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SPARK*: Making Global Change with the Power of Community

Green Drinks NYC

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

New York, NY

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SPARK* events encourage learning and networking in an intimate setting of 50 professionals.  This series is focused around sparking conversation, ideas, dialog & connections around a specific green-related topic chosen for the evening.

Come to network with your peers and hear from our featured speaker.

$25 in advance. $35 at the door.

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Anjie Cho - Co-Leader of the EcoBiz program at the Lower East Side Ecology Center
Juan Carlos - the Founder of the White Roof Project
Phoebe Stern Director of Operations of Forth Arts Block

When a community comes together, we can create powerful change. Over the past 10 years, the Green Drinks NYC community has grown by leaps and bounds and worked together to create global positive change. In this month's SPARK* event, we'll be joined by community and local professionals for a compelling panel on how we can make sustainable global change by sticking together. Global change begins when a community gathers together to start a movement in their own neighborhoods. Join us for an evening you won't soon forget!

Shop Your Values Week is a city-wide “do good” event created by a collaboration of local non-profits, community organizers, small business groups and business improvement districts – all set out to create support for ethical, local, and sustainable economies in NYC.  Its efforts have led to the establishment of the$20k Shop Your Values Week Bard MBA in Sustainability Scholarship. Log on to, pledge your values, and enjoy FREE events and & discounts across the city from May 3 – 10!


Juan Carlos P.E.
Founder, White Roof Project

Juan Carlos is an entrepreneur and film director. He has worked in digital strategy since 2008, is a professional filmmaker, and part time activist. He’s worked closely with the Manhattan Young Democrats, Streetwise Partners, and New Leaders Council. Juan is a spokesperson for Adobe, was a panelist at Sheffield Doc/Fest & PAX East 2010. He has been interviewed by NBC, NPR, BBC, Fox TV, and dozens of other media outlets. He directed and edited Second Skin, a documentary on virtual worlds which was named #4 Documentary of 2008 by Ain’t It Cool News. He was CEO of Pure West (2005 – 2010), is the founder of Popten Magazine, and was inspired to build a new way to look at our city’s rooftops from an amazing meeting that the MYD environmental committee put together.
Anjie Cho
ecobiznyc program manager
ANJIE CHO is a registered New York State Architect, LEED Accredited Professional, and practices BTB Feng Shui.  Anjie received a BA in Architecture from the College of Environmental Design at the University of California at Berkeley.  With over a decade of experience, Anjie has designed high end residential and commercial spaces throughout New York City, the Tri-State area, San Francisco and Los Angeles. 
Anjie is also the founder of HOLISTIC SPACES, integrating beauty, spirituality and green design.  She creates and enhances balance and harmony by designing spaces with an understanding of sustainability and informed by the ancient practice of Feng Shui.  Her focus is to create a nurturing and supportive environment for each of her clients, at whatever level they feel comfortable.

Community and sustainability deeply influence Anjie's design. She currently manages EcoBizNYC, a grant funded program of the Lower East Side Ecology Center.  EcoBizNYC seeks to help small businesses, students, and the general public to actively reduce air pollution, carbon emissions and airborne environmental health hazards in NYC through environmental auditing, education, and action.  Through EcoBizNYC, Anjie also educates and mentors college and graduate students to promote sustainability initatives.
Phoebe Stern, Director of Operations, FABnyc
Phoebe Stern came to FABnyc in March 2011 with a passionate desire to support local arts.  Phoebe started her career in New York at Marge Casey + Associates, a photography representation and production agency.  Though she successfully began to rise through the ranks there, her desire to be part of a community led Phoebe to search for a local not-for-profit.  Having graduated from Earlham College with a major in Art History and minors in Business and Non-Profit Management and Museum Studies, Phoebe is happily a part of the FAB family.
For twenty years, The Moderns has been a thought leader in the realm of intellectual capital and social responsibility. Our guiding business practices, including those of permaculture, reflect a unique multidisciplinary, human-centered approach to strategic innovation, branding and marketing. We are solutionists driven by ideas and motivation.

Above all else, we pride ourselves on our ability to transform brands into cultural, global experiences that can be seen, heard, touched, smelled and tasted thereby building an authentic relationship with customers that results in long-term loyalty to your brand.
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When & Where

The Moderns
900 Broadway
Suite 202
New York, NY

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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Green Drinks NYC

Since 2002, Green Drinks NYC has been hosting lively monthly networking events to connect and unite the environmental community of New York.  These events are friendly and upbeat.  Many people have found employment, made friends, developed new ideas, and had moments of serendipity. It's a force for the good spreading to over 700 cities around the world!

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