You might have noticed, at the Arts Council of Oklahoma City, we are committed to making Festival of the Arts (April 22-27, 2014) a sustainable, zero-landfill event. Since 2009 the Go Green Committee has made monumental changes to the event, earning national recognition and achieving its goal of being one of the largest events in the nation to be eco-conscious! Over the last few years, the green team has executed a program where festival food vendors donate extra food to local homeless shelters. They also oversee a recycling program and organize exhibits that promote eco-friendly practices. This upcoming Festival of the Arts, entirely compostable or recyclable materials will be used at every food location!
Here is where you fit in! As we step up our green game for this next phase, we need educational signage and compost receptacles. Educational signs will explain to all Festival-goers what composting is, why it's important, and what is compostable. Annually, 750,000 people attend Festival of the Arts, so these signs are vital to the Go Green campaign! The compost receptacles are also expensive and many are needed. We need your help to purchase the signs and 250 compost receptacles for the grounds.
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