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.
Digital Media Partner:
Curated by Amy Kirwin Program Partners include Drawdown East End, Peconic Land Trust, South Fork Natural History Museum, Oceana and the Peter Matthiessen Center. This timely exhibition features artists who use their talents to focus on environmental conservation and activism, whether through fine art, science, photography, film, music, prose or other forms of artistic expression. The vision for eARTh is to use art to creatively confront the alarming state of our precious planet and its inhabitants in a way that all can understand and appreciate. The intention of eARTh is to ask questions and inspire action. What can you do to make a difference? 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, Janine Martel, Steve Miller, Patricia Paladines, Aurora Robson, Cindy Pease Roe, Lauren Ruiz, Jonathan Shlafer, Anne Sherwood Pundyk, Anne Seelbach, Kathryn Szoka, and Diane Tuft, plus a special project by the members of the South Fork Natural History Museum’s Young Environmentalists program. Image: Alejandro Duran; Vena, 2011