Environmental Protection & Preservation
Pearl Jam to Offset Climate Footprint of 2006 World Tour
Continuing its commitment to reduce the negative impacts associated with climate change, Pearl Jam announced today that it has partnered again with Conservation International (CI) to help offset the carbon footprint associated with its 2006 concert tour. The band's investment will be used to help restore degraded tropical forests in Ecuador. Pearl Jam also is issuing a call to action for its fans to join their efforts by calculating and offsetting their own carbon impacts.
CI is one of nine local, regional and international organizations making up Pearl Jam's "carbon portfolio" strategy to offset the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions released from the trucks, buses, airplane travel, hotel rooms, concerts venues and fans driving to and from their concerts. The negative impacts associated with rising global temperatures as a result of increased CO2 emissions include variable and volatile weather; increased diseases, the death of coral reefs and the melting of the polar ice caps.
"We selected Conservation International for our Portfolio with an eye towards supporting local, regional, national and international strategies that positively affect climate, environment and local communities," said Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard. "We believe in businesses that proactively take the lead on the issues of environment and clean energy, rather than waiting for our government to identify solutions for us. By identifying and supporting a diverse group of organizations and strategies, we hope to create new models for businesses like ours who are looking to invest in the future health of our planet and its delicate ecosphere."
To offset emissions associated with the band's tour, CI, in collaboration with two Ecuadorian organizations, the Jatun Sacha and El Kaim
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