With summer in full bloom, Natur-Bag partnered with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) in order to donate our biobased compostable cutlery for the CBF's "Bands in the Sand" event which has been held over the last 10 years and "has raised more than $1.3 million to support CBF's efforts to defend and protect the Bay, including award-winning educational programs, on-the-ground restoration activities throughout the watershed, and advocacy initiatives at both the federal and state level."
As in years past, the event, which was held on June 10, was a booming success as tickets were sold out with 1,600 attendees working to raise the goal of $380,000. Proof of the event's success was obvious: not only did the attendees meet this goal, they even surpassed it by raising more than $400,000 for the CBF's efforts!
Mad Planet, Misspent Youth, and Los Lobos were the three bands that performed this year while eight vendors were present on the site to provide food and refreshments. A raffle for prizes was held while attendees were free to spend time on both land and in the water!
Overall, 4,500 pieces of compostable cutlery were used and 10 64-gallon compost bins were filled for collection and diverted from landfills. Natur-Bag is proud to have contributed to such a productive, entertaining event and we look forward to many more years of CBF fun in the sun!
Founded in 1967, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest independent conservation organization dedicated solely to saving the Bay. With offices in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia and 15 field centers, CBF leads the way in restoring the Bay and its rivers and streams. Over the last four decades, CBF has created broad understanding of the Bay's poor health, engaged public leaders in making commitments to restore the Chesapeake, and fought successfully to create a new approach to cleanup that features real accountability-the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint.
We'd like to thank CBF for the information provided on the event. Photo credit: CFB Facebook.