In response to the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States, the advocacy group, DJs for Climate Action, released an open letter. The non-profit organization is made up of prominent and influential artists like A-Trak, Anna Lunoe, Grandtheft, Soul Clap, Wax Motif, and more. The goals of the coalition is to utilize the influence of music to spread awareness about climate change as well as inspire those in the EDM community to become active in the fight for our planet.
Donald Trump has repeatedly stated that he believes climate change to be a hoax. He has appointed members to his cabinet that fail to accept science as truth. Most importantly, Trump’s EPA Director, Scott Pruitt, is one of the most vocal climate change skeptics alive. Even worse, all mentions of “climate change” and “global warming” were removed from the White House’s official website upon Trump swearing in to office.
DJs for Climate Action released the open letter below and revealed a new logo to parallel a new era in environmental advocacy. The new logo reflects the idea that it is vital the EDM community and people from across the globe work together to preserve the future of planet Earth.
“With the inauguration of this new US President comes a host of dangers for the Climate Movement. The government’s positions on energy and the environment are expected to shift drastically, risking the progress we have made over the past decades.
Our work promoting awareness and action around Climate Change has instantly become more difficult, but also more important than ever before. We find inspiration and motivation in this fact, and will turn up the volume against a retroactive agenda.
Our new logo, designed by friend and fellow DJs4CA member Mike Davis, is a symbol of this renewed enthusiasm towards our goals. It reflects our positive outlook – focusing on the things we can do, and looks forward to the promise and possibility of tomorrow. It uses everything we’ve learned about Hope and Change and reminds us to never let go of those lessons.
Now, more than ever, we commit to using the power of music to amplify our voices and align people towards protecting our planet’s future. In our upcoming Pledge for Action campaign, we will call on YOU, all DJs, musicians, music lovers, and all citizens who care about our planet’s future, to join our coalition and make a difference. Sign up and follow us to stay updated on our work and how you can get involved.”