Growing Up Green
Pamela Sunshine's fifth CD for children, 'Growing Up Green,' produced by BCCMA award winning producer Chris Rolin (Rick Tippe, Ken McCoy, Brent Lee), features Shari Ulrich on fiddle and Steve Dawson on slide guitar. The title track was produced by Allan Rodger (The Odds, Stephen Fearing, Rick Scott). Growing Up Green is slated available now. Other special guests featured on the CD are Blaine Dunaway on violin and Gordon Maxwell, (One Horse Blue, Ian Tyson) on back up vocals. Story Behind the Growing Up Green Project In 1992, more than 100 heads of state met in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the first international Earth Summit convened to address urgent problems of environmental protection and socio-economic development. At the time of the Brazil Earth Summit I was teaching in England I was invited to write some songs for a multi school environmental event in Kings Lynn, Norfolk. While sitting in a classroom waiting for the morning assembly, at which I had been asked to perform a few songs, the teacher took morning attendance. I noticed that all the children, 5 and year olds, were wearing badges saying 'Growing Up Green'. 'I wonder if they even know what that means?' I thought as I sat there observing them. Then the song came to me, and I quickly scribbled it down. I sang the song at the assembly and the children caught on to the chorus straight away, 'Growing Up Green means I care' I had already written several songs for the project and decided to record them. It was released in the good old cassette tape format and I feel much of the sound quality suffered as it was digitalised for CD production. I also want to update the arrangements of some of the songs as my dream is to get this CD heard by as many children as possible. I am planning on a fall release and an international tour to support this release is already taking shape. I would love to hear from any environmental organizations and individuals interested in helping support this project via sponsorship or in just spreading the word/songs out into the world.