Investing in Clean Energy
Since 2003, in an effort to implement clean energy, Pearl Jam has mitigated their tour-related carbon dioxide output by self-imposing a voluntary ‘carbon tax,’ and allocating a portion of tour profits to organizations working on reforestation efforts and fighting climate change. But there’s still more work to be done.
Multiple strategies are needed in order to effectively reduce carbon pollution. Through The Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy’s policy proposal, Washington state can become a climate leader by transitioning to a clean energy economy.
The policy suggests charging corporations who are major pollution offenders and reinvesting those dollars into clean energy transportation options, raising labor standards, providing job training and financial assistance to affected workers, improving water quality and forest sustainability, creating family-wage jobs, and prioritizing overall climate stabilization.
Pearl Jam has great partners in The Quinault Indian Nation and the Tulalip Tribes of Washington who are also taking action to rebuild rural economies and protect the state from climate change. Washington residents can join the movement.
Thank you to Claire Newman, Jay Manning, Lauren Breynaert, Becky Kelley, Terry Williams, President Fawn Sharp, Ryan Miller, Ambassador Keith Harper, Mo Mcbroom, Matthew Randazzo V, Brad Warren, and Rob Roy Smith for working tirelessly to address this issue.
Original article is located HERE
Reposted by the Quinault Division of Natural Resources