Conscious Alliance uses art as the incentive to inspire people to donate food and funds to their cause. Participants in ‘Art That Feeds’ Food Drives receive an event-specific poster for making a suggested donation of non-perishable food items, or a recommended monetary donation. All food donations we collect are locally distributed to Feeding America Food Bank affiliates in the region where the Food Drive takes place. The money we raise is used to purchase and deliver food in large (bulk) quantities to Native American Reservations across the United States.
Since its inception in 2002, Conscious Alliance has hosted hundreds of ‘Art That Feeds’ Food Drives at music festivals including Bonnaroo, Power to the Peaceful, and Wakarusa, and at concerts by artists such as The String Cheese Incident, STS9, Jack Johnson, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Phish, Dave Matthews, and many others. Through these collaborations, and partnerships with companies like Whole Foods Market and Justin’s Nut Butter, Conscious Alliance has been able to collect and distribute enough food to provide over 1.7 million meals to people in need nationwide.
Warren Wilson is the country’s only liberal arts college with a national student body and integrated work and service programs. Through a blend of strong academics, work and service called the Triad, our students graduate not only with a rigorous liberal arts education, but also with skills such as problem-solving and team leadership that equip them for life. It’s an innovative approach to a well-rounded education that has stood the test of time.
The College has a compelling history. Founded in 1894 as the Asheville Farm School by Presbyterian missionaries to provide a basic education for boys from the Appalachian region, the school became a junior college in 1942 and a four-year liberal arts college in 1967. In 1981 the College added a graduate program, the acclaimed MFA Program for Writers, the nation’s first low-residency graduate program in creative writing.
NASHI is a non-profit organization integrating design, engineering, material research and sustainable community planning to create innovative place-based solutions that improve the quality of life for people and build the local capacity of Native American communities. Our work is rooted in the land and reflects our commitment to achieving the highest standards of quality in the design and construction of the built environment, while also advancing the right of every person to live in a socially, economically, and environmentally healthy community. Located in the historic Ideal Market building near downtown Boulder Colorado, our collaborative team of designers, engineers, and research associates provide a variety of consulting services in environmental design and sustainable community development.