Florida's first outdoor, carbon-neutral concert will be on Friday, Apr.
16, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Lake Mirror Promenade &
Celebration Concert & Showcase: Turn Up the Volume,
free community concert in honor
's 40th anniversary, will feature the band, Think Big, and be
powered by solar panels.
"We're going to actually set out solar
supplied by Solar
that morning, and the solar panels will power
the band," says Stacie Jones, director of marketing/communications at Furr & Wegman
. "We also have Lakeland Electric
and they're going to be providing us with renewable energy credits for
any excess electricity that's used."
Planning for the event, the
brainchild of Michael B. Furr, co-principal at Furr & Wegman
Architects, began in September 2009. The event is sponsored
by Magnify Credit
, and companies with a commitment to being green, including: Publix Super Markets
City of Lakeland
and Keiser University
will be set-up around the lake to showcase
alternate energy sources, transportation initiatives, green-related
business and technology efforts, all-natural products, organic foods and
recycling efforts. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn how to
green their homes and promote awareness and appreciation of our
environment. There also will be giveaways, product samples, food and
In addition, 25 Polk County schools will participate
in a recycle bin decorating contest, and attendees will
vote for their favorite bin. A $300 prize will be awarded to the
elementary, middle and high schools receiving the most votes.
more information, contact Stacie Jones at 863-688-1211.
Writer: Nancy Vaughn
Stacie Jones, Furr & Wegman Architects