Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, known better as Sting and one of the most popular singers of the day, is also a vocal supporter of green causes. But he could be leading a lavish lifestyle, contrary to his own preaching, say critics.
According to Britain's The Daily Mail, he keeps no fewer than four homes in Britain with his wife Trudie Styler, including the 800-acre Lake House estate in Wiltshire.
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Lead singer of the The Police band also has a beach house in Malibu, an estate in Tuscany and a love of 4x4 cars.
Former cook Jane Martin told an employment tribunal how 'opulent extravagance reigned' at the home and that there was 'no regard to expense, cost or wastage' of food or drink.
Recently, Sting hired one of the most expensive yachts on Sydney Harbour as a floating palatial home base for his family ahead of the Australian leg of The Police's world reunion tour, reports Australian newspaper Daily Telegraph.
But his biggest green crime, according to experts, is not his love of cars, country mansions or jets - but the massive environmental toll of The Police's own performances.
In fact, Sting and the newly reformed Police have been dubbed by some as 'the dirtiest band in the world'.
Though not the only rock band to play huge stadiums, the Police were singled out because of the size and scale of their current world tour.
An estimated 1.5million fans will travel tens of millions of miles to see them perform at one of more than 100 venues.
The conclusion comes from John Buckly, an environmental adviser from www.carbonfootprint.com.
In an interview for New Musical Express magazine, he said: 'At the Live Earth concert in New Jersey where The Police played, the biggest contribution to carbon emissions wasn't from the concert itself, it was the fans.
'The Police played lots of big stadiums - they need to be careful over where they play, and make sure it's near public transport.'
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