Band aid - With the Fair Trade poster boys Coldplay set to release their fourth studio album any week now, we look at the some of the more magnanimous bands out there, and what cause you’re helping by buying their albums.

COLDPLAY
Oxfam – Chris Martin and co. have long been significant supporters of Oxfam, a group of non-governmental organisations from three continents working worldwide to fight poverty and injustice. www.oxfam.org
THE FOO FIGHTERS
Carbon Neutral – The Foos measured the amount of CO2 - the main ‘greenhouse gas’ that causes global warming – produced by the production and distribution of the new album, and are e offsetting this by sponsoring two forestry projects in two states in America. www.carbonneutral.com
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND
Rainforest Action Network - RAN joined the Dave Matthews Band on their recent summer tour raising awareness and inviting fans to take action to save old growth forests. www.ran.org
FRESHLYGROUND
The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation – The Afro-pop band have donated album proceeds and regularly stage benefit concerts in aid of the Archbishop’s foundation. http://www.tutu-hivfoundation.org.za

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