We Are Many Festival

Submitted by StudentResearcher on Sat, 2010-05-01 18:25
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WAM Team
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The We Are Many (WAM) Festival seeks to celebrate the arts, public education, and community action in the hopes that bringing people together can have an positive impact on the environment. People attending WAM had the opportunity to sign a pact outlining ten actions that can be taken to create a better and more sustainable planet. Although WAM's main focus is on environmental sustainability, community sustainability is a large part of the idea behind WAM. Throughout the planning stages of WAM, many community organizations, all levels of government, artists, activists, and members of the community came together in unity under the goal of creating a greener community that is sustainable. As a community movement, WAM works to build cultural and community sustainability by providing an opportunity for people within the community to come together in celebration of what unites people, and also what can be done to create a community that is inclusive, supportive, and socially and environmentally friendly.  

Describe the timing of your project (Please describe the date and length of time the project runs)

August 22-24

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project)
Festival, Community, Sustainability
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project)

Informal - awareness.

What level of education does this project address?
Public awareness, for example, through the media (informal education)
Project sponsors/funders

City of Saskatoon, Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport, AFEGS, CFCR, Saskatoon Curbside Recycling, Affinity Credit Union, Great Western Brewing, Handy Special Events, Industry Images. The Indigenous Peoples Program, Saskatoon Public Library, Planet S, Planet S, Rawlco, Saskatoon Energy Group, Sasktel, Saskpower, SCIC,  STC, TCU Place, University of Saskatcheawn, WM Waste Management