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Ed Sheeran Is Buying Land, Planting Trees to Help Environment – Billboard

Ed Sheeran Is Buying Land, Planting Trees to Help Environment – Billboard

Ed Sheeran is committed to helping the environment. On Wednesday, Dec. 29, the musician sat down to discuss the environment. BBC Radio London He discussed his plans to make the United Kingdom more sustainable.

“I’m trying to buy as much land as possible and plant as many trees as possible,” the “Shape of You” singer explained, according to People. “I am trying to rewild as much of the U.K. as I can. I love my county and I love wildlife and the environment.”

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The 30-year old takes up residence in Suffolk. He already has a protected animal list on his property. “I have got a massive beehive. I have this massive wildlife pond with newts in it, salamanders, and there’s a grass snake that lives in there and hedgehogs,” he added.

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Sheeran wants to do his best to protect the environment but is overwhelmed by the effects of his touring on climate change. “I feel like I am going to get my head bitten off anytime I say that, as my job is not a hugely sustainable job as I go and play in cities, but I am trying my best,” the singer said. “The thing with sustainability and being a public figure is when people support it, suddenly people try and find things to call them out on.”

Sheeran will embark upon his Mathematics Tour to support his Billboard 200 chart-topping album. = (Equals)The tour will start in Dublin in April 2022 and stop in France, the United Kingdom, Netherlands and other countries. “I honestly think that this next tour that I’m going on, at the end of the tour, I can’t see myself going on one of them like that again,” he said of his upcoming touring plans.

The singer-songwriter’s aspirations for environmental change arrive on the heels of the U.K.’s Music Climate Pact, launched by the U.K.’s Association of Independent Music (AIM) with record labels and music groups apart of the association such as Sony, Universal and Warner Music. The pact seeks to “decarbonize” the music industry and includes commitments to join the Science Based Targets Initiative or the UN’s Race to Zero program by February 2022.

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