Green Note of the Week: Pink Floyd (November 16, 2012)

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November 16, 2012 by finetuningblog

Pink Floyd is an essential name in any rocker’s library of tunes. Other than being innovators and possibly one of the greatest bands of all time, Pink Floyd has done amazing things for the environment.

With the release of their greatest hits album, ‘Echoes’ in 2001, Pink Floyd created an interesting environmental initiative: for every album sold, a tree was planted.

“This partnership will result in the creation of four new “long term indigenous” forests around the world in Scotland (Dryhope Burn), India, Mexico and Louisiana in the US.

The number of trees planted will be sufficient to absorb the emissions of greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, caused by the production and distribution of the band’s CDs. The more albums Pink Floyd sell – the more forests get planted. Pink Floyd fans can get involved by planting trees online at http://www.pinkfloyd.com. Each will receive a branded certificate and map, and the trees will be planted in the Pink Floyd forests.” (PR Newswire.co.uk)

If you’re not familiar with Floyd, now is your chance to change that. Here is Echoes in its entirety. Of course, if you enjoy what you hear you should buy the album, and help plant more trees.

Pink Floyd also put their differences aside in 2005 and reunited for Live 8, in an attempt to raise money for poverty relief in third world countries.

Unfortunately Pink Floyd hasn’t really shared the same stage since then, except in 2010. The band played in England for the Hoping Foundation. The event raised over $500,000 which was used to aid Palestinian children.

 

 

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