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January 26, 2009

Aussie Chart-Topper Promotes Club's 2% Solution


Australian singer-songwriter Missy Higgins has been a major star Down Under for several years, winning seven ARIA awards (Australia's Grammy), including "Best Female Artist" two years running, and releasing the country's best-selling album in 2005 (The Sound of White) and 2007 (On a Clear Night). But it wasn't until she toured the U.S. last year in support of the latter release that the 25-year-old Melbourne native vaulted to prominence in this country.

Higgins takes her green convictions seriously. Last year she spent two weeks traveling the country in a hybrid Prius, posting Web documentaries on environmental topics en route, and her subsequent tour was kept carbon-neutral by offsetting CO2 emissions with wind power credits. She was named one of Billboard Magazine's "Green 10" Artists for 2008. 

This year, she is embarking on a five-week U.S. tour beginning February 19, traveling in a bio-diesel bus. Higgins recently appeared in print and video Public Service Announcements for the Club, and is offering a free unreleased song download to anyone who pledges to reduce their carbon emissions by being part of the Club's 2% Solution Campaign. You can also make the pledge and download the song on Facebook.


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