Future Events

Zero Waste Challenge Conversation

In collaboration with Barnard College students, It’s Easy Being Green will host a conversation on​ ​The Zero Waste Challenge in NYC’s Food Industry​. Panelists include, Christina Mitchell Grace, the CEO and founder of Foodprint Group, which manages projects that address public health and mitigate climate change through better food practices. She will be joined by Sandra Noonan, Chief Sustainability Officer of Just Salad, a restaurant chain that has recently pledged to publish the carbon foodprint of its ingredients.




March 2024, Climate Cafe

In early March, IEBG hosted an event at Purple Waves, the sustainably minded restaurant at 110th and Central Park West. Five graduate students from Columbia’s Climate and Society program offered a lively program on the topic of Zero Waste. The audience of invited guests braved the torrential rain to engage in conversation with the presenters. Students got to practice their messaging skills and audience members learned about what is and is not currently achievable. A win win for all. Purple Waves owner, Sharon Reuveni spoke about the rewards and challenges of running a cafe based on sustainable principles. The attendance of Councilmember Shaun Abreu, his Chief of Staff, Amber Moorer, and Director of Communications, Milos Gringlas gave the presenters and the audience direct contact with city officials who propose and pass environmental laws. Delicious snacks and drinks provided by Purple Waves added warmth to the event.

2022 – 2023


104th St., Block Association, table at annual yard sale


SIMS recycling plant Brooklyn New York


Dan Grodnik talk, Riverside Park Conservancy, The Role of NYC Parks in Climate Mitigation.


Inaugural Climate Café with Columbia graduate students moderating.