004 by environmentalist Lauren Sullivan and her musician husband, Guster guitarist/vocalist Adam Gardner, REVERB has greened more than 140 major tours including Dave Matthews Band, Jack Johnson, Maroon 5, Sheryl Crow, Linkin Park and Jason Mraz. http://www.reverb.org

About Rainforest Alliance:
The Rainforest Alliance works with people whose livelihoods depend on the land, helping them transform the way they grow food, harvest wood and host travellers. From large multinational corporations to small, community-based cooperatives, businesses and consumers worldwide are involved in the Rainforest Alliance’s efforts to bring responsibly produced goods and services to a global marketplace where the demand for sustainability is growing steadily. For more information, visit http://www.rainforest-alliance.org.

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