Earth Pledge is a very cool organization — they sponsor the Farm to Table initiative on local, organic food, the Greening Gotham project pushing green roofs, and Verdopolis, a project bringing together cultural, political, and business types to discuss and plan for the “future green city.”
Verdopolis is throwing a massive bash in New York City, which kicked off yesterday — here’s the agenda. We’ve got someone there who will be sending us some coverage, and I’ll point to coverage elsewhere as I see it. Yesterday was mostly composed of a fashion show, which you can read about on Treehugger. It sounds, frankly, disappointing, and the pictures verge on gross. Apparently the big-name fashion designers who contributed still think, even at an event explicitly devoted to demonstrating the opposite, that greens are frumpy hippies.
Anyway, I’m much more interested in the green building, green healthcare, and green energy portions of the event taking place today and tomorrow. Updates to come.