"The California Academy of Sciences opened its dramatic new facility in Fall 2008. The largest cultural renovation project in San Francisco's history, the new Academy is the largest public LEED Platinum-rated building in the world. Opening festivities included The Big Bang, a gala benefiting education programs, and two dinners to honor the leaders and philanthropists whose vision and generosity 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 percent recyclable materials, including Nori seaweed, 100 percent recycled chipboard, reused pages from Scientific American magazines and aluminum foil."