2012 FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE ON SALE NOW
GET MORE INFO
BEAR SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Mission: Celebrating our 41st Anniversary as the original school of rock and roll, Blue Bear School of Music's nonprofit mission since 1971 is to provide superior quality and affordable popular music education and performance opportunities in thegenres of rock, blues, jazz and folk to aspiring musicians of all ages and skill levels within a supportive and encouraging community.
Outside Lands Activities:Want to be a rock
star and feel what its like to play at a world class music festival?
Then come rock out with Blue Bear School of Music at Outside
Lands! The Blue Bear booth will be outfitted with
instruments for festival attendees to jamwith and receive tips
from talented Blue Bear teachers.
Mission: Our mission is to cultivate, conserve, and interpret a distinctive tropical collection of flowers and plants through an outstanding visitor experience that educates and connects people to plants and their importance to our planet.
Outside Lands Activities: Stop by the Conservatory’s
booth to participate in a raffle as well as a carnival style
game! Throw the ping pong ball into a mason jar and win a nature-inspired
Mission: FishWise promotes the health and recovery of ocean ecosystems by providing innovative market-based tools to the seafood industry. We support sustainability through environmentally responsible business practices.
Outside Lands Activities: The decisions you make as consumers when purchasing seafood can really make a difference. When you purchase seafood that is sustainablyfarmed or harvested you help to protect vulnerable ocean ecosystems and ensure a supply of seafood for future generations.
But choosing sustainable seafood isn’t always easy, in fact some people find it so daunting that they refrain from buying seafood altogether.
At your local seafood counter, you might ask yourself:
“Is this seafood good for me?”
“Is it good for the environment?”
“Is it local?”
With these questions in mind, FishWise wants to offer you a virtual shopping experience where you will learn which key things to consider next time you are choosing your dinner. FishWise guarantees you will leave the booth with a more complete understanding of what it means to eat seafood sustainably.
In addition to a real seafood counter featuring examples of sustainably sourced seafood, the FishWise booth will have a simple interactive bean-bag toss game similar to Cornhole. Players will be able to test their knowledge of sustainable seafood by electing (and throwing!) color ratings for three different seafood species. Anyone who gets all three correct is entered into a raffle with the possibility of winning a FishWise hoodie!
Mission: The Free Farm is an urban farm that grows as much produce as we can to distribute for free to low income people in San Francisco. We also serve as a free neighborhood garden resource center. We offer seedlings, compost and manure, and garden advice to neighbors that want to start a garden or have a garden and need some assistance.
Outside Lands Activities: Participants will
make origami pots using recycled newspaper. They will plant
vegetable seeds in the pots and can eithertake their pot to plant
at home or leave it to be planted at the Free Farm. The pots
that are left behind will be used to form a labyrinth that will
grow over the course of the weekend.
OF THE URBAN FOREST
Mission: Friends of the Urban Forest's (FUF) mission is to promote a larger, healthier urbanforest as part of San Francisco’s green infrastructure through community planting, tree care, education, and advocacy.
Outside Lands Activities: FUF’s “Spooky Tree” mascot will return again this year along side a new mascot! These enthusiastic mascot actors encourage engagement with activities being offered. The FUF booth will be hosting daily raffles giving away free FUF t-shirts + water bottles!
FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Mission: Garden for the Environment maintains a nationally acclaimed one-half acre urban demonstration garden and offers environmental education programs for youth and adults about organic gardening, urban compost systems and sustainable food systems. Since its’ founding in 1990, the garden has operated as a demonstration site for small-scale urban ecological food production, organic gardening and low water-use landscaping. Annually, GFE provides direct, hands-on education to 3,000 youth and adults.
Outside Lands Activities: Garden For the Environment (GFE) will be offering twice daily worm composting workshops and will bring a worm bin for people to see the composting process hands on! GFE will also be bringing other activities while workshops are not in session - garden trivia, a communal art project, and garden giveaways!
Compost with Worms!
Mission: Born in 2002, Global Inheritance is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization working to empower individuals worldwide to think and act creatively in solving globalimbalances. Our unique initiatives focus on the power of creativity to communicate and push for progressive social change.
Through technology, the arts and interactivity, Global Inheritance reinvents activism by removing stereotypes and inspiring those looking to make a difference in their communities and beyond. With each step forward, Global Inheritance will continue to build bridges uniting individuals.
Outside Lands Activities: Getting TRASHed is a proud tradition here at Outside Lands. Help us keep Golden Gate Park clean by turning in rouge bottles/cans/biodegradable cups you find on the festival grounds over to the TRASHed Recycling Store. Receive points for your recyclables and purchase exclusive items including festival passes, The North Face jackets, signed band/movie merch, refillable water bottles, gaming systems, limited vinyl, OSL swag + more! The more you recycle, the cooler the prizing. Supplies are limited...so recycle early and often.
In honor of our 5th year with the festival, Global Inheritance is hosting two TRASHed Recycling Store locations. One location in Eco Lands and another location on the main field. Both stores will be identical, but which location will receive the most empty bottles/cans and biodegradable cups over the 3 days? Are the environmentally-conscious festival goers more likely to recycle or is this race closer than we think? Anything is possible.
The TRASHed Recycling Store is open everyday between noon – 8pm. If you’re looking for one more round, don’t forget about LAST CALL TRASHed. Visit one of the TRASHed Recycling Store location between 8pm-10pm, pick up an empty bag, return it full of recyclables and return by 10pm and receive a special OSL merch item.
Mission: HeadCount is a grassroots organization that uses the power of music to register voters and raise political consciousness. Since 2004 we've staged voter registration drives at over 2,000 concerts and signed up over 175,000 voters. We reach young people and music fans where they already are - at concerts and online - to inform and empower. Our message is not about what party you support or where you land on an issue. It's that you must speak to be heard.
Outside Lands Activities: HeadCount will provide an interactive booth where Outside Lands attendees can register to vote, write a letter to Congress, or “Pledge to Vote.” The Pledge will also serve to enter folks into a raffle for tickets to this year’s Austin City Limits.
JARED KURTIN MUSIC THERAPY PROGRAM AT CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OAKLAND
The mission of Children's Hospital Oakland is to ensure:
The mission of The Jared Kurtin Music Therapy Program at Children's Hospital Oakland is to:
Outside Lands Activities: The Jared Kurtin
Music Therapy Program at Children's Hospital Oakland's booth
will have a video showing what the music therapy program accomplishes,
with doctor and staff interviews and patients receiving music
therapy. DVDs will also be available as a "give away." Other "give
aways" will include info cards, buttons and shakers. We will
also have a game that attendees can play.
Mission: Oxfam America is an international relief and development organization that creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and injustice. Forty percent of the people on our planet--more than 2.5 billion--now live in poverty, struggling to survive on less than $2 a day. Oxfam America is an international relief anddevelopment organization working to change that. Together with individuals and local groups in more than 90 countries, Oxfam saves lives, helps people overcome poverty, and fights for social justice.
Outside Lands Activities: Did you know that
across the world, farms produce enough food to feed every person
on earth, yet far too many people struggle to access food? Oxfam
America will teach you how you can get involved in Oxfam’s GROW
Campaign to fix the broken food system. Want to have a little
fun while learning? Oxfam will offer photo petitions, non-toxic
t-shirt screening, and free music giveaways.
FRANCISCO BICYCLE COALITION
Mission: The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is transforming San Francisco's streets and neighborhoods into more livable and safe places by promoting the bicycle for everyday transportation. Through day-to-day advocacy, education, and working partnerships with government and community agencies, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is dedicated to creating safer streets and more livable communities for all San Franciscans.
Our active 12,000 members represent San Franciscans of all ages, from all neighborhoods, who are working towards more safe, efficient, and green ways to move around ourcity. The SF Bicycle Coalition is the largest city-based bicycle advocacy group in the nation and one of the largest membership-based groups in San Francisco. Our members donated over 16,000 volunteer hours in 2011.
Outside Lands Activities: The San Francisco
Bicycle Coalition is going to be doing an interactive project
with mapping people's bike rides. Attendees will talk about where
they ride and/or where/what improvements they want to see!
FRANCISCO RECREATION & PARKS DEPARTMENT
Mission:Improve the quality of our parks; Provide robust and healthy recreational opportunities; Improve financial stability; Improve environmental stewardship; Improve community support for our parks; Improve our capital infrastructure; Improve our administrative efficiency and effectiveness. Get out and Play!
Outside Lands Activities:
· Golden Gate Park Trivia Board
· Wall of Love—A place where people can write and express for SF Parks!
· Keep Eco-Lands Élite—We will provide public trash pick-up
sticks to help clean up in between music sets-keeping Eco Lands
THE WAVES COALITION
Mission: Save The Waves Coalition is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the coastal environment, with an emphasis on the surf zone, and educating the public about its value.
Outside Lands Activities: Save the Waves will
be offering a hands-on art project for children related to the
coastal environment and the surf zone, plus a "surfing photo
booth" where attendees can have their picture taken. Additionally,
Save the Waves will provide ample information and materials aimed
at educating attendees about the value and importance of protecting
coastal areas and surfing zones.
Mission: Sunday Streets creates miles of car-free space for residents and visitors to get out and be active in diverse San Francisco neighborhoods.
Outside Lands Activities: Sunday Streets booth will be a reflection of the activities at Sunday Streets, so we will bring hula hoops, bubble blowers and bubble toys, jump ropes, ring toss and other low-impact lawn and outdoor toys. We invitepeople to come in and draw out their ideal Sunday Streets route on city maps, make drawings, write thank you notes to Mayor Lee and other city officials and sign up to be on our bi-weekly newsletter if they are interested. We keep our hand outs to a minimum.
Mission: The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's oceans, waves and beaches for all people, through conservation, activism, research and education.
Outside Lands Activities: Surfrider will be educating festival attendees on the reality of one of our ocean's biggest threats: plastic pollution and the local impact it plays on our beaches and in our ocean. Surfrider invites festival guests to play games like "Trash Toss", to educate festival-goers on the most common kinds of plastic found on our beaches locally, and pledge to reduce their plastic use.
Surfrider will also have information on some of their local programs which are always looking for volunteers. These programs include Plant Don't Pave, regular beach clean ups, Music Outreach Program, La PlayaDemonstration Garden and Sloat Erosion.
In addition to the above, Outside Lands and Surfrider will be hosting the OL Beach Clean-up at Ocean Beach (stairwell 17) Saturday 13-Aug 10 am - 12 pm!
Mission: By cultivating school gardens in San Francisco’s under-served neighborhoods, Urban Sprouts partners with youth and their families to build eco-literacy, equity, wellness, and community. Since 2003, over 4,300 youth and their families have benefited from hands-on garden learning by growing, harvesting and eating their own vegetables.
Outside Lands Activities: Urban Sprouts will be offering seed saving demonstrations -participants will get to take home seeds—a photo booth with your favorite fruits and vegetables, nutrition education games and garden trivia! Come by our booth to test your garden and foodie knowledge!
Mission: The Western Neighborhoods Project is a nonprofit organization formed in 1999 to preserve and share the history and culture of the neighborhoods in western San Francisco. Our mission is to record personal memories, copy photographs, and help unearth the story of local businesses, schools, clubs or places ofworship. We research the history of the western neighborhoods of San Francisco in the interest of preservation and community education; promote and make accessible to the public the rich and diverse stories of the western neighborhoods of San Francisco; solicit oral histories, photos, and historical items pertaining to the western neighborhoods of San Francisco for cataloguing and preservation in appropriate institutions, such as the San Francisco History Center at the San Francisco Main Library; and build awareness of the cultural diversity that created the western neighborhoods of San Francisco..
Outside Lands Activities: The Western Neighborhoods Project booth will feature photo albums, displays, and reading materials about the western neighborhoods of San Francisco. The booth will be staffed by board and organization members knowledgeable about our organization’s mission and activities and ready to discuss the rich history of the western neighborhoods with festival attendees. We will also be prepared to take some oral histories from festival attendees with stories to tell about the western neighborhoods.
Mission: The Wigg Party works to make the community that uses and lives around the bicycle route the Wiggle a leader in the transformation to sustainability and resilience.
Outside Lands Activities: The Wigg Party is, once again, going to be giving away our popular "chalkboard necklaces." Additionally, the Wigg Party is going to add in a "Flower Hour" where we give away free flowers to anyone who comes to our booth (1-2 pm).On top of those giveaways, we're going to have information about our new Wigg Bucks local currency, the developments happening around the Wiggle bike route (particularly the separated bike ways coming to Fell and Oak St), and a manual on how to produce our extremely popular underground dinner event the Urban Eating League. In the evening hours, please stop by our booth to visit the free store where we will have sweaters to give away when that marine air and coastal fog rolls in!