Week of Thanksgiving: Nov 19 – 26
LEED for Homes Lecture
Tuesday, Nov. 20 9 am to 1 pm. Pacific Energy Center
851 Howard Street at 4th. San Francisco CA
One of the principal developers of LEED for Homes, Ann Edminster will describe key elements of the rating system, including the rating measures, delivery system, and participation process. Based on her experience gleaned during the pilot, she will offer insights about projects that are good candidates for LEED for Homes and tips for undertaking a successful and gratifying LEED certification process. She will discuss costs of LEED Home certification and describe the potential roles and opportunities for building professionals in the LEED for Homes program and the relationships between LEED for Homes and other green home programs in California.
Tuesday, Nov 20. Please RSVP email@example.com for location and time.
Panelists: Michael Dupee, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters; Judy Gearhart, Program Director for SAI; Amy Hall, Social Consciousness Director for EILEEN FISHER. Moderator: Eileen Kohl Kaufman, Executive Director at Social Accountability International
Overview: Companies like Nike, Gap, and Ann Taylor came under fire a decade ago for labor and human rights abuses in overseas contract factories. Today, the era of “but those aren’t our workers” is over, and companies realize that broad stakeholder support is a condition for their ‘license to operate.’ This panel will consider whether, overall, corporations have truly created sustainable improvements in their supply chains. What range of approaches is used in supply-chain management, and how can we assess the benefits and risks of each? What role can long-term partnerships play in solving supply-chain issues, or preventing them before they happen?
Movie Screening “Everythings Cool”
Sunday, Nov 25. 7 pm. Cinema Village Theater
22 East 12th Street, New York City
You’re invited to join Green Drinks for our own special screening of “Everything’s Cool” – The incredible story of a handful of global warming messengers speaking out in a time of disinformation.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
photo courtesy of TreeHugger.