WILCO'S SKY BLUE SKY
Positive Legacy Programming at Sky Blue Sky 2020
Positive Legacy is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to integrate music and service to benefit people and the environment. Working in conjunction with Cloud 9 Adventures, Positive Legacy coordinates service projects for destination events in many different countries. Fueled by the power of music, and a passion for sustainability, Positive Legacy strives to transcend cultural boundaries by learning about the needs and aspirations of the communities we visit and serving them with action from musicians and fans!
Escape to the tropics for this inaugural event featuring 3 amazing shows from WILCO with additional sets from a specially curated lineup in Riviera Mexico Jan 18-22. Read on for how you can get involved with Positive Legacy while in Mexico!
Day of Service and Sustainability Experience
Join Positive Legacy at Xcacel Beach for a Day of Service and ecological conservation! The beautiful beach we will visit is one of the only remaining undeveloped beaches on the Yucatan Peninsula which turtles come to nest every year. Xcacel focuses on the preservation of nesting grounds for sea turtles of the Caribbean. The park is open to the public for a fee for the months of December to April and closed for hatching season from May to November.
In July 2019, Positive Legacy provided a $20,000 grant to the Sanctuary for their housing project. Phase One of this project will consist of building a permanent second story structure on to the existing park office to house approximately 28 volunteers throughout the hatching season. The volunteers assess the health of the mothers, collect data on tags and size, date and protect the nests each the night. Nests typically take two months to hatch and when they do, the volunteers help transfer the baby sea turtles from the nest closer to the ocean. In addition to the volunteer housing, we will remodel the existing restrooms and also replace the plumbing
infrastructure to the septic system to adequately treat the waste the park generates
throughout the year.
We are excited to be returning to the park for a 2nd year of Day of Service activities!
We will spend the morning working on various projects in conjunction with 3 additional
Days of Service events slated for Xcacel in 2020. Our projects will include removing
invasive plants, laying the groundwork for the new Xcacel Welcome Center and cleaning
up the beach, to name a few. After completing the morning projects, we will celebrate
with music, enjoy authentic Mexican lunch and have the opportunity to go swimming in the beautiful Caribbean sea.
January 20, 2020 - Event Day 3
Location: Xcacel Turtle Sanctuary, Chemuyil, Mexico
$60 in Advance
$70 at Resort (if available)
Positive Legacy Charity Auction
Jan 21 - Event Day 4 (Hacienda Lobby)
4:45 - 7:00pm Silent Auction
6:45pm Live Auction
Yo La Tengo DJ Set | 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM
Come bid on autographed photos, concert tickets, art and unique memorabilia from Sky Blue Sky musicians and fans at the live and silent auctions while enjoying Yo La Tengo for a special set! Auction proceeds support Positive Legacy’s initiatives and grant projects in Mexico.
Bring a school, medical supply or toy with you to Sky Blue Sky and Positive Legacy will distribute to the local community in need.
Help us as we provide necessary materials for schooling and essential medical supplies, together we can make a difference! Donation items should be dropped off at the Convention Center on Event Day 1 or Positive Legacy Headquarters in the Hacienda Lobby on Day 2. Items will be brought into the community on Day 3. We kindly ask that you leave the plastic bags at home.
Suggested School Supplies: Backpacks, pencils, notebooks, crayons, markers, colored pencils, calculators, rulers, and reams of paper
Suggested Medical Supplies: Gloves, masks, swabs, bandages, gauze, antiseptics, ibuprofen & acetaminophen, allergy medicine, toothbrushes & toothpaste, eye drops, ace bandages, and hand sanitizer
Suggested Toys: Soccer ball and pump, baseballs, jump ropes, etc.
Call Out For Volunteers
Positive Legacy is always looking for a few good helping hands!
Collect and organize donations at events
Assist our team to prepare items for our Charity Auctions
Staff the Positive Legacy table on site and share the activities and great work we are doing
Participate in one of Day of Service events
Act as a Volunteer Captain for “Day Of” events and outings
Email MARY TODAY at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carbon Offset - Trees, Water & People
Positive Legacy and Trees, Water & People make it easy to travel responsibly by offsetting the emissions from your travel to Mexico for Sky Blue Sky. Since our partnership began in 2007, we have planted over 200,000 trees that sequester CO2 and have provided 500 clean cookstoves to reduce emissions from cooking with firewood, improving family health. Together, we offer music festival attendees an opportunity to offset their CO2 footprint, including the emissions required to get you to the festival, plus your share of the festival emissions themselves. A CO2 offset is a voluntary donation to TWP that helps us fund these initiatives in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Empower yourself to leave a Positive Legacy at Sky Blue Sky by OFFSETTING YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT HERE…because every party has an impact!