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Xavier Rudd Supports The Nature Conservancy

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Published on Oct 3, 2012

http://www.natureaustralia.org.au/

Singer-songwriter, musician, activist and surfer Xavier Rudd is considered to be an iconic voice in Australian music. Watch Xavier do a live version of "Follow the Sun" and explain why he supports The Nature Conservancy and the All Hands on Earth Music movement, where we're uniting millions in support of a healthy planet.

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Transcript:

Hi! I am Xavier Rudd. Please join me in supporting The Nature Conservancy, and the All Hands On Earth Campaign.

I remember a number of situations, you know, and back home it was like if you grow up in the southeast of Australia and Newbell's Beach, and where it was perfect waves or sitting by a fire and looking up at the Southern Cross, all the beautiful constellations, yeah, it's a part of my system to want to protect this earth.

Our natural world is all of my music. It has a place in every song because I am of this earth and we are of this earth, and a lot of us have lost our way with that all the time, people who don't even consider that in a day, but in what is happening, you know, the same systems are moving around us just like they were when we relied on those systems to get by to survive, and I think a lot of people forget that these days, and it are completely distracted by the modern world, and I try and remember that every day.

Quite often my music comes through, my songs come through when I am out on country hiking through the scrub or surfing or doing something you know, it's usually when I am writing music I don't sit down and try to write it just comes in those situations.

People aren't doing enough at all, and the ration of awareness is out of whack. There's a lot of devastation and a low awakening. There is an awakening and all this positive happening, but it needs to be increased. It needs to gather momentum, and people need to do whatever they can every day. It needs to be the forefront of people's consciousness, and right now it sits in people's consciousness, but maybe towards the back.

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