Join Green Drinks NYC for the “Our Oceans” Holiday Benefit on Tuesday December 8th, 2009

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Celebrate the holidays and support a great cause with world-renowned oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, live performances, and great networking opportunities

Green Drinks NYC is proud to welcome Dr. Sylvia Earle as “Our Oceans” holiday party keynote speaker on December 8th. A renowned oceanographer, National Geographic explorer-in-residence, and 2009 TED Prize winner, Dr. Earle will speak about the urgent need for ocean conservation in light of her experiences spending over 7,000 hours underwater.

There is no better way to celebrate the holidays while supporting a great cause.

The evening will feature a number of multimedia events that promise to create a memorable mosaic of content inspired by the ocean. Carl Safina, award-winning author and founder of the Blue Ocean Institute will provide an introduction to the evening’s events that include sound and video installations and entertainment by The Buglisi Dance Theatre, choreographer Alessandro Pellicani, and hammered dulcimer artist Max ZT. Colin Miles Campbell will also produce an accompaniment by DJ Vlad and audio engineer Lee Mars.

Other “Our Oceans” highlights include:

  •     Non-Profit Beneficiary Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE);
  •     Action Stations featuring CCE, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Riverkeeper, Oceans in Google Earth, New York State Marine Education Association (NYSMEA), Pew Charitable Trust, and Shark Savers.
  •     Silent Auction Fundraiser offering Scuba certification by NAUI, sailing courses from Manhattan Sailing School, artwork by Tatyana Murray, eco-excursions, sustainable fashion wear and more.

There will be an open bar featuring 44 North Vodka, Bluecoat Organic Gin, Martin Scott Wines, Sambazon, and Steaz.

A vegetarian buffet will be provided by Whole Foods, with local organic catering.

Tickets are $50 in advance through Brown Paper Tickets, $65 at the door. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/87118

“Our Oceans” will be held on December 8th from 7 to 11 p.m. at The Prince George Ballroom located at 15 E. 27th Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues in New York City.

About Green Drinks NYC
Green Drinks NYC has united the environmental community in NYC since 2002 by creating a social environment for eco-conscious professionals to meet, greet and exchange ideas. The group has grown to reach more than 13,000 people with an interest in green living (http://www.greendrinksnyc.com).

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