Pearl Jam the winners of the 2011 Planet Defender Award
In addition to defending the fans against high ticket prices, the band is also recognized for helping defend the environment.
Colorado-based Rock The Earth named Pearl Jam the winners of the 2011 Planet Defender Award for their environmental advocacy. Pearl Jam has a carbon-neutral policy and the band has distributed $150,000 to nine different organizations working in climate change and renewable energy efforts.
In 2010, the band announced they would offset carbon emissions from their 2009 Backspacer Tour by donating $210,000 to planting trees in the Puget Sound area.