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Final hours! Bid on chance of a lifetime – visit Willie Nelson on his bus, at Farm Aid

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

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That could be you sitting where lucky Joe Nick Patoski is sitting!

Willie Nelson has kindly donated some of his personal time to be offered to help raise funds for the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance, Farm Aid, and Reverb.

Place  your bid here

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YOUR BID SUPPORTS: The Sustainable Biodiesel AllianceREVERB, AND Farm Aid

Grab a friend and head to Farm Aid 2014 on September 13th to join the ranks of rock royalty to meet with Willie Nelson on his legendary tour bus. Access to his home on the road is usually reserved for Willie’s family, friends and the occasional superstar or luminary.

As Willie’s guest you will receive:

  • 2 Tickets to Farm Aid 2014 from Willie Nelson’s personal allotment
  • A private, escorted backstage tour of Farm Aid 2014
  • A visit with Willie Nelson on his legendary tour bus at the show
  • A photo on the bus with Willie
  • The opportunity to have one personal item autographed
  • An official Farm Aid 2014 “Artist’ laminate pass signed by Willie Nelson

*laminate to be sent to winner after event for security purposes

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get personal access to an American legend and get a behind the scenes glimpse into his world. Farm Aid 2014 lineup includes Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Jack White, Jamey Johnson and more.

Proceeds benefit Sustainable Biodiesel AllianceFarm Aid and Reverb.

Donated By: Willie Nelson

Place  your bid here

Show your support for people standing up for Climate Action to reduce carbon emission #ActOnClimate

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

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Hundreds of citizens are set to testify in support of climate action at the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) hearings this week in Washington.  People are speaking out in support of the EPA’s recent proposal to reduce the nation’s biggest source of polution blamed for climate change — carbon emission from power plants.  This plan is the EPA’s boldest, most promising proposal  todate,  part of an aggressive effort to cut climate change-causing pollution by 30% by 2030.

Everyone is invited to get involved and become part of the conversation. Go to: http://www.actonclimate.com/me/ to record your own comments and opinions on the proposal during the 120 day period.

You can show your support – submit a public comment before they step up to the podium: www.actonclimate.com #ActOnClimate

Bid on Martin Guitar signed by Willie Nelson, support Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance (SBA)

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

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Willie Nelson Signed Martin Sustainable Series Acoustic Guitar

Current Bid:$3,750.00 (16 bids)
Estimated Value:$2,000.00
Winning bidder: pamela.h.rice
15 days  left (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 2:00:00 PM EDT)

 

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Your Bid Supports: The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance

Signed by American Legend Willie Nelson this brand new Martin SWDGT was created in accordance with Martin’s responsible guitar building practices. The wood used to build this guitar originated in forests managed in an ecologically responsible manner.

A photo of Willie playing the signed instrument is also included.

Donated By: Martin Guitars and Willie Nelson

Bid on the signed, Martin Guitar here.

The SBA was founded to support and encourage sustainable production and use of the renewable fuel biodiesel. In 2006, founders, Kelly King, Daryl Hannah and Annie Nelson formed the 501c3 non profit to develop tools for biodiesel stakeholders to evaluate the fuel and create a certification system for sustainable biodiesel.

The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance (SBA) was founded in December 2006 by biodiesel pioneer Kelly King, activist Annie Nelson and film maker Daryl Hannah to address issues concerning the sustainability of the U.S. biodiesel Industry.

The primary mission of the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance is the completion of an independent sustainability certification system for U.S. Biodiesel Feedstock, Production, Distribution and end use fuel.

SBA programs focus on educating the public on the values of community-based biodiesel systems and how local, sustainable biodiesel can help the U.S. move towards energy, economic and environmental security.

Third, the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance provides tools for sustainability to biodiesel consumers and the biodiesel industry through our website and membership. By working with biodiesel consumers and the biodiesel industry, and promoting the value of sustainable community-based biodiesel, the SBA is bringing people together to build a sustainable energy future that benefits all sectors of society.

For more information about the Sustainable Biodisel Alliance (SBA), learn about their accomplishments, on-going projects and how you can get involved:

http://test.sustainablebiodieselalliance.com

Last chance to bid on chance to meet Willie Nelson on His Tour Bus at Farm Aid 2013, 2 VIP Tickets and More! Auction ENDS Thursday 9/5 at 3pm

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

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Grab a friend and head to Farm Aid 2013 on September 21st to join the ranks of rock royalty to meet with Willie Nelson on his legendary tour bus. Access to his home on the road is usually reserved for Willie’s family, friends and the occasional superstar or luminary.

As Willie’s guest you will receive:

• 2 Tickets to Farm Aid 2013 from Willie Nelson’s personal allotment
• A private, escorted backstage tour of Farm Aid 2013
• A visit with Willie Nelson on his legendary tour bus at the show
• A photo on the bus with Willie
• The opportunity to have one personal item autographed
• An official Farm Aid 2013 “Artist’ laminate pass signed by Willie Nelson *laminate to be sent to winner after event for security purposes

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get personal access to an American legend and get a behind the scenes glimpse into his world. Farm Aid 2013 lineup includes Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson, Amos Lee and more.

This auction benefits the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance and the REVERB Green Music Group.

Don’t wait!  Auction ends Thursday 9/5 at 3pm.

http://www.charitybuzz.com/support/SBA?

Meet Willie Nelson on His Tour Bus at Farm Aid 2013, Private Backstage Tour, 2 VIP Tickets from Willie’s Personal Allotment and More!

Monday, August 19th, 2013

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FIND OUT MORE

Grab a friend and head to Farm Aid 2013 on September 21st to join the ranks of rock royalty to meet with Willie Nelson on his legendary tour bus. Access to his home on the road is usually reserved for Willie’s family, friends and the occasional superstar or luminary.

As Willie’s guest you will receive:

• 2 Tickets to Farm Aid 2013 from Willie Nelson’s personal allotment
• A private, escorted backstage tour of Farm Aid 2013
• A visit with Willie Nelson on his legendary tour bus at the show
• A photo on the bus with Willie
• The opportunity to have one personal item autographed
• An official Farm Aid 2013 “Artist’ laminate pass signed by Willie Nelson *laminate to be sent to winner after event for security purposes

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get personal access to an American legend and get a behind the scenes glimpse into his world. Farm Aid 2013 lineup includes Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson, Amos Lee and more.

This auction benefits the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance and the REVERB Green Music Group.

http://www.charitybuzz.com/support/SBA?

Sustainable Biodiesel Certification program officially launched

Monday, July 1st, 2013

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GreenCircle and the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance are proud to announce that the Sustainable Biodiesel Certification program is officially launched. The announcement came at Willie Nelson’s 80th birthday party on June 6 at the Hard Rock Café in Times Square. At the event, Nelson and his wife, Annie, were honored for their continued commitment to advancing the use of sustainable biodiesel and for their contribution as founding members of the SBA.

“Back in 2007 we kicked off the SBA in this very room with Willie Nelson,” said Kelly King, chair of the SBA, at the celebration. “We didn’t realize how long it takes to create a certification program, but I’m here today to tell you we have completed that certification program with the help of GreenCircle Certified. That’s one of our birthday presents to Willie, as he has been a strong supporter of the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance all this time.”

Recognizing the need for an objective certification system to measure the overall sustainability of the production, distribution and use of biodiesel, the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance has partnered with GreenCircle to create this certification process. GreenCircle has adapted the SBA’s established baseline practices for sustainability to objectively evaluate the producers, distributors and end users of biodiesel.

The Sustainable Biodiesel Certification program focuses on evaluating the quality of the biodiesel and the types and methods in which biodiesel blends are produced, distributed and utilized. GreenCircle will be providing third-party audits for SBA certification to objectively evaluate producers, distributors and end users in regard to the sustainability of biodiesel across the supply chain. These audits investigate and score sustainable criteria including environmental, social and economic impacts.

With the support of Willie Nelson and other honorary SBA board members—including Woody Harrelson, Daryl Hannah and Jack Johnson—the Sustainable Biodiesel Certification is poised to receive national recognition for evaluating and verifying truly sustainable alternatives to traditional petroleum-based fuels. GreenCircle is excited to be an integral part of this important effort. The SBA and GreenCircle are actively seeking producers, distributors and end-users of biodiesel to participate in the SBA’s certification program. For more information, contact AshLee Klingman at ashlee@greencirclecertified.com..

Willie Nelson and Hard Rock Intl. launch merchandise program to benefit Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

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Willie Nelson and Hard Rock International announced the launch of the limited-edition Willie Nelson Artist Spotlight merchandise program, benefiting the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance and Animal Welfare Institute. The line, a partnership between the musician, activist, author and poet and the world-renowned brand, includes a men’s t-shirt, a limited edition collector pin as well as an online exclusive pin and, fittingly, a bandanna that will be available online and in-store at participating locations on June 6.

Hard Rock International is excited to join in the ongoing festivities for the beloved musician and look forward to welcoming Willie and his Family Band for a celebration launch event at Hard Rock Cafe New York on June 6.

“Willie Nelson is an American treasure and one of the most prolific, inspiring and enduring musicians of our time,” said Annie Balliro, senior director of brand philanthropy at Hard Rock International. “Willie’s love of all people, his tireless philanthropic work for a better planet, a kinder world for all creatures and beings, aligns perfectly with our own motto, Love All – Serve All. We could not be more proud to partner with Willie for these important causes on this significant and happy day, his 80th birthday.”

A portion of the retail price will benefit both the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance, which advocates for creating a better world through sustainable, community-based biodiesel, and the Animal Welfare Institute dedicated to reducing animal suffering caused by people and seeking better treatment of animals everywhere—in the laboratory, on the farm, in commerce, at home and in the wild.

Hard Rock’s Willie Nelson Artist Spotlight t-shirt, pin and bandanna will be available online at www.hardrock.com and at Hard Rock locations in the following cities: New York, New Orleans, Maui, San Antonio, Nashville and Houston.

Willie Nelson Artist Spotlight Mens T-Shirt: 100 percent cotton tee that features an image of Willie Nelson with his guitar and the words “Outlaw Legend.” The top left of the shirt features the artists name and is surrounded by filigree with an Old West saloon vibe. 15 percent of the retail price will benefit the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance and the Animal Welfare Institute. ($26)

Willie Nelson Artist Spotlight Bandana: 100 percent cotton and features a filigree design on a navy blue background that coordinates with the Willie Nelson Artist Spotlight T-Shirt and includes the artists name. 15 percent of the retail price will benefit the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance and the Animal Welfare Institute. ($10.00)

Willie Nelson Artist Spotlight Collectors Pin: A translucent hard enamel guitar with gold base metal modeled after Willie’s own and features the phrase “Outlaw Legend.” 15 percent of the retail price will benefit the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance and the Animal Welfare Institute. ($12.00)

Willie Nelson Artist Spotlight Online Exclusive Pin: Modeled after the Willie Nelson Artist Spotlight T-Shirt and includes the artist’s likeness, name, guitar and the words “Outlaw Legend.” This online exclusive pin is hard enamel with translucent enamel used for the guitar and is set on gold base metal. ($14.00)

The Artists Spotlight Series is among the series of events and releases celebrating the artists 80th birthday. On April 16 Legacy Recordings released “Let’s Face the Music and Dance,” a collection of new studio performances by Willie Nelson and Family. 2013 is shaping up as a banner year for the pop country patriarch, who turned 80 April 29. His rollicking memoir, “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die – Musings from the Road,” published by HarperCollins in May 2012, is currently a New York Times bestselling nonfiction title and “Let’s Face The Music And Dance” is an essential addition to the outlaw country artist’s catalog of timeless recordings.

This day in Willie Nelson History: Willie & Woody’s All Star Texas Hold ‘Em Charity Tournament (9/27/2010)

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

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On September 27, 2010 Willie Nelson and actor Woody Harrelson hosted Willie & Woody’s All Star Texas Hold ‘Em Charity Tournament at the Hustler Casino in Los Angeles, California.  They joined other celebrity friends and 200 other registrants and guests in a no-limit tournament that also included a dinner and a silent auction. Proceeds from the event went to benefit the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance, a nonprofit organization which works to educate the public about community-based biodiesel efforts. Willie Nelson runs his tour bus on biodiesel.

For more information on Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance, visit their website:
www.SustainableBiodieselAlliance.com.

 

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“The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance is proud to thank all of our spectators and players from the first annual Willie and Woody’s All-Star Texas Hold’em Tournament. Thanks to their generosity and the generosity of our sponsors the SBA was able to raise important funds for the continued work of the organization.”

(Gardena, CA) — “I might be a loser, but I’m a WINNER…we’re all winners!” exclaimed David Arquette at the first annual charity poker tournament to benefit the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance.  Players from around the country converged on the Hustler Casino Los Angeles for Willie and Woody’s All Star Texas Hold’em Tournament.

Celebrities including Larry Flynt, Hank Azaria, Peter Farrelly, Mila Kunis, Anne Heche and David Arquette joined tournament headliners Willie Nelson and Woody Harrelson for an evening of fun at the Hustler Casino Los Angeles on September 26th, 2010.

The evening’s tournament and silent auction helped raise over $40,000 to support the work of the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance, a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to promoting community-based sustainable biodiesel in the United States. “Because of America’s reliance on imported oil, we simply have no adequate policy for the conservation, production or distribution of fuel and other petroleum products.  As a businessman and close friend of Harrelson and Nelson, I was happy to support their important work towards a more effective energy policy. The evening was a great success and Hustler was proud to take part.”  said Larry Flynt.

The tournament wound up at 3am Tuesday morning and when the dust cleared after 7 hours of play, Kelly King of Pacific Biodiesel won first place in the field of 59 players.  Terry Robert Doering, Jeff Scott, James “Butch” Worley and Rob Walker rounded out the top five places in the tournament.

Willie Nelson concert in Camp Verde, Arizona to benefit Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance (9/16/2011)

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

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Austin, TX– On September 16th, American Icon Willie Nelson will take the stage in Camp Verde, Arizona to support the efforts of the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance and spread the word about sustainable, community-based biodiesel. Nelson has donated the proceeds from his show at the Cliff Castle Casino to the non-profit for their work in sustainability evaluation and retail certification and transparency.

Is renewable energy sustainable? How do you know if your choice is the best choice for the environment and the community? Transparency is the key, and the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance is dedicated to supporting community-based, sustainable biodiesel and transparent, local retail models. When asked why community-based, sustainable biodiesel? Honorary Board Chairman and long time SBA supporter, Nelson commented that “its better to be the man with the tools that to be a tool for the man”. The SBA has developed a Sustainability Report Card for biodiesel to score the attributes of biodiesel. Over the past two years the report card has been used on mobile fleets for music tours to evaluate the impact of biodiesel use on the environment and economy. This year the report card was adapted into a retail certification system at eight biodiesel stations nationwide. The proceeds of the concert will be used to continue the work of the SBA and increase the number of stations participating in the program to provide more transparency to the consumer to encourage more responsible fuel choices.

 

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Willie Nelson honored in San Francisco, by Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance and Amazon Watch (July 22, 2011)

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Willie Nelson at the Bently Reserve

Photos courtesy of Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance.

Willie Nelson was honored last Friday by the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance, and the Amazon Watch, when they presented him with the 2011 Visionary Award, as part of their Summer Fundraiser in San Francisco.  Willie performed at the event, along with Sara Wasserman, – Dan Hicks, Tommy Castro, Narada Michael Walden, Randy Emata, Jaz Sawyer, Robin Sylvester and members of The Legendary Glide Memorial Choir-, — and many others at their fundraiser.

Every year the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance honors an individual or an organization for championing the cause of the environment, and for challenging the status quo in order to bring about real change. This year the SBA honored Music Legend Willie Nelson for his continued support of environmental and social causes through his work, his music and his life.

The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance has been dedicated to supporting sustainable, community-based biodiesel programs since 2006 and works closely with artists like Willie Nelson, Jack Johnson and Guster, educating fans and sourcing locally produced biodiesel and blends for tours, festivals and large scale fleets. The organization is also focused on creating transparency for the consumer through the development of a certification system for local, sustainable biodiesel in the United States. I encourage you to learn more about the SBA and our work by contacting me directly or visiting www.fuelresponsibly.org

Amazon Watch partners with indigenous and environmental organizations campaigning for human rights, corporate accountability and the preservation of the Amazon’s fragile and priceless ecological systems. Amazon Watch is a known leader in protecting the rainforest and advancing the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. To learn more about the great work of Amazon Watch check out their website at www.amazonwatch.org.

Willie Nelson at the Bently Reserve

For information about the work of the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance, information about sustainable biodiesel, how to get involved and how you can support the SBA, visit their website.

Willie Nelson at the Bently Reserve
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Jennifer Raiser went to the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance event in San Francisco last night, and posted this.  To read her entire post, visit her web site. 

“And while the evening stretched on with no Willie in sight, beyond the Melons organic catering, beyond the Michael Jang rocker photos and signed Bob Weir guitar in the auction, beyond the smooth introductions and transitions by “Tao of Willie” author Turk Pipkin, beyond the extended but excellent performances by the earnest Sara Wasserman, the soulful Glide Memorial Church Choir Trio, the engaging Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks, the bluesy Tommy Castro, there was a Nelson.

First biofuel spokeswoman Annie Nelson, who took the stage, Thelma-and-Louise style with Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance Director/Founder Kelly King to share her impassioned message of decentralized, local energy with to the equally impassioned audience.

And then, finally, the man she referred to as “Our little biofuel Yoda,” her husband Willie. Utterly recognizable, and shockingly intense and happy to begin playing his famously beat-up guitar named Trigger at eleven o’clock at night, he had the crowd at hello. By then, everyone was on their feet and up front, a sustainable mosh pit of planetary passion that needed a little musical respite from the intensity. Launching into crowd favorites “You Were Always on My Mind,” “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” and “On the Road Again,” the music made whatever challenges the planet or people were facing drift into melodious, sing-along oblivion. With his shoulder-length gray braids fastened with “Sustainable Biofuel” buttons, his red-white-and-blue macramé guitar strap, and his brown suede sneakers, he looked and sounded thirty years younger than his 78 eventful years variously spent touring in his biofuel bus, advocating for the downtrodden, defending his enterprises and habits, and singing with that distinctive twang and phrasing. All of which made Willie the most welcome red-headed stranger that would ever venture into the former Federal Reserve of San Francisco.”

Read entire article at her web site. 

 


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The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance (SBA) was founded in December 2006 by biodiesel pioneer Kelly King, activist Annie Nelson and film maker Daryl Hannah.  Since then, the SBA has grown to include family farmers and farm organizations such as Farm Aid, the Institute for Agriculture Trade and Policy (IATP), members of the 25 x 25 coalition, environmental organizations including the EPA and NREL, renewable energy experts and NGO’s and university programs across the country.

The SBA addresses issues concerning the sustainability of the U.S. biodiesel Industry through three initiatives. The primary mission of the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance is the completion of an independent sustainability certification system for U.S. Biodiesel Feedstock, Production, Distribution and end use fuel. SBA programs also focus on educating the public on the values of community-based biodiesel systems and how local, sustainable biodiesel can help the U.S. move towards energy, economic and environmental security. Third, the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance provides tools for sustainability to biodiesel consumers and the biodiesel industry through our website and membership.

By working with biodiesel consumers and the biodiesel industry, and promoting the value of sustainable community-based systems,the SBA is bringing people together to build a sustainable energy future that benefits all sectors of society.   The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance relies on the hard work and dedication of our working Board of Directors, the SBA Staff and the expertise of the SBA Advisory Council to achieve the goals of the organization. These dedicated and driven individuals come from all areas of the industry and each contribute unique and valuable skills to the mission of the SBA.

Willie Nelson will be honored, and perform to support the SBA and Amazon in San Francisco (7/22/2011)

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

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On July 22nd the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance is teaming up with the Amazon Watch for a ‘first of it’s kind’ fundraiser event at the beautiful Bently Reserve building in Downtown San Francisco to raise money for the work of both groups. This amazing evening will include musical performances by American Icon Willie Nelson, Sara Wasserman and an All-Star cast of muciscians, and a locally sourced dinner and cocktails. The evening’s program will also include a very special charity auction and an awards presentation to 2011 SBA Visionary Award Winner Willie Nelson.

An exclusive meet and greet cocktail hour with the performers and members of the organizations is available for VIP ticket holders at 7pm, with the program to begin at 8pm.

In the past biofuels, including biodiesel have been connected to deforestation and rain forest endangerment through massive scale palm oil and soy production. This event will help educate the public on how supporting local, sustainable biodiesel production and using local renewable resources instead of feedstocks like international soy and palm can protect our planet’s precious rain forests.

Both organizations are very excited about the educational potential for this event as it will mark the first time ever a rain forest protection group and a biofuels organization have worked together for a common cause.

The SBA and the Amazon Watch are confident that this event will:

  • Draw national exposure from both entertainment and environmental media outlets
  • Raise local and national awareness on the benefits of local, sustainable biodiesel
  • Help illustrate a positive connection between community-based renewable energy and rainforest-ecosystem protection.
  • Be attended by celebrity (Film, Music, TV, Sports) environmentalist and social activist supporters of the SBA and the Amazon Watch.
  • Raise crucial funds for the important work of the Amazon Watch and SBA.

This important event will not only showcase the community and global benefits of community-based sustainable biodiesel, but more importantly will give supporters of both causes a chance to discuss the important issues and enjoy and amazing evening of music, awareness and giving.

2011 Visionary Award Presentation – Willie Nelson

Every year the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance honors an individual or an organization for championing the cause of the environment, and for challenging the status quo in order to bring about real change. This year the SBA honors Music Legend Willie Nelson for his continued support of environmental and social causes through his work, his music and his life. The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance and Amazon Watch are honored to have Willie Nelson as our guest of honor at the upcoming event. The organizations will present him with the award during the evenings festivities.

The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance has been dedicated to supporting sustainable, community-based biodiesel programs since 2006 and works closely with artists like Willie Nelson, Jack Johnson and Guster, educating fans and sourcing locally produced biodiesel and blends for tours, festivals and large scale fleets. The organization is also focused on creating transparency for the consumer through the development of a certification system for local, sustainable biodiesel in the United States. I encourage you to learn more about the SBA and our work by contacting me directly or visiting www.fuelresponsibly.org

Amazon Watch partners with indigenous and environmental organizations campaigning for human rights, corporate accountability and the preservation of the Amazon’s fragile and priceless ecological systems. Amazon Watch is a known leader in protecting the rainforest and advancing the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. To learn more about the great work of Amazon Watch check out their website at www.amazonwatch.org

This amazing evening will be held at the elegant Bently Reserve in Downtown San Francisco on July 22nd, 2011. For directions or more information on the Bently Reserve go HERE. 

Willie Nelson will be honored with Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance Visionary Award (7/22/2011)

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

Willie Nelson will be honored and presented with the 2011 Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance Visionary Award on Friday, July 22, 2011, at the first ever joint fundraiser with Amazon Watch and Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance at the Bentley Reserve in San Francisco.   Past honorees have included Jack Johnson, and the non-profit Reverb.  The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance and Amazon Watch work to raise awareness about biodiesel and it’s benefits.

“Coming together with Amazon Watch is an important partnership to educate folks on the benefit of non-commodity fuel that we can produce from our own community resources,” Jeff Plowman, Executive Director of the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance, said in a statement.

The fundraiser will include a musical performance by Sara Wasserman and friends, a charity auction, and a locally grown dinner. For this show, Wasserman’s “friends” will include Dan Hicks, Narada Michael Walden, Tommy Castro and RatDog bassist Robin Sylvester, among others. Sylvester replaced Sara Wasserman’s father in RatDog but the two bassists have performed together at a few recent Bob Weir events.

For tickets:
http://sustainablebiodieselalliance.com/dev/sf2011.shtml

Willie Nelson special guest at Sustainable Biodiesal Alliance and Amazon Watch benefit, in San Francisco (7/22/2011)

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Willie Nelson will be a special guest at this charity event, featuring Dan Hicks, Tommy Castro, Randy Emata,   Aaron Neville, Robin Sylvester, Narada Michael Walden,  Jaz Sawyer, and more.  For more information, and tickets:   www.Fuelresponsibly.org.

Willie Nelson’s buses fueled up with Boulder’s recycOil biodiesel

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

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BOULDER, CO, Jun 22, 2011  — RecycOil LLC, a Colorado clean energy company, and the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance (SBA) teamed up to fuel country music superstar Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown as it made a stop at Red Rocks Amphitheater.

Nelson’s crew fueled up with the recycOil biodiesel the morning of the Red Rocks show, which featured eight top country acts and six emerging singer/songwriters.

“It is a terrific honor to fuel up Willie Nelson’s tour as he is an artist that has fueled up country music fans across the USA,” said Aaron W. Perry, CEO of recycOil. “His support of farmers and the biodiesel industry are testament to his commitment to rural communities and the production of sustainable, American-made biofuels.”

Willie Nelson continues to practice what he preaches about the clean, domestic, job creating advantages of biodiesel as he fuels his tour vehicles with the environmentally friendly fuel.

“One of our goals as an organization is to connect biodiesel users like Willie Nelson and the Throwdown tour with local biodiesel providers,” said Tanner Watt, Associate Director of the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance. “It’s about educating consumers and giving them options, so they can make purchasing decisions that benefit their communities and the environment.”

In 2010, the SBA introduced its Sustainability Report Card during national summer music tours. Over 90,000 gallons of fuel were tracked, evaluated and scored and over 600,000 concert goers had the chance to learn a little about locally produced, sustainable biodiesel.

The SBA will be taking its Sustainability Report Card on the road again with The Willie Nelson Country Throwdown Festival, as well as Sheryl Crow’s 100 Miles From Memphis tour and the 2011 PHISH Summer tour experience. These artists will use SBA tools to help source and evaluate biodiesel and biodiesel blends on their national tours in order to purchase and use the most sustainably produced fuel available in every market they visit.

About The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance

The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance was founded in December 2006 by biodiesel pioneer Kelly King, activist Annie Nelson and film maker Daryl Hannah. Since then, the SBA has grown to include family farmers and farm organizations such as Farm Aid, the Institute for Agriculture Trade and Policy (IATP), members of the 25 x 25 coalition, environmental organizations including the EPA and NREL, renewable energy experts and NGOs and university programs across the country.

About recycOil, LLC

Boulder-based recycOil, LLC recycles waste cooking oil from more than 1,600 restaurants, businesses and sporting and cultural venues in Colorado and Southern Wyoming, including Red Rocks Amphitheater, the University of Colorado-Boulder, INVESCO at Mile High, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Taco Bell and hundreds of independent restaurants. The company supplies some of the nation’s best biodiesel producers with high-quality recycled cooking oil and partners with fuel distributors to provide a competitively-priced, high-performance biofuel to Colorado consumers. For more information, visit www.recycoil.com.

Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance and Amazon Watch host fundraiser with performance by Sara Wasserman (San Francisco 7/22/2011)

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

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SF Event

On July 22nd the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance is teaming up with the Amazon Watch for a ‘first of it’s kind’ fundraiser event at the beautiful Bently Reserve building in Downtown San Francisco to raise money for the work of both groups. In the past biofuels, including biodiesel have been connected to deforestation and rain forest endangerment through massive scale palm oil and soy production. This event will help educate the public on how supporting local, sustainable biodiesel production and using local renewable resources instead of feedstocks like international soy and palm can protect our planet’s precious rain forests.  Both organizations are very excited about the educational potential for this event as it will mark the first time ever a rain forest protection group and a biofuels organization have worked together for a common cause.

The SBA and the Amazon Watch are confident that this event will:

  • Draw national exposure from both entertainment and environmental media outlets
  • Raise local and national awareness on the benefits of local, sustainable biodiesel
  • Help illustrate a positive connection between community-based renewable energy and rainforest-ecosystem protection.
  • Be attended by celebrity (Film, Music, TV, Sports) environmentalist and social activist supporters of the SBA and the Amazon Watch.
  • Raise crucial funds for the important work of the Amazon Watch and SBA.

The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance has been dedicated to supporting sustainable, community-based biodiesel programs since 2006 and works closely with artists like Willie Nelson, Jack Johnson and Guster, educating fans and sourcing locally produced biodiesel and blends for tours, festivals and large scale fleets. The organization is also focused on creating transparency for the consumer through the development of a certification system for local, sustainable biodiesel in the United States. I encourage you to learn more about the SBA and our work by contacting me directly or visiting www.fuelresponsibly.org

Amazon Watch partners with indigenous and environmental organizations campaigning for human rights, corporate accountability and the preservation of the Amazon’s fragile and priceless ecological systems. Amazon Watch is a known leader in protecting the rainforest and advancing the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. To learn more about the great work of Amazon Watch check out their website at www.amazonwatch.org

This amazing evening will be held at the elegant Bently Reserve in Downtown San Francisco on July 22nd, 2011. For directions or more information on the Bently Reserve visit HERE.