Green Day Urge Fans To Use 'Green Gift Guide'
In exclusive new spot, frontman Billie Joe
Armstrong and his wife Adrienne tout NRDC's 'gifts that aren't the usual sh--.'
Green Day have always been outspoken supporters of the Natural Resources Defense
Council, and now, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and his wife, Adrienne, are
joining forces with the organization to help influence your holiday shopping.
In a brand-new spot — which the folks at the NRDC gave exclusively to MTV
News — the Armstrongs tout the organization's "Green Gifts Guide," a list of environmentally conscious
presents that go above and beyond the usual electronics and trinkets.
From the $15 "Buffalo Babysitter" package — which helps the NRDC protect
bison in the Yellowstone National Park once they wander off protected land to
graze — to a $5,000 guided photo safari with acclaimed nature photographer Tom
Murphy (not to mention packages that revive rainforests and protect polar
bears), there is a range of gifts that can actually do some good.
Or, as Billie Joe puts it in the video — in between scenes of him smashing a
ukulele — "gifts that won't end up broken but will actually put the world back
That's very much the message behind the Armstrongs' NRDC spot: Instead of
spending cash on a bunch of crap that, frankly, you probably won't touch once
the holiday decorations have come down, why not invest in the future of our
planet and make a difference in the process.
"This holiday season, I can't buy a bunch of sh-- gifts that he'll just end
up breaking," Adrienne Armstrong laughs. "Instead, I go to [the Green Gifts
website] where I can get awesome things for our friends and family."
"Gifts that I won't break," Billie Joe adds, "gifts that aren't the usual
Watch the video at MTV: HERE