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Environmentalist Vincent Brancato Lecture “Taking on Climate Change: The Climate Reality Project”
February 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
New Canaan Library, in partnership with the UN Committee of New Canaan, is pleased to announce that Vincent Brancato, Co-Chair of the Environmental Stewardship Committee of the New York Society for Ethical Culture and a leader of the Climate Reality Project, is guest speaker for the 11th annual Anita Houston Memorial Lecture. Please register for the program online at newcanaanlibrary.org.
The lecture will be held on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 3 p.m. in the Library’s Adrian Lamb Room. Please register for this program online at newcanaanlibrary.org.
New Canaan Library and the UN Committee are honored to welcome Vincent Brancato to join the prestigious group of insightful and influential speakers the lecture series has presented over the past decade. Vincent Brancato is a Climate Reality Project Leader, one of 14,000 worldwide, and Co-Chair of the Environmental Stewardship Committee of the New York Society for Ethical Culture where he has been a Trustee since 2012. Brancato has been active in environmental issues working with organizations such as the Food and Water Watch, United for Action, Sane Energy and Sierra Club, and has been involved with service clubs such as Rotary International and Lions International in various projects. His career background focused on the industrial sector with the majority of his time spent in the steel industry primarily in the stainless steel sector.
For more than 50 years, until her death in March of 2007, Anita Houston was so prominent an advocate for the United Nations and international cooperation among nations that she was designated by official Town Proclamation on her 90th birthday as “New Canaan’s Ambassador for World Affairs.” In tribute to Anita for her long service as chairperson and member of the UN Committee of New Canaan and head of her UN Study Group, friends and family started a fund for an annual lecture series on topics related to international affairs and the United Nations.