San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
ABC Carpet & Home, American Sustainable Business Council,
Chefs for the Marcellus, Food and Water Watch,
New York State Sustainable Business Council,
and New Yorkers Against Fracking
Invite you to
BUSINESS LEADERS AGAINST FRACKING
A special press event and gathering of influencers pioneering for a
sustainable economy and a safe future
Wednesday, May 1, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Deepak HomeBase at ABC Carpet & Home
888 Broadway at e. 19th st.
New York, NY 10003
A conversation with Deepak Chopra, MD
David Levine, CEO of American Sustainable Business Council
Steve Hindy, President, Brooklyn Brewery
Jannette M. Barth, Ph.D., Pepacton Institute
Horst Rechelbacher, founder of Aveda and Intelligent Nutrients
Deepak Chopra serves as the Founder of the Chopra Foundation<http://www.choprafoundation.org/>, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing<http://www.chopra.com/>, Founder of The Chopra Well on YouTube<http://www.youtube.com/user/TheChopraWell>, Adjunct Professor at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School, Columbia University, and Senior Scientist with The Gallup Organization.
ABC Home: A NYC design destination, ABC Carpet & Home offers choice at the cutting edge of art, beauty, and sustainability. Through the preservation of indigenous artisanship, working with global cooperatives, and a commitment to environmental consciousness, ABC aims to identify opportunities to align vision and values, impacting the home and our collective home, the planet.
American Sustainable Business Council http://asbcouncil.org/: Through education and advocacy, ASBC seeks to influence public policy that acknowledges the large and growing universe of sustainable and socially responsible businesses and social enterprises. The Council represents more than 165,000 businesses nationally. The New York State Sustainable Business Council is a Partner Organization of ASBC, and ABC Carpet and Home is a Business Supporter.
Chefs for the Marcellus http://chefsformarcellus.org/about/ : A campaign of chefs, restaurateurs, brewers, farmers, and other food professionals who are speaking out against fracking in NYC’s regional foodshed and watersheds; and working in support of food and agriculture enterprise.
Food and Water Watch http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/campaigns/ : An international organization focused on food, water, and fish with multiple campaigns including banning fracking in New York and globally. Serves as fiscal sponsor for New Yorkers Against Fracking and provides organizing and communications capability.
New York State Sustainable Business Council http://asbcouncil.org/partner/new-york-state-sustainable-business-council : A newly launched state-wide network of business organizations and leaders that provides its members with education and opportunities to raise the voice of business on key public issues for New York such as fracking, renewable energy, and campaign finance reform.
New Yorkers Against Fracking http://nyagainstfracking.org/ : A broad-based coalition of hundreds of organizations, 1000 businesses, and individuals working for a ban on fracking in New York.
When & Where
Businesses Against Fracking New York
Businesses Against Fracking New York is an initiative co-sponsored by New Yorkers Against Fracking and the New York State Sustainable Business Council. We represent a growing movement of business leaders and networks which recognize that fracking is not the answer to our state’s economic or energy challenges. We share a concern that fracking will harm the sustainable development potential of New York’s major business sectors including tourism, outdoor recreation, agriculture, food and beverage production, restaurants, main street businesses and real estate. More than 1,000 businesses have spoken out against fracking by signing onto our campaign.