The MY HERO Project is hosting a World Oceans Day Celebration at the 10th Annual Laguna Hero Fest on June 8, 2017, at [seven-degrees] 891 Laguna Canyon Road Laguna Beach. The Fest honors individuals and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the Laguna Beach community. This year’s family-friendly event will showcase art, music and inspiring short films featuring ocean heroes.
A youth afternoon program, from 3:30 - 5:00 pm will introduce children to inspiring short films, art and other ocean conservation-related activities. Ocean Warrior students from Top of the World Elementary School will also perform a skit as part of the afternoon program.
The family friendly evening program from 7:00 - 10:00 pm, will include music, art, short films and an award ceremony honoring artists, activists, and environmental heroes.
Laguna residents Greg and Barbara MacGillivray will be honored for their ongoing commitment to ocean conservation. Greg's Oscar-nominated documentaries The Living Sea (1995) and Dolphins (2000) have inspired millions of ocean activists. The MacGillivrays founded One World One Ocean to educate and inspire activism to protect the world’s oceans. They sponsor MY HERO’s annual Sylvia Earle Ocean Conservation Award, named for research scientist and explorer Dr. Sylvia Earle. The award comes with a 500-dollar prize and goes to a filmmaker whose work highlights heroes working to protect the ocean, the 2017 winner will be announced at the event!
Laguna Beach Mayor Toni Iseman will receive the Community Hero Award for her work creating the Laguna Beach Weekend Trolley, which reduces traffic and helps keep the beach community clean. The free shuttle runs weekend days and evenings during the summer. Thousands of visitors can enjoy the city without bringing their cars.
The Laguna Beach Lifeguards will be honored at the event for keeping local beaches safe for swimmers, surfers and others who enjoy our ocean.
The Laguna Bluebelt Coalition will be honored for its efforts to protect and restore Laguna’s marine life environments.
The Pacific Marine Mammal Center will share their new 360 Virtual Reality experience.
Massen Greene Foundation will be recognized for their impact in the community and commitment to environmental preservation and education.
The Laguna Hero Fest is free and open to the public with a suggested donation. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at [seven-degrees].
Sponsors include: [seven-degrees], Stu News, Kx93 FM, the lodging establishments and the City of Laguna Beach.