On December 6, 2014 we hosted a benefit at the new Marin Museum of Bicycling in Fairfax. The event brought over eighty people together from the Fairfax community and beyond to enjoy an evening full of conversation, wonderful local food and lively music in the beautiful space at the museum.
Sustainable Fairfax President Elizabeth Baker, a board member of 10 years, kicked things off with a wonderful history and summary of accomplishments of our organization. Our Executive Director Jennifer Hammond followed with remarks about our exciting upcoming programs and initiatives. And the one and only Renee Goddard, our dynamic Vice President, performed a memorable rap called “Reduce By Two,” promoting our new alternative transportation campaign to inspire a reduction of two car trips per week.
Fairfax local Jack Irving created a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere early in the evening with his lovely guitar, and “The Right Time” band got people dancing in the later hours with their lively funk rock tunes. Some people cozied up next to a warm fire outside, chatted with friends new and old, and sipped on some amazing chai prepared by Key Tea.
Our silent auction raised $2300 and featured over thirty items, many relating to sustainability, such as the Laundry to Landscape Greywater Starter Kit from The Urban Farmer Store, Good Earth Natural Foods certificates, heirloom seeds from the Petaluma Seed Bank, Nutcase bicycle helmets, a 4-seasons permaculture course from the Regenerative Design Institute and honey from Bonnie Bee and Company.
Sustainable Fairfax is grateful for being a part of such an engaged and connected community, and thanks everyone who has supported our mission over recent years. Special thanks to the board of Marin Museum of Bicycling for its support in helping us create such a successful event, and bringing life to a fabulous new venue in Fairfax.
We received tasty food donations from Donna’s Tamales, Grilly’s, Jasmine Market, Miyoko’s Kitchen (incredible vegan cheese!) and Sorella’s, and beer donations from Lagunitas Brewery and Marin Brewing Company.
Also thanks to Marin Sanitary Service, Flynn Riley LLP and North Berkeley Investment Partners for helping with event expenses.
We look forward to continuing with more education, activism and conservation in the years ahead!