Washington, DC (May 18, 2008)- If trees indeed sing in the wind, they’re singing the praises of Grammy award-winning rock band Linkin Park, which continues to find innovative ways to support American Forests’ tree planting efforts.
Its eBay auction of various music celebrity items raised $22,000 for California Wildfire ReLeaf, American Forests’ effort to help replant that fire-ravaged state. That followed Linkin Park and its nonprofit Music For Relief’s planting of a tree for each ticket sold for its summer ’07 Projekt Revolution tour. Linkin Park and Music For Relief recently announced they would once again plant a tree for every ticket sold for the band’s European and Winter U.S. tours this year.
Now, LP Underground, the band’s official fan club, has joined forces with Music For Relief to plant 100,000 trees through American Forests’ Global ReLeaf Forests. LP Underground made the contribution to Music For Relief on behalf of its fan club members; Music For Relief had fans vote on the cause they thought would make the greatest impact. The fans chose planting trees with American Forests.
Those 100,000 trees will help absorb CO2 at a rate of 13 pounds per tree per year. That in turn will help restore wildfire-damaged areas by filtering water, removing air pollution, sequestering carbon, and providing homes for wildlife.
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