The First-Ever Climate Change Day will present a series of panels, a cooking demo and virtual reality exhibition at FIT. For Press Coverage, please contact our Press Department at

Partners: FIT, VICE Impact, Samsung, MOME (Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment), Animal Equality

Sunday, October 22nd from 11AM – 4PM

Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
Pomerantz Center
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre

227 W 27th St.
New York, NY 10001

11AM – 12PM – Cooking Demo by Renown Food Scraps Chef, Joel Gamoran


1PM – 2PM
Panel 1: Think Before You Consume: The Founders’ Perspective
Moderator: Timo Rissanen (Parsons/Zero Waste Fashion Design)
Speakers: Robyn Shapiro (SEEK), Melody Serafino (Number 29), Colin Beavan (No Impact Man/Author), Alysia Reiner (Actress/LIVARI Designer), Anne Fontaine (Anne Fontaine Foundation)

2PM – 3PM
Panel 2: How to Reduce Waste of Film Sets?
Moderator: Katherine Keating (Publisher at VICE Impact)
Speakers: Katie Carpenter (Co-chair of PGA Green/Environmental Doc Film Producer), Matt Reid (A Plastic Ocean on Netflix), Kenneth Ebie (Deputy General Counsel/Director of External Affairs at MOME), Alysia Reiner (Actress/Co-founder of LIVARI)

3M – 4PM
Panel 3: Factory Farming, Population Growth and Climate Change: Can We Survive?
Sponsored by Animal Equality

Moderator: Gene Baur (Farm Sanctuary President/Co-Founder)
James Cromwell (Actor, Activist), Sharon Núñez (Animal Equality)

4PM – 5PM – CLOSING COCKTAIL – By Invitation Only
The “Animal Rights, The Social Justice Movement Of Our Time” Reception
Presented by the CFF Animal Rights Committee: John Bradham, Zelda Penzel and Elizabeth Stein