JHESP Presents Activist and Eco-Celebrity Simon Jackson
Friday, May 10 from 7-8:30pm
National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson
Suggested donation = $5
In honor of the 10th anniversary Eco-Fair, JHESP in partnership with The Murie Center and Teton County Integrated Solid Waste & Recycling’s RRR Campaign will host a special presentation featuring Time Magazine’s “Hero for the Planet” Simon Jackson the evening before the fair. Program participants are automatically entered to win the The Murie Center Discovery Package, which, valued at $1,350, includes books, DVDs and free tuition to an October 2-5 photography workshop with Henry Holdsworth.
Simon Jackson is the founder and chairman of the six-million member Spirit Bear Youth Coalition and Executive Producer of the forthcoming Hollywood animated movie, The Spirit Bear. Through almost two decades of working to save British Columbia’s endangered White Kermode or “Spirit Bear,” Simon has become a model of the power of one. In the telling of his unique story – the focus of a recent made-for-TV movie – Simon illustrates how he overcame roadblocks, skeptics and even bullying in school to help make the spirit bear one of the world’s foremost environmental issues. The lessons he learned and the insight he gained is not just the recipe to save the spirit bear, but a blueprint for anyone – especially youth – to take a stand for a better world. Simon’s message is inspirational, motivational and educational: not only will you catch the spirit to save the White Kermode, but you’ll become a believer in the power of one.
Click here to listen to Simon present at TedX Youth in Toronto (April 2012).
Join us for the 10th Anniversary Eco-Fair!
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2013
Location: Snow King Ball Field (base of Snow King mountain) in downtown Jackson
Admission: free with $5 suggested donation
Hosted by Jackson Hole Energy Sustainability Project, this 10-year tradition in the Tetons draws roughly 2,500 participants annually. Eco-Fair celebrates environmental stewardship and features sustainability-oriented booths, live music, local food, demonstrations, kids’ activities, raffle prizes and more.
In the spirit of Eco-Fair, please:
- take alternative transportation to the event (bike, walk, carpool, START Bus...)
- BYO water bottle
- BYO mug for a free beer (if you’re 21+)!
Please visit our Events page for details on Eco-Fair 2013 activities, food & beverage, live music, raffle prizes and more!