AngelFest is proud of its partnerships with LA's most trustworthy and iconic environmental organizations — TreePeople, Los Angeles Waterkeeper, and Mujeres de la Tierra — who are working in close coordination with Make Good to create the gold standard for how music festivals practice environmental protection, citizen education, sustainable operations, and community engagement. In addition, AngelFest enjoys the public support of several highly respected local, national, and international environmental and community groups including River LA, Kiss the Ground, Alliance for Climate Education, Climate Resolve, Conservation International, From Lot to Spot, Liberty Hill Foundation, Los Angeles Conservation Corps, and the Producers Guild of America (PGA Green).
AngelFest will fully embrace Make Good’s long history of environmental stewardship and its commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility aiming to be the world’s “greenest” music festival. The festival’s organizers have committed to implementing rigorous zero-waste targets and a comprehensive sustainability production and daily operations program, as well as good neighbor efforts including:
As part of the festival contract and planning, in addition to a substantial permit fee, significant funding has been set aside for the full clean up and improvement of Woodley Park and the Sepulveda Basin to its pre-festival condition. At the end of the festival, the park and surrounding area will be left in better condition than they were before the event.
In addition, AngelFest will donate a portion of every festival ticket sold to the Los Angeles Parks Foundation which, along with the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks has committed to spend all the proceeds they receive from the festival on improving and protecting the recreational and wildlife amenities in the Sepulveda Basin for the benefit of residents, visitors and their families for years to come.
The festival will shine a spotlight on the San Fernando Valley. Make Good will partner with local businesses, associations and community groups to foster local business and community development opportunities including jobs during the festival and internship and mentoring programs in association with neighborhood schools. AngelFest will engage in a program providing tickets to area high school students performing documented community service work that protects LA’s environment and our parks.
A handpicked group of non-‐profit organizations focused on protecting the region’s watersheds, eco-systems, and parks will also receive visibility on site and in the festival’s marketing and messaging efforts. Local products and merchandise utilizing sustainable, free trade, and organic practices will be part of the festival’s ethos.
AngelFest will bring together the best of Los Angeles, while raising awareness of the Sepulveda Basin and the Valley, preserving our parks, and protecting our water.
COLLABORATIVE PLANNING PROCESS
The festival planning process has included a number of public meetings dating back from November 2015. Make Good has been comprehensively planning to ensure a safe, successful, and environmentally friendly festival in close coordination with the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, neighborhood councils, local residents, environmental organizations, local elected officials, public safety officials (including Los Angeles Police and Fire Departments), traffic officials at the LA Department of Transportation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and other community stakeholders.
The Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council, Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks, Los Angeles City Department of Sanitation, Los Angeles Parks Foundation, LAPD, LAFD, and Los Angeles Riverworks have expressed enthusiastic support for the project.
An extensive Environmental Assessment has been prepared by a leading independent environmental science firm on behalf of the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. The assessment finds the festival creates no significant impacts on the environment or surrounding community. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is evaluating the assessment and has posted it for public comments at http://www.spl.usace.army.mil/Media/PublicNotices/tabid/1320/Article/719201/spl-2016-0002-nlh-angelfest-draft-ea.aspx
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ABOUT MAKE GOOD GROUP
The Make Good Group is a social impact company that repositions brands into a better version of themselves. Through innovative programs and global messaging platforms, the firm helps its clients make good on their promises, make good in world, and make good stuff. The Los Angeles based collaborative group offers a unique team with wide and deep experience in sustainability, music and entertainment, sports, public policy, healthcare, energy, non-profits, design, marketing, and technology.
The Emmy Award-winning group has been instrumental in groundbreaking work including successfully “greening” pro sports teams, major public utilities, and large healthcare systems, managing the implementation of recycling in New York City, and producing countless concerts and large-scale tours, and historic environmental and poverty pop culture events such as Live 8 which aggregated a global broadcast and online audience of 3+ billion and 2+ million live spectators, on 4 continents in 9 cities on 1 day to pressure the leaders of G8 nations to agree to a concrete plan for addressing deadly poverty. Live 8 is the single largest simultaneous entertainment event in history.