Produced and directed by George Pakenham. the award-winning documentary, Idle Threat recounts Pakenham’s bold struggle with the City of New York and the NYPD to enforce New York’s law against engine idling, which local authorities have been ignoring for decades. A Wall Street banker, Pakenham takes up an eco-crusade in this David and Goliath story in order to mitigate the environmental impact of the one million passenger automobiles, the 13,000 taxis and the 6,000 buses that circulate – and often idle – at the peril of over 8 million citizens and one million asthmatics exposed to high levels of carbon emissions.

Producer/Director George Pakenham joins us for the evening and offers a Q&A discussion with the audience following the screening. This event will be hosted at Environmental Defense Fund’s headquarters.

Monday, September 26, 2016 at 5:30 - 8:00pm

Environmental Defense Fund
257 Park Avenue South (between 20th and 21st Streets)
17th Floor
New York City 

Event Summary

Pakenham’s documentary features the city he loves, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a cast of city council members, environmentalists, irrepressible New York City drivers, and NPR Car Talk stars Click and Clack in their documentary film debut. A groundbreaking film, Idle Threat is a timely and entertaining look at a serious health and environmental issue plaguing the great cities of the world and the health of our planet.

Join us for this compelling film and discussion and a networking reception with sustainability professionals! Wine and refreshments will be served.


Registration: 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Film Screening: 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Q&A with film producer and networking:  6:45 - 8:00pm


Ticket Information: 

Early Registration through Sept. 23rd: 
ISSP Members: $25
Non-members: $35

After September 23rd and at the door: $45

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For more infomation on this event and the ISSP Greater NYC Chapter, contact Mark Wolf
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September 26, 2016 6:00 PM   through   8:00 PM PT
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