The Wish Machine challenged the Forest Family to venture out into the world and spread positive action and good deeds. In return, they submitted wishes into the Wish Machine asking The Forest to support them and grant their wildest dreams at Electric Forest 2019.
Now it’s time for The Forest to reward a few of the most incredible, world-changing, and awe-inspiring acts of kindness. Below are the Official 2019 Wish Machine Granted Wishes.
If I... organize a group of local Oceana County neighbors to volunteer our time assisting Shelby Village in their effort to improve a downtown alleyway which connects the downtown to the Hart-Montague Bike Trail to Shelby Village
then Electric Forest will... arrange for the volunteer group to attend Sunday of EF. So many of us locals have never had the opportunity to experience the Forest and we’ve heard so much about it!
If I... inspire the spirit of The Forest and the Forest Family outside of Electric Forest–promoting acceptance, experience, and community by cycling from Thailand to Spain for a Happy Kids Center: Nepal
then Electric Forest will... support my mission: Unlearning By Bike, to join me in showcasing ways to grow, accept, adventure, be present, support, and value our communities.
If I... get my entire office of 150 people to take a PTO day to volunteer at a local non profit that is desperate for volunteers or help clean up a national park
then Electric Forest will... let me play a DJ set!
If I... pick up and properly recycle 10,000 cigarette butts in my city, Grand Rapids MI between December 1st 2018 and June 1st 2019
then Electric Forest will... gift two ga wristbands to my son and I. In 2018 he paid for my ticket because he wanted to share the experience with his mom. I would do anything to return that gift to him.
If I... pick up cigarettes in my hometown (Grand Rapids, MI) every Saturday until Electric Forest (and I mean thousands with the help of friends)
then Electric Forest will... provide some of the disposable cigarette packages to smokers for the festival this year. They passed some out at Rothbury 09 and I saw so many people using them!
If I... begin a support group in my community for adults living with serious mental illnesses in 2019
then Electric Forest will... dedicate and *decorate* a tree in the forest to mental health awareness as a symbol rejecting the stigmas associated with mental illnesses. The tree will promote actively seeking support in times of emotional hardship.
If I... create an art program that communicates the importance of protecting endangered species through guided painting classes
then Electric Forest will... host my community art classes as part of the Plug-In Program to foster our connection to the plant and animal species that live in EF's natural ecosystem, & provide my art project assistants with a total of 3 GA wristbands