Music that Makes a Difference

Back in 1982, we were backpacking in the Sequoia National Forest. When meditating by a stream one day, we got our original inspiration to record the sounds of the forest and combine them with music in an interactive way that had not been done before. We envisioned these nature music recordings as natural environments that could be used as meditation music or to bring the peace of nature into any environment.

After we returned to our recording studio in Los Angeles, we formed our company Sequoia Records. Our first decision was donate a portion of the proceeds from every album to organizations working to protect the environment because our music was inspired by the serenity of nature.

Ever since that day over 25 years ago, we have done exactly that. Over the years we expanded to include some other worthwhile causes in addition to the environment. Below are the companies our music sales have helped support or we have donated CDs to. We encourage you to visit their websites and learn more about what you can do to help them in their work.

We are more committed than ever to have our music sales make a difference. A portion of the proceeds from every album that you purchase from Sequoia goes to help these organizations:

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The Rainforest Action Network

Rainforest Action Network campaigns for the forests, their inhabitants and the natural systems that sustain life by transforming the global marketplace through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action.

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The Seva Foundation

Seva (say-va) is a Sanskrit word for service. Seva Foundation was formed in 1978 with a mission to alleviate suffering caused by disease and poverty. Seva's approach is to build partnerships that respond to locally defined problems with culturally sustainable solutions. Working in nine countries in addition to the United States, Seva Foundation supports projects in the area of health and wellness, community development, environmental protection and cultural preservation.

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The UN Center for Human Rights

UNCHR leads global human rights efforts speaks out objectively in the face of human rights violations worldwide, providing a forum for identifying, highlighting and developing responses to today's human rights challenges, and act as the principal focal point of human rights research, education, public information, and advocacy activities in the United Nations system.

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Stop the Silence Stop Sexual Child Abuse

The Mission of Stop the Silence is to expose and stop Child Sexual Abuse and help survivors heal worldwide. Specific goals are to promote healing of victims and survivors; and to celebrate the lives of those healed.

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Peppermints & Ginger Comfort Kits - From Cancer Survivors, For Cancer Survivors

The Mission of Healing Love Baksets is to provide comfort to patients starting treatment at local cancer centers.

Thanks for your interest in the music of Sequoia and for helping to support these groups.

Walk in Balance,

David Gordon

Steve Gordon