Introducing the first “Sustainability Week NYC”, which will run from Monday May the 12th through May the 17th of 2014.
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New York, NY April 22nd 2014. Environmental Economist Pamela Peeters announced during a lecture at Flanders House on Earth Day that she will be producing the very first “Sustainability Week” NYC from May the 12th through May the 17th. The theme of the first year is “LEGACY”!
Pamela’s brainchild comes to life in the closing year of the UNESCO Decade for Sustainable Education during which she served on the marketing team of the US Partnerships since its inception. The purpose of this new project is to invite, inspire and motivate the New York community to take a part in the development of a sustainable planet and it will be her legacy for the next decade to come.
The weeklong activities will function as a catalyst towards the establishment of a dialogue beyond the traditional climate change debate and is aimed at generating a conscious consumerism and a more nurturing economic relationship with our planet. Most of the events are FREE to the public and the registered attendees will also receive a complimentary “every week can be earth week” workshop and an annual membership to the Sustainable Styles media magazine. The goal is to train a new generation of Sustainable Planet Ambassadors and a team of mentors are available to guide them. Among the sustainability mentors are: Rick Bell from the American Institute of Architects, Sass Brown from FIT, Nicolas Eisenberger from Pure Energy Partners, Nick Kumbatovic from Cameron Engineering, Amy Larkin; author of Environmental Debt and Tim Hayduk from the CFA Foundation, to name a few.
Among the programmed activities are conferences with specialist keynotes, Q&A sessions, the Sustainable Steward Gala, an edition of the Sustainable Planet film festival - already in its 11th edition and produced in so far four countries, an Eco Hero art exhibit, an ethical fashion show, a Sustainable Planet tv cover and many receptions and networking opportunities. Events are planned at Tesla Motors, Ricoh Americas Corp, the American Institute of Architects, The Belgian American Chamber of Commerce, and one more surprise location. Among the founding partners are: Eileen Fisher, Cameron Engineering, Exki, the Center for Architecture Foundation, Duvel & Ommegang and NY Auto Steamers. Additional talent is provided by the Arts Institute.
Documentary film maker Susan Rockefeller will receive the Sustainable Steward Award during the Sustainable Steward Gala, which will take place at Tesla Motors on May the 15th. The Sustainable Stewards are considered visionary agents of change who promote and drive sustainable development in different areas of society either through a product, a project or a service. Susan is a longstanding creative conservationist who uses the power of documentary filmmaking, photography, jewelry design and storytelling to inspire awareness and action for the causes she champions. She is a board member and chairs the Ocean Council for Oceana, is on the board of We Are Family Foundation, is a member of the global Leadership Council for Natural Resources Defense Council and serves on the program committee for the Stone Barns Center for Sustainable Agriculture. Past laureates of the Sustainable Steward Award were Dr Jamie Lerner - urban planner and former Mayor of Curitiba for the sustainable transformation of his city more than 20 years ago; HRH Princess Basma bint Ali from Jordan for spearheading a Botanical Garden in her nation, Gaelin Rosenwaks - Ocean explorer who researches the effects of climate change on marine life and Explorer’s Club fellow, just to name a few.
More information on www.sustainable-planet.net