The First-Ever Climate Change Day will present a series of panels, a cooking demo and virtual reality exhibition at FIT. For Press Coverage, please contact our Press Department at

Partners: FIT, VICE Impact, Samsung, MOME (Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment), Animal Equality

Sunday, October 22nd from 12PM – 4PM

Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
Pomerantz Center
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre (entrance on 7th ave, btwn. 27th St. & 28th St. – by the bus stop)

227 W 27th St.
New York, NY 10001


Sponsored by Anne Fontaine Foundation & Noglu


1PM – 2PM
Panel 1: Think Before You Consume: The Founders’ Perspective
Moderator: Timo Rissanen (Parsons/Zero Waste Fashion Design)
Speakers: Robyn Shapiro (SEEK), Melody Serafino (Number 29 Communications), Colin Beavan (No Impact Man/Author), Alysia Reiner (Actress/LIVARI Designer), Anne Fontaine (Anne Fontaine Foundation)

2PM – 3PM
Panel 2: How to Reduce Waste of Film Sets?
Moderator: Katherine Keating (Publisher at VICE Impact)
Speakers: Katie Carpenter (Co-chair of PGA Green/Environmental Doc Film Producer), Matt Reid (A Plastic Ocean on Netflix), Kenneth Ebie (Deputy General Counsel/Director of External Affairs at MOME), Alysia Reiner (Actress/Co-founder of LIVARI)

3M – 4PM
Panel 3: Factory Farming, Population Growth and Climate Change: Can We Survive?
Sponsored by Animal Equality

Moderator: Gene Baur (Farm Sanctuary President/Co-Founder)
Sharon Núñez (Animal Equality), Lincoln O’Barry (Ric O’Barry Dolphin Project, Director/Producer of Blood Dolphins), Katherine Schwarz (Chair of The Population, Consumption and Environment Committee for Sierra Club, Atlantic Chapter), John Seager (Population Connection President)

4PM – 5.30PM – CLOSING COCKTAIL – By Invitation Only (at AMC Loews 34th St.)
The “Animal Rights, The Social Justice Movement Of Our Time” Reception
Presented by the CFF Animal Rights Committee: John Bradham, Zelda Penzel and Elizabeth Stein

BEFORE THE FLOOD directed by Fisher Stevens
Produced by Leonardo DiCaprioFisher StevensJames PackerBrett RatnerJennifer Davisson KilloranTrevor Davidoski.

Tickets for this Red Carpet screening are available here.

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