Artists Going Carbon Neutral
by Sean Chamberlin - Thursday, 21 September 2006, 10:09 AM
  September 20, 2006
Dixie Chicks 2006 tour goes Carbon Neutral

Dixie Chicks have partnered with Conservation International to offset the carbon footprint associated with their 2006 tour, by joining bands like Pearl Jam, Coldplay and others in demonstrating that they are accepting responsibility for their contributions to climate change and taking specific steps to do something about it.
CI helped determine how many tons of heat-trapping greenhouse gasses would be generated by the trucks, busses, airline flights, hotel rooms, concert venues, and even the fans driving to and from the shows on this years tour as well as the Chicks’ own personal lives away from touring, and the band is offsetting the damage done to the environment by paying to protect 832,000 acres of the Makira tropical rain forest in Madagascar. To calculate your own C02 emissions and to learn more about how you can protect the environment and reverse global warming, check out the Conservation International website, http://www.conservation.org/xp/frontlines/partners/09200601.xml.

Sidenote: I was at the taping of their VH1 Storyteller's show last night, an awesome experience. I have a lot of respect for their music, their musicianship, and their willingness to exercise their American right to free speech!