Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Time to Plant Trees in Seattle

If you can make it to Hartman Park in Seattle on March 5th, you can help Pearl Jam offset the carbon footprint left by their 2009 tour.  I wish I could tell you for sure that Pearl Jam would be there, but I'm not sure.  WiredPRNews.com certainly implies as much.  Regardless, would it kill you to go plant a few trees?

Official Pearl Jam Band Photos

Pearl Jam will hold a restoration event to encourage fans to plant trees at Hartman Park between 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on March 5th, 2011 to offset the carbon emissions that accumulated from their 2009 world tour.
“Pearl Jam’s 2009 world tour emitted 7,000 metric tons of carbon in the atmosphere and the only way to offset this is by planting trees,” said by a Seattle tree service specialist in a conversation. “However, if Pearl Jam will do all of this by themselves, it will probably take forever.” 
That’s the reason why the popular band is looking for volunteers to help them out. So far there are 100 volunteers who have already signed up for the event.

1 comment:

  1. Ok wait. Why do they need to be volunteers? The tour made them a ton of money. So why couldn't they in turn payback some of that money to said "volunteers"? Perhaps a days wage. Sounds to me that would truly be "offsetting" the emissions. Free labor doesn't sound so altruistic to me.