Introducing the Rights of Nature Folk Opera

The other day, we had a pleasure to sit with Nelson Denman, the creator of the Rights of Nature Folk Opera.  Below are some highlights from our conversation. Support the Rights of Nature Folk Opera project at IndieGoGo! 1. Why is rights of nature legislation so important? The Rights of Nature Legislation gives legal backing to communities and nations that are …

Pacha’s Pajamas nominated for Best Children’s Music Album

Children’s Pop Musical Pacha’s Pajamas of Oakland,CA joins more than 300 exceptional self-released and independent label artists, as well as former major label acts named today by Music Resource Group (MRG) as Nominees in The 12th Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential awards program for independent bands and fans. Pacha’s Pajamas is nominated among an eclectic mix of established artists and artists on the rise including Ben Kweller, Band Of …

The Cool Factor – How Do We Get Kids to Want to Spend Time in Nature?

  I’m at the Children & Nature Network’s Equity Roundtable in Sheperdstown, West Virginia.  We’re at the National Conservation Training Center, which is a beautiful facility in natural setting managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The focus of the roundtable is “All Kids Need Nature.”  Yesterday, we used open space to generate discussion topics.  I suggested “How do …

Pacha is celebrating National Wildlife Week – March 19-25, 2012

National Wildlife Week was first observed in 1938 under the name “National Wildlife Restoration Week”. Past spokespeople of National Wildlife Week include Walt Disney, Shirley Temple, and Robert Redford. Through fun and informative hands-on activities for students, families and adults, this annual celebration educates, inspires and enlightens the public about wildlife conservation issues and encourages them to become environmental stewards. …

Nature Superhero is App of the Week!

In the first week of our Nature Superhero Appbackr campaign, we raised $8,339 which is 35% more than we did in 30 days with our Kickstarter campaign.  Here’s what we have learned.  Although less people overall may contribute to Appbackr (because its unfamiliar), those that take a look tend to invest more than they would have contributed on Kickstarter. This is borne out by …

Support Ground Breaking App and Earn 54% Profit

Greetings Superheroes ~ Would you like to learn about Mobile Game Apps, earn a whopping 54% in several months and support a groundbreaking app that moves children into action on critical environmental issues? Don’t miss this limited opportunity. You can get started for as little as $100. Secure your spot as a “backr” today. Profits are distributed on first-in, first-out basis. …

Giving Thanks this Holiday Season: New Music Available feat. Mos Def (Yasiin Bey), Talib Kweli and Talented Youth Selected from National Auditions (Photos)

Aaron Ableman, author of new children’s book and music, Pacha’s Pajamas: A Story Written by Nature, and Dave Room, co-founder of BALANCE have been hard at work in the studio with Grammy, Emmy and Golden Globe nominated artist and actor, Mos Def (also known as Yasiin Bey), popular lyricist and artist, Talib Kweli and talented youth from around the United States. …

Rap Stars Mos Def And Talib Kweli Bring Their Voices To Environmental Hip Hop Album, EP Released

Rap stars singing about butterflies and saving the environment isn’t something we hear about everyday. And that’s precisely what BALANCE, LLC had in mind when they approached rap stars Mos Def and Talib Kweli to participate in their upcoming children’s hip hop album about the environment, Pacha’s Pajamas: A Story Written By Nature.  The EP, which features Def, Kweli, and others, is available as a free digital download for a limited period starting today at http://www.pachaspajamas.com/music. The full album is …

National EP Launch and Positive Local Story: Pacha’s Pajamas at San Francisco Green Festival 10th Anniversary Celebration

A special Pacha’s Pajamas reading takes place at the San Fransisco Green Festival 10th Anniversary celebration this Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 2:00 pm. As local Oakland-based group BALANCE launches thier promotional music EP nationally with soon-to-be-announced celebrity musical artists and talented youth, co-founders Aaron Ableman and Dave Room connect positive messages through storytime in the San Francisco Green Festival Green Kids’ Zone. In a recent CNN …