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Rock group looks after their mother

Friday, January 19, 2007

If you’re a major rock band playing 30 shows in four months, your carbon footprint can get pretty big. Barenaked Ladies knows this and has taken big steps to lessen their footprint.

Through collaboration with Reverb, an organization dedicated to greening musicians’ tours, BNL has been:

  • operating its tour buses and trucks on biodiesel

  • inviting local and national enviro groups to each show so that fans can learn about issues in their area and get engaged.

  • recycling and using compostable materials backstage

  • purchasing wind offsets from Native Energy to help neutralize the carbon emissions for the power consumed at each show. Also available at shows are are bumber stickers—the proceeds of which go to offsetting fans’ travel to and from the show.
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