DATE: JULY 5, 2006
FROM: KRISTINE ASHTON-MAGNUSON/LIBBY HENRY
VANS WARPED TOUR® 2006
PRESENTED BY CINGULAR WIRELESS AND SAMSUNG MOBILE
IMPLEMENTS “WARPED ECO INITIATIVE” (WEI) TOUR INITIATIVES INCLUDING:
BIODIESEL FUEL FOR TOURING TRUCKS AND BUSES,
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY CATERING COURTESY OF TADA CATERING,
AND SOLAR-POWERED SOUND SYSTEM;
Through the first 11 shows of the 50-date VANS WARPED TOUR®–which launched June 15 in Columbia, MD–WEI (Warped Eco Initiative) has produced the following efficiencies:
B20 biodiesel purchases of approximately 20,000 gallons, reducing the tour’s Carbon Dioxide (CO2) contribution by 64,483 pounds (15.69%) and achieving reductions in contributions of Particulate Matter (PM), Hydrocarbons (HC) Carbon Monoxide (CO) and Sulfur dioxide (SO2) (calculator – www.biodiesel.org). The tour has reduced its dependence on foreign and domestic crude oil by 20%.
Drivers report that the vehicles are running “better than ever” and the filters showed no signs of build up after the first maintenance.
The tour currently has 11 trucks, 14 buses and 3 generators using B20.
Tour founder Kevin Lyman (4th from right, standing) and the some of the Vans Warped Tour drivers in Columbia, MD. Truck is from B20 distributor, Taylor Oil.
WTC (Warped Tour Catering by Tada Catering) has served 13,000 meals at the first 12 dates, preventing 26,000 paper plates and bowls from going to the land fill. Additionally, 26,000 compostable forks, knives and spoons made from sustainable agriculture (potato and corn) have replaced plastic forks, knives and spoons made from unsustainable and highly polluting crude oil sources. 600 100% corn oil plastic mugs (courtesy of AOL) are being used throughout the day by tour artists and crews, preventing tens of thousand of disposable cups from entering the waste stream.
The Kevin Says Hot Topic Solar Stage (www.sustainablewaves.com) is running eight to nine hours a day, pumping 40,000 watts of great music on energy provided by the sun. NO GAS, NO DIESEL. 100% totally clean.
In the recycling realm, tour fans and volunteers have picked up 3,875 lbs of plastic and 1,215 lbs of aluminum. Recycling one ton of aluminum saves the equivalent in energy of 2,350 gallons of gasoline. This is equivalent to the amount of electricity used by the typical home over a period of 10 years. Recycling one ton of plastic can save up to 2,000 gallons of gas.
For more information on the VANS WARPED TOUR®, go to www.warpedtour.com.
MSO: (818) 380-0400
Kristine Ashton-Magnuson firstname.lastname@example.org ext. 233
Libby Henry email@example.com ext. 224
Brandis DeZon (tour press) firstname.lastname@example.org ext. 241