Business Leaders for Sustainability Announces The First Annual Earth Day Celebration on The Hill on April 21

Business Leaders for Sustainability, an international networking group for C-Suite executives focused on developing sustainability educational resources, sharing best responsibility practices, and facilitating measurable collaborations, has announced that it is organizing The First Annual Earth Day Celebration on The Hill at St. Barnabas Church on Sunday, April 21 from 5:00 to 7:00pm.

St. Barnabas Church

The event will feature theatrical performances by JIB Productions of Westport, Connecticut, well known for its series, “Play with Your Food.”

JIB Productions will be presenting two one act plays on the environment and climate change as well as a special reading of “Earthrise” by Amanda Gorman, followed by a discussion with actors and special guests.

The event will conclude with a tasting of organic and sustainably grown foods and wines from Garelick & Herbs, and organic and sustainably grown wines from Wine Wise as well as exhibits from local organizations with environmentally related products and services.

Organizations interested in exhibiting at the event should email [email protected].

Event tickets are free for members of Business Leaders for Sustainability, $30 for non-members, and $10 for students, with a portion of proceeds benefiting Greenwich Community Gardens. Reservations can be made by email at [email protected]. Non-members will be invoiced via Paypal. Tickets will also be sold at the event.

Kathryn Minckler, Founder of Business Leaders for Sustainability, said, “We are excited to organize The First Annual Earth Day Celebration. In keeping with the original premise of Earth Day, we hope the event will be fun, thought provoking, and educational, giving attendees the opportunity to learn about how local organizations are making a positive impact. In turn, we are thrilled to introduce and support the amazing
work at Greenwich Community Gardens.”

“We are so excited to be part of this initiative and are thrilled to bring live theater into the mix. Theater is many things,” boasts JIB Productions Artistic Director Carole Schweid.

“It is also a powerful communications tool.  We’ve discovered some fantastic short plays that manage to ‘break the ice,’ and help crack open conversations on difficult topics,” Schweid added. “As Theater Producers, it is our privilege, and, in fact, our responsibility, to “bring it.., to share these spectacular short plays and to use them not just to entertain, but to educate, to enlighten, to Call to Action and help create positive change. Being part of Business Leaders for Sustainability’s Earth Day Celebration is a huge challenge and a ripe opportunity to help ‘shine a light’ on this enormous urgent topic, in unique ways that only theater can – mind to mind, heart to heart – we are loving the collaborative effort. It’s exciting and it’s fun.”

Business Leaders for Sustainability is a division of Klipspringer Foundation, a registered 501c3, focused on developing sustainability educational resources, sharing best responsibility practices, and facilitating impactful collaborations. Business Leaders for Sustainability’s pilot recently held its first event at Greenwich bulthaup.

Members access educational materials, and regular virtual and in-person events. First event topics include the integration of sustainability and AI; carbon accounting; food insecurity; sustainable event planning; impact investing; and, the circular economy.

JIB Productions, Inc. is a premier not-for-profit producer of professional performing and visual arts programs in and around Fairfield County. With a mission to provide first-rate programming to local communities, in partnership with both traditional and non-traditional venues, JIB Productions – known for its flagship lunchtime, play reading series. Play with Your Food, along with private events throughout Fairfield County and New York – presents thought-provoking, innovative, relevant, and diverse programs designed to engage theatergoers and film lovers in a shared meaningful experience.

Greenwich Community Gardens is a registered 501c3 operating three community gardens for town residents who grow organic vegetables for their own families, for the clients served by the Neighbor to Neighbor Food Pantry and for the residents of Nathaniel Witherell. With a mission to create organic community gardening opportunities and support a sustainable food culture, this league of volunteers promotes community building, garden education, environmental health, and wellness.