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2008 TOUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT RESULTS


New Renewable Energy Offset Partners

This reputable company uses carbon offset proceeds to fund vital new wind energy projects on Native American lands. They also fund farm-based wind turbines and methane to electricity projects in the Midwest.

Amount of offset: 895 metric tons
http://www.nativeenergy.com/

Hawaii's only group countering climate change through the sale of locally-generated carbon offsets and emission inventory services.

Amount of offset: 604 metric tons
http://www.evolutionsage.com/

A comprehensive provider of GreenPower and government accredited carbon offsets. Offsets will be used to fund the generation of wind, solar, waste, or certain forms of hydro or tidal power.

Amount of offset: 575 metric tons

In Europe, this organization is rather unique in that it retains full direct control of all their offset projects. Offset funds from the tour will be used to purchase solar ovens and energy efficient stoves powered by renewable energy for East African communities. Each solar oven/stove saves about 3.4 tons of carbon dioxide per year and reduces the need for burning firewood and rubbish.

Amount of offset: 219 metric tons
http://www.co2balance.com/

With its mission to make tackling climate change simple, this organization offers high quality Gold Standard carbon credits and promotes carbon reduction education in the UK.

Amount of offset: 197 metric tons
http://www.emissionstatement.co.uk/

The first Japanese carbon offset provider and a member of 1% for the planet. This company offers VER (verified emission reduction) in Japan. Japanese offsets will most likely fund wind projects in Brazil and India.

Amount of offset: 186 metric tons
http://www.gconscious.jp/vision.html

Based in The Netherlands, with high quality offset projects throughout the world and a focus on improving local communities, this organization provides a rigorous reporting structure to ensure their offsets result in a direct reduction of CO2. Projects include solar power in Nicaragua; biogas in Thailand; wind energy in India, New Zealand and Taiwan and small-scale hydro in China, Climate Neutral Group guarantees transparency and adheres to the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) guidelines.

Amount of offset: 111 metric tons
http://climateneutralgroup.com/

Unlike groups that plant seedlings, this non-profit organization protects large tracts of carbon-absorbing ancient and bio diverse jungles in South America, Their actions are informed by scientific research and designed to achieve concrete and measurable outcomes. They are committed to concentrating resources and capabilities in the field, where they have the largest conservation impact. ACA is unique in they have identified the most critical area of the world, based upon concentration of biodiversity. Additionally, this area has been identified as the region that will most likely survive as the planet's temperature rise.

Amount of offset: 1,385 metric tons
http://www.amazonconservation.org/

2008 Highlights

  • ​819,392 people attended over 50 shows in 11 countries around the world
  • ​$900,000 donated to 184 environmental non-profit groups working in all corners of the globe reaching over 275,000 people and adding more than 2,500 new members to these groups
  • Over 28,500 All At Once members took over 4,000 actions on AllAtOnce.org, nearly 22,000 viewed non-profit videos, and close to 3,000 connected via the All At Once forums
  • The All At Once community brought over 14,000 interested volunteers to our non-profit partners, and pre show activities brought together a community of 4,500 at over 40 events
  • 196,271 participated in the Village Green efforts, and 15% completed three or more positive environmental actions
  • Over 26,000 people made commitments that support the All At Once Your Actions, Your Voice, and Your Choices efforts with Surfrider Foundation, Vote the Environment, HeadCount, Climate Counts, and 1% For the Planet
  • Close to 6,200 people registered to vote on Jack Johnson's USA tour dates
  • 14,000 gallons of sustainable biodiesel was used to power Jack Johnson's buses, trucks, and generators
  • Over 65 tons of waste were diverted from the landfill, through recycling and composting
  • Over 1,400 metric tons were offset from Jack Johnson's tour impact and benefited local communities that the tour traveled to as much as possible

2008 WORLD TOUR OFFSET REPORT

Overview

Efforts were taken to reduce the environmental impact of Jack Johnson's 2008 World Tour including powering buses, coaches and generators with over 14,000 gallons of sustainable biodiesel (bio fuels burn cleaner than petroleum and generate dramatically less carbon emissions), recycling and composting over 70 tons of waste from Jack's US tour dates, and more.

Because carbon emissions are a direct cause of climate change, the remaining tour impact was offset, striving to be 100% carbon neutral. Jack Johnson's remaining tour impact offset 1,518 metric tons of carbon from:

  • Air travel and hotels
  • Shipping
  • Ground transportation

Jack Johnson worked with each concert venue to help them implement ways to reduce the show's environmental impact through the EnviroRiderTM, and the concert venues offset the remaining impact of 848 metric tons of carbon through a dollar contribution to cover:

  • Energy use
  • Generator/fuel use

Additionally, Jack Johnson offered fans the opportunity to offset fan automobile travel when they purchased a concert ticket through Ticketmaster. Over 31,500 fans offset a combined 1,807 metric tons of carbon from their travel to a show. As a result, 4,172 metric tons of CO2 were offset from the tour.

  • The tour was offset 65% through contributions to new renewable energy sources like wind and solar, and 35% through programs that protect large tracts of old-growth jungles and forests
  • The offset dollars benefited local communities that the tour traveled to as much as possible
Rationale

The main cause of climate change (65%) is burning fossil fuels (i.e. driving cars and burning coal to make electricity). The remaining (35%) is a result of human and natural causes-the largest being clear-cutting ancient jungles and forests.

New Renewables

  • Wind and solar energy create zero CO2 emissions
  • More new wind and solar farms means less need for energy from fossil fuels
  • New wind and solar production can lessen our dependence on foreign oil

Avoided Deforestation

  • When forests are cut, CO2 is released. By keeping forests intact, carbon is sequestered
  • Forests absorb CO2 and produce oxygen. They are the "lungs" of our planet
  • Biodiversity is protected

United States and International Offset Partner Breakdown:

The offsets for the emissions support a variety of carbon management projects/organizations and are divided up according to the 65/35 offset strategy outlined above.





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