What’s being done?
What can we do?
What’s in it for us?
Presenting renowned environmentalist Paul Hawken’s DRAWDOWN — The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, followed by call-to-action presentations and panels with local and national experts, lunch by Golden Pear Café, a World Cafe brainstorming session, Sound meditation, and more.
Earth Summit Schedule:
9 AM: Doors open for check-in, coffee, tea, and light breakfast snacks
9:30 – 9:45 AM: Shinnecock Indian Nation Invocation with Denise Silva-Dennis, Welcome and Introductions
9:45 – 11:30 AM: Intro by James Ewing, presenting Paul Hawken’s DRAWDOWN – The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming
11:30 – 11:40 AM: Break
11:40 AM – 12:40 PM: ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY – Presentation and panel discussion with Gordian Raacke (Renewable Energy Long Island), Jen Garvey (Deepwater Wind), and Andrew Smith (Greenlogic)
12:40 – 1:10 PM: LUNCH compliments of The Golden Pear Café (vegetarian)
1:10 – 2:10 PM: LAND & WATER – Presentations and panel discussion with Bob deLuca (Group for the East End), Edwina von Gal (Perfect Earth Project), Kevin McAllister (Defend H2O), Ann Welker (Southampton Town Trustee), Colleen Henn (Surfrider Foundation, East End Chapter), and Melanie Cirillo (Peconic Land Trust Director of Conservation Programs)
2:10 – 2:20 PM: Break
2:20 – 3:20 PM: PERSONAL ACTION – Videos, ideas and discussion about what you can do to help our environment. Led by Sarah Hunnewell with Bruce Humenik of Applied Energy Group and Joe Densieski of Wastewater Works
3:20 – 3:30 PM: Break
3:30 – 4:30 PM: GOVERNMENT ACTION – Presentations and panel discussions led by Karl Grossman with Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, Assemblyman Fred Thiele, Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming, and Southampton Village Mayor Michael Irving
4:30 – 4:45 PM: Break
4:45 – 6:10 PM: WORLD CAFÉ hosted by Dorothy Reilly
6:15 – 6:45 PM: SOUND MEDITATION in the Galleries with Daniel Lauter – Clear, calm, and re-focus your mind after a day of learning and inspiration, preparing you to take on the world!
Earth Days 2018 committee:
Co-Chairs: Elyn Kronemeyer, and Dorothy Reilly
Committee Members: James Ewing and Sarah Hunnewell
Special thanks to Tesla Motors. All meditation programming has been made possible thanks to the generosity of Pat Sanders.
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Daniel finally returns to SAC after a series of virtual sound meditations. Join us for a soothing, deeply relaxing, and immersive Soundbath Meditation with Daniel's exquisite original set of crystal bowls, gongs, hang drum, Tibetan and Himalayan bells, rain sticks, ocarina, didj, and other objects d’sound. This one-of-a-kind experience will melt away stress and leave you calm, recharged, your mind clear and vibrant! Bring your own mats/blanets. Great for all skill levels.
Presented by New York Academy of Art with Southampton Arts Center. Curated by David Kratz and Stephanie Roach, and edited by Emma Gilbey Keller. Artists and writers are always the antennae of our society, all the more so at a time as challenging as this one. They have an opportunity—some might say, a duty—to interpret this moment and imagine the world not only as it is, but also as it could be. This is the guiding challenge of the group exhibition, 2020 Vision. We asked artists, writers, and creative thinkers to consider three questions of critical importance: Our lives will never be the same, but what will change look like? What do we want to keep as we rebuild? And what must we guard against? We invited these creators to express what they saw, what they felt, and what they experienced during this time of pause and reassessment, upheaval and risk, and anxiety and uncertainty. It is our hope that 2020 Vision marks one of many beginnings in the necessary process of ‘post-traumatic growth’ and positive change for our society and our world.