U2 aim for carbon neutral tour
10 August 2009, source edie newsroom
An earlier tour by rockers U2
The tour, which is currently in Eastern Europe and will visit London, Sheffield and Glasgow before arriving in Chicago in September, is believed to be the largest such event in history.
Organisers, Live Nation, hired the US based MusicMatters environmental team to work out the impact of the tour can be cut.
MusicMatters' founder and president, Michael Martin, said: "We identified areas the tour could first and foremost reduce its environmental impact without compromising the quality of the fan experience.
"We are now in the process of implementing these recommendations with Live Nation. Next we will announce a customized U2 U2-360° Tour offset strategy, reflecting the band's robust social change commitment, to offset the remaining tour emissions."
Although the details have not been completely released MusicMatters use a variety of methods including solar stages, carbon offsets and biofuels to reduce the impact of the shows.
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