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Positive Legacy Recap

Closer to the Sun 2014

Donation Drive

Thank you to all of the Closer to the Sun guests that brought school supplies, gardening supplies, & medical supplies for the Positive Legacy donation drive. We collected a great amount of supplies to donate to the local schools in Puerto Morelos.

 

Day of Service & Cultural Connection

Closer to the Sun guests were invited to join Positive Legacy for the kick-off the Urban Garden Initiative in Puerto Morelos. The day of service took place at the ECOSUR Botanical Gardens where guests and students were able to get their hands dirty building garden beds and planting in the gardens. After working in the gardens, everyone gathered for a locally catered lunch and some sweet sounds by the local musicians in the natural amphitheater. The day concluded with a tour of the Botanical Gardens where guests were able to see the natural jungle of Mexico and view the mangrove systems leading out to the ocean. Positive Legacy was able to grant Puerto Morelos $24,000 for their Urban Garden Initiative thanks to music fans like you! We are all looking forward to seeing how our legacy continues through the Urban Garden Initiative and hope to see the gardens multiplying throughout the community. Thanks to all of you who joined the day of service!

 

Charity Auction

Positive Legacy was overwhelmed with the support from the fans and artists during Closer to the Sun. The charity auction on the last night of Closer to the Sun raised just over $11,000! Thanks to all of the guests that came out to bid on the unique items from Closer to the Sun artists. 100% of proceeds from the Positive Legacy auctions go directly towards projects such as the Urban Garden Initiative in Puerto Morelos. Positive Legacy’s humanitarian and environmental projects are mostly funded from these charity auction proceeds. Special thanks goes to all of the bands that contributed to the auction and also Dave Vann and Josh Timmermans for providing wonderful photography for the auction.

 

Offset Your Carbon Footprint

Positive Legacy and Trees, Water & People once again were able to make it easy to travel responsibly, by offering an offsetting of the travel emissions for travel to Mexico for Closer to the Sun. Offset donations supported a community tree nursery that is producing 10,000 trees a year for rural communities on the north coast of Haiti, providing fruit, improved soil quality, timber and the sequestration of thousands of tons of carbon dioxide emissions over their lifetimes.