Greening Community Events and Festivals
How many community events do you attend where you'll find Styrofoam plates and cups, plastic utensils, bottled water sales, and overflowing trash cans? Starting in 2016, Sustainable Tallahassee has coordinated with event sponsors to provide assistance to "green events", several with partners Green Party Events, Leon County, and the City of Tallahassee. These have included the 2016 and 2017 LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival, The 2017 Southern Shakespeare Festival, 2017 Pridefest, and the 2017 Turkey Trot run, all together attracting more than 160,000 attendees. Check out these links for more about these events and the accomplishments:
LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival in 2016 Article: Greening Our Community with two Green Festivals, April, 2017
Sustainable Neighborhood of the Year
The Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA), in partnership with Leon County and the City of Tallahassee, has for many years held an annual Neighborhood of the Year competition. Starting with the 2017-2018 year, Sustainable Tallahassee now participates in the CONA Neighborhood of the Year competition with an award for "Sustainable Neighborhood of the Year".
Your neighborhood is invited to apply for this award. Click HERE for details and the criteria, time-frame, and application form.