- First Ever Carbon Neutral Tour by Portugal. The Man -
LOS ANGELES, March 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) and JustGreen Lifestyle, a Just Energy Group Inc. (NYSE/TSX: JE) brand, today announced a partnership to make Live Nation's concert venues more environmentally sustainable. JustGreen Lifestyle will audit 85 participating concert venues in the United States to evaluate energy use and purchase carbon offsets to bring the concerts carbon neutral. Additionally, JustGreen Lifestyle will conduct an energy audit and purchase carbon offsets for alternative rock band, Portugal. The Man, to bring the band's tour carbon neutral.
"Being from Alaska, we have always had a deep connection with the wilderness and an intimate perspective on how our behaviors impact the planet. We are really excited to be working with Live Nation and JustGreen to be able pull off our first carbon neutral tour," said Zach Carothers, Portugal. The Man.
"Together with JustGreen Lifestyle, we are offsetting the carbon footprint of 4,000 upcoming concerts to make them carbon neutral," said Russell Wallach, president of Live Nation Network. "We are also collaborating on a number of environmental education programs and promotions for fans, including a calculator to green concert commutes, enabling fans to calculate and offset their carbon footprint."
To celebrate the partnership and to engage fans across the country, for a limited time, JustGreen Lifestyle will purchase carbon offsets and green Live Nation fans' commute to concerts, for free! For more information on promotions, JustGreen Lifestyle and the Live Nation carbon offset program, please visit: www.livenation.com/justgreen.
"Partnering with Live Nation gives us a terrific opportunity to promote our JustGreen Lifestyle brand and showcase our carbon offset products to the biggest names in music today and millions of concertgoers," says Ken Hartwick, CEO, Just Energy. "We hope the partnership will motivate music lovers to take a proactive interest in making greener lifestyle choices."
JustGreen Lifestyle will be Live Nation's exclusive carbon offset provider for consumable energies in their owned and operated venues, purchasing enough carbon credits to offset the emissions created at Live Nation clubs and amphitheaters across the United States. The green partnership will promote Just Energy's JustGreen carbon offsetting products to music lovers all across the United States and will provide Live Nation with more than 55,000 tons of carbon offsets annually -- which is the equivalent to removing close to 11,000 cars' emissions off the road.
About JustGreen Lifestyle
JustGreen Lifestyle, www.justgreencommunity.com, is Just Energy Group's green energy initiative that can help us all work towards a cleaner planet by pursuing renewable and sustainable energy solutions that support green projects across North America. The Company's JustGreen Lifestyle products provide consumers and businesses with the ability to help them reduce the environmental impact of their everyday energy use through carbon offsets and renewable energy credits.
About Just Energy Group Inc.
Established in 1997, Just Energy (TSX:JE)(NYSE:JE) is primarily a competitive retailer of natural gas and electricity. With offices located across the United States, Canada and now the United Kingdom, Just Energy serves close to 2 million residential and commercial customers through a wide range of energy programs and home comfort services, including fixed-price or price-protected energy program contracts, the rental of water heaters, furnaces and air conditioners and the installation of solar panels. Just Energy Group Inc.is the parent to Amigo Energy, Commerce Energy, Hudson Energy, Hudson Energy Solar, National Home Services, Momentis, Tara Energy and Terra Grain Fuels. Visit www.justgreencommunity.com to learn more. Also, find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter
About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation and Live Nation Network. Ticketmaster.com is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world's top five ecommerce sites, with a database of over 119 million fans who visit our sites. Live Nation Concerts produces 22,000 shows annually for more than 2,300 artists globally. Artist Nation is the world's top artist management company, representing over 200 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling nearly 800 advertisers to tap into the 250 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.
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SOURCE: JustGreen Lifestyle
For further information:
Investor Contact: Live Nation, Maili Bergman, +1-310-867-7000, [email protected]; Media Contact: Live Nation, Jacqueline Peterson, +1-310-360-3051, [email protected]; Media Contact: Just Energy, Al Shulman, +1-905-670-4440 x74469, [email protected]