August 21, 2007|
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 21, 2007) - Linkin Park, one of the world's leading rock bands has committed to plant trees with Tree Canada as a result of its sole Canadian Projekt Revolution concert in Toronto, ON on August 21, 2007 at the Molson Amphitheatre.
The band has been active in the green consciousness movement in the entertainment industry through Music for Relief, a non-profit organization founded by Linkin Park in 2005 to aid victims of the tsunami in South Asia and has since broadened its scope to help reduce global warming. Music for Relief works to encourage musicians and fans to get involved & donate to help support these two causes.
The group has partnered with Habitat for Humanity to help rebuild homes in the Gulf Coast destroyed by hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and is committed to raising awareness of climate change and planting trees in Canada through Tree Canada and in the U.S. with American Forests. Linkin Park has committed to donating $1 from every Projekt Revolution 2007 concert ticket sold to help in tree planting efforts. In Canada, the trees will be planted with native species such as white birch and pine in 2008 at the Sudbury Land Reclamation Project where a large area formerly denuded by nickel smelting is being re-greened.
"We are so pleased to work with Music for Relief to help spread the message that trees are part of the climate change solution", said Michael Rosen President of Tree Canada. "Linkin Park has to be congratulated for putting the green into green and making this happen", he said. Mr. Rosen will be adding his support by helping out at the charity and donation tent today.
At each Projekt Revolution date there is a Music For Relief booth in the Revolution village area where fans can learn more about the organization, its partners and their activities. Concert attendees can even calculate their carbon footprint. Tree Canada volunteers will be manning the booth on August 21 and making contact with a whole new generation of environmentalists!
Linkin Park is Chester Bennington (vocals), Rob Bourdon (drums), Brad Delson (guitar), Joe Hahn (DJ), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), and Mike Shinoda (vocals). Linkin Park's third studio-release "Minutes to Midnight," has been certified Platinum by the RIAA for sales exceeding 1 million copies in the U.S. in just 4 weeks. They have earned two Grammy Awards, the first for Best Hard Rock Performance in 2002 with their hit single "Crawling" and the second for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration with Jay-Z in 2006 for the innovative "Numb/Encore." Linkin Park has sold 40 million records worldwide since their debut in 2000. The Diamond-Certified Hybrid Theory has alone sold more than 18 million copies. For more information on Linkin Park, please log on to www.linkinpark.com.
Tree Canada is a not-for-profit organization established to encourage Canadians to plant and care for trees in urban and rural environments. To date it has engaged Canada's top companies, public agencies, individuals and volunteers to support the planting and maintenance of over 74 million trees, the re-greening of over 400 schoolyards, seven national urban forest conferences, 30 carbon neutral conferences and other efforts to sensitize Canadians to the benefits of maintaining and planting trees.