Environmental rap superhero Brett “Mr. Eco” Edwards will be performing at “Concerts in the Plaza” on Thursday January 24th to kick off Recyclemania at Cal Poly. Recyclemania is a competition and benchmark tool for universities to motivate students and staff to increase recycling efforts and reduce waste generation.
Cal Poly’s Zero Waste club is running the campaign with help from Facilities Services to help raise the campuses waste diversion rate that ranks far below the other cities served by Waste Connections around the San Luis Obispo area.
Mr. Eco will be performing songs off of his new album “Hybrid Hip-Hop” that is set to be released January 24. The album is named “Hybrid Hip-Hop” because Mr. Eco is a hybrid between a superhero and a rapper – and because of hybrid cars like the Prius Mr. Eco drives. The album contains parody and original songs. One of the original songs off of the album is “Recycle Robot” which encourages people to do the robot dance after recycling.
“Recycle Robot is a fun song that will hopefully bring some awareness to recycling and make it fun. Its something kids can catch onto and teach their friends,” said Edwards.
Since last spring Mr. Eco has performed assemblies at over 30 elementary schools but a one-stop performance will not bring the long lasting behavior changes he wishes to inspire. After graduation this spring, Mr. Eco plans to establish a national culture of environmentalism at elementary schools in the US through “EcoHero” clubs and curriculum that are formed around the environmental rap superheroes brand and music.
“San Luis Obispo was a great place for me to start Mr. Eco. I am thankful for all the support I have received and am excited to take Mr. Eco to the next level,” said Edwards.