Going Green Awards

Festival’s Go Green! Efforts

The Chain of Parks Art Festival Going Green initiative is a goal of a having a zero waste event, and has been recognized by ReThink Energy Florida with the 2016 Energy Innovator Award through a partnership with Sustainable Tallahassee. To raise awareness of this important endeavor a $300 cash prize will be awarded to an exhibiting artist for a singular piece of original work created using at least 75% post-consumer use/recycled/re-used materials.

How do we achieve a zero waste event?

  1. Sustainable Tallahassee has brought in a team of eco-friendly organizations including Green Party Events, City of Tallahassee Recycling, Leon County Recycling, and City Utilities to work on the process and resources needed.
  2. We ask everyone to dispose of containers in clearly marked recycling bins and bring a refillable water bottle for free refills at the City of Tallahassee water truck.
  3. New to Tallahassee, composting at a public event will be managed by Green Party Events, this year focusing on the VIP Experience and Behind The Scenes areas.
  4. Food vendors are encouraged to use biodegradable serving products, compost organic waste and to refrain from using Styrofoam packaging.
  5. Volunteers available onsite to offer friendly guidance to attendees about recycling as they approach waste containers in the parks.

Visit The Village to learn what you can do to reduce waste.  Sustainable Tallahassee has five Community Partner booths with interactive activities and free giveaways.

 

 Recycled Content Award