Media Contact: Cynthia Fung
August 3, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SAWDUST ART FESTIVAL PRESENTS 2nd ANNUAL GREEN DAY
(Green Day takes place Saturday, August 8 from noon-5 pm)
Laguna Beach, CA – Providing an interactive and educational “environment” themed day for its visitors, the Sawdust Art Festival presents its 2nd Annual Green Day, Saturday, August 8 from noon to 5 pm. Sawdust artists, community members and local organizations are coming together to share simple ways of becoming “greener” and more environmentally aware in our everyday lives.
Complimentary Sawdust Green Day projects highlighted below:
â€¢ Rock Painting (12 noon – 2:30 pm) – Use our earth’s natural resources to create your own art piece. Location: Children’s Art Spot. Ages: 5+
â€¢ Recycle Collage (3 pm – 5 pm) – Using newspaper headlines, express your pledge to becoming more environmentally aware and create a personalized green collage, taught by green artist Terrell Anansi. Location: Children’s Art Spot. Ages: 6+
â€¢ Save the Bugs! (12 noon – 5 pm) – Using a wide variety of recycled materials, come create your own bug creation and make a pledge to saving our earth’s wildlife. Bring your “bug” to the Main Entertainment Deck at 4:30 pm to enter our “Best Bug” contest. Location: Sawdust Studio. Ages: 6+
â€¢ Upcycled Soda Can Jewelry (3 pm – 5 pm) – Join instructor Carmen Flores Tanis and create a fabulous piece of green jewelry, using recycled cans, cardboard, paper, wires, and other objects used in everyday life. Location: near the clock tower. Ages: 6+
â€¢ Wyland Foundation Ocean Mosaic Mural Project (12 noon – 5 pm) – In collaboration with the Wyland Foundation, Sawdust artists led by Karen Talbot are creating a 20’ x 8’ mural outline, in which visitors can make their pledge to water and sea life conservation, by painting a sea creature and contributing to the mosaic mural. This beautiful collaborative piece will be on display at the Sawdust Studio during the remainder of the summer show. The Wyland Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1993 by environmental marine life artist Wyland, dedicated to promoting, protecting, and preserving the world’s oceans, waterways, and marine life. Project location: by Sawdust waterfall. All ages welcome.
â€¢ Laguna Beach Garden Club Garden Exchange (12 noon – 5 pm) – Bring in “slips” from your garden, and exchange for other plants to diversify your landscapes. Water-wise and succulent plants will be donated by the Laguna Beach Garden Club, a local organization founded over 80 years ago dedicated to promoting education in gardening, horticulture, landscape and floral design, conservation, ecology, and bird life. The club also supports environmental projects and civic beautification. Exchange location: near front entrance of festival. All ages welcome.
â€¢ Chris Prelitz Book Signing & Lectures (lectures 1:30 pm & 3:30 pm) – Sawdust Sustainability Consultant, Chris Prelitz, will present two lectures at 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm, “Save Gr$$n by Going Green,” and conduct a book-signing from noon to 5 pm on the Main Entertainment Deck. All ages welcome.
Prelitz is an author, professional speaker and pioneer of the modern green movement with over 25 years of hands-on green design and construction experience, from an off-grid solar community in Taos, New Mexico, to the first US solar powered, LEED certified auto dealership in the US for Mercedes Benz, and the first permitted solar powered home in Southern California.
A deep green retrofit Prelitz accomplished was featured by the Discovery Channel on the premier episode of the Greenovate Show. Prelitz turned a 1970’s energy hog house into a net-zero all solar dream home. Hay House publishes his new book Green Made Easy, and you can hear Prelitz live every Tuesday morning on Hay House radio.
At his own home in Laguna Beach, Prelitz typically receives a credit from their power company instead of a bill. His company New Leaf America provides products and services to help homeowners and renters lower their utility bills with simple affordable solutions. Prelitz will share with visitors simple ways to incorporate green living into everyday life.
â€¢ Bob Wade with “Water in the Gardens” (12 noon – 5 pm) – Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor, Water Manager and Landscape Professional, Bob Wade will display and educate on the following topics related to water conservation:
o Satellite Irrigation Controllers – These irrigation controllers are adjusted by satellite downloads and adjust themselves automatically.
o Rotary Sprinklers – An adaptation of an agricultural irrigation head, they are the best way to water medium to large areas and have been proven to save water.
o Precision Spray Nozzles – These spray nozzles fit on existing sprinkler heads. The spray pattern is regulated by the same technology as automobile windshield wipers; a tremendous improvement over typical sprinkler heads.
Wade is also an EPA Water Sense Partner and has served on the Landscape Committee for the California Energy Commission, the Board of Directors for the California Landscape Contractors Association, the Panel for the California State Assembly Select Committee on the Water Crisis, among other nationally recognized organizations. Project location: near Main Entertainment Deck. All ages welcome.
To check out more details about the Sawdust Art Festival and other upcoming events, please navigate to www.sawdustartfestival.org or call 949.494.3030.
The Sawdust Art Festival is located at 935 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach with free City trolley service to and from the Act V parking lot. Admission prices are: Adult $7.50; Seniors (65+) $6; Children (6-12) $3; Children (5 and under) Free; Summer Season Pass $15; Annual Pass (unlimited admission to summer and winter shows) $20.
The Sawdust Art Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public and promoting the art created in Laguna Beach.
The Sawdust Art Festival thanks its 2009 sponsors Hoegaarden and Kendall-Jackson.