Neil Young has long been active in environmental concerns, and now he's again putting his money -- and his mouth -- where, well, his mouth is.
Young has aligned with the Rainforest Connection, an initiative fighting illegal logging in the Amazon and elsewhere by using cellphone technology to catch poachers.
Young appears in a new video supporting the organization, saying, "Climate change is the defining issue of the 21st century. There are a lot of factors, but forests are one of the big ones. There is a technology that is a connection between the rainforest and you. This technology enables the forest to talk to the world. When the forest is threatened, the forest can speak -- and you can hear it."
Young has also donated 10 specially made Pono players with the Rainforest Connection logo laser-engraved on them to help the group raise funds and will be offering special high-definition downloads of rainforest sounds to donors.
Young is currently on a European tour with Crazy Horse that wraps up August 8 in Colmar, France.