FREE Future of Sustainable Holidays (Nov 14th)


Wednesday, November 14th: 7:00PM-9:00PM
Prime Produce
424 W 54th St (between 9th and 10th aves)
New York, NY 10019

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Join us on November 14th at 7PM for a conversation on the Future of Sustainable Holidays, a deep dive into the latest tips on how to create a sustainable and impactful holiday season.

The holidays are typically accompanied by overconsumption and wasteful habits. Our panel will cover how you can gift and shop consciously, sustainable practices for meal planning and reducing waste. You’ll have an opportunity to network with like-minded people from the Be Social Change community, and walk away with a better understanding of how to simplify your holiday to reduce costs, stress, and waste.

Healthy + Sustainable Snacks Provided – Gluten-Free and Vegan Options Available.
We strive to make Be Social Change events zero waste – help us by bringing a reusable water bottle to the event.




Wardrobe is a peer-to-peer marketplace for the rental of high-end clothes and accessories. Think of them as a Rent the Runway – except peer-to-peer. There are billions of dollars worth of unused, great clothes sitting in our closet – Wardrobe lets you monetize on it in a safe and secure way. Wardrobe is the future of sustainable fashion as they do not carry any fast fashion and all dry-cleaning is done using the most sustainable cleaning method.

Membership to Wardrobe is free, but invite-only. Wardrobe would like to offer early access to the Be Social Change community and a discount code of $50 for first-time users (basically a free rental). The credit can be claimed by the first 100 people on the platform using the code: BSC7.


    • 6:30 – 7:00pm – Doors Open
    • 7:00 – 7:15pm – Intro + Collaborative Q&A
    • 7:15 – 8:00pm – Panel Discussion
    • 8:00 – 8:30pm – Q&A
    • 8:30 – 9:00pm – Networking & Closing


    • Christina Salvi, Assistant Director, GrowNYC’s Zero Waste Program
    • Caroline Hiteshew, Regional Coordinator, GrowNYC’s Greenmarket Program
    • Sarah Sproviero, Founder, Lightfoot Market
    • Adarsh Alphons, Founder & CEO, Wardrobe


Christina Salvi, Assistant Director, GrowNYC’s Zero Waste Program

Christina has worked with GrowNYC’s Zero Waste Programs funded by the NYC Department of Sanitation since the program’s inception in 2007 and is currently the Assistant Director. She also worked as a consultant specializing in waste and recycling in New York’s commercial office buildings and has been heavily engaged in a number of reuse, recycling, and composting projects in NYC, with a focus on public education, participation, and waste diversion.


Caroline Hiteshew, Regional Coordinator, GrowNYC’s Greenmarket Program

Caroline Hiteshew grew up in the suburbs of New Jersey and first discovered her passion for all things food and agriculture while studying at Kenyon College. After working on an organic farm in southern Ohio for a season after graduating, she moved back east and joined GrowNYC as a Greenmarket market manager. Seven years later, she now oversees 14 weekly Greenmarkets in Brooklyn and Queens as a Regional Coordinator. She strives to build farmers markets that support local farmers, build community, and exemplify a more just & equitable food system.

When she isn’t at a market, you can probably find Caroline taking out too many books from the Brooklyn Public Library, tending to her backyard tomatoes or lounging with her cat, Stevie Nicks.


Sarah Sproviero, Founder, Lightfoot Market

Sarah is a Brooklyn-based sustainability professional passionate about making conscious consumerism accessible to all. She is the founder of Lightfoot Market, a project that hosts pop-up sustainable shopping and networking events in New York City.

Sarah has an M.A. in Sustainability Management from Columbia University and a background in environmental studies, community science, education and fine art.


Adarsh Alphons, Founder & CEO, Wardrobe

Wardrobe is founded by Adarsh Alphons. Prior to Wardrobe, Adarsh founded ProjectArt which is currently the nation’s largest art school, without owning a single building. Adarsh is CNN Hero, Columbia University Community Scholar, and 40 Under 40 in Global Art Business.

In 2015, Alphons was chosen as amongst 50 biggest philanthropists in the world along with Bill Gates, Tim Cook and George Lucas.



Marcos Salazar, CEO, Be Social Change

Marcos Salazar (@marcossalazar) is a social entrepreneur, career + life coach, consultant, speaker, and community-builder. His passion is working with professionals, entrepreneurs, and creatives to help them find and do purposeful work, connect with like-minded people, and lead sustainable lifestyles. He does this through 1-on-1 coaching, nonprofit and businesses consulting, and on a larger scale as CEO of Be Social Change where he’s built the largest social impact community in New York City. Marcos earned a B.A. in Psychology from Amherst College as well as a Masters in Organizational Management and an Executive Leadership Coaching certificate from The George Washington University. You can learn more about him at


KeVita’s mission is to empower people to take their health and well-being into their own hands by providing innovative products geared to help you reach your highest potential. Sparkling and delicious, each refreshing flavor contains proprietary live probiotics that target digestive and immune health, because a happy and healthy life starts at the core.



A guild for 21st-century craft promoting slow entrepreneurship and intentional service. Unequal parts cafe, living room, workshop, collaboratory, rooftop garden, and upstate retreat space on a biodynamic farm. Learn more at



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