Live earth : Green?

Officials with both Live Nation, the event’s Beverly Hills-based promoter, and Live Earth, couldn’t say whether the carbon offsetting or renewable energy purchasing extended to the municipal activities associated with the concert. Were the local police at the Giants Stadium show who provided security for the event covered by the green umbrella? Were their emissions being offset? Was the New Jersey State Police helicopter circling above running on bio fuel?

No one could say.

And as for the overall efficiency of the event, other than mentioning some new computer software being used to ratchet down energy consumption at the stadium, members of Live Earth’s green team couldn’t say how it compared to similar events held at Giants Stadium. Did they have a goal of achieving a certain percentage of energy efficiency?

They did not.

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