Top Ten Reasons Why The NYC December GreenDrinks Holiday Benefit Is The Place To Be On December 8th! SHOW UP!!
Look, I just realized ten reasons why I AM going to the NYC GreenDrinks Holiday Benefit!!
- Sylvia Earle, called “Her Deepness” by the New Yorker and “Living Legend” by the LIBRARY OF CONGRESS.
- I originally thought $50 was crazy but then I asked Margaret Lydecker, President of the NYC GreenDrinks what’s up with the $50.00? Then I realized the open bar. YES OPEN BAR. So when I added up how much I would spent on the ticket and drinks and this and that it well ended up OVER $50.00 so that is economical like going green!
- Besides the fact that the December event always rocks, (Sylvia Earle said what?) it is always a great business networking opportunity for young green entrepreneurs. So ya gotta make the move.
- Syvia Earle was a former chief scientist for the NOAA and is an author of many books about our troubled waters / oceans.
- The event is BENEFITING the Citizens Campaign For The Environment so a great amount of the proceeds are going to this cause.
- There will also be FOOD; not just all in on the drinks from a “delicious selection of organic,vegetarian hors d’oeuvres provided by Amaranthine, Counter Restaurant, and Whole Foods”. Look I am just the messenger but this is good!!
- It’s at the Prince George Ballroom at 15 East 27th Street. Now since I have never been there it’s another reason to go!! To see new places!
- Live entertainment choreographed by the Buglisi Dance Theatre and Alessandro Pellicani with additional compositions performed by Max ZT on Hammered Dulcimer. Emcee for the evening will be Cristina Carlson.
- As you know, Our Oceans needs talking about because they are a mess. So much plastic being polluted in the oceans, miles and miles of destroyed ecosystems and I don’t even want to go further because you NEED to hear it FROM SYLVIA EARLE tomorrow.
- OK I know I said it three times but its’ $50.00 open bar. Get with it!! It’s a deal.
Seriously, more about Sylvia Earle
In recent decades we’ve learned more about the ocean than in all previous human history combined. But as our knowledge has exploded, so too has our power to upset the delicate balance of this complex organism. Modern overexploitation has driven many species to the verge of extinction, from tiny but indispensable biota to magnificent creatures like tuna, swordfish, and great whales.
Since the mid-20th century about half our coral reefs have died or suffered sharp decline; hundreds of oxygen-deprived “dead zones” blight our coastal waters; and toxic pollutants afflict every level of the food chain. Fortunately, there is reason for hope, and what we do—or fail to do—in the next ten years may well resonate for the next ten thousand.
The ultimate goal, is to find responsible, renewable strategies that safeguard the natural systems that sustain us. – Sylvia Earle