Happy Earth Day! The annual event is celebrated around the world on April 22 to show unified support for environmental protection. Earth Day 2020 marks the 70th year of global demonstrations to enforce change in governmental and civic policies.
Businesses large and small can take part in environmental protection and conservation: In Kansas City, curbside and business recycling helps divert roughly 45% of waste has from landfills.
At the Vox Theatre Event Space, we take advantage of local programming business partnerships to curb our waste from both general operations and events. We go further and.purposefully build sustainable practices into our operations, as well as offer these opportunities to our guests.
1. We Recycle - our team participates in the city's single-stream recycling program, as well as glass recycling pickup from Glass Bandit. This service is extended to our event guests, and we monitor trash & recycling throughout the event duration.
2. We Clean, Cleanly - our venue cleaning supplies are all Green Seal certified products; these products reduce both environmental risks and health risks to our guests.
3. We Garden - we're in the midst of creating our own compost system, and use gardening practices in our private outdoor patio to help conserve water and keep the soil healthy.
4. We Partner - when we are limited in expertise or lack resources, we partner with local companies to bring eco-friendly practices into the event space. For example, we now offer food scrap disposal and pickup courtesy of Compost Collective KC.
We look forward to increasing our environmentally-conscious practices for our wedding, corporate, and private event partners. If environmental steward ship is important in your life, then make sure you vote with your dollar. Host your next event at the Vox Theatre Event Space, and we'll make sure nothing goes to waste.
Before it was the Vox Theatre Event Space, it was a 1940s talkie theater; and before the theatre amused audiences with full sound, it was a silent film theatre entertaining the growing population of the Rosedale neighborhood in Kansas City, Kansas.
In December 1922, Mr. T.L. Ricksecker spearheaded the construction of the brick building for $30,000 - about $461,000 in today's money.
Fast forward to August 1940, when the theatre debuted as a "talkie", and renamed the Vox Theatre. The owners touted a "newly remodeled" space, "new sound", "new upholstered seats"-- and Spencer Tracy flicks.
In the early 1960s, small intimate theaters gave way to large drive-in theaters and the space was sold to Westport Heating and Cooling; the company used the space to manufacture sheet metal ductwork. The floor was filled in making one large, leveled room. .
Eventually, the space transitioned into an antique car garage, and fitted with a garage door in the front of the space.
The space is used for a variety of events, including live music shows, comedy stand up sets, large fundraisers, weddings, graduation parties, and small weekly company meetings. Nearing its 100th year in existence, the Vox Theatre Event Space will remain a staple of the Rosedale neighborhood for years to come.