September 18, 2018
In support of Climate Week in New York City SandSI has joined with the Global Crisis Information Network (GCINET) to host the Sport and Climate Change Summit to promote GHG reduction strategies and the Citizens Climate Pledge.
SandSI’s Sport and Climate Change Summit is a one-half day event that will be held on the eve of the United Nations General Assembly general debate and help usher in Climate Week NYC. The event will take place on the 21st September 2018 at Scandinavia House, 38th St and Park Avenue, in New York City.
At the Summit, Julia Palle, President of SandSI and Allen Hershkowitz, Chairman and Founding Director of SandSI will join with SandSI members including the New York Yankees, the New York Mets, Major League Soccer, NASCAR and the USTA to discuss their GHG offsetting investments into (life-saving) cookstoves and forestry preservation in Africa, in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
It will be the first public discussion of these climate-intelligent humanitarian initiatives, unique in all of sports.
The offsets that will be discussed were arranged by three SandSI Founding Members, SouthPole, Allcot and Eco-Act.
SandSI’s Sport and Climate Change Summit will also feature a conversation among leading communications experts, a former professional athlete, and a representative from the Broadway Green Alliance, who will discuss how sport and entertainment might more effectively encourage climate-related behavior change. Speakers include David Fenton, Robin Raj, and Jennifer Hershey.
And it will also include a featured interview by Robin Raj, a SandSI Founding Member with Mike Richter, Hall of Fame NHL Player and Viacheslav Fetisov, Hall of Fame NHL Player. They will discuss how athletes might help promote climate literacy.