Wednesday, July 8, 2009

High Sierra Music Festival

Happy (belated) fourth of July!  The e-tour just spent the past four days in Quincy, CA at the High Sierra Music Festival(HSMF) promoting Leave No Trace to roughly eight thousand festival-goers.  Over the four days we had quite a bit going on at the event.  Teaming up with HSMF for our first year we were excited to infuse the event with the skills and ethics of Leave No Trace.  This year represented our first ever "RED, WHITE, BLUE, and GREEN Campsite Challenge, which challenged campers to practice Leave No Trace and push to create a conscious sustainable temporary community while on site.  The winners of the competition took home a camping package from Coleman for there dedicated efforts, thank Wallace & Ali.  

During the festival we were apart of the "Social Action in our Live Music Community" workshop, which showcased four non-profits ( Rock The Earth, Green Mountain Energy, Head Count, and Leave No Trace) and discussed environmental issues and social change becoming more popular in live music cultures and how non-profits can benefit from being apart of the Live Music Community. We had an amazing time talking with the other four panelist during the workshop and answering questions from the festival-goer audience. We want to give a Big Thank You to all the High Sierra Staff, Debbie Crockett, and lots of our friends and family from the northern California area for making High Sierra so wonderful. We hope this starts a tradition with High Sierra and Leave No Trace, and a future partnership! 

Happy Trails from the E-Tour

Alexis & Topher 

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