Green Magic! Sustainable Louisville Float wins Grand Prize at Pegasus Parade Kentucky Derby Festival 2007!

The Green Magic! float took the Grand Prize at the May 3, 2007 Pegasus Parade during the Kentucky Derby Festival!!!

Sponsored by Sustainable Louisville and a host of community businesses and organizations, the Green Magic! Float celebrated the Greening of Louisville and the planet -- from the nature tricksters of the world's cultures to the 100% vegetable oil truck which powered the music and the float.

Planning is already underway for this year's Sustainable Louisville Float: "All the World's A Stage - of Possibilities" Click here to see Sketches of the 2008 Float by Artist Noah Church.

The Pegasus Parade is the 15th largest Parade in the US and the centerpiece of traditional events during the Kentucky Derby Festival.

Winning the Grand Prize Award was a great honor for participants. The float was conceived as a community arts activism project, and the award is a testimony to the vision of artist Noah Church, the concept of cultural creatives supporting sustainable development work in Louisville, and the hard work and great fun the many Float participants brought to the Parade project. Our sponsors and friends deserve great credit for their timely support and many efforts in making this celebration possible. Thank you!!!

Pictures and detailed descriptions of the Float and other projects in development will be posted here shortly. Check back soon!

For background info on the Green Magic! float, click here

Keep Louisville Weird info meeting at Ky Center May 9

Group behind "Keep Louisville Weird" to hold info session
Business First of Louisville - April 26, 2007

The Louisville Independent Business Alliance, the organization behind the "Keep Louisville Weird" marketing campaign, will hold an information session about its objectives at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, at the Kentucky Center.
The Louisville Independent Business Alliance promotes local, independent business ownership.

"While we don't discount the need for the Wal-Marts of the world, we're troubled by the current civic notion that excitement for our town should come from the courting, establishment and promotion of chain stores and restaurants that can be found in many other cities across America," the group says on its Web site.
For more information on the organization and the "Keep Louisville Weird" campaign, visit
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