ABOUT MR. ECO VIDEO
Brett “Mr. Eco” Edwards believes that monumental changes begin with the youngest members of society. He combined his passions for sustainability, wildlife conservation and hip-hop to create an environmental rap superhero that uses music to empower children to become activists called #EcoHeroes. Mr. Eco uses a blend of “edutainment” to teach our youth that their local actions impact ecosystems and wildlife globally.
The vision is for Mr. Eco to become a global symbol that provides resources for youth, the leaders of tomorrow, to become environmental activists today. Everyone can become an #EcoHero!
Mr. Eco’s passion for the environment stems from his love for wild animals that he attained through watching Animal Planet and Discovery Channel growing up. His favorite show was the “The Crocodile Hunter” and he was Steve Irwin for Halloween in fifth grade. His interest in environmental sustainability was sparked when he took AP Environmental Science at Clovis West High School. As a freshman
at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Edwards became an intern for the PowerSave Campus program that promotes energy and water efficiency. He released his first music video as Mr. Eco on January 21, 2011.
Mr. Eco’s nephew sidekick. Lil Nico has been featured in music videos for “Reusable Bag” “Prince of Fresh Air” “The Motto” and “Bottles Are for Babies.” Lil Nico is actually one of Mr. Eco’s biggest fans. He constantly watches Mr. Eco’s YouTube videos and performs the songs frequently.
Mr. Eco’s debut original album “Hybrid Hip-Hop” was released in Whole Foods Stores nationwide this September. The name is derived from Hybrid Cars like the Prius Mr. Eco drives and the fact that he is a hybrid between a superhero and a rapper. $1 from every album sold is donated to Salad Bar Nation, a fundraising campaign from the Whole Kids Foundation to put salad bars in schools.
Since spring 2012, Mr. Eco has performed for 40,000+ students at 75+ elementary schools.
Mr. Eco’s spring 2012 school tour featured on a national TV show: Eco-Company: http://www.eco-company.tv/video/rap-super-hero-mr-eco.
Mr. Eco has been featured on Upworthy.com, Grist.org, the Environmental Blog, TakePart, Mustang Daily, CPTV, KSBY News, Charter Local Edition News, KCPR and ABC 30 to name a few.
Mr. Eco finished top-five finalist in America’s Next Eco Star 2012 contest and runner up for the 2013 Dream Reborn Competition judged by rapper Ludacris.
Mr. Eco has received sponsorships for his elementary school tours from Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), San Diego Gas & Electric, Souther California Edison (SCE) and Brita Water Filters. His YouTube videos have received 120,000+ views and he has 1500+ Facebook fans.