Join us for, “I LIKE IT WILD”, Asheville’s night of celebration for people who love and protect the world’s forests. Josh Phillips Folk Festival, Asheville Horns, and Moses Atwood are all set to play a benefit for Environmental Paper Network, on Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 at the Asheville Music Hall. There will be some incredible raffle prizes as well including local bands’ cd’s, a Skate PhD skate board, gift certificates to restaurants, massage, guided hikes, Lazoom, Ghost Tours, beautiful artwork and jewelry, and more!
The Environmental Paper Network is an international coalition of advocacy groups working together to change what’s in your paper. Based in Asheville, they working to leverage the purchasing power of the world’s biggest brands, motivating them with both carrots and sticks, to buy paper products that are more responsible and sustainable for people and for our planet. Groups like Greenpeace, WWF, Rainforest Action Network, NRDC and the National Wildlife Federation are part of the Environmental Paper Network. Their Network also includes local groups doing amazing work right here in town, like the Dogwood Alliance, Clean Water for North Carolina, and Wild South.
Our community here in Asheville is full of people who are members of national and local conservation organizations and who by their donations and actions have been part of asking the world’s biggest brands by asking, “What’s In Your Paper?” I Like It Wild is a meet-up and celebration of all that we have accomplished together to change the world. It’s also an opportunity to build community and meet new people, because right now there’s urgent work to be done to fight climate change and stop deforestation.
“I hope everyone who is a member of an environmental group, whether its Greenpeace, NRDC, the National Wildlife Federation, or local groups like Dogwood Alliance and Wild South, or anyone who loves to protect the environment will come out to WILD.” says local musician Josh Phillips. “It’s going to be extremely amazing event, with fun and radical people, great raffle prizes donated by local businesses, some of Asheville’s most talented musicians and a cool, multimedia rainforest theme.”
2012 is a year of real urgency, there’s only 400 Sumatran tigers left in the wild, and destructive paper production practices are driving them to extinction. The world is rallying to save endangered species and places on the verge of disappearing forever, and Asheville is a central headquarters of that global movement key part of that organizing.
We are very lucky to have the talents of some incredible musicians, Moses Atwood and his band, The Asheville Horns and Josh Phillips Folk Festival to help us party properly, so please come out and celebrate Earth Day, celebrate the world’s forests, hang out with people who want to protect them and have a ridiculous amount of fun. Come out and support the work of your favorite environmentalists while getting down to the sweet sounds!
Details at a Glance:
“I Like It Wild!”
Wednesday, April 18th
Asheville Music Hall
Featuring Music by:
Josh Phillips Folk Festival, Asheville Horns, Moses Atwood and his Band
Doors at 8pm, Music at 9pm
$10 for admission, $5 and $10 raffle tickets
31 Patton Avenue
Asheville NC 28801
Learn more about Environmental Paper Network’s mission at: environmentalpaper.org