A BAND ON A MISSION!
We use music to sing about SCIENCE and the ENVIRONMENT. We also hold workshops to help explain solar concepts and provide examples of where SOLUTIONS are in use at locations around the world! Solar Punch was founded by james dean conklin and Alan Bigelow in September 2007. Alan and james had participated in several tours of the Middle East w/ Circus Guy, a NY rock band sponsored by the U.S. State Department and sent to build cultural bridges through music. Solar Punch was a way to continue the spirit of the work as we focused on environmental issues and solutions.
Solar Punch has become a real-world model of how solar energy works. After participating in the breakthrough Climate Solutions Road Tour in 2009, (a 35-day tour across India addressing environmental challenges with Climate Leadership Workshops and creative eco-activism via song, dance and art), Solar Punch has worked hard to learn more - about how SOLAR ENERGY works - about how SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES develop - about WATER ISSUES, FOOD ISSUES, AIR QUALITY, SOIL DEVELOPMENT, HYDRO-FRACTURING, WASTE, SOLAR COOKING...
Solar Punch is part JOURNALISM, part CLASSROOM, part MULTI-CULTURAL BRIDGE BUILDER, and all MUSIC! Though Climate and Environmental issues are massive, we hope you feel as we do = that every individual can make a difference by his / her own actions. We believe the actions of one can make a difference. The actions of MANY can make a MASSIVE difference!