The Forecastle Festival celebrated another successful three-day weekend of music, art and activism on Waterfront Park in Louisville, KY. Here at The Forecastle Foundation, which rounds out the ‘activism’ arm of the Festival, we once again established a strong presence on festival grounds to communicate our environmental mission, encourage meaningful dialogue about sustainability, and discuss environmentally conscious ways festival-goers can help support our mission of “protecting and connecting the world’s natural awesome.” In addition to Foundation board members and volunteers, also present throughout the weekend were our naturally awesome conservation partners from Kentucky Natural Lands Trust, The Nature Conservancy of Kentucky, and Future Fund, to talk about local projects that we help fund and bring awareness to. Our friends from Tito’s Handmade Vodka also set up shop in the activation area to serve specialty cocktails featuring Guayaki Yerba Mate tea, with proceeds from each drink going toward critical conservation efforts made by Future Fund to preserve Floyds Fork. Speaking of beverages, we partnered with Sierra Nevada Brewing Company again and sold out of the custom crafted Chantey IPA, with proceeds from sales also benefitting The Forecastle Foundation. To top it all off, our infamous giant art wall created by incredibly talented local artists highlighted some of the ways festival goers can “sip ‘n support” the Foundation, and we sold all eight panels to lucky patrons. And of course, a festival activation wouldn’t be complete without a little bit of merch. This year we offered custom t-shirts, as well as ‘buff’ style bandanas, sold from an ice cold cooler to beat the July afternoon heat! (If you’re interested in a t-shirt or buff, email and we’ll be happy to make arrangements.)