Jim Fairchild, former guitarist with the band Grandaddy
, has joined with eForests to combat climate change by making his new solo album, 'Ten Readings of a Warning', carbon neutral.
Jim Fairchild of All Smiles
Jim's new solo project is called All Smiles and the new album was released 24th April 2007 on the Dangerbird Records label.
Jim and Dangerbird Records, with the help of eForests, have supported tree planting and carbon reduction projects that will absorb and offset all of the carbon dioxide (CO2) created during the production, manufacture and distribution of the CDs.
The tree planting has mainly been in neglected urban areas. The trees will absorb CO2 (and other pollutants) as well as making the areas feel more pleasant to live in and work by and help to support more wildlife.
The urban sites include Blackfriars, Camden and Hackney City Farm in London. The remainder of the trees were planted as part of an ancient woodland project on Fordhall Farm in Shropshire.
By funding carbon reduction projects that supply low energy light bulbs to low income households, All Smiles are not only offsetting their carbon dioxide emissions but also helping low income families reduce their electricity bills and raise awareness about energy efficiency.
As part of the project, eForests also supplied low energy light bulbs to Hackney City Farm where their café has now replaced all of their regular light bulbs with low energy ones.
The carbon reduction scheme between eForests and various housing associations, such as Peabody Trust, means that the All Smiles offset is both ecologically and ethically sound.
Jim is committed to helping protect the environment and raising awareness of the simple actions each of us can take to help tackle climate change.
If you would like to follow the excellent environmental example set by All Smiles and help combat climate change then you can offset some of your emissions by Dedicating a Tree or helping to fund carbon reduction projects by Making a Donation.
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All Smiles will be touring from 9th May, 2007. For a list of tour dates and venues, please visit http://www.dangerbirdrecords.com/touring.htm#allsmiles