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SUSTAINABILITY SUPERHEROES SUMMIT: COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE
Sep 19, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm| $10
We’re kicking off Climate Week NYC with an evening of conversations and “Hackathon-style” challenges focused on community-based solutions that target the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Join us at Impact Hub NYC for a series of one-on-one conversations with thought leaders that represent community based renewable energy and microgrids, corporations enabling their international marketplace to reduce supply-chain emissions, and multidisciplinary activists heightening engagement through their work.
Guest Panelists include:
Chelsea Mozen is the Sr. Energy Specialist at Etsy, which is a global marketplace for handmade goods. The company recently relocated to a new headquarters in Dumbo and during that process installed solar on the rooftop. They lead in many corporate sustainability initiatives (participated ini the Mayor’s Zero Waste Challenge and Carbon Challenge) and are now focused on targeting their supplier’s emissions.
Christopher Neidl heads Solar One’s innovative community solar initiative “Here Comes Solar.” Chris has served as an adviser on solar energy-related policy matters for members of the U.S. House of Representatives, the New York State legislature, and the New York City Council. He has experience fostering relations between microfinance to bolster off-grid energy solutions around the globe.
Mitchell Grant is the Operations Manager at the Starrett Lehigh Building in West Chelsea – a landmark commercial space that holds many name brands. Mitchell has also participated in the Mayor’s Zero Waste Challenge and Carbon Challenge. He is forming the West Chelsea Energy Alliance with the aim to combine the efforts of neighboring building managers to collectively form a fund to apply towards environmental stewardship in the community.
Tinuade Oyelowo is a New York based performance artist with work that focuses on social justice issues such as race, gender, and environmental deterioration. She embraces open ended questions that guide her creative platform. You may also recognize her from appearances on the popular HBO series “Girls” or any of her galleries across the city.