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Growing Up Green

by Pamela Sunshine

Upbeat kids songs on an environmental theme, it bounces along.
Genre: Kids/Family: Sing-Along/Interactive
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1. Growing Up Green
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2. On Your Bike
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3. Garbage Free Sea
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4. Turn Off the Tap
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5. Ten Empty Pop Cans
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6. Sun and Rain
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7. Litter Matters
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8. Home Sweet Home
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9. The Walking Song
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10. Very Green Song
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
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.

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Andrea Guy

It Is Easy Being Green!
From the opening bars of the song “Growing Up Green,” you know that you are in for a enjoyable listen. Toes will be tapping, heads will be bobbing and there will be a lot of singing along. There’s an extra bonus to giving this album a listen: you and your children might learn something.

“Garbage Free Sea” will strike a chord with most listeners. It reminds us of how important it is for the waters to remain free of garbage and other things. She tackles recycling and litter in the song “Litter Matters.” Once the song ends, you’ll think twice before tossing a candy wrapper carelessly to the ground. She also reminds us to conserve water on “Turn Off The Tap.”

Pamela delivers her message sweetly in each song no matter what style she sings it in, from a fun reggae tune, to an upbeat country sounding tune, to a fun spoken-word song. That spoken-word track is “Ten Empty Bottle Cans,” which has a double message. It reminds us that littering is bad and recycling is good, and this message comes via a fun little rhyme that the kiddies will be reciting for hours after listening to it.

The album closes with the frolicking “Very Green Song.” It really doesn’t get much greener than this tune, as she sings “Green, green green green. Green green green green. This is a very green song.” Now that’s a lot of green! Its message is simple, “We can make a change, if we’re all green.”

It is wonderful when children’s music can accomplish more than just the basic entertainment purpose, and Pamela Sunshine’s Growing Up Green serves two purposes: to entertain and to educate. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the whole world could listen to these sweet and simple tunes, take the message that each song contains, and put that message to use in their lives? It would make the world a better place.

Pamela makes being green fun, with her songs that teach why we need to be good to our planet. Now who was it that said, “It’s not easy being green”?
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jesse waldman

growing up green is awesome!!!
Growing up Green is a fantastic record! great songs, excellent messages and beautiful production.
Also, Pamela Sunshine's live performances are among the best kids shows I've ever seen. way to go pam!
this is one of the best children's albums out there...
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