Pearl Jam Pledges $100,000 to Counter CO2 Effects of Tour

Pearl Jam Pledges $100,000 to Counter CO2 Effects of Tour

pearljamIn an effort to mitigate their own carbon emissions from day-to-day operations of their 2006 tour, while raising the public’s carbon consciousness, Pearl Jam announced the launch of their 2006 Carbon Portfolio Strategy.

Through this strategy, the band will donate a total of $100,000 to nine organizations doing innovative work around climate change, renewable energy and the environment…

The band’s Web site features an Activism page that promotes green awareness.

“Pearl Jam has made efforts to aid environmental causes before, including donating money to preserve a Madagascar rain forest as amends for damage wrought by their last tour… This time, the band wanted to help out closer to home, guitarist Stone Gossard said. Six of the nine organizations receiving donations are based in the Pacific Northwest, and four are in Washington state.”

(Seattle P-I features a story with interviews)