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Celebrating the Great Outdoors encore

The National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) held its annual East Coast fundraising event in Greenwich, Connecticut on September 25, 2010. Celebrating the Great Outdoors is the third NFWF fundraiser Elixir has worked on, having devel­oped mate­rials for both the 2009 and 2010 suc­cessful West Coast fundraising events in San Francisco.

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Overview indeed

Since 1853, the California Academy of Sciences has been ded­i­cated to exploring, explaining, and pro­tecting the nat­ural world. Prompted by damage sus­tained in the Loma Prieta earth­quake of 1989, the Academy selected Pritzker Prize-winning archi­tect Renzo Piano to redesign the facility. Construction began in 2005 on the largest cul­tural ren­o­va­tion project in San Francisco’s his­tory, uniting the plan­e­tarium, aquarium, and nat­ural his­tory museum under one “living roof.” To herald the reopening on September 27, 2008 in Golden Gate Park, the Academy planned an opening gala – The Big Bang – to ben­efit edu­ca­tion pro­grams, and two din­ners to honor the leaders and phil­an­thropists whose vision and gen­erosity had made the new building a reality. Elixir’s designs for the three events rein­forced the new Academy brand and invited recip­i­ents to come closer, asking “How did we get here? How can we stay?”

Invitations were printed with soy inks on 100% recy­clable mate­rials, including Nori sea­weed, 100% recy­cled chip­board, reused pages from Scientific American mag­a­zines, and alu­minum foil. Aerial image by Travis Pynn. Photographs of the invi­ta­tions to come. For more infor­ma­tion about the opening of the new Academy, go to http://calacademy.org/visit/.