Sound Tribe Sector Nine understands that there is an emissions footprint associated with our tours, including our tour bus and air travel and the electricity used to power our concerts. Through a partnership with Sustainable Waves, In Ticketing and Green Mountain Energy Company, we are offsetting 100% of the carbon emissions created during our "Live As Time Changes" Fall 2006 Tour. Carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas (GHG), is one of the primary contributors to global warming.
Through a donation of Renewable Energy Credits from Green Mountain Energy Company, STS9 will offset about 138,000 pounds of CO2 while touring this fall. To put this in perspective, that is equivalent to not driving your car over 154,000 miles or recycling over 341,000 aluminum cans. It would take over 9,000 trees more than a year to sequester that much carbon and has the same environmental impact of taking about 12 cars off the road for one year.
STS9 will be rolling from city to city in a carbon neutral bus that has been offset through a donation of renewable energy credits from Green Mountain Energy Company. Each show STS9 plays will be 100% carbon neutral and offset using renewable energy credits. Renewable energy comes from sources like wind, solar and bio-energy which are naturally replenishing and virtually inexhaustible.
For more information, please visit www.sts9.com
About Green Mountain Energy Company - Green Mountain Energy Company is the nation's leading retail provider of cleaner electricity products and the first retail electric provider in Texas to offer cleaner electricity to residential and commercial customers. The company has been serving Texas since 2001 when the state of Texas opened the retail electricity market to competition. Since its inception in 1997, Green Mountain Energy Company and its customers have been responsible for helping to deliver more than six billion kilowatt-hours of renewable energy into the market. The company is based in Austin, Texas.
For more information, www.greenmountain.com.
About Sustainable Waves - Sustainable Waves specializes in entertainment and music industry solutions that build value into the earth's natural resources. We provide solar powered stages and sound systems and also offer a variety of environmentally conscious products and services. From pollution free concerts to innovative green products, Sustainable Waves will redefine the values of the entertainment industry. With an artistic and positive vibe, we integrate with the existing business models. Taking one step at a time, we strive to inspire the currents of the business arena.
For more information visit, www.sustainablewaves.com.