New Pink Floyd album will create four new forests

The latest album from the rock band Pink Floyd is going to result in the creation of four new long term indigenous forests, with the number of copies being sold reflected in the number of trees planted.

The band’s new album, Echoes, a two CD retrospective with 26 greatest hits, will become carbon neutral, so that the carbon emissions resulting from its production and distribution will be offset by the planting of indigenous forests in Dryhope Burn, Scotland; Bangalore, India; Chiapas, Mexico; and Tensas River National Wildlife Park, Louisiana in the US.

The project is being carried out in conjunction with the carbon neutral consultancy company, Future Forests. “Our climate is changing. We can all do something to stop the problem escalating – and no action is too small,” said Future Forests co-founder Dan Morrell. “Alongside reducing emissions at source, forestry has a real role to play, soaking up some of the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. We are proud to be working with Pink Floyd and their fans, to help make a difference.”

According to Future Forests, the music industry was among the first supporters of the company’s scheme, beginning four years ago around a camp fire at Glastonbury Festival, when Neneh Cherry was so excited by the scheme that she helped the company talk to other music industry stars such as Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys.

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