The Year to Save the Earth
Mixing powerful songs and beautiful projected images, “The Year to Save the Earth” takes us from celebration to grieving, protest, learning, and positive vision for the planet. Jim Scott’s lyrical melodies and outspoken poetry celebrate what’s beautiful, amazing, and fragile, nurturing a spirit of collective action for our planet.
Our “Year to Save the Earth” Fundraising Challenge
“The Year to Save the Earth” combines Jim’s strongest eco-message songs with beautiful visual images. He received an NEA grant to present this multimedia concert live in Worcester, Massachusetts. It’s important and timely that we take this concert everywhere we can this coming year.
So we are announcing this fundraising campaign to help take this project to the next level.
Here’s how you can help. For your generous donations, we want to thank you with some premiums.
We are setting a goal of $5,000, by the end of June 2023, to make a recording of the music and to take this campaign national. For your generous donations we want to thank you with some premiums.
$30 donation – We’ll thank you with signed CDs:
Your choice of Earth Sky Love & Dreams, Sailing With the Moon, Heart In Another Land, or Gather the Spirit
$40 donation – Pick 2 CDs signed ($20 each, All Four CDs signed $80)
$50 donation – Pre-order the Year to Save the Earth CD, to be recorded (signed of course)
$45 donation – We’ll thank you with Jim’s Just the Words book, signed
$55 donation – the Jim Scott Songbook, signed
$60 donation – the Earth & Spirit Songbook, signed
$75 donation – We’ll thank you with a Flash Drive with 6 Jim Scott Albums, Containing Earth Sky Love & Dreams, Sailing With the Moon, Heart In Another Land, Gather the Spirit, Instruments of Peace, and Hands On.
$150 donation – for Jim’s most devoted fans – A Giant Flash Drive containing 9 Albums, PDFs of 3 books, and videos
$500 donation – A personal song! Jim will create a custom-made song, for birthday or whatever you’d like to celebrate. You provide some basic information and Jim will take it from there. You’ll receive an mp3 download of the song, a PDF of the written music, and a flash drive containing both.
We will be offering other premiums!
Watch for the announcement a zoom performance of “The Year to Save the Earth” concert video via Zoom, for those all who make a donation.
Some more background
We’ve been working on the project for some time. I’ve assembled hundreds of pictures with engineer/photographer Bruce Kahn and have been testing out the work in progress in several solo concerts. Our first live performance with a big cast of band, choir, and more will be offered free to the public in Worcester, Massachusetts sometime this summer. We are already booking some more solo performances and the full repertoire concert will be ready soon, with arrangements for choir and band collaborations.
We’ve decided not to use a platform like GoFundMe. Instead, we’re asking for your support in our continuing work. You can certainly help as well by just going to the website and buying products – CDs, songbooks, choral music – where you’ll find a bulk discount on songbooks, for example. Along with donations from my weekly concerts, which we’ll count as well, we are now offering these thank you gifts. We’ll also keep you all updated with the amount we’ve raised.
The Year to Save the Earth (full description)
Mixing powerful songs and beautiful projected images, “The Year to Save the Earth” takes us from celebration to grieving, protest, learning and positive vision for the planet. Jim Scott’s lyrical melodies and outspoken poetry celebrate what’s beautiful, amazing, and fragile, nurturing a spirit of collective action for our planet.
The message is that the time is now! As well as hard reality, the program’s message is one of optimism. There are many invitations for people to join in the singing and then to get involved in environmental action. Facing the urgency of the environmental crisis, the songs challenge us to feel, to learn and to act.
Some songs in the concert — the titles speak for themselves:
A Song for the Earth (the water cycle and pollution)
Still the Sun Will Shine (solar vs. nuclear power)
We Are the Earth (not just occupiers of creation)
Noah (climate change, rising tides)
The Oneness of Everything (the interdependent web of all life)
The Rainforest Song (how everything goes together)
Immigrants (climate displacement and refugee crisis)
The World Needs Your Voice (commit to social/political change)
plus more songs that express our grief, our rage, and our vision.
Putting ourselves in harmony is the first step, and singing together opens hearts and inspires community, commitment, and then a movement. We hope “The Year to Save the Earth” will provoke thought, further discussion and move participants to take the vision home with us.