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Thursday, June 21, 2012, 6 - 9pm

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The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design 

invites you to 

RIO+20 @CU

An informal evening with colleagues and friends 
marking Rio+20 United Nations 
Conference on Sustainable Development.
June 21, 2012  |  6pm - 9pm
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
Alumni Roof Terrace & Rose Auditorium
41 Cooper Square | New York, NY 10003
Alumni Roof Terrace
Drinks, Appetizers, Colleagues and Friends
Rose Auditorium
Kevin Bone, Director of The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design and 
Michael Ben-Eli, Founder and Director of The Sustainability Laboratory.
Following these remarks, we will screen 


A film by: Yann Arthus-Bertrand 
Narrator: Glenn Close
We All Have A Date With The Planet!
Using only aerial footage, Arthus-Bertrand showcases our planet’s interconnected systems, resources and stunning aesthetic beauty.
Twenty years ago, the United Nations hosted the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, which brought together global and civic leaders to address sustainability issues and achieved credibility for these issues at the highest political levels. As the United Nations convenes the follow up to the Earth Summit, we at the Institute will bring together leaders at the local level to celebrate the work being performed globally, and consider how the topics of the RIO+20 conference— Jobs, Energy, Cities, Food, Water, Oceans, and Disasters—can be addressed right here in New York City. We look forward to an evening of connecting with each other, enjoying a film together, celebrating our progress and exchanging our ideas and experiences.

This event is free. Please RSVP.

This event is organized and made possible by The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design

HOME is a non-profit movie, it remains protected by copyright and is authorized to CUISD by Good Planet Foundation


Located in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.