Greening the Festival

The LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival is pleased to continue it’s Greening the Festival initiative with the help of Sustainable Tallahassee and others in our community. Greening the Festival is an effort to reduce waste from the festival going to the landfill, reduce food waste from food vendors and offer information about use and disposal choices related to reducing waste, making the festival a more sustainable, green event.

Joining the festival in the going green effort to reduce landfill waste, along with Sustainable Tallahassee are, Green Party Events, the City of Tallahassee and Leon County. These groups have worked together to organize an effort to increase recycling and composting of waste at the festival. Our food vendors have pledged to not use Styrofoam and to limit their food waste by donating food at the end of each day to local non-profits who can offer the food to those in need rather than throwing it away.

After the festival we will measure our results, know what worked and what did not, and create a Going Green guide for other local festivals to use to help our community do its part to protect our environment.

New This Year

The Festival has a new $300 cash prize, sponsored by Sustainable Tallahassee, to 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. Work must be produced by the exhibiting artist, but it is not necessary to be within their  same medium.  The intended spirit of the award is to recognize the potential green use of thrown away materials to create fine art.

Criteria for Qualifying Materials
Submitted piece uses elements that were originally manufactured and would be thrown away or recycled. A good criterion is the materials to use are considered junk, or would have ended up in the landfill or recycling center if they hadn’t rescued them for art. Repurposed object art will not necessarily qualify. For this award, materials from nature such as rocks, sticks, leaves, bones, dirt, water, etc. are not considered recycled.

Sponsored By
This award is presented by Sustainable Tallahassee. Sustainable Tallahassee’s goal is to create a sustainable community by offering public education and networking opportunities, and function as a catalyst for stimulating green industry and green collar jobs. The Board of Directors and volunteers work to accomplish this goal by developing partnerships with existing organizations, local government, businesses and citizens and by offering opportunities to learn about why and how we can create a sustainable community that enhances our quality of life and promotes economic development.  Learn more atwww.SustainableTallahassee.org

The Sharing Tree
If you have discarded items that you think a recycled-material artist would be interested in or if you are a recycled-material artist and you are looking for source materials click here.  The Sharing Tree works to connect donations to artists and to keep items out of the landfill.

 

 

Thank you for partnering for a greener festival!

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