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Disney's Friends for Change: Project Green
Disney's Friends for Change logo.svg
Genre Public service announcement
Starring 56 Disney Channel and Disney XD stars
Narrated by 56 Disney Channel and Disney XD stars
Opening theme "Send It On"
"Make a Wave"
"We Can Change the World"
"Rise"
Country of origin United States, Canada
Original language(s) English
Production
Running time 30 seconds - 2 minutes
Release
Original network Disney Channel
Original release Summer 2009

Disney's Friends for Change (also referred to as Friends for Change: Project Green) is a pro-social "green" initiative that started in the summer of 2009.

Friends for Change Games

The first Disney's Friends for Change Games was announced for the summer of 2011, replacing the Disney Channel Games, and premiered on June 24, 2011.

Participants

Below is a list of past and present stars participating in the initiative.

Former

Star Show/Movie Representing
Nicole Gale Anderson Jonas
Moises Arias Hannah Montana
Jake T. Austin Wizards of Waverly Place, Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie
Miley Cyrus Hannah Montana
Matthew "Mdot" Finley Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
Jordan Francis Camp Rock, Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
Selena Gomez Wizards of Waverly Place, Princess Protection Program, Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie
David Henrie Wizards of Waverly Place, Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie
Joe Jonas Jonas, Camp Rock, Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
Kevin Jonas
Nick Jonas
Demi Lovato Sonny with a Chance, Camp Rock, Princess Protection Program, Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, As the Bell Rings
Meaghan Martin Camp Rock, Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
Kyle Massey Cory in the House, That's So Raven, Fish Hooks, American Dragon: Jake Long, Life is Ruff
Emily Osment Hannah Montana
Bradley Steven Perry Good Luck Charlie, Mighty Med, Lab Rats: Elite Force
Anna Maria Perez de Taglé Camp Rock, Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
Jasmine Richards Camp Rock, Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, Naturally, Sadie
Jake Short A.N.T. Farm, Mighty Med, Lab Rats: Elite Force
Brenda Song Get a Clue, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, The Suite Life on Deck, Stuck in the Suburbs, Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior, The Suite Life Movie
Cole Sprouse The Suite Life of Zack and Cody,The Suite Life on Deck, The Suite Life Movie
Dylan Sprouse
Jennifer Stone Wizards of Waverly Place, Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie
Alyson Stoner The Suite Life of Zack and Cody,The Suite Life on Deck, The Suite Life Movie, Camp Rock, Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
Gregg Sulkin Wizards of Waverly Place, Avalon High (film)
Brandon Mychal Smith Sonny with a Chance, So Random!, Let it Shine
Caroline Sunshine Shake It Up
Bella Thorne Shake It Up, Frenemies
Tiffany Thornton Sonny with a Chance, So Random!
Doug Brochu
Allisyn Ashley Arm
Chloe Bridges Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
Kelsey Chow Pair of Kings, Den Brother
Davis Cleveland Shake It Up
Hutch Dano Zeke and Luther, Den Brother
Jason Dolley Hatching Pete, Good Luck Charlie
Kenton Duty Shake It Up
Roshon Fegan Camp Rock, Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, Shake It Up
Adam Hicks Zeke and Luther, Lemonade Mouth (film)
Adam Irigoyen Shake It Up
Sterling Knight Sonny with a Chance, So Random!, Starstruck
Daniel Curtis Lee Zeke and Luther
Caitlyn Taylor Love I'm in the Band
Bridgit Mendler Good Luck Charlie, Lemonade Mouth (film)
Logan Miller I'm in the Band
Mitchel Musso Hannah Montana, Pair of Kings, Hatching Pete
Ryan Newman Zeke and Luther
Ryan Ochoa Pair of Kings
Doc Shaw The Suite Life on Deck, Pair of Kings
Carlon Jeffery A.N.T. Farm, Cloud 9
Sierra McCormick A.N.T. Farm
Stefanie Scott A.N.T. Farm,Frenemies
China Anne McClain A.N.T. Farm, How to Build a Better Boy
Chelsea Kane Jonas, Fish Hooks
Jason Earles Hannah Montana, Kickin' It
Debby Ryan The Suite Life on Deck, Jessie, The Suite Life Movie, Radio Rebel
Ross Lynch Austin & Ally, Teen Beach Movie, Teen Beach Movie 2
Laura Marano Austin & Ally, Bad Hair Day
Cameron Boyce Jessie, Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything, Descendants
Zendaya Shake It Up, Frenemies, K.C. Undercover, Zapped
Karan Brar Jessie, Bunk'd, Invisible Sister
Skai Jackson Jessie, Bunk'd
Peyton List Jessie, Bunk'd, The Swap

Donations

Amount Organization Intent
$100,000 Wildlife Conservation Society To protect arctic wildlife from the effects of climate change
$50,000 San Bernardino National Forest Association To be used in the SBNFA's Children's Forest, where children plant new trees
$50,000 Birdlife International and Haribon Foundation To protect endangered tropical forests in the Philippines
$25,000 CHF International To decrease pollution and deforestation by sending fuel-efficient stoves to Rwanda
$25,000 ECOLIFE Foundation International To help end deforestation in the Oyamel forest in Mexico
$10,000 Arbor Day Foundation To replant trees in Florida state forests damaged by wildfires

Send It On

Make a Wave

"Make a Wave"
Make A Wave.jpg
Promotional single by Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas
Released February 26, 2010
Recorded 2009
Genre Pop
Length 4:01
Label Walt Disney, Hollywood
Songwriter(s) Scott Krippayne, Jeff Peabody

"Make a Wave" is a song sung by Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas for Disney's Friends for Change, a charity group formed by Disney for their "Friends for Change" campaign. The song was written by Scott Krippayne and Jeff Peabody, the same team that penned Jordin Sparks' song "This Is My Now" for American Idol. "Make a Wave" was introduced and performed at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. It was also featured in the 2009 Disneynature film Oceans.

Background

The song debuted on February 26 on Radio Disney, reaching as high as number 4 on the Top 30 Countdown, while the music video had its world premiere on Disney Channel on March 14 and launched online the following day at Disney.com. "Make a Wave" was available beginning March 15 on iTunes, with all proceeds benefiting environmental charities through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund. Oceans hit theaters April 22, 2010 (Earth Day). It peaked at number 84 on Billboard Hot 100.

Chart performance

The song peaked at number 84 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was a success on Radio Disney's Top 30 Countdown.

Track listings

  • U.S. / Digital Download
  1. "Make a Wave" (Digital Download) – 4:01
  2. "Make a Wave" (Instrumental) – 3:48

Charts

Chart (2010) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100 84

Awards

Year Category Work Result Award Ref.
2011 "Charity Single" Make a Wave Won Do Something Awards

We Can Change the World

"We Can Change the World"
Disney We Can Change the World cover.jpeg
Promotional single by Bridgit Mendler
Released June 11, 2011
Recorded 2011
Genre Pop
Length 3:19
Label Hollywood
Songwriter(s)
  • Bridgit Mendler
  • Joacim Persson

"We Can Change the World" is a song sung by Bridgit Mendler for the Disney's Friends for Change campaign and specifically, for the first Disney's Friends for Change Games. The song was written by Joacim Persson and Mendler herself.

Background

The song premiered on Radio Disney on June 10. With its release, Disney donated $250,000 to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund. The song was made available for download on the Friends for Change website and on iTunes on June 11. All proceeds went to environmental charities, similar to the other songs released for the initiative.

Music video

The music video premiered on Disney Channel on June 10. It was directed by Art Spigel, director of the Disney Channel Games, and was filmed on-location at Disney Golden Oak Ranch in Los Angeles, California. The song features Mendler happily singing in a park with a camera in her hand and into a microphone. Kids from all over the world eventually join her in singing the anthem. Some of the kids include international Disney Channel stars Valeria Baroni, Jorge Blanco, Olavo Cavalheiro, Nicole Ishida, Murtuza Kutianawala and Eve Ottino.

Track listings

  • U.S. / Digital download
  1. "We Can Change the World" – 3:19
  • U.K. / Digital download
  1. "We Can Change the World" – 3:19
  2. "We Can Change the World (Instrumental)" – 3:19

Background

The song premiered on iTunes on March 23, 2012.

Music video

The music video premiered on Vevo March 26, 2012.

Track listings

  • U.S. / Digital Download
  1. "Rise" (Digital Download) – 4:11

Charts

Chart (2012) Peak
position
US Kid Digital Songs (Billboard) 4
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