Calendar of Events

April 28, 2015

Rally for Labeling GMO’s in Albany

Tell the NYS Legislature to Make GMO Labeling the Law NOW!

You have a right to know whether your food contains genetically modified ingredients. In fact, 93% of Americans want labeling of GMO food. And in a democracy, the people’s will should rule, not those of corporate interests.

On April 28th, 2015, New Yorkers from all walks of life – consumers, parents, workers, business owners, health care professionals, environmentalists, and farmers — will make history by converging on Albany to demand that the New York GMO Labeling bill (A.617/S.485) is voted into law in 2015!

New York has an historic opportunity to strike a decisive blow against the junk food companies and agri-chemical giants fighting to keep us all dining in the dark. An unprecedented number of New York Senators and Assembly Members have already endorsed the NY GMO Labeling bill. Let’s make sure they pass it, and the governor signs it, by mobilizing the full power of our grassroots supporters on April 28th at the rally in Albany. Sign up for a bus to Albany!Buses leave early in the morning (7am) and come back early in the evening, around 7pm.

Join hundreds of New Yorkers in sending a powerful message to our legislators: Now is the time to label genetically engineered (GMO) foods! We all deserve and demand the right to know what we’re buying, eating and feeding our families.

Monsanto and their allies in the junk food industry will stop at nothing to keep us dining in the dark. Together, we can defeat them, but it’s going to take all of us.

Start: April 28, 2015 7:00 AM
End: April 28, 2015 5:00 PM
Venue: New York State Capitol
Address:
Albany, NY, 12210, United States
Cost: Bus is $25.00, event is Free

April 25, 2015

The 2015 Long Island Food Conference

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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.

For sponsorship information, click HERE.
For information on being an exhibitor, click HERE
For information on volunteering, click  HERE

Start: April 25, 2015 10:00 AM
End: April 25, 2015 4:00 PM
Venue: Hofstra University
Phone: 516-626-0908
Address:
Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead, NY, 11549, United States

April 23, 2015

Sustainable Living Film Series, “A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet”

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.

Start: April 23, 2015 6:00 PM
End: April 23, 2015 8:00 PM
Venue: Molloy College Suffolk Centre
Phone: 516.323.4510
Address:
7180 Republic Airport, Farmingdale, NY, 11735, United States
Cost: $7

April 22, 2015

Celebrate Earth Day with a Screening of “Planetary”

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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.

 

Start: April 22, 2015 7:30 PM
End: April 22, 2015 9:00 PM
Venue: Cinema Arts Centre
Phone: 631.423.7611
Address:
423 Park Ave, Huntington, NY, 11743, United States
Cost: $12 public, $7 members

Plating the Planet

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

Eat…
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.

Drink…
Artisinal cocktails prepared by Allen Katz of the New York Distilling Company, Brooklyn.

Celebrate…
Two very different organizations that both defend biodiversity in an increasingly fragile biosphere.

Purchase tickets here!

Start: April 22, 2015 6:00 PM
End: April 22, 2015 9:00 PM
Venue: The United Nations, West Terrace
Phone: 718-260-8000
Address:
E 46th St and First Avenue, New York, NY, United States
Cost: $300

A Conversation with Carlo Petrini at La Birreria

EE-CarloPetrini.zoom.bCelebrate 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!

Start: April 22, 2015 8:45 AM
End: April 22, 2015 10:15 AM
Venue: Eataly
Address:
200 5th Ave, New York, NY, 10010, United States
Cost: FREE

The Sixth Annual Women in the World Summit

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!

HOSTED BY
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

Start: April 22, 2015 8:00 AM
End: April 24, 2015 5:00 PM
Venue: David H Koch Theatre
Phone: 212-496-0600
Address:
20 Lincoln Center, New York, NY, 10023, United States
Cost: $50-$100

April 18, 2015

The Seed: Marketplace Celebrating Earth Month

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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.
Start: April 18, 2015 11:00 AM
End: April 18, 2015 6:00 PM
Venue: The Altman Building
Address:
135 W 18th St, New York, NY, United States
Cost: FREE (optional donation)

April 17, 2015

Agroecology: Putting Food Sovereignty into Action

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)

Click here to register!

Start: April 17, 2015 5:30 PM
End: April 17, 2015 7:00 PM
Venue: The Point
Address:
940 Garrison Ave, Bronx, NY, United States
Cost: FREE

The 9th Annual Sustainability Conference

logoSustainable 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!

Start: April 17, 2015 8:00 AM
End: April 17, 2015 2:00 PM
Venue: Carlyle on the Green, Bethpage State Park
Phone: 516-873-0230
Address:
99 Quaker Meeting House Road, Farmingdale, NY, 11735, United States
Cost: $75
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