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Worldchanging Tour: New York

timessquare.jpg New York is such a big town, we can't get it done in just one stop. We'll be in New York City three times, hosting four events. So although we're not covering too many cities on the east coast (D.C. and Toronto are the only others), you have ample opportunity to plan ahead for a trip into NY to celebrate with us. Please come! Details after the jump...

November 2nd: Bar Meet-up at The Magician
118 Rivington Street
New York, NY 10002
Directions: Take the F at Delancey St; or J, M, Z at Essex St
Time: 5:30--??
RSVP: WorldchangingNY@gmail.com
This is our informal pre-launch party. Come on down and tip a glass with us to celebrate the great community of New York worldchangers! No speeches will be given, no committees formed: just good fun with other people who care about the planet.

November 21st: Buckminster Fuller Institute Event
15 Nassau Street (Lower Manhattan Cultural Council)
New York, NY 10005
Start time: 7:00
RSVP: WorldchangingBFI[at]gmail.com
Please join us for an intimate evening of big ideas, worldchanging innovation, and visions of a better future, co-presented with the Buckminster Fuller Institute. Then stick around for a glass of wine and good conversation.

BIG Green Holiday Party
Tuesday December 12, 2006
7-11pm (afterparty, too!)
Place to be announced soon.
Green Drinks has been kind enough to make us the special guests at their 5th Annual “Big Green Holiday Party and Raffle” It sounds like the best holiday party in the country, with an all-star lineup of worldchanging heroes planning to attend, and some of NY's best and brightest green turning out to party. Music and booze, mixing and mingling, as well as "tasty bites from local and organic restaurants and green raffle prizes including a solar backpack, a yoga retreat, and signed copies of Worldchanging." This is promising to be one hell of a party. Thanks, Green Drinks folks!

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You guys coming to Toronto? I'd be surprised if you didn't as a lot of people would be very interested in coming.


Posted by: Chris on 17 Oct 06

I'd also like to plug an evening discussion with NYC-based contributors to the book, co-sponsored by the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance and the Municipal Art Society's Urban Center Books.

While not an official tour event, I hope you'll come on out to the gorgeous Urban Center, talk with us, and perhaps get your post-Thanksgiving holiday book shopping underway at Urban Center Books. (Which I wrote about here on Worldchanging in 2004.)

(Full disclosure: I am lately the managing editor of MWA's Waterwire.net news, thus the happy confluence of interest and support in putting this evening on.)

"Join New York-based contributors to WorldChanging: A User's Guide to the 21st Century (Harry N. Abrams, Inc.), the new book poised to be the Whole Earth Catalog for this millennium, to explore and discuss some of the most pressing problems of the next hundred years -- and some of the most exciting solutions."

Moderator: Wendy E. Brawer, founder and executive director of the Green Map System

Contributors will include:

- David Bornstein, on changing the world via social entrepreneurship
- Patrick Di Justo, on strengthening developing-world communities through educating girls and empowering women
- Jill Fehrenbacher, on green lighting, interiors, furniture and
decor for the home
- Emily Gertz, on emerging technologies for citizen environmental monitoring and political activism
- Anna Lappe, on transforming the food-and-agriculture system to support communities, sustainability, and economic justice
- Emeka Okafor, on science and technology collaborations between nations in the global South
- Andrew Zolli (invited), on critical trends at the intersection of
culture, technology and global society

Location: The Urban Center, 457 Madison Ave., between 50 and 51 Streets
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm.
Reception to follow, courtesy of Urban Center Books.


Posted by: Emily Gertz on 19 Oct 06



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