One of Columbia’s most popular bands, Bomba Estéreo, is lending their support to combating climate change and protecting their homeland’s environment.
The bandmates from Bogotá, Colombia came together to launch a campaign, Proyecto Siembra, to fight against the deforestation of the Colombian Amazon – alongside Colombia’s Ministry of the Environment, the National Park department and the Grupo Exito supermarket chain.
Deforestation is a huge problem in Colombia, which is losing 40 soccer fields worth of forest each day. Determined to save their beautiful country’s natural resources, Bomba Estéreo’s Li Saumet and Simón Mejía recently planted trees in Chingaza Natural Park, seeding hope in the process.
The electro-cumbia group is also working to aid Colombia’s National Parks service efforts to restore ecosystems in other parts of the country.
In an interview with NBC News, Bomba Estéreo’s bass player Simon Mejía said: “The essence of our music, our Colombian pride and our country’s folklore is not connected to the music business, it’s linked to nature.
“What’s happening in the world right now seems very contradictory to me. We know climate change is real and not accepting that is like going against life itself.”
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about sustainable lifestyle and green living for publications, and offers content services to planet-friendly businesses. Find out more at Rosamedea.com