ABC/Craig SjodinPearl Jam‘s 2018 U.S. and European tour dates emitted a total of around 3,500 tons of carbon dioxide. To make it up to the environment, the grunge icons are partnering with environmental protection organization ClimeCo to offset those emissions through a new preservation and conservation program for Alaska’s Afognak Island.
“As a band, it’s important for us to be accountable for the pollution we create,” guitarist Stone Gossard says in a statement. “Since 2004, we’ve invested in projects around the world to mitigate the CO2 emissions caused by our tours.”
This investment is for a verified offset project intended to protect and manage the forests on Afognak, and keep Alaska wild,” he adds.
Pearl Jam further details their carbon footprint and their history of mitigation in a post on the band’s website.
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