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Every Day is Earth Day

by Recycleman and the Dumpster Divers

Recycleman and the Dumpster Divers rocks.. Fun, up beat way to celebrate environmental education. Toe tapping, hand clapping, body rocking, everybody engaged experience.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Re: Recycle
2:01 $0.99
2. Compost
2:01 $0.99
3. Household Hazardous Waste
2:25 $0.99
4. Stuck on Trash
2:47 $0.99
5. Milk Jug Stomp
3:34 $0.99
6. Things You Can Do
3:36 $0.99
7. Oil and Water Don't Mix
3:15 $0.99
8. SUVs
2:59 $0.99
9. PBTs
3:26 $0.99
10. Scavenger
4:07 $0.99
11. Talkin' Litter
1:40 $0.99
12. Liquid Candy
2:16 $0.99
13. Bottled Water Costs More Than Gasoline
2:52 $0.99
14. Every Day is Earth Day
5:12 $0.99
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Album Notes
Each song on EVERY DAY IS EARTH DAY presents a problem that affects our Earth -- from litter to gas-guzzling SUVs -- without seeming overly preachy. But despite the somewhat depressing material ("We Americans we love to drive fast cause we're a nation that is drunk on gas/But one of these days those oil wells will be dry and all our grandkids will be asking us why?"), the songs manage to remain upbeat. "Re: Recycle" is an up-tempo country- and blues-influenced number that has a lot of "yeahs" and "ooh yeahs" to sing along with. Recycleman gets you to repeat the word "Compost" over and over again in the song of the same name, and "Stuck on Trash," a jam-band sound reminiscent of the Grateful Dead, is all about reducing waste. "Oil and Water Don't Mix" with its guitar-driven melody has a Latin flavor and talks about how oil can contaminate our water supply.

Recycleman fights apathy, ignorance and trash, and he does it all wearing a rubber kilt. He's Recycleman. Well, actually, he's Pete DuBois, a mild-mannered Clark County public works employee.

DuBois' alter ego, Recycleman, visits area schools wielding a guitar and wearing a costume made of truck-tire tubes to instill a love of recycling in youngsters. To add volume to his message, Recycleman travels with a band, the Dumpster Divers.

Part of DuBois' job is educating the public about the importance of recycling and reducing waste. Recycleman was born about a decade ago, when the county got an Environmental Protection Agency grant to make a video about recycling. Inspired by the video, DuBois started his educational tours. He dressed up in a plastic recycling bag decorated with trash.

"The costume was not cool. It even actually involved some blue tights," DuBois said. DuBois went on one school district tour, but hung up his tights after that. "Recycleman was in retirement except for special sneak engagements," he said.

He resolved to bring Recycleman out of retirement when he found hundreds of plastic bottles during an audit of a middle school's trash. "We saw this huge need at the school where they were throwing away all these plastic bottles," he said.

He put together a band, the Dumpster Divers, and he made over Recycleman to be less inspired by Hefty and more by "Mad Max." DuBois' rubber kilt is decorated with crushed pop cans. He also wears a red and white cape and a chest plate decorated with the universal symbol for recycling, a triangle made of arrows.

"The band was my idea," DuBois said. "I'm a musician, I play guitar and write songs. The songs I write, for one reason or another, are about trash." A few of his song titles include, "The Milk Jug Stomp," "Compost," and "Stinky, Stinky Landfill."

DuBois' passion for fighting waste is just as strong, with or without the cape. In addition to Recycleman, he works with local schools that have a curriculum devoted to environmental awareness called Earth Savers.

For Earth Savers, he does a "dumpster dive," technically known as a garbage audit: sifting through trash and finding what people are throwing away instead of taking to the recycle bin.

DuBois doesn't do it for the glory or the cash. Whether he appears as the enigmatic environmental hero Recycleman, or just hardworking Pete DuBois, his mission is the same. "The key piece is just to get the word out."



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Recycleman is fantastic!
I really enjoyed listening to all the songs on the CD. I found them to be entertaining and educational. I know everyone who listens will learn the importance of recycling.

Kevin Taylor

Truely unique, especially good for kids and enviros
They were fun live, inspired me to pay $10 for the cd. Creative songs for tree huggers and closet enviros alike.

Karyn Kaplan, Recycling Manager at University of Oregon

This catchy upbeat CD is a fun way to promote recycling!
Recycleman and the Dumpster Divers is a great CD full of lively recycling songs that inspire good waste practices. This CD contains upbeat danceable music that promote recycling and get people dancing and singing. What a great way to promote recycling, through songs that have catchy lyrics and a danceable beat. This CD is great for classrooms, recycling conferences and parties. A refreshing way to promote recycling!


For our college's earth week celebrations, we had this cd playing the entire time. This entire CD is really catchy! It got a lot of people interested in what we were doing, and it even got a few laughs. "Like toxaphene on pineapples from Puerto Rico all the way to your"..

Dean Ericksen

Great stuff - full of catchy tunes
Start to finish, a terrific collection of memorable songs about living gracefully on this planet. My kids love it, and I do too.

Megan Armstrong 5th grade Chapman School

This is a great CD and it rocks!!!!!!!
This CD is a great inspiration and I love playing my drums to it. Recycling is very important and I think that if this doesn't inspire you to recycle nothing will. Many of the songs talk about how you can recycle and how alot of things are harming the earth. If we all listened to this CD and we followed the instructions then the world would be a better and cleaner place.

Cary Armstrong

Recycleman and the Dumpster Divers are my favorite Eco Band!
Every Day is Earth Day is a great CD! I love the way it is mixed. Every song has a catchy tune. My daughter has learned to drum to many of the songs and I often find myself humming them at work. Buy this CD and enjoy the best Earth friendly music on the planet!

Purple Monkey Music

Something cool and fun for everyone
I have been waiting for a cool upbeat CD and dude like Recycleman to come around for a long time. He mixes cool rock tunes with a great message that everybody loves. Have you heard the rap song. Classic and a crack up. When the zippers started as the scratching I lost it and had to have everybody hear it too.
Right ON Recycle Man. ROCK ON!!!

Diana Perey

The Recycleman CD is wonderfully toe tapping and entertaining.

Mary Jensen, Keene State College, Keene, NH

Great for young kids, some suitable for college age
Perfect for young kids, although I think some of the college age students will find it just strange enough to listen to. I got laughs from the students I've played it for so far, so I think it will be a great marketing tool.
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