Not A Hoax
Art Direction / Curate / Design / Produce
On Earth Day 2017, Land and Sea Dept. partnered with The Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance, and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), for a special Earth Day Celebration: The “NOT A HOAX” Party.
The event aimed to raise awareness about a suite of environmental protections under attack by the new administration. The goal was to harness the energy and passion of the public to pressure lawmakers into recognizing climate change as a serious and real problem. Proceeds of ticket sales and a portion of bar sales went to the NRDC and the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance so they can continue their vital work protecting the environment.
VIP ticket-holders enjoyed Earth Day-oriented bites from Chef Abra Berens of Local Foods as well as cocktails from Land and Sea Dept. Beverage Director Paul McGee featuring Corazon Tequila, as well as bio-dynamic wines selected by LSD Wine Director Andrew Algren.
Beer was provided by Lagunitas, a local member of the NRDC’s Brewers for Clean Water Campaign. Chicago-based Air Credits (a collaboration of The Hood Internet and ShowYouSuck), and local favorites Sidewalk Chalk and DJ Audio Jack all performed sets alongside environmental programming from NRDC.
It was a fun night partying to protect Mother Earth!