Friday, July 25, 2008

Folk Fest Goes Greener

Yesterday Darryl and I took Nathan to the Calgary Folk Fest. It was quite good, good music, good food, Nathan was good, all in all a fun time was had by all. I was impressed that there wasn't alot of smoking (of any sort) and people were generally really respectful. Although there was a point when a spot cleared out in front of us and this couple came and laid on the ground and were quite affectionate (on the ground). The Folk Fest did have a super cool idea to go green. Rather then serving all the food on paper plates they were all served on plastic plates. You paid a two dollar fee for the plates and when you returned them you got your two dollars back. There was even one business minded kid who was offering to return the plates for you.

Till Tomorrow

Jenn

6 comments:

Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

sounds good

where was Lucas

we tease people like that couple

Jen

Lesley said...

What exactly is the Folk Festival? I've never been...not sure why.
Lately whenever I hear it I'm thinking about ABC "playing Folk Festival". She's so precious!
Can't believe holidays are almost over - my kids have been missing their dayhome friends like crazy!

Lori said...

Our festivals have been going "green" this year, too! The city arranged for food vendors to have recycled and recyclable packaging, they have set up "eco-stations" throughout the parks where everything that you throw out can be sorted into plastics, paper, metal and glass. They've also added water fountains throughout the park with a special spout on the side for filling water bottles to try and reduce the amount of bottled water sold.

It may not be big changes...but for conservative London...it's a big start. :)

Lori

beth - total mom haircut said...

That idea with the plates is SUCH a good idea! I hope more people start to do things like that.

sari said...

Sounds like a good time!

I like your banner, by the way.

Goofball said...

I find folk festivals usually friendlier, more green etc then rock concerts