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- Posted on Apr 22nd 2011 9:59PM by Benjy Eisen
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"Pearl Jam ultimately hopes to become 0% net emissions for all tours and band businesses," reads the awards statement at Rock the Earth's website. The statement points out the obvious: that band members Eddie Vedder and Stone Gossard have, individually, been active in their activism, so to speak. And as a band, as a unit, Pearl Jam have also answered the call to action: "In 2010, the band announced they would mitigate carbon emissions from their 2009 Backspacer Tour by donating $210,000 towards planting trees in the area of Puget Sound, Washington," reads the awards statement. "Rock the Earth applauds Pearl Jam for setting a stellar example of how to 'rock the earth' in a conscientious manner."
The statement also says that Pearl Jam joins the previous winner in the artist category, Bonnie Raitt, "as those we honor as individuals who embody Rock the Earth's mission to defend the planet one beat at a time." Rock on.