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Allen Hershkowitz, PhD, President, Green Sports Alliance, discusses sustainability strategies being used across a broad alliance, from leagues to fans, that are greening the sports industry. Network with NYC Sustainability professionals.

Leveraging the Cultural and Market Influence of Sports to Promote Sustainable Communities

Wednesday, October 14, 2015; Time: 8:00-10:00am ET
New York City BAR, 42 West 44th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues), 1st floor, Hughes Room, New York, NY
Join us for a captivating talk and networking with sustainability professionals!
Coffee & Tea will be provided
 
Join us for the Greater New York City chapter inaugural event, featuring Dr. Allen Hershkowitz, co-founder and President of the Green Sports Alliance and renowned pioneer and leader in environmental responsibility.
 
Dr. Hershkowitz discusses the strategic influence and on-the-ground accomplishments of the sports greening movement. No other media platform has the cultural visibility and market reach of the sports industry. It is long overdue for the environmental community to strategically leverage that visibility to achieve ecological objectives. Accordingly, the Green Sports Alliance and its North American and international partners are strategically creating the world’s largest and most influential network of sports leagues, federations, teams, venues, businesses, and fans committed to addressing climate change and species loss. Alliance members represent more than 300 sports teams and venues from 20 different sports leagues and 14 countries, including the NBA, MLB, NHL, NFL, MLS, USTA, NASCAR and NCAA. The results include industry-wide greening programs that influence every sector of the global supply chain, save teams millions of dollars, avoid the release of millions of tons of carbon emissions and mobilize the green practices of hundreds of millions of fans.

Dr. Allen Hershkowitz is the co-founder and President of the Green Sports Alliance, an Dr. Allen Hershkowitzinternational coalition of the leading sports teams, leagues and venues committed to using the market and cultural influence of the sports industry to protect the conditions that make life on Earth possible.  During his 26 years as a Senior Scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council, he was the force behind some of the organization's most effective and visible initiatives. As a pioneer and leader in the movement to make environmental responsibility understandable and achievable for every individual and institution, he has served as environmental adviser to corporations such as Dupont, Disney and Pepsi, to the Academy of Motion Picture's Oscars telecast, to the Recording Academy's GRAMMY awards and to the Broadway Green Alliance, of which he is co-founder. Dr. Hershkowitz has shaped public policy at the federal and international level. He appears often on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS and NPR news and is regularly quoted in global media.

Early Registration (now through Oct. 9): Current ISSP Members $20 (students $10)
                                                   Non-members $35 (full-time students w/ID - $17.50)
Oct. 10 or later/at the door: $45 (full-time students w/ID - $25)
 
For more infomation on this event and the ISSP Greater NYC Chapter, contact Mark Wolf
      mark.wolf@rcn.com
      +1 (917) 608-0348
 
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Please note that the event will take place in U.S. Eastern Time (ET), from 8:00am-10:00am ET
October 14, 2015 5:00 AM   through   7:00 AM PT
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