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SPARK Speaker Series continues tonight with The 5 Gyres Institute!

We are going to kick things off at 6:30 with networking and drinks on the ground floor of the Toto Gallery showroom (25 Mercer Street, NY). Our featured speakers Anna Cummins and Marcus Eriksen will speak about plastic pollution and the ocean and share images, videos, stories, and samples from their extensive sailing expeditions. We are pleased to announce that Paul McGinniss from the New York Green Advocate will be our guest host for the evening!

Please RSVP! Purchase your tickets in advance and save $10! http://spark5gyres.eventbrite.com/

Monday, March 26th, 6:30 to 8:30

Toto USA, 25 Mercer Street, New York, NY, 10013

Tickets – $25 in advance

GUEST SPEAKERS: Anna Cummins and Marcus Eriksen, The 5 Gyres Institute

Anna Cummins and Marcus Eriksen are the co-founders of The 5 Gyres Institute. The mission of The 5 Gyres Institute is to conduct research and raise awareness about the global impact of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. Anna and Marcus focus on the 5 subtropical gyres of plastic pollution that have accumulated to understand the impact of plastic pollution in our oceans. Their findings and stories are a result of over 25,000 miles of sailing expeditions.

HOST: Paul McGinniss, The New York Green Advocate

Paul McGinniss has interviewed a stellar array of change makers including Sylvia Earle, Dean Kamen, Ray Kurzweil, Fabien Cousteau and Josh Fox. Paul has helped to organize many environmental events including 7 Nights of Awareness for the December, 2011 NYC premier of the documentary film “The Big Fix”. Paul’s new video series, The Advocates Advocate, is a platform to promote important advocates and celebrate their work. The first video in the series features Marc Yaggi, Executive Director of Waterkeeper Alliance, and Stefanie Penn Spear, Founder and Director of EcoWatch. Paul is also a New York based real estate broker and green building and renovation consultant. He advises people on how to set up grid independent, zero net energy, resilient living situations. He is currently working with his partners to establish a grid protected, 100% self sustaining farm community in Ulster County, NY.


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