At the dawn of the '90s, Pearl Jam came together to form one of the most influential bands of the modern era. Beginning with their iconic debut album, "Ten," in 1991 and continuing through to today, the quintet have consistently combined the perfect amalgam of punk aesthetics with anthemic, classic rock sounds, and in the process have created one of the most respected catalogs in rock history. For the past 17 years, Pearl Jam has remained a relevant cultural and political force, having completed countless international tours and selling over 60 million records world wide.
ONLINE CHAT: Conservation International members chatted with Stone Gossard about carbon, music and more.
Known as much for their integrity and generosity as for their musical success, Pearl Jam has continually sought to make sure that the world’s quieter voices are heard. The band’s notorious efforts to support the "Davids" in their fights against the "Goliaths" ave become as recognizable as their influential music.
Stone Gossard, Pearl Jam guitarist, is a committed environmentalist who has long used his influence to further not only sea turtle and marine conservation, but to effect change around the world through direct involvement in many environmental and socially conscious issues.
IN DEPTH: Learn about Conservation International's carbon projects.
His work to this end has included support of such organizations as The Wild Salmon Center, The Cascade Land Conservancy, Conservation International and People for Puget Sound along with spearheading Pearl Jam’s Carbon Portfolio Strategy. Gossard’s involvement with last year’s DIG IT campaign allowed him the unique opportunity to combine his music and activism by sharing new material with eco-minded fans and raising awareness on Timberland’s important re-greening efforts.
>> Meet Pearl Jam's sponsored turtle, Backspacer!