Marin City Blues Goes Green

Supervisor Kate Sears, who represents Southern Marin, along with her colleagues on the Board of Supervisors, is proud to be a sponsor of the “Marin City Blues Goes Green”, at the 15th Annual Marin City Blues, Jazz & Soul Party in the Park, which will be held on Monday, September 3, 2012, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. This music festival is a tradition that brings everyone together on Labor Day for a day of free music, great food and community spirit. Supervisor Sears is particularly pleased that the Blues Party in the Park is “Going Green”. She is co-sponsoring the solar-powered stage along with Marin Clean Energy, and the Conservation Corps North Bay is providing “Eco Stations,” consisting of composting, recycling and landfill receptacles to reduce waste that would otherwise be headed for the landfill.  Bay Cities Refuse will be providing dumpsters and other recycling cans. Food vendors have been asked to provide compostable cups, plates and eating utensils and Ukiah-based Yokayo Biofuels will collect used fryer oil that will be recycled into biodiesel fuel. Other efforts to “Go Green” include encouraging everyone to take public transportation or ride their bikes. There will be secure bike parking onsite at the event, and for those who do drive, Marin Transit will be providing a shuttle service from designated parking areas located in Marin City. Supervisor Sears commented that, “I am proud to encourage this green effort.  Here is Marin, we strive for sustainability in all of our actions and doing business with sustainability principles in mind contributes to the quality of life in the communities where we live, work and play. Marin has been an environmental leader, and it’s exciting to see the Blues Festival Go Green.” For more information, contact Supervisor Kate Sears’ office, (415) 473-7331 or Felecia Gaston, Executive Director of Performing Stars, (415) 332-8316.
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