Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Riverkeeper's Junior Council

Olivia Zaleski by Alexei Gural

Thursday, March 6, 2008, The Hearst Tower, 300 West 57th Street, New York City, NY. Riverkeeper’s environmentally conscious Junior Council Members and fashion house TIBI (see: Hometown Hero: Tibi's Amy Smilovic) hosted an evening for the next generation of young leaders on Thursday, March 6th at 9pm. The event held at the spectacular Hearst Tower, the city’s first gold LEED certified building, featured cocktails and dancing set against breathtaking views of Manhattan. Founders and Co-chairs Amanda Hearst and Luigi Tadini, and Junior Council Members Annie Berkery, Dalia Oberlander, Gillian Hearst Simonds, Jamie Korey, Lisa Salzer, Marissa Bregman, Nick Raynes, Olivia Zaleski and Theresa Berkery organized this elegant black tie invitation-only event to promote awareness of Riverkeeper’s important work and raise funds to support it. Joining them in hosting the night’s festivities are a bevy of New York finest environmentalists, including: Andrew Black, Annie Churchill, Billy Gilbane, Bobby Kennedy III, Claire Bernard, Derek Blasberg, Edward Barsamian, Jackie Astier, Jamie Johnson, Julia Erdman, Lauren Bush, Margaret Betts, Martin Dawson, Peter Davis and Stella Keitel. Riverkeeper’s mission is to protect the ecological integrity of the Hudson River and its tributaries, and to safeguard the drinking water supply of New York City and the lower Hudson Valley. Riverkeeper believes in the rights of every citizen to enjoy and defend our nation's water resources. Since its founding over 40 years ago, Riverkeeper has investigated and brought to justice more than 400 environmental lawbreakers. Its work is currently focused on three major issues - protecting and restoring the Hudson River, safeguarding the NYC watersheds and replacing the Indian Point nuclear power plant with safe renewable energy. For the current generation of young environmentalists who call New York home, Riverkeeper is the perfect organization to support for local actions that protect New York’s vital water resources.

From: Manhattan Smugmug
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