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Clarke to Host Guster “Campus Consciousness Tour,” May 2

posted on April 10, 2007

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The Clarke College Student Association (CSA) will host a performance by the popular rock band Guster during the band’s environmentally focused “Campus Consciousness Tour” at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, in the Robert and Ruth Kehl Center on the Clarke College campus. The nation-wide College tour will include an opening act to be announced at a later date.

Tickets for the concert are $20 and all seats are general admission.  Tickets are now on sale at the Clarke College Whitlow Bookstore (563-588-6307), CDs 4 Change and Moondog Music in Dubuque.

Building on the success of last year, Boston-bred fan favorites Guster have once again teamed up with environmental action group Reverb to launch the second annual Campus Consciousness Tour this spring. By joining forces with Reverb, a non-profit organization founded by Guster guitarist-vocalist Adam Gardner and his wife Lauren Sullivan, the band aims to spread environmental awareness and inspire students to get involved with earth-friendly causes.

“The feedback and results from last year’s tour have been incredibly encouraging,” says Gardner. “Students truly want to be a part of the solution. We hope to empower these students with the information they need to take action, while supporting the on-campus groups that already are involved.”

“Each of us plays a role in environmental sustainability and this tour helps students see how they can make a difference, all in an exciting atmosphere that’s entertaining and informative,” said Clarke College President Joanne M. Burrows, SC, Ph.D.

The tour will feature a variety of daytime activities geared toward informing students about the latest in environmental issues and awareness, as well as what they can do to make a difference.

As with each of Guster’s tours, Reverb will “green” the tour itself by powering buses with clean-burning, domestically made biodiesel fuel, which has prevented nearly 100,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions since making the switch from regular diesel last spring.

In addition, every Guster concert since last spring has been made “carbon-neutral” by purchasing renewable energy credits through the Native American owned renewable energy company, Native Energy. Over 2,100 tons of carbon dioxide have been neutralized through Guster’s offset program — the equivalent of not driving 4.2 million miles or powering 262 homes for an entire year.

Media requesting more information should contact Mike Cyze in the Clarke College Public Relations Office at (563)588-6318.

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