Blue Beyond Borders - Sea Change Through Science & Art
Saturday, December 8, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EST)
New York, United States
A Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser for the New York Aquarium
- Curated event raising money for New York Aquarium whose facilities have been devastated by Hurricane Sandy. This event will also promote climate change awareness
- Ocean luminaries will be giving talks on the effects of climate change, the devastation of our oceans and how it is impacting our community, specifically with regard to Hurricane Sandy
- Silent Auction (proceeds go to New York Aquarium). Items for auction: art, autographed books, award-winning photography, and more.
- Gourmet catering, wine and our event’s signature cocktail: Liquid Ocean (vodka, blue curacao, lime juice, garnish with a lemon twist)
Anne Doubilet is an underwater explorer, writer and photographer logging thousands of dives worldwide as a freelance photographer and dive-team member for National Geographic Magazine on 34 stories about the seas. Lecturing at various national and international venues, Anne now speaks to the issue of oceans in peril as seen through her 40 years of working underwater. www.annedoubilet.com
Paul Greenberg is author of the James Beard Award winning New York Times bestseller Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food and a regular contributor to many national and international publications. A prolific writer and voice on issues of ocean sustainability, he is also a frequent guest and commentator on public radio programs including Fresh Air and All Things Considered. www.fourfish.org
David Guggenheim is a marine scientist, conservation policy specialist, submarine pilot and ocean explorer. He is an accomplished speaker, entertaining and educating audiences across America and the world. The Ocean Doctor as he if popularly known provides a unique perspective as both a scientist and a Washington, DC-based policy expert focused on today's most important conservation issues. http://oceandoctor.org/
Alison Jones is a conservation photographer and environmental journalist who created the non-profit organization No Water No Life.Through the power of photography and science, NWNL documents North American and African watersheds to illustrate degradation of fresh water resources and stewardship solutions. www.nowater-nolife.org
Asher Jay is a multifaceted creative conservationist. She uses all her artistic prowess to spark multimedia, engaging visual discourses with audiences across the globe about contemporary ecological and humanitarian concerns. She is the founder of Garbagea (www.garbagea.com) and Sea Speak Sphere (www.seaspeaksphere.com) under which she exhibits the collaborative installation piece 'Message in A Bottle.' www.asherjay.com
Andrew Revkin is an American, non-fiction, science and environmental writer. He has written on a wide range of subjects including destruction of the Amazon rain forest, the 2004 Asian tsunami, science and politics, climate change, and the North Pole. A reporter for the New York Times from 1995-2009, Revkin currently writes the "Dot Earth" environmental blog for The Times' Op-Ed section. http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/
Jeff Orlowski, the director of Chasing Ice, will also be sharing his experiences on the field, recording never before captured moments indicative of large scale climatic shifts with James Balog and how that ties into our daily activities.
SILENT AUCTION ITEMS
Contributed By: David Helvarg, Louie Psihoyos, Leilani Munter, Lorie Karnath, David Rothenberg, Andrew Revkin, Asher Jay, Anne Doubilet, David Guggenheim, Alison Jones, Paul Greenberg, J Nichols, Claudio Garzon, and others.
City Bakery, Milk and Cookies, L.A. Burdick, Gramercy Wine Cellar, Flatiron Wines and Spirits, West 3rd Common, Susty Party (compostable tableware, napkins and cutlery)
Press Enquiries Contact: 347.994.0094
There are a few world renowned surprise guests who might be in attendance willing to make opening/ closing remarks to help set the tone for the evening.
The evening will give everyone a chance to raise questions, and interact with the panel on a one-on-one basis after the presentations are done.
Event will have press coverage.
Venue: Green Spaces, Tribeca, New York
Date: December 8th 2012
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.