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You are cordially invited to join ISSP Greater NYC Chapter on Monday, February 5th for a panel discussion and networking reception with the Broadway Green Alliance and ISSP-NYC.

How the Broadway Green Alliance Is Helping Broadway Theaters Reduce Their Environmental Footprint

Co-sponsored by the ISSP-NYC and the Broadway Green Alliance  

The Broadway Green Alliance (BGA) is an industry-wide initiative that educates, inspires, and guides the entire theater community and its patrons to implement environmentally friendlier practices. The BGA, launched in 2008 in collaboration with the Natural Resources Defense Council, is an ad hoc committee of the Broadway League and a fiscal program of Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS. Theater professionals — from all aspects of the theater — volunteer to serve as Green Captains to make their productions greener. BGA has a strong presence on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in colleges and universities across the country, and internationally through alliances. Come join us to learn how Broadway and the entire theater community is coming together to green the Great White Way and theater operations around the world.

A panel of Broadway Green Alliance leaders will discuss how they work collaboratively with different Broadway theaters and theater professionals to implement more environmentally responsible practices and to reduce waste across all aspects of theater production, performances, and touring distribution. The panelists will also touch upon the challenges that still lie ahead to green Broadway theaters and how this successful model can be replicated across other industries for improved sustainability achievement.

DATE, TIME, & VENUE 

      Monday, February 5th, 2018, 6:00pm-8:00pm ET
      Environmental Defense Fund
      257 Park Avenue South (between 20th and 21st Streets),
      17th Floor
      New York City

TICKETS

      Members - $25
      Student members - $20
      Non-members - $35
      At door - $45

Join us for an insightful discussion and networking reception with sustainability professionals!

AGENDA

      6:00 - 6:30pm - Reception
      6:30 - 7:30pm - Panel discussion followed by Q&A
      7:30 - 8:00pm - Networking Cocktail Reception

Wines, soft drinks and light refreshments will be offered.

PANELISTS

Mara Davi On Broadway, Mara appeared in the Original Revival Cast of A Chorus Line as Maggie Winslow. Mara was also seen on Broadway in Dames at Sea (Astaire Nomination), Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, and The Drowsy Chaperone. Other New York credits include Death Takes A Holiday at the Roundabout Theatre, No, No Nanette and Of Thee I Sing at City Center Encores!  Regionally, Mara appeared in My Paris at Long Wharf Theatre (CT Critics Circle Award), Ever After at Paper Mill Playhouse, Kiss Me Kate at Barrington Stage, Beaches at the Signature Theatre (Helen Hayes Nomination), The Toxic Avenger at the Alley Theatre, Thoroughly Modern Millie at Sacramento Music Circus, Dancing In The Dark  at the Old Globe. Mara toured America and Japan as Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street.  Her television credits include Mysteries of Laura,The Good Wife, Taxi Brooklyn, Smash, and Blue Bloods. On film, Mara can be seen in Kensho at the Bedfellow and New Year’s Eve as well as Every Little Step, the documentary about the making of the revival of A Chorus Line.  Her debut album Unspoken by Mara and the Bitter Suite is available on iTunes.

Charlie Deull is the Co-Chair of the Broadway Green Alliance, which educates, motivates, and inspires the entire theatre community and its patrons to implement environmentally friendlier practices. He also serves as an Executive Vice President and Director of Clark Transfer, Inc., the leader in theatrical transportation. He is a director of Ecovative Design, LLC, the world leader in creating sustainable alternatives to conventional plastics using mycelium, and of The Hunger

Jennifer Hershey is the Vice President of Building Operations for Jujamcyn Theaters, which she joined in 1989. In her tenure, she has been involved with the complete historic restorations of all five theaters. Currently, she is involved upgrading the St. James Theatre for, hopefully, a long and healthy run of Disney’s FROZEN. She has enthusiastically supported the BGA since its inception and heads up the venue committee. Her passion for the Broadway Green Alliance has motivated her to make many choices in the ways in which Jujamcyn operates their theaters. She continues to find ways to lower Broadway’s carbon footprint that are readily achievable and affordable. Jennifer is an avid cyclist and encourages fellow employees to join her with the installation of bike racks at all of her theaters, making Jujamcyn the first major theater chain in NYC to have them. Jennifer’s proudest accomplishment is the addition of 53 women’s bathrooms, chain-wide, over the past 29 years. Jennifer is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.

PANEL MODERATOR

Isabelle Silverman received her law degree from the University of Zurich, Switzerland and a Master of Law in Environmental Law from Pace University, School of Law. After working as an associate in the environmental litigation department at McDermott, Will & Emery’s, she made the switch to the non-profit world by joining INFORM Inc. and then in 2003, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). At EDF she has been successfully spearheading clean air projects for New York City such as the phase-out,  retrofitting, and accelerated replacement of highly polluting heating oils in old, polluting school buses. Silverman’s current New York City projects include congestion pricing and energy retrofit mandates for large buildings.

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February 5, 2018 3:00 PM   through   5:00 PM PT
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