April 25, 2015
This seminal event is a forum to educate people about growing food, making healthy and sustainable food choices and incorporating broader policies and programs that affect our food sources and our communities.
The Conference is expected to draw nearly 1,000 attendees including educators, farmers, advocates, policy regulators, parents, students, concerned citizens and non-profit organizations from across Long Island and the tri-state areas. It will feature interactive educational workshops led by expert panelists, a riveting keynote by Stephen Ritz, exhibits from local businesses, networking opportunities and much more.
Registration is open! For more information, click here, or call 516-626-0908.
April 23, 2015
You are cordially invited to the Sustainable Living Film Series screening of the documentary A Fierce Green Fire. Buy tickets here!
Inspired by the book of the same name by Philip Shabecoff and informed by advisors like Edward O. Wilson, A FIERCE GREEN FIRE chronicles the largest movement of the 20th century and one of the keys to the 21st. It brings together all the major parts of environmentalism and connects them. It focuses on activism, people fighting to save their homes, their lives, the future – and succeeding against all odds.
A FIERCE GREEN FIRE: The Battle for a Living Planet is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. Directed and written by Mark Kitchell, Academy Award-nominated director of Berkeley in the Sixties, and narrated by Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende and Meryl Streep, the film premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2012, has won acclaim at festivals around the world.
April 22, 2015
Spirituality Through Film/International Earth Day
In celebration of Earth Day, the CAC joins theaters around the globe in screening “Planetary”, the provocative and breathtaking film that brings into focus our connection to all living things on planet Earth.
The Spirituality Through Film series is hosted by educator Fred Craden.
Tickets available online or at the door.
Come to dinner for a memorable meeting of minds: scientists and poets, chefs and diners,
in support of the biodiversity work of The Crop Trust and Slow Food USA.
Meet three global leaders:
Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations
Marie Haga, Executive Director of the Global Crop Trust
Carlo Petrini, Founder and President, Slow Food
From a global menu prepared by a star-studded team of chefs: Evan Mallett of Black Trumptet Bistro in New Hampshire, Hugo Orozco of La Slowteria in Brooklyn, Paul Wetzel of Gramercy Tavern in Manhattan, and Monia Solighetto and Alessandro Trezza of L’Albero dei Gelati in Brooklyn.
Artisinal cocktails prepared by Allen Katz of the New York Distilling Company, Brooklyn.
Two very different organizations that both defend biodiversity in an increasingly fragile biosphere.
Celebrate Earth Day with Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini at sunny Birreria, Eataly’s rooftop restaurant. As guests sip complimentary Lavazza coffee, Carlo will discuss his newest book, “Loving the Earth: Dialogues on the Future of Our Planet.” After the conference, Carlo will sign copies of his book, which will be available for purchase. Register for the event here!
The struggles and triumphs of women and girls around the globe come to life in this dynamic three-day summit. World leaders, industry icons, movie stars, and CEOs convene with artists, rebels, peacemakers and activists to tell their stories and share their plans of action. Join the women who have shattered glass ceilings everywhere! More participants to be announced. Presented by Tina Brown Live Media in association with The New York Times. Click here for the schedule and event information!
Shobhana Bhartia, Tina Brown, Abigail Disney, Angelica Fuentes, Julie Louise Gerberding, Jack Hollis, Donna Langley, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Freida Pinto, John Prendergast, Judith Rodin, Meryl Streep, Ambassador Melanne Verveer and Diane von Furstenberg
April 18, 2015
Celebrate Earth Month with The Seed. For their April Market they have curated a very special Earth Month program for you, see program below! Register here!
- TASTE a vast market of yummy food & drinks.
- DISCOVER new & amazing products and service from local businesses.
- GET INSPIRED by incredible speakers & chefs sharing their expertise.
- EXPERIENCE the ultimate plant-based, cruelty-free and eco-friendly lifestyle.
- Furthermore, this month’s charity partner is GrowNYC.
April 17, 2015
On April 17th, the International Day of Peasant Struggles. Learn about “agroecology” and what it means for community gardeners and communities fighting for food and environmental justice. Organized by WhyHunger, the NYC Community Garden Coalition, and The Point, hear from special guests:
Blain Snipstal, Maryland, La Via Campesina International
Shalmali Guttal, Thailand, Focus on the Global South
Graça Samo, Mozambique, World March of Women
Refreshments will be served.
Sponsors to date: Food Chain Workers Alliance, More Gardens!, BUGS (Black Urban Growers)
Sustainable Long Island’s 9th Annual Sustainability Conference will focus on Long Islander’s Commitment to sustainable lifestyles, strategies, and responsibilities. The event will touch on how individuals, organizations and businesses can advance methods of measuring impact and delve into what we can do to make informed choices for the future. They keynote speaker will be Bernadette Castro of Castro Convertibles, a convertible furniture company based in Locust Valley, New York. Register here!
April 16, 2015
re-PLANTING is a Glenwood Arts open community event featuring art, photography, film, music, dialogue and more being held on
Wednesday, April 22nd 6:30 P.M. at Glenwood Church, 71 Grove St., Glenwood Landing. (doors open 6:00 pm)
re-PLANTING is inspired by the dismantling of the iconic Glenwood Landing Power plant, an historic and architecturally unique landmark that for nearly a century provided jobs and electrical power to the area. re-PLANTING will document and memorialize the role of the plant in the community and start a dialogue about what happens in its absence.
The modern environmental movement was born with the first EARTH DAY on April 22, 1970. Today, 45 years later, the official EARTH DAY website still challenges communities to, “Discover energy you didn’t even know you had. Feel it rumble through the grassroots under your feet and the technology at your fingertips. Channel it into building a clean, healthy, diverse world for generations to come.”
In this spirit they hope the evening at Glenwood Arts will germinate new ideas and fertilize existing ones about how to nurture creative and environmentally sound growth in Hempstead Harbor and the surrounding communities
If you would like to submit drawings, photographs, collages, paintings or sculpture, or perform music, show a video, tell a story about the power plant or Glenwood Landing, recite a poem or do an art performance, please contact: Greg Sturge, Glenwood Arts: firstname.lastname@example.org or Joan Harrison, LIU Post: email@example.com Submissions art, photography or other archival material are due by Saturday 4/18. Film footage by April 10th.
Glenwood Arts is an Opaloo community-supported open learning lab, fostering interaction and inter-connectivity among groups, local artists, and ideas since 2009. Learn more at www.opaloo.org
Food sponsors and volunteers are also needed. Please contact Greg Sturge.