Calvin Hogue -
Rochelle Park, New Jersey

Brian Benkert -
Cedar Grove, New Jersey

Garrison Davis-
Lithonia, Georgia

Christian Roith-
Ulm Germany
Who We are
Musicians for Biodiversity is a Non-Profit organization that is dedicated to promoting awareness of Biodiversity and Biodiversity loss.
Musicians have always led the way when it comes to bringing important matters to the attention of the public. We have partnered with
the United Nations to help promote their designation of the years 2011-2020 as the Decade on Biodiversity.

Our Mission
Our goal is to get enough information to the average person for them to understand what biodiversity is and inspire them to do what they
can where they are to help stop Biodiversity loss. People need to understand how the loss of Biodiversity can affect the quality of life that
we have on this planet now and in the future.

Getting the message across to people on a subject like this is not easy. However, musicians naturally have an audience and they can
inspire people in ways that other people cannot. Musicians provide a friendly atmosphere. They don’t have to play music about
Biodiversity or “sing about Biodiversity” they just need to let their audience know that this is a cause that they care about and that they
should care about it too.

Ways We Inform and Inspire

Connecting with Musicians Around the World
We partner with musicians from different countries and encourage them to join us in spreading the message about Biodiversity loss and
how everyone can do something to help.

Connecting with Environmental Organizations Around the World
We keep in contact with different organizations that have a similar goal to ours. We make announcements about their activities on or
website and/or Facebook page to help promote their agenda and to inspire others to help as well.

Hosting concerts and events

Events are a great opportunity to get the attention of a large group of people .Some events will be mainly concerts while others will may be
a combination of music and a guest speaker giving a brief
presentation on biodiversity or related subjects such as climate change. This is also an opportunity to provide people with information
packages that will help explain the importance of biodiversity and what they can do to help stop Biodiversity Loss

Our Internet Radio Broadcast
Calvin Hogue, the founder and President of Musicians for biodiversity, hosts an Internet Radio Broadcast  called “From the Top”. on Blog
Talk radio. We invite business executives and people from other environmental organizations to be a guest on our show to speak about
what their organization is doing help solve the earth's environmental issues. The interview is recorded live and archived, and can be
shared with people around the world.

Our Partnership with the United Nations
We became partners with the UNDB  after they had declared the years 2011-2020 as the Decade on Biodiversity. The UN has a strategic
plan for Biodiversity to promote its overall vision of living in harmony with nature. Part of that plan is called the
Aichi Biodiversity Targets.
Target number one is to make people aware of the values of Biodiversity and the steps they can take to conserve and use it sustainably.
This is where MFB is dedicated to helping.

As partners with the UNDB we receive regular communications that keep us up to date with the progress that is being made throughout
the world on this ambitious project undertaken by the UN.

We also have the privilege of interviewing several officials from the UNDB on our Internet Radio Broadcast such as the Information Officer,
and the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity. (UNCBD)
Official Partner of the
Awareness and Inspiration
President and Founder

Calvin Hogue founded Musicians for Biodiversity in 2013 to support the United
Nations Decade on Biodiversity. He is a talented musician and songwriter. He has
more than 30 years in the field of graphic art and design. He also hosts two Internet
radio talk shows “The DrCal Hour of Insight” and “From the Top.”

As a musician, he was inspired to create Musicians for Biodiversity to help get the
message out about biodiversity loss by connecting with musicians from around the
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