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Making Green From Green – The Effects of Climate Change on the New York Area

December 3, 2013 6 p.m.
  • Where: Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz 488 Madison Avenue at 51st Street - 10th Floor
  • Hosted by: The Sustainable Business Committee of the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of New York
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Event Description: The Sustainable Business Committee of the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of New York invites you to MAKING GREEN FROM GREEN The Effects of Climate Change on the New York Area – Are We Prepared? Can We Protect our Future? Agenda: 6:00 – 6:30pm – Doors Open and Early Networking 6:30 – 7:45pm – Program and Q&A 7:45 – 9:00pm – Reception with Drinks and Hors d’Oeuvres   It has been a year since Super Storm Sandy devastated the New York area with $65 billion in damages. Meanwhile, CO2 levels continue to increase globally, causing polar ice sheets to melt and sea levels to rise, along with the frequency of “100 Year Storms.” The scientific community once again affirmed, in its strongest language yet, the near certainty that global warming is caused by human activity. What should individuals, businesses and governments do to address the challenges climate change presents to our communities?   Join us as our expert panel examines the impact of climate change, its diverse effects and possible solutions to how we manage our infrastructure, our economy, our health and the way we live. This event is part of the MAKING GREEN FROM GREEN series.   MODERATOR • Claudia Dreifus, Columbia Professor, New York Times Reporter   PANELISTS • Dr. Megan Linkin, Ph.D., Natural Hazards Expert, Swiss Re America • Andrew Darrell, Chief of Strategy, Energy & New York Regional Director, Environmental Defense Fund • Dr. Jannette Barth, Ph.D., Former Chief Economist, NY Metropolitan Transportation Authority $25 for CBSACNY, MCC Members & Students; $40 non-members; $60 at the door For more informatin and to register, please go to: MAKING GREEN FROM GREEN Season 5 Certificate Program on Sustainable Business First event of a five-part series. Attend four out of five events through June 2014 to earn a certificate.   For more information: or[email protected]. Follow us and the MAKING GREEN FROM GREEN series on Twitter @CBSACNY_SBC, #MGFG and the club on Facebook. NON-MEMBERS and WALK-INS WELCOME (photo ID required) Special thanks to Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz for hosting and catering this event, to Lead Dog Marketing and Addison for hosting our monthly committee meetings, and to the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce for their support.

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