We’re rapidly approaching February and what promises to be our best SMW NYC ever. Our initial speaker lineup is taking shape and looking awesome and tomorrow we publish the initial schedule of events to give you a taste of what February will have to offer.
+ Buzzcar & Zipcar’s Robin Chase
+ Cindy Gallop of Make Love Not Porn
+ Steve Case of AOL, Revolution, & The Case Foundation
+ BuzzFeed’s CEO and founder Jonah Peretti
+ Smirnoff’s, Global VP, Michelle Klein
We want to make sure you get in on the action early. Register for an Insider Pass today, and we’ll give you a $50 gift card to mobile gifting startup, BOND.
And in the spirit of giving, every Tuesday for the rest of December, we’re building on #GivingTuesday. We’ll be giving 20% of our pass sales to support an incredible non-profit.
Today, we’re supporting The Adventure Project. The Adventure Project helps empower female entrepreneurs in Haiti. Each year four million people die from chronic exposure to cooking smoke, from cooking over open fires. In addition, cooking over open fires uses a lot of energy from charcoal and firewood. In Haiti, where 90% of the country is deforested, charcoal is mainly imported from the Dominican Republic, at a high price. Families spend 40% of their daily expenses on buying charcoal to cook with.
The Adventure Project works with female vendors in Port au Prince on a solution. They distribute $20 charcoal-efficient stoves, creating jobs, stimulating the local economy, and helping create change. When families in Haiti move from using an open fire to a charcoal-efficient stove, they save $220 in fuel costs each year. The median per capita income is $665. So this impact is incredible for families in Haiti.