Throughout their career, Green Day have kept up to their name and done their part for society. The band has been involved in many charities and philanthropic work – The 21st Century Leaders, Amnesty International, Greenpeace, Red Cross, USA Harvest and Whatever It Takes are just some of them.
In late 2006, Green Day teamed up with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to create awareness about America’s dependency on oil. Lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong spoke out and said, “This campaign is about channelling the power of millions into something positive and powerful. People are sick of our oil addiction and feel like nobody is doing anything about it. The solutions are there and so is the support but the leadership isn’t.” Also in that year, Green Day joined forces with U2 to produce a charity record to raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. All proceeds of the cover recording of ‘The Saints Are Coming’ by the Skids went to the Music Rising Charity.
The band is still making a difference today. Late last month (28 May, 2009), Green Day decorated a bag to be auctioned at Bonhams And Butterfield Auction House in LA for The Stars For A Cause Auction, and earlier this year, they signed a hardhat for Habitat For Humanity For Greater Los Angeles.
To find out more about the charities Green Day takes part in and ways to contact them, click on to www.looktothestars.org.