Jeremy Irons at New York Times Energy for Tomorrow Conference

Jeremy Irons was a featured speaker at the New York Times Energy for Tomorrow Conference in New York City on Thursday, April 25, 2013.  He was interviewed by New York Times columnist Andrew Revkin about the film Trashed.

The New York Times Energy for Tomorrow conference featured Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Food Waste Challenge announcement, where the Mayor talked for the first time about the City program with more than 100 restaurants to reduce organic waste sent to landfills; and a talk with Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons on his documentary, “Trashed,” and the steps we can take in our daily lives to reduce waste.

You can watch the entire conference, broken up by panel, on demand at www.NYTEnergyforTomorrow.com.

Visit Andrew Revkin’s Dot Earth blog to see video of Jeremy at the conference and read more from Andrew Revkin.

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Jeremy Irons to Attend Energy for Tomorrow Conference

PROGRAM ADDITION – APRIL 24 EVENING
(THE EVE OF THE CONFERENCE)

There will be a screening of the documentary “Trashed” on the eve of the conference. Seats are limited and the screening will be open to the public. Confirmed conference participants will get priority. The screening will be followed by a conversation with the executive producer, Jeremy Irons.

The screening will be held on 7 pm, Wednesday, April 24 at Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street. No audio recording or photography will be allowed.

Public tickets can be purchased here: http://www.nytimes.com/marketing/screening/index.html

Confirmed speakers:
Jeremy Irons, actor and executive producer, “Trashed”
in conversation with David Carr, media and culture columnist, The New York Times

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On April 25th –

10:40 – 11 a.m.
COLUMNIST CONVERSATION
Jeremy Irons, actor and executive producer, “Trashed”
in conversation with Andrew Revkin, Op-Ed columnist and author, Dot Earth blog, The New York Times

*Please note, there is a screening of “Trashed” on the eve of the conference. Seats are limited and the screening will be open to the public. Confirmed conference participants will get priority.

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Official press release from The New York Times Company:

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Sec. Shaun Donovan and Jeremy Irons Join Lineup for New York Times Energy for Tomorrow Conference April 25

NEW YORK, March 11, 2013 – The New York Times today announced that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will deliver a keynote address at its second annual Energy for Tomorrow conference on Thursday, April 25, at TheTimesCenter.  Mayor Bloomberg will address the conference’s theme of building sustainable cities and the question of what we, as global citizens, want from our cities.

Shaun Donovan, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, will join New York Times Op-Ed columnist Thomas Friedman in conversation to discuss the Obama administration’s vision for city development as our urban populations grow worldwide.

Jeremy Irons, Academy Award-winning actor and activist, will also speak at the conference about solutions for better waste management and his documentary, “Trashed,” which looks at the challenges posed by waste to the environment and how we can enact change for a cleaner world. 

Confirmed conference attendees will be invited to a special screening of “Trashed” with free admission on the eve of the conference, Wednesday, April 24.  A talk with executive producer Jeremy Irons and New York Times media and culture columnist David Carr will follow the screening.

Additional New York Times speakers and moderators at Energy for Tomorrow will include Op-Ed columnists Mark Bittman, Bill Keller and Joe Nocera; DealBook founder and columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin; energy and environmental issues reporter John Broder; architecture critic Michael Kimmelman; Op-Ed writer for the Dot Earth blog Andrew Revkin; and international environment correspondent Elisabeth Rosenthal.

Energy for Tomorrow is by invitation only and will be available to the public via live stream, which is free to view, at www.NYTEnergyforTomorrow.com.

The conference will open at 8:00 a.m. with a New York Times newsroom panel breakfast session that explores the issues of climate change, now at the top of the political agenda.

The New York Times Energy for Tomorrow conference series brings together thought leaders from across energy and environment industries to discuss the most urgent and important issues at hand and to explore different ways of fueling our evolving, global economy.

BlackBerry joins The New York Times as presenting sponsor of the 2013 Energy for Tomorrow conference.

To request an invitation to attend and to learn more about the conference, visit www.NYTEnergyforTomorrow.com.

About The New York Times Company

The New York Times Company (NYSE:NYT), a leading global, multimedia news and information company with 2012 revenues of $2.0 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, NYTimes.com, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com and related properties. The Company’s core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information.

Contact: Stephanie Yera, 212-556-1957, stephanie.yera@nytimes.com

This press release can be downloaded from www.nytco.com.