In support of historic research and preservation of World War II German POW site in Iowa, and translated to German for international peace efforts. Link to Algona POW site.
Japanese website (We haven’t got a clue what they’re using it for – Iiehanasanai Japanese!)
A teacher in Asheville, North Carolina uses it in her ESL (English as a Second Language) classes to make learning English fun
Folks in Florida use the Around The World With Earth Mama CD as “music to clean house by” keeps them peppy, moving and diminishing their Stuff!
Dance aerobics class in Lansing, MI use music from Love Large to exercise to
Earth Charter teachers in Indianapolis, IN use Earth Mama music to introduce major concepts in Earth Charter workshops
Congregation of sisters in Monroe, MI play Around The World and Love Large in the Memory Care Unit to stimulate movement and sound with their patients
To energize families at a “get out and vote” rally
St. Mary-Of-The-Woods College in Indiana uses songs from Love Large and Grass Roots in Earth Literacy Masters Degree program
Lots of parents use various songs from all the projects as bedtime/end of day music
Congregations of Women Religious in Canada, Ireland, France, U.S., Scotland and England have used “Standing On The Shoulders” in important commemorative ceremonies celebrating milestones in their respective orders
National Parks have used two of our songs as theme songs for national celebrations of historic events (“Standing On The Shoulders” and “Blue Ridge Parkway”)
Church services all over the world
To encourage unity and community at an international World Bank event
Earth Day celebrations in many communities and schools
Staff retreats and teacher inservices
“We’ve Come A Long Way, Ladies” was performed at the White House [OK, OK it was a giant protest rally on a stage IN FRONT OF the White House, with hundreds of thousands (really) singing along. We were the act following Peter, Paul, and Mary what a thrill!]
In Nashville, TN “A Place In The Kingdom” from our first recording was sung by the congregation during the ordination ceremony for a new minister
“Butterfly” from Love Large has been chosen for use at many memorial services and is used widely in Unity Church congregation
At Cancer Relay For Life “Luminary Walk”
“A Small Star” has been used (1) in videos to educate communities about domestic violence (a hospital in Mason City, IA), (2) in video to further the work of the Muscular Dystrophy Association to help Jerry’s Kids, (3) in a Nebraska college to honor the Teacher of the Year, (4) widely at ceremonies to honor a valued volunteer or retiree, (5) at events to honor and encourage cancer survivors
“Standing On The Shoulders” and “A Small Star” are often used in graduation ceremonies
Nature Centers and Retreat Centers frequently play a variety of Earth Mama songs for various purposes – many have begun selling the CD’s in their bookstores and gift shops!
Used by Radio FEDRA in Serbia and Montenegro to help rebuild the former Yugoslavia
The song “Every Day Is Earth Day” (from Around The World With Earth Mama) plays on the voice-mail at White Violet Eco-Justice Center in Indiana.
Joyce’s work has been featured in these books:
The Soul of a Writer: Intimate Interviews with Successful songwriters, by Susan Tucker
Songs and Stories of Simple Living, edited by Gerald Iverson
Trees of Indiana, by Dr. Marion T. Jackson
Be Heard Now!, by Lee Glickstein
Making and Selling Your Own CDs and Cassettes, by Jana Stanfield
Textbook on child development, from Penn State
“We Are One” (from Love Large) was used to honor top retiring sales agents at All State Insurance