LOS ANGELES, May 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Make Good Group, organizers and producers of AngelFest, the three-day music, arts, culture and food festival at Woodley Park in the San Fernando Valley's Sepulveda Basin, today announced the support of more environmental and community groups for the festival and its goals to preserve and improve parks and protect our water and the environment. The announcement of the expanded list of supporters builds on the festival's strong partnerships with TreePeople, Mujeres de la Tierra and LA Waterkeeper announced last week.
The additional groups now supporting AngelFest include:
- 5 Gyres Institute
- Alliance for Climate Education
- Climate Resolve
- Conservation International
- From Lot to Spot
- Liberty Hill Foundation
- Los Angeles Conservation Corps
- Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust
- Producers Guild of America (PGA Green)
All of the groups listed have sent letters of support on behalf of their members to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as it collects public comment on a 302-page draft environmental assessment (EA) until May 27. The EA was prepared by the highly respected national environmental science and planning firm ESA Associates and details the steps the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, along with Make Good will take to protect Woodley Park, the Sepulveda Basin and the surrounding community.
"The support for AngelFest from these trusted organizations emphasizes the festival's shared dedication to preserving our parks, protecting our water, and creating a healthier environment," said Tim Sexton, co-founder of the Make Good Group. "Their support underscores our cornerstone partnerships with TreePeople, LA Waterkeeper, and Mujeres de la Tierra and reflects a growing coalition of respected environmental voices aligned with the festival's commitment to help create a more livable Los Angeles for future generations."
"We trust the scientists and analysts at Environmental Science Associates. The team thoroughly investigated AngelFest and its potential impact on the Sepulveda Basin environment," said Climate Resolve executive director Jonathan Parfrey. "Their environmental assessment (EA) found no significant negative impacts to either the environment or the community. In sum, AngelFest will leave the Basin in much better shape than it is today."
"At the core of AngelFest is a commitment to educate and engage Angelenos on the environment – in particular, the value of our parks and our water to our sustainability and survival," said Peter Seligmann, chairman and CEO of Conservation International, in the organization's letter to the Corps.
"We also believe strongly in the impact of the Arts on the community in which they live, and are especially impressed by AngelFest's dedication to the full clean up and improvement of Woodley Park and the Sepulveda basin, as well at their proposed donation to the Los Angeles Parks Foundation," said PGA Green West Coast Chair Amanda Scarano Carter in a letter to the Corps.
"These organizations work on behalf of all Angelenos to build stronger communities and a cleaner environmental future for LA," said Matt Walden, co-founder of Make Good. "The support of these environmental and community groups makes clear that the community benefits and environmental goals of the festival resonate with people all across the LA metropolitan area and beyond."
"The Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council voted 16-1 in support of AngelFest," said the Council's president Linda Gravani of the support within the Sepulveda Basin itself and Woodley Park's immediate neighborhood, "and it will be fun celebrating the diversity of the City of Angels with our great music, culture and food."
AngelFest is a three-day music, arts, and culture festival in the Sepulveda Basin's Woodley Park dedicated to celebrating Los Angeles. The annual world-class festival, created and produced by the LA-based Make Good Group, is designed to entertain a cross-generational audience with the best and the most cutting edge acts in contemporary music. The festival is underpinned by its twin missions:  to raise much needed money for LA's cash-strapped parks and,  to create support for organizations protecting LA's environment and our water. The festival will be infused with the many diverse cultures that make up southern California and will also highlight the extraordinary and unique contributions that the City of Angels makes in today's world.
About Make Good Group
The Make Good Group is a social impact company that repositions brands into a better version of themselves. Through innovative programs and global messaging platforms, the firm helps its clients make good on their promises, make good in world, and make good stuff. The Los Angeles based collaborative group offers a unique team with wide and deep experience in sustainability, music and entertainment, sports, public policy, healthcare, energy, non-profits, design, marketing, and technology. The Emmy Award-winning group has been instrumental in groundbreaking work including successfully "greening" pro sports teams, major public utilities, large healthcare systems, managing the implementation of recycling in New York City, and producing historic environmental and poverty pop culture events such as Live 8, the single largest simultaneous entertainment event in history.
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