Greening the LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival, April 16-17, 2016
A big milestone for advancing sustainability in our community was launched when Kelly Dozier, director of the annual LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival, asked for Sustainable Tallahassee's partnership to implement and coordinate a process to "green" this year's festival.
The team we assembled, under the leadership of Sustainable Tallahassee's Executive Director Jim Davis, spent several months working out the details and setting up several components that will result in a guide for greening future festivals in our community.
Here is a summary of the major contributors to our greening team:
Green Party Events:
We are indebted to Jodi Wilkof and Lerena Fleck of Green Party Events (www.GreenPartyEvents.com) who participated in our planning functions and donated their time and services to the “Behind the Scenes” and “VIP” participant areas:
City of Tallahassee:
Hurst, Recycle Coordinator with the City of Tallahassee, was a valuable participant in our
planning sessions. The City made
significant contributions to this greening event:
Food vendors were asked to not use polystyrene (Styrofoam) products and followed through on their agreement with few exceptions.
We provided educational and interactive exhibits to reinforce the message that "reduce" and "reuse" come before "recycle". Our activities included: