Apr 25: FutureFest at Phipps

FutureFest 2015, a new public festival, is coming to Pittsburgh on April 25. The event is coordinated by Communitopia in conjunction with several partner organizations. FutureFest 2015 will give visitors a glimpse of the world of tomorrow through art, demonstrations, music, science, food, hands-on activities, and fun. The goal? Celebrating our successes and helping festival-goers imagine Pittsburgh’s achievable, sustainable future.

The list of planned activities for FutureFest 2015 includes five music performances from local artists - Black Little Birds, Gene Stovall, Devin Moses & The Saved, Proper People, and Misaligned Mind. It also includes hands-on activities for all ages, courtesy of several organizations. Visitors will be able to take a free, morning tour of the new, modular SEED classroom at Phipps, check out some great art, shop for eco-minded art and accessories, and much more. In addition to spearheading the event, Communitopia will be premiering a new music video in its Don’t Just Sit There - Do Something! video series, a parody of “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift called “Break It Off,” about the importance of transitioning to clean energy. Visit http://FutureFestPgh.com for the most up-to-date listing of event activities.

By working with many different types of organizations: environment, health, justice, nonprofit and for-profit, FutureFest 2015 organizers want to show all the benefits sustainability has to offer.

Says Portlock with a smile, “We’re looking forward to it.”

FutureFest will be held on the front lawn of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and admission to Phipps will be half-price the day of the event.

About Communitopia: Communitopia is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the empowerment and engagement of the public in meaningful climate action. Through new media and project-based campaigns, we work to slow climate change and create healthier communities by identifying, researching, and advocating for individual, community, and federal solutions to reduce pollution and improve community resilience. We are helping lay the foundation for the climate-friendly, energy-independent society of tomorrow.

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