Green Gala 2012 Recap

On behalf of the Host Committee, Board of Directors and Staff, thank you to everyone that was able to attend this year’s Green Gala on August 23rd.  We had a wonderful time meeting new friends, sharing upcoming projects, and raising funds necessary to carry out our mission to protect, enhance and expand parks and public spaces.

One of the goals of the Green Gala is to improve each year in becoming a more  sustainable event that reflects a more sustainable park system.  This year wenull were able to divert 97% of our event waste from landfills, increased the  use of local vendors and products, increased the number of people coming to the event by foot, transit and bikes, and offset a smaller carbon footprint than 2011 through tree sponsorships – all while raising  more funds than last year. 

Thank you again to all our amazing sponsors and vendors that made this night possible!  null

Guests also walked away with our new Grand Rapids Park Notes.  You can get your copy of Park Notes by becoming or renewing as a Friend this fall.

See you next year at Green Gala 2013!
Steve Faber

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