Pearl Jam Get Green

Pearl Jam are proving their dedication to making the earth a better place by pledging to donate $100,000 to nine groups working on climate change, renewable energy, and the environment, as part of their Carbon Portfolio Strategy. The band hopes that in working with these groups, they also lessen their own carbon emissions from being out on the road, and hope to eventually reach zero percent net emissions on tour. It’s not the first time the band has done its part to offset carbon emissions. In 2003 they worked with Conservation International to offset carbon dioxide emissions from trucks, buses, airplane travel, hotel rooms, and concert venues, and in 2004 Stone Gossard led the Vote for Change Renewable Energy Project that raised $77,000 to fun several small-scale renewable energy projects.

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