In his fourth book, Growing a Better America, Rolling Stones keyboardist and environmentalist Chuck Leavell helps us understand how we can repair some of the damage we’ve done and how, in the future, we can balance our need for growth with our need for natural lands, green spaces, clean air and water, and a healthy lifestyle. Leavell and co-author J. Marshall Craig address topics including transportation, home building, alternative energy, renovation of our iconic buildings, community design and model growth.

Chuck Leavell has been the keyboardist for the Rolling Stones since 1982. He was a member of the Allman Brothers Band and Sea Level, as well as a backup musician for Dr. John, George Harrison, and Eric Clapton. Leavell is an avid environmentalist and a tree farmer. In addition to his latest book, he’s the author of Forever Green, The Tree Farmer, and Between a Rock and a Home Place.

Chuck comes home to Charlane Plantation in Middle Georgia and lives with his wife, Rose Lane White Leavell, an accomplished artist. Chuck and his wife implements many of the environmentally friendly ideas found in his latest book, Growing a Better America.

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Introducing Chuck Leavell on the Mother Nature Network

The Mother Nature Network (MNN) is the leading resource for daily environmental news, green commentary and simple steps to save money, stay healthy, and support the planet. MNN was founded by Middle Georgia’s own Chuck Leavell, Rolling Stones keyboardist and Joel Babbit, a former marketing executive.

Music is only one of Chuck Leavell’s passions. He is also a tree farmer and dedicated environmentalist.

In the Green Room: Indigo Girls

Chuck Leavell, keyboardist for The Rolling Stones and co-founder of MNN, sits down with the Indigo Girls to chat about the complexities of touring with biofuel. Chuck also chats with them about Rock for a Remedy, a charity food drive they’re involved with.

In the Green Room: Sustainable Serenbe

Hear from Steve Nygren, founder of the Serenbe community in central Georgia, and the director of operations, Garnie Nygren, as they describe whats makes Serenbe so eco-friendly and unique.

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