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NRDC Local Sea to Table Dinner Hosted by Chris and Patty Arndt (Montauk, NY) SpecialEventSaturday, July 20, 2013
SAVE THE DATE
Please Join NRDC’s Ocean Team for a Local Sea to Table Dinner
By Chef Sam Talbot
Hosted by E2 and NRDC members Patty Jen Arndt and Chris Arndt at their Home
July 20, 2013
Invitation to follow
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
NRDC Game Changer Awards Benefit (New York City) BenefitThursday, March 14, 2013 (6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern)
NRDC will celebrate the important environmental work of the sports industry at the Game Changer Awards Gala at the Mandarin Oriental in NYC. This unique event will honor environmental leaders in the sports industry who are transforming the way our games are played. Honorees are:
Steve Tisch and John Mara, Co-Owners of the NY Giants, and Woody Johnson, of the NY Jets, for the green development of MetLife Stadium and their collaboration with the US EPA.
Bob Nutting, Chairman of the Board of the Pittsburgh Pirates, for implementing environmentally responsible practices and fan engagement through the Pirates "Let's Go Bucs. Let's Go Green" Program and at the Seven Springs Ski Resort, which he owns.
Peter McLoughlin, CEO of Vulcan Sports and Entertainment, owner of the Seattle Seahawks, the Seattle Sounders and the Portland Trail Blazers, co-founder of the Green Sports Alliance, and owner of the Rose Garden Arena, the first LEED Gold-certified professional sports arena in the United States.
Scott Jenkins, Vice President of Ballpark Operations for the Seattle Mariners, and Chair of the Green Sports Alliance, for his leadership role as a founder of the green sports movement, influencing teams and venues in all professional leagues, and making Safeco Field the most energy-efficient of all MLB stadiums.
This year’s honorees have leveraged the unparalleled cultural and market influence of their leagues, teams, and the professional sports industry more broadly into a powerful force to promote environmental stewardship, while educating millions of fans about urgent environmental issues. For info, contact mtoney@nrdc.
Conversation with Former New York Governor George E. Pataki: Can We Restore Bipartisanship to Environmental Issues? (New York, NY) Focus MeetingTuesday, March 12, 2013 (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern)
"Environment" used to be an issue that Republicans and Democrats agreed on. Today, more than ever, we need bipartisan support to promote clean energy and curb carbon emissions. What will it take for our representatives in Congress to come together on environmental issues?
Former New York Governor George Pataki, widely respected for his bipartisan work on the environment, will join us for a discussion on how we can bring both sides of the aisle together around environmental and energy issues.
During his three-terms as New York's chief executive, Governor Pataki advanced cutting-edge policies in the renewable energy and environmental fields. His initiatives included the protection of over one million acres of open space, the adoption of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the implementation of the nation's first green building tax credit, landmark brownfield legislation and programs to enhance the production and use of alternative energy.
Achieving Clean Waterways Through Design: A Case Study of Innovation and Infrastructure (New York) Focus MeetingMonday, January 7, 2013 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern)
*Due to Hurricane Sandy, this event will be rescheduled for January 7, 2013. Invitations will go out in December.
For New York and several other large cities, excess stormwater turns out to indirectly be one of the biggest sources of water pollution. Cities are now embracing new, innovative approaches to stormwater management such as porous pavement, street plantings and green roofs that absorb rain water where it falls. The city has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to create green infrastructure master plans within watershed areas most affected by stormwater runoff: Gowanus Canal, Flushing Bay, and Newtown Creek.
Join E2 to learn more about an innovative project, recently featured in TED's City 2.0 Initiative series, that proposes a series of in-street channels and pollutant-removing gardens to cost-effectively diverts all storm water from the sewer system, thereby eliminating sewer overflows while providing several ancillary benefits. You will also hear from NYCDEP on their initiatives to reduce water pollution from stormwater runoff.
Many thanks to Bloomberg LP for generously hosting this event. Contact Ying Li at email@example.com with any questions.
Powering New York Without Indian Point. Can We Do It? (New York City) EcoSalonTuesday, November 27, 2012 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern)
Indian Point is a nuclear power plant just 35 miles north of midtown Manhattan. Hearings are now underway on whether to extend the aging reactors’ operating licenses, set to expire in 2013 and 2015.
The debate is lively: Proponents for a permanent shut down of the plant cite its vulnerability to terrorism, earthquakes and other natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy. Meanwhile, others raise concern about the adequacy of alternative sources of power.
To begin to answer those questions, we’ve invited Robert Hallman, Deputy Secretary of Energy & the Environment for Governor Andrew Cuomo to provide an overview of New York State’s energy resources and initiatives. Kit Kennedy, Clean Energy Counsel from NRDC, and Tim Woolf from Synapse Energy Economics, will discuss the status of Indian Point and present the case that New York can cost-effectively replace it with a diverse energy portfolio that is safe and sustainable.
What are the energy alternatives to Indian Point? Does it make sense to close a facility with zero GHG emissions? What policies are in place or will be needed to promote the investment required to replace nuclear power?
Recycling Entrepreneur Tapped to Lead NYC Recycling Efforts (New York) Focus MeetingThursday, September 27, 2012 (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern)
Please join E2 for a focus meeting with Ron Gonen, cofounder of Recyclebank and the newly appointed sustainability director for the NY Department of Sanitation. As the DSNY's first-ever deputy commissioner for sustainability, Ron will be responsible for developing and implementing the department's sustainability initiatives, with a particular focus on waste reduction, reuse, composting and recycling. Invitations will go out in early September. Please contact Ying Li at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Moving A City: An Innovative Plan for NYC Transit (New York City) Focus MeetingTuesday, June 12, 2012 (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern)
Traffic congestion and transportation inefficiencies in New York City pose considerable costs on our health, our local economy and the environment. While numerous improvements have been made in recent years, huge opportunities still exist to improve our mobility and our quality of life. Sam Schwartz, a former NYC Traffic Commissioner with four decades of experience in city transportation, has recently unveiled a new, comprehensive plan. Join Mr. Schwartz to discuss his ideas on how to improve NYC's roads, bridges and mass transit. Invitations have been sent. Please contact Ying Li at email@example.com with any questions.
New York Movie Premiere to Benefit the NRDC (New York City) BenefitWednesday, May 23, 2012 (7:30 PM Eastern)
E2 members and their family are cordially invited to a New York premiere screening of Men In Black 3 to benefit the Natural Resources Defense Council. The premiere will be held on Wednesday, May 23rd at 7:30pm, with an after party immediately following at The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. In MIB 3, Will Smith (as Agents J) and Tommy Lee Jones (as Agent K), are back... in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K's life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right.
Invitations have been sent. RSVPs will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Please contact Shari Greenblatt at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
E2 and CMI Holiday Cocktail Party at the Home of CMI Director Peter Malik (New York) EcoSalonTuesday, December 13, 2011 (6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern)
E2 members and friends of CMI are invited for an evening of holiday cheer at the home of CMI Director Peter Malik in New York City. Invitations have been sent. Please contact Ying Li (email@example.com) with any questions.
NRDC Presents: National Geographic LIVE! "Underwater Worlds" with Photographer David Doubilet (New York City) SpecialEventTuesday, December 6, 2011 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern)
NRDC invites you to join David Doubilet, internationally acclaimed National Geographic photographer, for an evening at Town Hall in New York City on December 6, 2011 at 6:30pm. Mr. Doubilet will present his stunning photos on the big screen and tell his incredible first-person stories of encounters with underwater wildlife. He will be introduced by NRDC President Frances Beinecke.
Tickets are $20 each (no service fee or additional charges). Please note that tickets purchased online after Nov. 29 will be held for pick up at Will Call at the Town Hall Box Office on the day of the event.
Purchase tickets HERE or contact Caroline Pronovost (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information or questions.
Technology to Dollars: Converting Building Efficiency to Competitive Advantage (NYC) EcoSalonWednesday, October 12, 2011 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern)
Join E2 at 330 Madison with Suki Paciorek of Vornado Realty Trust, Peter Malik of NRDC’s Center for Market Innovation and Susan Leeds of NYC Energy Efficiency Corp to learn about three initiatives to spur investment in building efficiency and, in the process, provide positive economic returns.
Building efficiency represents an untapped source of value in the New York commercial real estate market. As one of the country’s largest owners and managers of commercial real estate, Vornado sees that value, and is undertaking energy efficiency upgrades and implementing a transparent energy information management system throughout its portfolio to gain a competitive leasing advantage. NRDC’s Center for Market Innovation has teamed up with Vornado and other industry leaders to measure and showcase the economic results that can be realized by building owners and occupants through the integration of high performance tenant spaces with efficient building central systems and advanced energy management practices. 330 Madison is a leading example of this approach.
To accelerate the scale-up of energy efficiency retrofits, New York City recently established NYCEEC as an independent non-profit, mission-driven but market focused financial intermediary. NYCEEC is tasked with providing innovative financing mechanisms and developing strategies to generate demand for retrofitting. Its mandate is to achieve financial self-sufficiency, by expanding its balance sheet of income generating financing investments. Invitations have been sent.
If you have any questions, contact Ying Li at email@example.com
NRDC and E2 Focus Meeting: Revolutionizing the Global Textile Industry through Corporate Engagement (New York) Focus MeetingTuesday, May 24, 2011 (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern)
Linda Greer directs NRDC’s Clean by Design program, an initiative to address pollution and energy use from the textile industry in China. Launched as a pilot in 2009, the program works with multi-national apparel retailers and brands (Wal-mart, Gap, Levi, Nike, H&M, and Li and Fung) to promote carefully researched process efficiency improvements that reduce the use of water, energy, and chemicals at Chinese textile mills while at the same time saving money. Through this work, NRDC is investigating the viability of using the private sector to leverage environmental improvements around the world, taking advantage of its high level of functionality and influence on the global stage. Please join Linda for an informal briefing to learn more about this innovative and exciting initiative, the progress we’ve made so far, including some terrific success stories, the next phase of the project and how you can help with this effort. The briefing will be followed by Q&A.
Invitations have been sent. Please contact Ying Li with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
PLANYC 2.0: A Blueprint for a Greener, More Sustainable New York City (New York City) EcoSalonThursday, May 5, 2011 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern)
Last year, David Bragdon took over as NYC's new Director of the Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning & Sustainability, the office responsible for the creation and implementation of PlaNYC, the City's long-term vision for a more sustainable, more populated New York City. On top of David's agenda is the update to PlaNYC. The first version of PlaNYC, released in 2007, included bold initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase open space, reduce traffic congestion, and improve air and water quality, among other objectives. This Earth Day, a new version of the City's sustainability plan is set to be released, and we're delighted to have David Bragdon to discuss the update in more detail. David will highlight what has been accomplished thus far, what the challenges have been and those going forward, and how the City plans to implement the goals of PlaNYC 2.0.
Email Invitations have been sent to E2 members (free) and guests ($20). Please contact Ying Li (email@example.com) with any questions.
Book Launch Event for The Green To Gold Business Playbook (New York, NY) SpecialEventWednesday, April 27, 2011
E2 members are invited to join for a book launch event on April 27 with the co-authors of The Green To Gold Business Playbook, Daniel C. Esty and P.J. Simmons. Hosted by Kim Samuel-Johnson, Chair of the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy's Advisory Board, the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, and E2, the event will take place just two days after the book's release.
Email invitations have been sent to E2 members. Please contact Tommy Hayes (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Hope for Our Imperiled Oceans (New York City) EcoSalonTuesday, March 15, 2011 (6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern)
Please join E2 for a cocktails event with renowned ecologist and marine conservationist Carl Safina and NRDC Oceans Initiative Director Sarah Chasis. Our speakers will discuss their work to bring awareness and solutions to save our imperiled ocean ecosystem. Through his writings, Carl Safina explores the scientific, moral and social implication of our relationship with nature. His new book, The View from Lazy Point, follows the arc of the seasons from his home waters of eastern Long Island to far horizons of the globe, where he sees a world brimming with vitality, but changing due to overexploitation, climate change and flawed economics. Sarah Chasis has been with NRDC for over 30 years. During this time, she has worked to protect sensitive ocean areas from offshore oil drilling, promote the clean-up of polluted waters at the nation’s beaches, strengthen coastal zone management and oil spill prevention programs, and improve domestic and international fisheries management. In recognition of her work, Sarah was selected as the first Coastal Steward of the Year by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Invitation will be sent by email in February. Contact Ying Li at email@example.com with any questions.
SAVE THE DATE: E2 Holiday Cocktail Party at the home of Chris and Patty Arndt (NYC) EcoSalonWednesday, December 1, 2010 (6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern)
Join E2 New York for an evening of socializing and networking to welcome the new E2 Director, Judith Albert. We will also be joined by experts from NRDC's NY Legislative Program and Urban Environment Program who will provide updates on the ongoing efforts in the state and city, what we can expect in the new legislative session, and our environmental priorities for 2011.
Judith Albert: E2 Executive Director
Rich Schrader: NRDC NY Legislative Director
Mark Izeman: Director of NRDC's Urban Environment Program in NY
Kate Sinding: Deputy Director of NRDC's Urban Environment Program in NY
Invitations will be sent in early November. Please contact Ying Li at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Summer Cocktail Reception Celebrating E2's 10th Anniversary (New York City) SpecialEventThursday, June 24, 2010 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern)
We hope you'll join the New York Metro Chapter as we celebrate E2's 10th anniversary with E2 co-founders Bob Epstein and Nicole Lederer, as well as other special guests. Come meet Bob and Nicole, connect and reconnect with fellow members and other like-minded professionals, and learn more about E2's plans for the coming years.
Invitation has been emailed. Please contact Ying Li at email@example.com with any questions.
Tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a Green Development Zone (New York) SpecialEventFriday, April 30, 2010 (12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern)
As part of NRDC's new Green Economy/Jobs initiative in the New York region, E2 members and other supporters are invited to a trip to tour the Brooklyn Navy Yards (BNY). The BNY is seeking to become a model green jobs industrial zone, and has already been advancing some exciting ideas/plans at this historic waterfront site. NRDC and BNY have had several meetings to date to discuss ways that we can partner together to help add thousands of new green jobs to the Navy Yard site (there are already dozens of green businesses located there).
This trip will be a good opportunity to see this amazing site, hear from Andrew Kimball (CEO of the Brooklyn Navy Yard) and Mark Izeman (Director of NRDC's Urban East Program), and visit some of the green businesses on site. Space is very limited and is reserved for E2 members only. Please contact Ying Li (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
NRDC New York Forces for Nature Benefit (New York City) BenefitThursday, April 15, 2010 (6:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
NRDC's 12th Annual Forces for Nature Event will take place on April 15, 2010. This year's honorees include Tony and Shelly Malkin and Sheryl Crow.
Sheryl Crow is a true force for nature. Sheryl represents the power of the entertainment industry to help build an army to combat environmental issues like global warming. She is a nine-time Grammy award winning singer-songwriter and is being honored for her involvement with, among other things, the Stop Global Warming Virtual March. Sheryl went on a multi-city tour across America to educate college students about global warming. She has also invested in a solar energy installation on her Tennessee farm, launched an eco-friendly clothing company called Bootheel Trading Co. that features clothes made from fair trade cotton and denim, and when touring, commands the use of biodiesel on all the accompanying tour busses.
Shelly and Tony Malkin share a deep commitment environmental stewardship both personally and professionally. They have demonstrated the role that business can and must play in transforming buildings into healthier more sustainable places to work by retrofitting the Empire State Building to make it the largest green office building in the world. They have also been long standing friends and supporters of NRDC, Shelly has been an active board member since 1997 and Tony currently serves on the advisory board of NRDC’s Center for Market Innovation.
Invitations will be mailed in early March. If you have any questions, please contact Shari Greenblatt at email@example.com
Building A Sustainable Future: Promoting and Implementing Energy Efficiency Building Solutions to Curb Climate Change (NY) EcoSalonMonday, April 5, 2010 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern)
The building sector is the single largest contributor to global climate change, responsible for over a third of all energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions annually. While new construction in NYC are increasingly incorporating energy efficient design to reduce its environmental footprint, existing buildings still account for 50-80% of urban carbon emissions. Can the right energy efficiency policies and financing incentives help existing buildings overcome barriers to reduce their energy use, cut operating cost and improve the environment? Please join E2 NY for a cocktail reception to discuss these issues with U.S. Congressman Steve Israel (NY-2nd District), a champion on energy efficiency policies; Anthony Malkin, President of Malkin Holdings and owner of the landmark Empire State Building, who is coordinating the building's environmental retrofit; and Peter Malik, new Director of NRDC's Center for Market Innovation, who is working with both public and private sectors to help promote energy efficiency as a key solution to curbing climate change.
Invitations have been sent. Please contact Ying Li at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
NRDC New York Urban Program Outlook and Advocacy (New York) Focus MeetingWednesday, November 11, 2009 (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern)
E2 New York area members and guests are welcome to come learn more about NRDC's New York Urban Program's priority issues for NYC and Albany and discuss how E2 can provide a business voice to help advance these initiatives. We will be joined by NRDC's Urban Program Director Mark Izeman, Deputy Director Kate Sinding, and NY Legislative Director Rich Schrader. Invitations will be emailed in October. Please contact Ying Li at email@example.com with any questions.
Spotlight on Policy & Innovation: How will Climate Policy Help Drive the Next Generation of Sustainable Transport? (New York City) EcoSalonMonday, September 21, 2009 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern)
Global warming is a threat, but also an opportunity to rethink traditional practices and set policy to unleash innovations that will enable cleaner, cheaper, and more sustainable products and services. On September 21, E2 members and guests will be invited to an event featuring Shai Agassi, Founder and CEO of Better Place, a leading electric vehicle services provider that is building the infrastructure and intelligent networks to deliver a range of services to drivers and enable broad adoption of electric vehicles. Joining Mr. Agassi will be Ralph Cavanagh, co-director of NRDC's Energy Program, who will speak on how climate legislation and other policies can unleash solutions that are critical for a clean energy future.
Invitations will be sent in August. Contact Ying Li at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
NRDC NY Movie Premiere Benefit (New York, NY) BenefitTuesday, September 15, 2009 (7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Eastern)
The New York City movie premiere of "The Informant" benefiting NRDC will be held on the evening of Tuesday, September 15. "The Informant" is a highly anticipated thriller with a dark twist starring Oscar-winner Matt Damon. The movie tells the story of Mark Whitacre, an Ivy League-educated Ph.D. and rising star at Decatur, Ill.-based Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) in the early 1990's, who wound up blowing the whistle on the company's price-fixing tactics. "The Informant" is directed by Academy Award-winner Steven Soderbergh (sex, lies, and videotape; Erin Brockovich; Traffic; Ocean's Eleven; and Che). The script by Scott Z. Burns is based on the book The Informant by Kurt Eichenwald, a former journalist for The New York Times.
After the screening, there will be a VIP party including many of the stars of the film. Invitations have been mailed. For more information please contact (212) 727-4435 or email@example.com.
My Art & My Activism: Robert Redford in Conversation with Bob Edwards (NYC) SpecialEventWednesday, June 17, 2009 (6:30 PM)
NRDC is delighted to present a special evening with actor, environmentalist, and NRDC trustee Robert Redford. Robert Redford will discuss his art and his environmental activism with renowned radio host Bob Edwards. This event will be held at the newly renovated Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on June 17 at 6:30 pm. This is presented by NRDC, free of charge, but tickets are required. E2 members will be able to reserve their tickets in advance and will have priority seating. An electronic invitation will be sent to E2 members shortly. A small number of tickets will be open to non-E2 members and the general public, and we will notify the E2 NY area mailing list once these tickets become available. For more information, please contact Ying Li at firstname.lastname@example.org
E2 NY Social Gathering and Albany briefing at the Home of Chris and Patty Arndt (New York, NY) Focus MeetingWednesday, May 13, 2009 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern)
Please join E2 NY members and their guest for an evening of socializing and networking at the home of E2 chapter leader, Chris Arndt and his wife Patty. We are delighted to be joined by NYC Councilmember Bill de Blasio, the key cosponor and lead advocate of NYC's electronic recycling law, which passed in 2008. NRDC's legislative director Rich Schrader and urban program senior attorney Kate Sinding will also briefly go over objectives for our upcoming Albany advocacy day and answer your questions. This is a great opportunity for E2 members to meet and socialize with one another over drinks and learn more about E2's NY advocacy efforts. Hope you'll join us.
Invitations have been emailed. Please contact Ying Li at email@example.com with any questions.
NRDC Screening and Discussion of "A Sea Change: Imagine A World Without Fish" SpecialEventThursday, April 16, 2009 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern)
E2 NY Metro members are invited to join NRDC on April 16th for a special screening of "A Sea Change: Imagine a World Without Fish," the first documentary about ocean acidification, the underbelly of climate change. Q&A follows the screening with the filmmakers, and NRDC's Ocean Initiative Director Sarah Chasis and Senior Scientist Lisa Suatoni will discuss NRDC's efforts to address ocean acidification.
Invitation has been sent to E2 members. For more information, please contact Ying Li at firstname.lastname@example.org
NRDC Forces for Nature Benefit (New York City) BenefitMonday, March 30, 2009
NRDC's annual New York benefit will be held on March 30 at 583 Park Avenue and will feature actor and environmentalist Alec Baldwin as host.
The event will honor designer Stella McCartney and President and CEO of Discovery Communications, David Zaslav. Stella McCartney, a lifelong vegetarian, does not use fur or leather in her creations and she recently launched an organic luxury skincare line. In addition to the flagship Discovery Channel, David Zaslav has furthered the company's commitment to the environment with the debut in 2008 of Planet Green, the first 24-hour network dedicated to eco-friendly living. Planet Green launched with more than 250 hours of original programming and includes a robust digital presence with leading eco-lifestyle website TreeHugger.com and the solutions-oriented PlanetGreen.com.
Invitations were sent in February. For more information, please contact Shari Greenblatt at email@example.com.
CAP 2.0 - Next Generation Climate Legislation (New York City) EcoSalonTuesday, February 3, 2009 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern)
Enacting federal legislation to cap and reduce global warming pollution is one of NRDC and E2's top priorities. President Obama and top Congressional leaders support this goal, but achieving it remains a huge challenge. On Feb. 3rd, please join Peter Lehner, NRDC Executive Director, and Rick Duke, Director of NRDC's Center for Market Innovation, for a discussion on NRDC's vision for an improved carbon cap and invest legislation that will set the country on the right path toward reducing carbon emissions and launch a new energy economy that will create jobs and repower America. Invitations have been sent. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Ying Li at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NRDC Movie Premiere Benefit (New York, NY) BenefitSunday, October 5, 2008 (6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern)
NRDC is excited to be benefiting from the New York City movie premiere of "Body of Lies" on Sunday, October 5th, 2008.
"Body of Lies" is a highly anticipated spy thriller starring NRDC Trustee Leonardo DiCaprio and Oscar winner Russell Crowe. The movie tells the story of a former journalist injured in the Iraq war who is hired by the CIA to track down an Al Qaeda leader in Jordan. "Body of Lies" is directed by Academy Award nominee Ridley Scott ("Black Hawk Down," "Gladiator") from a screenplay by Oscar winner William Monahan ("The Departed") based on the novel by former Washington Post columnist David Ignatius.
After the premiere screening, guests are invited to join us, along with many of the stars of the film, for a VIP party. Tickets start at $500. Invitations will go out to NY Metro area E2 members in September. For more information, please contact Shari Greenblatt at email@example.com.
New York Advocacy Briefing (New York City) Focus MeetingThursday, September 25, 2008 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern)
On September 25th, please join E2 for an advocacy focused briefing with NRDC NY Legislative Director Rich Schrader to bring you up to speed on legislative priorities and strategize for the next session in Albany. Invitations have been emailed to E2 members. If you have any questions, please contact Ying Li at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will the Dust Settle? China Post-Olympics (New York, NY) EcoSalonMonday, September 22, 2008 (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Pacific)
Despite making important strides and major investments to green the Beijing Olympics, China's environmental and public health problems remained a hot topic at the Games. With the Olympics behind us, what impact will the successes achieved and the lessons learned from greening the Games have on China beyond 2008? Can the country find a way to solve these immense environmental challenges in the midst of unprecedented economic growth and skyrocketing energy demand? On Sept. 22, please join E2 New York for an event with Barbara Finamore, Director of NRDC's China Program. Barbara will discuss the environmental and economic opportunities after the Olympics and NRDC's ongoing efforts to help China craft long-term solutions toward an environmentally sustainable future.
Invitations will be sent in early September. Please contact Ying Li at email@example.com with any questions.