On April 24 at 7 p.m., all are invited to A Modern Earth Day Dinner, a convivial meal at the Garrison Institute with hors d’oeuvres, dinner, wine and beer, and featuring environmental journalist and Dot Earth blogger Andrew Revkin.
Revkin will give a talk on “An Earth Day for the Age of Us” — a reference to our human-dominated era widely nicknamed “the Anthropocene.” Over dinner Revkin will address how successful navigation of “the age of us” depends on humans getting comfortable with ourselves, familiar with our impacts and our faults, and spending less time shouting “woe is me” or “shame on you,” and more time figuring out how to make intelligent, sustainable choices.
Revkin is an award-winning science journalist who has covered sustainability for more than three decades, from the Hudson Valley to the North Pole. He writes The New York Times Dot Earth blog, and is the Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace University, where he teaches blogging, environmental communication and documentary film.
This is the fifth annual Earth Day event hosted by the Garrison Institute in collaboration with Fresh Company. The menu will combine local and imported foods and flavors, with many ingredients sourced from local growers and vendors.
Reservations required. Visit garrisoninstitute.org/modernearthday or call 845-424-4800. Tickets cost $40 per person, with credit cards accepted prior to the event, or $45 cash or check at the door. A percentage of the dinner price will be donated to Chef’s Collaborative, an organization that promotes sustainable cuisine through education and supports local farmers. Organic Valley, a dairy co-op, will match donations.