Art & Environmental Festival at Wolf Trap

No plans for the weekend? Shame on you. But not to worry, we’ve got a suggestion. Head to Wolf Trap’s National Arts and Environment Summit, July 13 and 14. It’s part of the Foundation’s year-old “Go Green with Wolf Trap” initiative to raise awareness of environmental issues within the performing arts community.

The two-day event kicks off on Sunday, July 13, with an eco-friendly public performance headlined by Hootie & The Blowfish. Reverb (a seriously cool environmental non-profit started by Adam Gardner of Guster fame and his wife Lauren Sullivan) will be on hand to help educate and engage fans in environmental sustainability.

For its part, Wolf Trap promotes on-site recycling, paper-less ticketing, and public transportation to the venue, and its ultimate goal is to “eventually [position] Wolf Trap as an environmental model and resource for arts presenters across the country.”

On Monday, a group of the nation’s foremost environmental and arts experts, along with government, community, and business leaders, will convene at Booz Allen Hamilton headquarters in McLean, VA, to talk about strategies and solutions for engaging performing artists and performing arts presenters in environmental stewardship. The final portion of the summit will be open to the public for comment and participation via the Internet.