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Panel Discussion: Living Well And Doing Good In NYC This Wednesday

Want to soak in some sun (and knowledge) on your lunch break this week? You're in luck. GOOD has joined forces with MINI to bring you a roundtable discussion on The Art of Living Well and Doing Good in NYC this Wednesday at the MINI Rooftop NYC. It's free and open to everyone with RSVP.The panel, moderated by GOOD's Peter Alsop, includes designer Susan Cianciolo, author Anna Lappe, Sarma Melngailis, co-founder of Pure Food and Wine, and Dan Wood. It'll be an interesting group to hear from: "Cianciolo has been using environmentally friendly materials since the nineties after working with Kim Gordon on X-Girl. Amongst many other green activities, Lappe recently wrote Grub; Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen and was named an 'Eco-Who's Who,' by Time. Dan Wood is co founder of WORKac, a radical New York based architecture agency who recently built the Public farm at PS1." Details below:Panel/Roundtable: The Art of Living Well and Doing Good in NYCPeter Alsop from GOOD is moderatingWhen: Wednesday, Sept 10Time: 12:30 to 2pmWhere: The MINI Rooftop NYC465 10th AveNew York, NY 10018http://www.minispace.com/Food for purchase from Pure Food & Wine.RSVP: http://www.minispace.com/en_us/projects/mini-rooftop-nyc/program/10/


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