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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.
Digital Media Partner:
Curated by Amy Kirwin Programmatic Partners include Peconic Land Trust, South Fork Natural History Museum, Oceana and the Peter Matthiessen Center. This timely exhibition will feature artists who use their talents to focus on environmental conservation and activism, whether through fine art, upcycling, photography, film, music, prose or other forms of artistic expression. Exhibiting artists will hold workshops throughout, poignant panel discussions will be organized with the presenting partners, plus special film screenings including the sensational Fantastic Fungi. The intention of eARTh is to create a beautiful message about the state of our precious earth in a way that all can understand and appreciate. Artists include Roisin Bateman, Kristian Brevik, Scott Bluedorn, Megan Chaskey, Erica Cirino, Rossa Cole, Janet Culbertson, Thomas Deininger, Alejandro Duran, Jim Gingerich, Mamoun Friedrich Grosvenor, John Haigney, Kara Hoblin, Michael Light, Pamela Longobardi, Christa Maiwald, Tucker Marder, Steve Miller, Patricia Paladines, Aurora Robson, Cindy Pease Roe, Lauren Ruiz, Anne Seelbach, Kathryn Szoka, Diane Tuft, and Claire Watson, plus a special project by the members of the South Fork Natural History Museum’s Young Environmentalists program. Cover Art: Kara Hoblin
As much as we look forward to spending time with you at our annual SummerFest celebration and gala, current government restrictions prohibit us from gathering in large groups. This year calls for a new approach. As such, we are taking this moment to honor, recognize and thank SAC’s most cherished and loyal friends by introducing our 2020 Patrons Circle. In lieu of supporting our annual Summerfest Gala, we invite past SummerFest supporter and longtime friends of SAC to join our new 2020 Patrons Circle. Your contribution will allow us to continue SAC’s year-round programming and serve as a critical economic driver that will lead this community out of these unsure times. Additionally, in return for your support or $10,000 or above, you will receive: - Two or Four seats to an intimate Appreciation Dinner to be held on Friday, August 21 in SAC’s Caesar Garden ($10,000/$25,000) - Recognition on summer 2020 Patrons Circle Wall inside SAC’s front gallery - Free admission to all SAC events this summer - A private tour of SAC’s Summer Exhibition 2020 VISION, in partnership with the New York Academy of Arts - Satisfaction in knowing that your contribution will significantly support this organization and our community during these challenging times