Tuesday night the rain stopped and 400 New
Yorkers came out to celebrate Solar 1's
annual "Revelry By The River": The evening
was to benefit and build enthusiasm,
awareness and help raise funds needed to
break ground in
2009 for Solar 2, a replacement for Solar 1
Green Energy, Arts and Education Center in
New York City. Solar 2, (www.solar1.org)
will be the first Platinum LEED certified
public building in the city to leave a "zero
footprint". It will generate more energy
than it consumes, becoming a prototype for
many major cities in this country.
The Solar One's Honorees were HSBC, for
their leadership role in addressing climate
change Matthew Modine, for his environmental
activism and "Bicycle for a Day" program.
Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy received the Young
Environmentalist Award for her work on
behalf of Waterkeeper The Co-Chairmen H.
Hartley du Pont &
Jane Steiner Hoffman with Executive Director
Chris J.Collins welcomed the guests.