Positive Legacy is a non-profit arm of Cloud 9 Adventures. Positive Legacy is a 501(c)(3) charity organization committed to integrating live music and service by taking actions that positively impact people and the environment in the communities that we visit. The goal is to develop service activities that people can participate in to bring a deeper sense of purpose to their travel experiences and the music surrounding it. Check out last year's efforts below!
Read below for the official program recap from Closer to the Sun 2016!
We had a meaningful Day of Service at the Flora y Fauna Community Garden site!
We began the day by hauling in timber to be used to form the new beds, building the beds, filling them with soil and then planting habenero peppers, cucumbers, cantaloupe and zucchini. We worked with some of the families that will be participating in the garden program to put food on their tables.
When that work was done, we then enjoyed playing games and gifted the Closer to the Sun donation drive supplies to the children and enjoying a lunch prepared with ingredients from the Puerto Morelos Botanical Gardens, where Closer to the Sun guests had previously worked to rehabilitate the medicinal garden facilities. We closed out the day dancing to music from the local band the “Tree Funkers.” We would like to thank our partners for hosting us, the Closer to the Sun fans for joining us and the community members for participating in a memorable day!
We are pleased to announce that Positive Legacy was able to raise $24,860.00 in this year’s charity auction, making it the best auction in Closer to the Sun history! Auction proceeds will support Positive Legacy’s environmental & humanitarian projects such as the Dreams for Mayan Children school improvement grant and the ongoing Puerto Morelos food security projects. Thank you to all of the Closer to the Sun fans who bid in the auction. A special thank you to the musicians and their management, the fan/artists for supporting the auction with their custom donations, G Love for playing the auction and to Josh Timmermans and Dave Vann for their amazing photography.
Donation Drive - Thank You For Donating!
Thank you to everyone that donated to the Positive Legacy donation drive this year! Some of the donations collected during Strings & Sol were disbursed to the children during our Day of Service and the remainder will be sent into rural communities in the interior of the Yucatan to children who aren’t able to attend school. Your donations will make their holidays a little brighter. We thank you for that!
Positive Legacy and Trees, Water & People made it easy to travel responsibly, by offsetting the emissions from your travel to Mexico for Closer to the Sun. We appreciate those that donated $15 to the carbon offset program, which supports a community tree nursery that is producing 10,000 trees a year for rural communities on the north coast of Haiti, providing the sequestration of thousands of tons of carbon dioxide emissions. If you were unable to offset you footprint at the event, please take this opportunity to feel empowered post event and leave your own positive legacy from Closer to the Sun by making your donation HERE!
Name that Tune BINGO w/ Jared & Matt (Dirty Heads)
A special thank you must go out to this year’s hosts with the mosts for creating a very entertaining BINGO afternoon benefitting Positive Legacy. Thank you to all of you who joined in the fun and supported the cause.
Our main objective with “Fauna Flora y Litoral, A.C.” is training on how to sustainably produce food in small areas like backyards and rooftops in urban areas. The program will be aimed at children and adults in impoverished areas.
Small sustainable farms are the answer to the needs of food production in rural and urban populations to help those most in need, such as seniors, children, housewives. This program also empowers the community to earn an income, as their surpluses are likely to be marketed.