Seth Leitman and I have been working hard on a book about green lighting, to be published early this fall by the Green Guru Guide series. The book shows home and business owners how to save big money with the latest in efficient lighting technology, and we hope it's an enlightening read to boot. Seth and I will be introducing the book next week in New York City, at the special Rock The Reactors green lighting celebration on Bastille Day.
So come out and say hello, and learn how you can save money, and live greener!
Why Bastille Day you ask? Rock The Reactors (a group I named, incidentally) was founded by tireless eco-activist Remy Chevalier, who is of French descent and grew up in the offices of French Elle, where his dad was the founding photographer. Remy proved to be an invaluable source for the green lighting book, and as we quote in our pages, he believes a very achievable switchover to green lighting will save enough energy to shut down our aging nuclear power plants -- in particular Indian Point, one of the oldest and most controversial plants, and roughly 30 miles north of Manhattan. To Remy, the French got it wrong when they built so many nuclear plants a few decades ago. In his view, that aging atomic infrastructure, which is increasingly unpopular with French youth, is an entrenched foe that needs to be overthrown a la revolution in favor of new green technology -- starting with lighting, the lowest hanging fruit.
At the fabulous Hiro Ballroom (below the Maritime Hotel), Remy is assembling an eclectic mix of poets, artists, musicians, activists, intellectuals, lighting professionals, designers and other "leading lights," as well as former Indian Point workers (and now whistleblowers). The latest LEDs will be on display and libations will be poured. There will be brief presentations (limited to 3 minutes each, so it won't be like school) and performances by special guests. Anyone will have a chance to step up to the mic and contribute if you have something to say.
The evening will be a unique, inspiring time to learn about a brighter, cleaner future. Remy knows a thing or two about bringing together eclectic forces, having run the environmental room of the former Wetlands club.
88th 9th Ave.
New York City
July 14, 8pm
Come check it out!
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