STORY: Li Gad and Miles Lewis met at the first L.A. Care Fair at the Tarzana Community and Cultural Center, in 2017. Miles had a zero waste education booth and li ran over to start what turned into a wonderful and productive friendship. Committed to both environmental action and human rights, Li and Miles started showing up to rallies, government meetings, and community events as a duo from the San Fernando Valley. After a year of shared efforts, they decided that they should combine their skills and connections to create an event that represents exactly what they want to share with the larger Los Angeles community.
Miles and Li at a hearing for S.T.A.N.D. L.A. - to push for a city-wide decision to end neighborhood fossil fuel extraction.
The Paper Earth Festival enshrines two Principles:
It’s good to create beautiful things / It’s good to conserve beautiful things.
In this spirit, the event is a paper art Fair - with multiple workshops that teach craft and technique around this renewable material, so foundational to the world of arts and ideas.
The event will strive to be as low waste as possible, eliminating landfill waste while featuring composting and durable reusable items. food served will be amazing, local, and plant-based. Organizations and companies that help us all participate in more ecological living and advocacy will ring the artistic activities.
We hope for guests to come away with a feeling for how exciting and possible living in a more compassionate, creative, healthful, regenerative, and sustainable world can be.
We act with the commitment that it will take great creativity and a deep feeling for positive change to secure and brighten our shared future.