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INFORUM at The Commonwealth Club Hosts Greenpeace Executive Director Kumi Naidoo

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Date:
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Time:
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
Kyle Estes
Location Details:
The Commonwealth Club is located at 595 Market St., Second St. in San Francisco

4/21
Greenpeace's New Rainbow Warrior

Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director, Greenpeace International

In conversation with Greg Dalton, Founder, Climate One

After dropping below the radar for several years, Greenpeace is bouncing back as a more mainstream advocacy organization. They still use nonviolent publicity stunts (remember the writing on Hewlett Packard's roof about e-waste?), but they are also now playing an inside game. To a point. They didn't join other Big Green groups who linked arms with heavy industries to form the U.S. Climate Action Partnership, which created the blueprint for the struggling national carbon cap-and-trade system. And they recently launched a satirical Internet matchmaking site for pollution-loving senators with close ties to oil and coal. Do Greenpeace's antics reinforce negative stereotypes of environmentalists, or gain public attention for the green causes they champion? Do they really inform people or change minds? New Executive Director Naidoo takes the helm of the grassroots group at a crucial point in the international environmental movement. Join us to discuss what kind of warrior he is and what he has up his sleeve.

Link: https://tickets.commonwealthclub.org/open.asp?show=1750
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 6 p.m check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. networking and hors d'oeuvres reception
Cost: $12 members, $20 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: This event is being co-presented by ClimateOne and INFORUM, divisions of The Commonwealth Club. Please note the speakers and audience will be videotaped for future broadcast on the Climate One TV show on KRCB TV 22 on Comcast and DirecTV.
Added to the calendar on Thu, Apr 8, 2010 3:59PM
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