Jamaica to host first green festival

On July 2, Earthbound Jamaica, in association with the United Nations Environmental Programme and the Environmental Foundation of Jamaica, will be presenting an event called Green 4 Life Eco-Music Festival, the first of its kind in the Caribbean region, the Jamaica Gleaner.

Rivfalls, located in Maggotty, St Elizabeth will provide the ideal backdrop for this first festival.

“Our mission is to raise awareness about Jamaica’s environment, using audio and visual aids. For patrons to see why we need to preserve Jamaica and its beauty; to discover our country and its important resources; introduce new products and methods for today’s lifestyle, in a surrounding built by nature and filled with Jamaican music and healthy foods,” said Yolande Rattray-Wright, the festival’s producer.

Green 4 Life seeks to highlight quality products here in Jamaica, healthy eating habits, natural medicines, Jamaican fashion, and more.

A grand farmers’ market will also be organised to assist local area farmers with cash crops.

Rivfalls houses natural waterfalls, a spring water stream and a large, beautiful green landscape.

Stone Love Movements will lead off the entertainment package for Green 4 Life, playing roots reggae all day. The live show will feature some of Jamaica’s top entertainers, such as Stevie Face, Jack Radics, Lady G, Professor Nuts, Admiral Tibet, Lovindeer, The Jays and G-Whizz, with more to be added.

The team of Earthbound Jamaica, the first Jamaican company specialising in 100 per cent biodegradable food containers and packaging, and The Wright Agency, which has more than 18 years of experience in entertainment, show production, event planning and promotions at the international and local levels are expected to produce a world-class event for the entire family.

For more information send e-mails to earthboundja@gmail.com.

For the original report go to http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20110526/ent/ent1.html

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