Earth Day 10 Pro-Environment Songs

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John Denver, “Sunshine on My Shoulders: Denver wrote scores of pro-environment pop songs in his career.

Counting Crows and Vanessa Carlton, “Big Yellow Taxi: disgusted take on urban sprawl has been covered thoroughly since its 1970 inception.

Crosby & Nash, “To the Last Whale: (A. Critical Mass/ B. Wind on the Water): The closing track to this distilled duo’s 1975 Wind on the Water opens with a full minute., “S.O.S. (Mother Nature): The Black Eyed Pea pleads for the planet’s divine intervention on the 15th.

Three Dog Night, “Out in the Country: Equal parts pastoral nature ode and twitching misanthrope’s anthem.

The Beach Boys, “Don’t Go Near the Water: At least this song has shock value on its side: when even these surf-pop gents turn from the sea, there is likely good reason for it.

Jack Johnson, “The 3 R’s (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle): To be fair, there’s every indication that Jack Johnson, the poet laureate of West Coast college trustafarians, wrote this song for children.

The Eagles, “The Last Resort: A sullen ballad that lazily swipes at manifest destiny.

Kenny Loggins, “Conviction of the Heart: Easy listening’s favorite lumberjack turns his commitment issues on Mother Nature.

Miley Cyrus, “Wake Up America: On her second album, 2008’s Breakout.

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