Positive Legacy is the non-profit arm of Cloud 9 Adventures. The mission of our 501(c)(3) charity organization is to create meaningful opportunities for music fans and musicians to become active participants in reducing the environmental impact of the events we participate in, and to do something positive for the communities we visit.
As we travel the globe we strive to transcend cultural boundaries by learning about the needs, hopes and dreams of the communities we visit, and by taking action to connect with them and be of service to them. Positive Legacy works to develop service activities that music fans and musicians can participate in to bring a deeper sense of purpose to their entertainment and travel experiences. Take a look at our outreach project details below and find out how you can do your part to Leave a Positive Legacy. Information on outreach projects will be announced in the coming months.
Grand Turk & Caicos Day of Service and Celebration
Thank you Jam Cruise artists, volunteers, Bob Moog Foundation & CommUnity In Action for your contribution to the West Road Ball Park restoration project on Grand Turks & Caicos. Together we were able to level a field, plant vegetation and fix the park fence to help restore damages done to the public park by hurricane Ike. We were also able to donate over $6,000 to CommUnity In Action, who will oversee the installation of playground equipment in the park with these funds. While our volunteers were laboring in the park, Bob Moog Foundation operated Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, joined by special artist guests Bernie Worrell, Joel Cummins, Amlak Tafari and Rich Vogel. The SoundSchool engaged forty children of all ages and taught them about vibrations, waveforms, synthesizers, and more. In the afternoon, all groups united for a celebration with local cuisine and an extraordinary community jam. Hot Buttered Rum, ALO, Steel Pulse, Tony Hall, George Porter Jr., Jeff Coffin, members of MarchFourth Marching Band (five on stilts!), Garrett Sayers and Joey Porter of The Motet all came out to West Road Ball Park to collaborate with the local musicians. Half of the donation supplies collected on Jam Cruise were donated to the local school at the day of service. Huge thanks to everyone involved in helping us leave a positive impact on Grand Turks & Caicos through this one-of-a kind cultural experience!
Donation Drive for Eliza Simons School in Grand Turk and PACE Center in Fort Lauderdale
Thank you to the cruisers who donated school supplies and other items requested by Eliza Simons School of Grand Turk & Caicos and the PACE Center in Fort Lauderdale. Your generosity will benefit the students for months to come!
Thank you to the artists, photographers & guests who donated items, as well as everyone who placed bids and took home something special. Your generosity will support Positive Legacy’s upcoming programs and beneficiaries through the $27,000 collected this year on Jam Cruise! A special thanks to Lebo, who graciously donated his painting from the Moe set to the Positive Legacy live auction, and to Scott Law and Brock Butler for providing their talents during the silent auction.
Positive Legacy Celebration with Everyone Orchestra
Matt Butler put on another all-star jam in honor of the Positive Legacy and greening achievements. For those of you that were fortunate enough to connect with the on stage artists through crowd interaction; we say “Yes to Positive Legacy and Punk Rock!” This improvisational journey, led by the fearless Conductor, Matt Butler, gave way to the amazing collaboration of artists. Positive Legacy and the Greening programs would like to give a special thanks to the following musicians for their participation:
Anders Beck (Greensky Bluegrass), Paul Hoffman (Greensky Bluegrass), Jeff Coffin (DMB), Daniel Lamb (MarchFourth Marching Band), Al Schnier (moe.), Adam "Shmeeans" Smirnoff (Lettuce), Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green), Andy Hess (SKB), Jans Ingber (The Motet), Jen Hartswick (TAB), Natalie Ceessman, Paul Creighton (The Motet), Zach Gill (ALO, Jack Johnson), Eric Bolivar (Anders Osborne), Jeremy Salkin (Big Gigantic), Jim Loughlin (moe.), Kyle Hollingsworth (SCI), Mike Dillon
Hundreds of Jam Cruise passengers offset their airline emissions from their week of festival travel and in doing so have directly supported the 10,000 tree nursery that was started by Jam Cruisers in Haiti during Jam Cruise 10. Thank you to each of you who took the extra step towards reducing your impact through carbon offsets, and to Positive Legacy for their yearly $9,000 donation to offset the cruise ship’s CO2 emissions! If you still need to offset your air travel to Jam Cruise 11 please visit Trees, Water & People’s website today!
Our goal for Jam Cruise Greening is simple. Become the cruise industry model of a full charter and its cruise company partner to lower the environmental impact of our journey. Though this 10 year experiment our attention looks outward towards improving waste management operations, retaining hauling companies in South Florida and aligning with commercial compost facilitates. In addition, we look inward to become more Conscious Cruisers. For another year, Jam Cruise 11 moved our programs forward in both areas. Jam Cruise is becoming a leading model for greening the cruise industry.
Thanks to all Jam Cruise Conscious Cruisers for putting waste in its place, and to those that volunteered to help educate others about the waste management practices. We're received confirmation that our recycling and compost has been delivered to the Broward County Waste Management Recycling Facility and the Lake Okeechobee Compost Facility, the final destination for our corn cups. Stay tuned for the final weights. The Magic Hat Wind Stage took its share of ocean gusts but held strong. Special thanks to artists Tim and Nicki Bluhm and Scott Law for joining along side our expert team members during our Jam For Change panel. Thank you Badger Sunscreen for donating so much environmentally sensitive sunscreen and Magic Hat for helping us demonstrate that wind energy has a place on a cruise ship.
So what's next for Jam Cruise Greening? Spreading our wings. Our JC 12 goal is to begin to publicize our model and make a positive impact outside of Jam Cruise. There's so much good energy that we'd like to share. So stay tuned for exciting announcements. We love you Jam Cruisers, thanks for all the support. If you have any questions, comments, or ideas for collaboration please email firstname.lastname@example.org.