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Five minutes with Simon Durrington from electro band, The Bird

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Simon Durrington is a member of electro-dance group The Bird, who will play at the 2009 Peats Ridge Sustainable Arts and Music Festival.

The Bird

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What's your environmental message to your listeners?

I think most of us are aware of how much a global shift in our environment means for all of us. The little things we can do in our communities make a difference, whether it's picking up a bit of litter, maintaining your own recycling program or watching how much energy you consume at home.

Environmental awareness; make yourself familiar with it.

What's the single biggest eco issue you care about the most?

Forest biodiversity. Forests are diverse systems, representing a biological richness on Earth, and are home to a variety of habitats for plants and animals. However, due to climate change and deforestation, forests around the world continue to remain threatened. This is the single biggest issue I care about.

There are climate change skeptics, and these people are ignorant in my view. After all, forests provide the world with oxygen, food, medicines and increased rainfall. Without water, air and food, how much more can we expect to survive?

For more information on The Bird, check out www.myspace.com/thebirdsounds.

Click here for more information on the 2009 Peats Ridge Festival.