Led by Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard and his fiancee, Liz Weber (a consultant for environmentally friendly construction projects), the bands have donated more than $80,000 of their own money so far and have announced two contributions: a solar hot-water and electric-power system for the Family Center agencies in Madison, Wisconsin, and a solar-powered hurricane shelter installed at Palm Beach Central High School in Wellington, Florida.
"I started to think about what was important and what I wanted to see happen differently," says Gossard. "Sometimes that means getting involved in the political process, and sometimes it means moving an issue you care about forward."
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