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Milford ECC supports CT's Farms, Meeting a 70 year old woman farmer will be inspiring for our ECC Members! March 31st Green Event, CT Bites - Restaurants, Recipes, Food, Fairfield County, CT

CT Bites - Restaurants, Recipes, Food, Fairfield County, CT

 Join Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurant on March 31st for a special evening of food and celebration with Didi Emmons. Emmons, a chef, author, educator and former restaurateur will make a special appearance at Barcelona Fairfield to promote her IACP nominated cookbook Wild Flavors, One Chef’s Transformative Year Cooking from Eva’s Farm.
The cookbook features unusual food that is grown on a farm run by Eva Sommaripa, a renegade 70-year old farmer from southeast Massachusetts, who grows for a variety of notable chefs in New England. 
The evening wil begin with a cocktail hour where guests will have to opportunity to meet with Emmons and peruse signed copies of her latest cookbook. In addition to Barcelona Wine Bar and Restaurant’s regular menu, we will be offering a special a la carte menu featuring specialties from Eva’s farm such as juniper berries, sunchokes, lovage, claytonia and other foraged and cultivated flavors prepared by Barcelona Wine Bar’s Culinary Director, Adam Halberg.

Green Growth and International Cooperation - Brookings Institution

Green Growth and International Cooperation - Brookings Institution 

Event Summary

As the world grapples with global environmental concerns, such as climate change and sustainable development, countries are finding ways to pursue green growth. Green growth pathways would combine sustainable resource use with the pursuit of economic growth, job creation and poverty alleviation, through expanding green innovation, technologies and markets. However, the environmental challenges facing the international community cannot be addressed without cooperation among global actors. In order for real green growth and sustainable development to be achieved, both international and domestic action must support it.

Event Information


Tuesday, March 27, 2012
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM


Falk Auditorium
The Brookings Institution
1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Event Materials

Contact: Brookings Office of Communications
Phone: 202.797.6105
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On March 27, Global Economy and Development at Brookings will host a discussion on the intersection of green growth and international cooperation. Panelists included: Rachel Kyte, vice president of Sustainable Development at the World Bank; Robert Orr, assistant secretary-general for Planning and Policy Coordination at the United Nations; and Andrés Flores Montalvo, general director of Environmental Policy and Economics in Mexico's Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources. Brookings Senior Fellow Katherine Sierra will moderate the discussion.

After the program, the panelists will take audience questions.



Rachel Kyte

Vice President, Sustainable Development
The World Bank

Andrés Flores Montalvo

General Director of Environmental Policy and Economics
National Institute of Ecology, Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources, Government of Mexico

Robert Orr

Assistant Secretary-General, Planning and Policy Coordination
United Nations

Milford, CT welcomed speaker “new urbanist” Robert Orr - principal architect at Robert Orr & Associates, as our guest speaker. In a Nut Shell his presentation focused on How economic vitality thrived in CT and how it was eroded and what we can do to (MIH) Make It Happen Again! His Job Oriented Development Ideas are logic/fact based and are not based on hope. You walk away converted by facts, You'll need about 2 hours, the best investment of time money can buy.

Milford ECC Presents a Special Guest Speaker

Milford, CT  welcomed speaker “new urbanist” Robert Orr - principal architect at Robert Orr & Associates. His presentation/ discussion included: Planning and Development Ideas. Robert's presentation should be called Job Oriented Development. His presentation was phenomenally successful. Decision makers need this vital information in order to repair CT's economy. 

Date: Tuesday, March 27th 2012
Time: 6:30 pm Complimentary Refreshments followed by Mr. Orr's presentation at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: City Hall, 110 River Street, Milford, CT

Please RSVP. Your RSVP will help us better prepare seating and refreshments!
Leave a message for DD Vasseur at 203-283-1441 or

I'm going to (ASK) Robert, Orr to come back again. RSVP only, 100$ ticket donation and 125 tickets will be available. If your interested call me.  DD Vasseur at 203-283-1441

Face Book, Virtual Tea -- Launch to the Walkabout, 28 Day Quest for Good Health

    • Tuesday
    • 8:30am until 9:30am

  • Online -- streaming LIVE from NYC

  • Dr. Andrew Weil and Australian podiatrist Phillip Vasyli invite you to an exclusive Virtual Tea as we launch a Walkabout, a 28-day Quest for Good Health. You'll have the chance to ask questions during this online event so be sure to RSVP to receive updates and directions for signing on to the LIVE event. RSVP HERE on our Facebook page.

    8:30 a.m.-9 a.m. PST/11:30 - Noon EST: Moderated session with Dr. Weil and Phillip Vasyli

    9 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. PST/ Noon - 12:15 p.m. EST: Q&A session with Dr. Weil and Phillip Vasyli