Posts Tagged ‘Jonny Dubowsky’

Rock ‘n Renew | True Offsets

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Contributing Author: Rashon A. Massey

Through the travels of Benjamin Landsman, Co-Creator of Roving Festival Writer, we have united with the fantastic, eco-wise efforts of Rock ‘n Renew – truly, one of the next big movements in the music and event industry. Founded by Jonny Dubowsky, an RFWtv featured artist, the non-profit organization is ‘committed to the practical pursuit of environmental health and sustainability.’ Citing core target areas of action as energy, ecology and society, Rock ‘n Renew wants us all to begin to take responsibility and ownership of our environment, while being able to filter the information and process through artistic outlets.

The organization has only been around since 2006, but already has found ways to work with musicians, students and communities by creating ‘custom-design eco-blueprints for concert tours, schools, businesses, and events.’ Imagine a society where everyone is being held accountable for their environmental actions, creating methods in which the use can be beneficial for the exposure of arts, education and community well being. This is possible – and Rock ‘n Renew is aiming to be a contributor to the movement.

Rising beyond bringing awareness to environmental change, Rock ‘n Renew has put together an aid – Green Consulting. With the use of a wonderful companion, your business can remain a competitive force in a marketplace by addressing issues surrounding their impact on the environmental world behind them. By allowing Rock ‘n Renew the relationship to audit your company’s harmful energy footprints, both organizations can work cohesively to restructure and design ways to offset those choices. First, by addressing the problem, businesses can reduce operations that might be of excess to the deterioration of the environment; moreover, once implementing change for the positive, organizations alike can begin incorporating new methods of offsetting any energy footprints – which proves to rebuild a better business, brand and community.

Rock ‘n Renew has even gone so far as to launch its own carbon offsetting and reforestation project. A partnership rooted with ecological experts and botanical researchers, True Offsets ‘contributes to global cooling and heals a damaged eco-system by planting fast-growth, native species trees every month.’ By choosing to continue the ascension towards better business practices via True Offsets, you then become part of the worldwide solution to the crisis our environment is in.

Roving Festival Writer, LLC is proud to be working alongside Jonny Dubowsky, Rock ‘n Renew and True Offsets towards a future that educates, uplifts and betters communities both in the music industry and your local neighborhood. Change is not mighty, but small if everyone takes part. Please visit Rock ‘n Renew and True Offsets to find out how your band, festival, event, household or community might better from positive environmental practices.

Rock ‘n Renew | True Offsets


Jonny Dubowsky of Jonny Lives! – RFWtv

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Contributing Author : Rashon A. Massey

Having had positive encounters and feedback from major media outlets ranging from National Public Radio (NPR), BBC1 and FHM, Jonny Dubowsky is one musician you probably never heard of; however, within the music industry, the name stands as one of the most respected, innovative and important figures of environmental and social change.

The front face of the esteemed band Jonny Lives!, a group which released their debut album Get Steady in 2006, Jonny Dubowsky effortlessly blends signature NYC rock with British Pop & Punk. Prior to the debut release, the band released their EP for free download via exposure through MTVU – the brand division of the music branch that focuses and tailors content specifically for the college demographic. Influenced by the legendary sounds of The Kinks, New York Dolls and T-Rex, Dubowsky also claims to draw from fresh, contemporary artists of today such as The Artic Monkeys, Arcade Fire and The Killers. Over the course of the past years, Jonny has collaborated with fellow musicians Dave Grohl, Jody Porter from Fountains of Wayne, Sammy James Jr. from Mooney Suzuki, and Nick Valensi from The Strokes on everything from guitar to bar tabs; moreover, Jonny Lives! found themselves on the Van Wilder II motion-picture soundtrack and became a featured band with the South by Southwest tour (check out the video feature on the travels of the band in 06 here:!

Not until opening for Art Alexakis of the band Everclear did Jonny begin thinking outside the box about the environmental impact his extensive touring was beginning to do. Doing more than research and networking, Jonny eventually brought to fruition Rock N’ Renew – a non-profit organization that aids our communities with the sources of knowledge and assistance to help persons ranging from students to musicians live, act and produce in sustainable ways that better our environment. The organization connects the health consciousness of today’s greening efforts to art and music, eventually orchestrating a level of interest and overall excitement about green solutions to remedy our unhealthy habits. By creating custom-design eco-blueprints for concert tours, schools, businesses and events, Rock N Renew has become a future vehicle for the progressive actions individuals can take to better the environment.

Benjamin Landsman, Co-Creator of Roving Festival Writer, took a journey to Hawaii to spend time following the humble Founder and musician in the Fall of 2008. From documenting Jonny signing a new record contract to personal interviews and performances from around the islands, RFWtv presents to you our first video in an ongoing series devoted to Jonny Dubowsky and his rising influence in the world around us.

Jonny Lives!


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