This past weekend Spring to the Tap participated in the
City of Federal Way's "Family GreenFest". We joined other non-profits, public agencies and private
businesses that are working toward a greener world. The Fest offered hands-on activities for kids and a
contest with a $1000 prize for the best curbside recycling. Booths
featuring energy conservation, solar power, organic farming and CSAs, waste
reduction and recycling, water management and more provided attendees with
information on how to contribute to a healthy and sustainable environment.
Spring to the Tap's booth, of course, advocated for choosing tap water
over bottled water, and a new 3-D visual portraying plastic- bottle pollution
drew a lot of attention.
Our "Message in a Bottle" sculpture traveled to
Federal Way with
us. Yes, it's now ours, given to Spring to the Tap by
Enumclaw's National Arts Honor Society for use at events. Art students
Angie Main, Kara Vanderford, Kristen Gustafson, and Hannah Sturmer created the
sculpture to raise awareness about the health of our oceans. The messages
in the bottles were written by students and staff at the high school.
Read them all when you see the sculpture at our next event, maybe Street
Fair in July. Meanwhile, take a look at the slideshow of our day at the
Family Green Fest!