WILCO'S SKY BLUE SKY
Positive Legacy Recap From 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!
Thank you to all of the Wilco fans who showed their overwhelming generosity to Positive Legacy while in Mexico!
Recap of Day of Service and Sustainability Experience
80 guests and many locals joined us at the spectacular beach and turtle sanctuary, Xcacel, where we worked on improvement projects. These included a beach cleanup, pathway maintenance, paint removal for the new welcome center and pothole draining and filling for the park’s driveway.
Everyone’s efforts were part of a large ongoing project as Positive Legacy made a $20,000 grant to the Park to build housing for the biologists who live and work at the park from April-November, protecting the nesting turtles. The grant is also supporting new Welcome Center to educate visitors about the importance of ecological conservation and minimizing plastic consumption.
After our hard work in the sun, we were rewarded by a very intimate solo set from Jeff Tweedy, who thanked everyone for working during their vacation. We then enjoyed local cuisine for lunch and the sweet serenades from local musicians. To finish out a perfect day, we swam and enjoyed the pristine beach.
Thank you to all our participants in the Day of Service, it was incredible to see how many helping hands can achieve so much in a short amount of time!
Positive Legacy Charity Auction
The Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky Charity Auction exceeded our expectations! A huge thank you to everyone who showed up in the Hacienda Lobby and participated in the bidding! We were entertained by Yo Lo Tengo’s DJ Set during the silent auction which set the ambiance while participants bid on photos, books and unique Wilco art pieces. During the live auction, Rocktioneer Seth Weiner gave it his all and even sold the jacket off his back, which was signed by WILCO! A special thanks to Josh Timmermans and Dave Vann for the amazing photography they donated and to Wilco for their generous donations which helped us raise over $19,000 in the charity auction! Auction proceeds will support Positive Legacy’s continued environmental & humanitarian projects in Mexico.
Thanks for packing school and medical supplies with you on your vacation! The items you contributed were delivered to small, rural villages in the jungle. Your donations have made children and families’ lives brighter!
Thanks to all the golfers who participated in the inaugural Positive Legacy Golf Tournament! You helped us raise funds while enjoying a sunny day on the greens!
Thank you to our BINGO host Seth Weiner, for a lively afternoon pool experience benefiting Positive Legacy! So many Wilco fans joined in on the musical game and helped us raise over $1,000 which will be returned to the region to support humanitarian and environmental improvement efforts!
We appreciate everyone who hopped into the pool Day 2 to play the Grisworld Casino games which benefited Positive Legacy!
Carbon Offset - Trees, Water & People
Positive Legacy and Trees, Water & People made it easy to travel responsibly, by offsetting the emissions from your travel to Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky! We appreciate those that donated $15 to the carbon offset program, which supports a community tree nursery that is producing 10,000 trees a year for rural communities on the north coast of Haiti, providing the sequestration of thousands of tons of carbon dioxide emissions. If you were unable to offset you footprint at the event, please take this opportunity to still feel empowered to leave your own Positive Legacy from Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky by visiting treeswaterpeople.org to make a donation, because every party has an impact!