Behind the Scenes

Sustainability Matters: Week One Stats on Waste Diversion

Have you noticed the resource recovery stations at the Folklife Festival, with bins for compost, recycling, and landfill waste? Have you noticed that the landfill bins are always nearly empty? At the Festival we are committed to sustainability, working with food vendors and visitors in minimizing our environmental footprint. So far, … Continue reading Sustainability Matters: Week One Stats on Waste Diversion

Behind the Scenes at the Festival Hotel

Even though the Folklife Festival is already halfway complete, people have only recently stopped arriving! In the past week, I’ve made six trips to airports and train stations, ferrying participants and presenters to the hotel. I experienced the excitement of picking up large groups of Chinese and Kenyan participants from Dulles International … Continue reading Behind the Scenes at the Festival Hotel