Thanks to all of you who joined the NEN Clean & Green Summit 2010. “One of the best-run City events I’ve ever attended” was just one of the many comments we got at the end of the day.
Check out this NENtv recap to find out more about the day, what NEN Director Daniel Homsey thinks about the extraordinary people who gravitate to the NEN Summits, and what Green Zebra’s Anne Vollen thinks about thoughtful buying and Amazon.com.
From the NENtv archive: In this fourth of four parts (see part 1, part 2, and part 3 for previous episodes) we return for our retrospective of the NEN Clean & Green Summit 2008 as the NEN’s Daniel Homsey visits Casa Verde in the Mission District, which many believe to be San Francisco’s greenest house.
After you’ve seen the video, register for the bigger and better NEN Clean & Green Summit 2010, which takes place May 15th. See you there!
From the NENtv archive:In this third of four parts (for more, see part 1, part 2, and part 4) we return for our retrospective of the NEN Clean & Green Summit 2008 as the NEN’s Daniel Homsey tours the Mission District to discover some of the neighborhood’s best green secrets.
In this episode, Daniel talks with Astrid Haryati, Greening Director with the Mayor’s Office, about why breaking up the sidewalk can be good for everybody. Then, Daniel gets wowed at Balmy Alley, where grassroots leaders responded to graffiti with some of the most impressive murals and culture in San Francisco. Finally, we meet Tree from the Treat Commons Community Garden at 23rd & Treat St to discuss purple carrots and the Free Farm Stand. Purple carrots? Now we’ve seen it all!
Once you’ve watched the video, register for the bigger and better NEN Clean & Green Summit 2010. See you there!
From the NENtv archive: In this second of four parts (for more, see part 1, part 3, and part 4) we return for our retrospective of the NEN Clean & Green Summit 2008 as Daniel Homsey pins down three special guests for their green insights.
Gia Grant from Clean City Coalition explains how the Coalition helps people to navigate the labyrinth of government – an arduous task at the best of times – to get green work done. Patrick Farjas, a chef at the California Culinary Academy, explains why all the foods at the Summit are babies (star quote: “When I came in the 80s, I asked for a carrot and I was getting the things we were feeding the animals in France”). Watch the video to see what we mean by “babies”. Lastly, Brent Schulkin from Carrotmob discusses how the profit motive that drives corporations can be used combined with “mob shopping” to form a powerful push for lasting change.
Once you’ve watched the video, don’t forget to register for the bigger and better NEN Clean & Green Summit 2010. See you there!