GREEN DRINKS - HONG KONG
How planting trees in Los Angeles can be relevant to Hong Kong
with Andy Lipkis
on Thursday, 22 November 2012
(Yes it's the 2nd talk this month - 1st is on Wed 14 Nov - same time and same place)
Bisous, 9F LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central
Networking starts at 7:30 and the speakers will start at 8pm
Andy Lipkis is a practical visionary who has dedicated his life to healing the environment while improving the lives of individuals and communities. He founded TreePeople in Los Angeles in 1973 at age 18 and continues to serve as its President. Andy has spearheaded an approach using trees and forest-inspired technologies to make cities sustainable while mitigating floods, drought, pollution, and climate change. Called “Functioning Community Forests,” it is being demonstrated in L.A. as a model for cities everywhere.
Andy has appeared in numerous TV programs, such as the Emmy award- winning series, “How Does Your Garden Grow,” the PBS series "Edens Lost and Found,” as well as films including Leonardo di Caprio’s The 11th Hour, and Dirt! The Movie. In 2008, Andy was named an Ashoka Fellow, as one of the world's most promising "social entrepreneurs."
If you too have something interesting to tell and share please let us know, so that we can consider you for one of the next green drinks. And as always - feel free to bring friends and colleagues and spread the word!
Jacqui Dixon and Merrin Pearse
HK Green Drinks Team